New Day for America

Today Donald Trump left the White House for the final time as Joe Biden will be inaugurated today as the 46th president of the United States.In a break from tradition, Trump will not Attend Biden’s inauguration.Trump leaves the presidential office rife with many potential legal matters awaiting him in civilian life.

Consequential : The art of Tom Blazier

The enchanted lands of New Mexico are the most Beautiful in the World, and the artist of those lands are the source of a magical culture the residents enjoy; Tom Blazier’s Brilliant landscape depictions are treasures as they capture the spirit of the landscape from a Masters Perspective.

Canal Walk at Sunset, oil, 22” x 28”  This painting was purchased by the City of Albuquerque Public Art Collection.


Canjilon Creek Canyon, oil, 32” x 50″


Cochiti Thunderhead, oil, 30” x 30”

Tom Blazier is an Albuquerque-based landscape painter. His work is represented by Masterpiece Gallery in Santa Fe. For more information about Tom and his work, visit the website www.tomblazier.com.

Department of Health county map update: 33 counties operating at Red Level beginning Dec. 16Dec 16, 2020 |

Vast majority of counties see marked improvements toward Yellow, Green since ‘reset’

Dec 16, 2020 |

SANTA FE – The New Mexico Department of Health on Wednesday announced the updated statewide COVID-19 map for the two-week period beginning Dec. 16, with all 33 counties at the Red Level. Twenty-seven counties, however, improved in at least one of the two health gating criteria metrics, and 23 improved in both metrics, underscoring an improving COVID-19 outlook across the state.

No counties meet the criteria to operateat the Yellow Level or Green Level at present, though several counties are rapidly approaching Yellow Level thresholds.

The state’s county-by-county system uses key health metrics – the per-capita daily incidence of new COVID-19 cases and average test positivity within county borders – to determine the level of public health risk and requirement for each county. A county that meets one criterion may operate at the Yellow Level; a county that meets both may operate at the Green Level.

The color-coding of the map, in accordance with the state’s emergency public health order, is updated biweekly on Wednesdays. The next update is scheduled for Wednesday, Dec. 30. The map and other associated demographic COVID-19 data are available at cv.nmhealth.org.

Great work by the New Mexico State Police

The New Mexico State Police are one of the very best police forces in the world.The following incident will show how they were able to capture a man after a shootout and detain him alive, it takes a lot of skill to have that kind of professionalism:

New Mexico State police Press Release.

Socorro County, NM – On December 5, 2020, the New Mexico State Police Investigations Bureau was called to investigate an Officer Involved Shooting (OIS) on Interstate 25 (I-25) at about milepost 145, south of Socorro.

Investigators learned that on Saturday, December 5, 2020, at around 11:13 a.m., the Socorro County Sheriff’s Office (SCSO) took an initial report of a burglary at a horse farm that occurred in Veguita, NM.  The victim provided SCSO with the license plate of the suspect’s vehicle.  The license plate came back to a black Chrysler passenger vehicle registered in Socorro, which led SCSO deputies to an apartment complex in Socorro, however, the vehicle was not there. 

At around 2:13 p.m., SCSO deputies went back to the apartment complex and found the vehicle. As they were attempting to locate the suspect’s apartment, a second call came in from the same victim in Veguita advising her vehicle, a white 2017 pickup truck was also stolen.  SCSO deputies saw the stolen white pickup truck on a street near the apartment complex. When deputies attempted to make contact with the driver in the truck, he fled prompting SCSO to initiate a pursuit with the vehicle.

The suspect, who was later identified as Richard Zamora (32) of Socorro, NM led deputies on a pursuit in and out of the city, eventually getting onto the frontage road along I-25 southbound.  Zamora drove his vehicle off the road near a culvert between the frontage road and I-25 near milepost 145.

Zamora got out of the vehicle with an alcohol bottle and started pouring the contents onto the driver’s side of the vehicle.  Zamora also threw rocks towards the deputies.  Zamora then set the vehicle on fire and eventually pulled out a handgun.  Zamora began pointing the handgun towards the deputies and towards his head.  Zamora would continue pointing the handgun at the deputies and back at his head for approximately 15 minutes while pacing back and forth.  

A New Mexico State Police sergeant who overheard the pursuit and incident over his patrol vehicle radio arrived on scene to assist.  Upon arrival, the sergeant observed the vehicle on fire and observed Zamora holding a handgun. Zamora pointed the gun towards other officers and deputies on scene. The sergeant and deputies gave Zamora commands to put the gun down, but Zamora ignored their commands. The New Mexico State Police Tactical Team and Crisis Negotiation Team were dispatched to assist.

The sergeant and other New Mexico State Police officers and deputies from SCSO safely positioned themselves around the perimeter of the area. The sergeant observed Zamora point his gun towards the officers who were located on the east side of the perimeter, at which point Sergeant Armando Reyes-Llamas fired his issued duty rifle towards Zamora, striking him.  Zamora fell to the ground and the gun fell out of his hand.  After Zamora was struck by Sgt. Reyes-Llamas’s gun fire, a New Mexico State Police Tactical Team member arrived on scene to assist.  While Zamora was on the ground, he was given commands to not reach for the gun which had fallen near him.  Zamora continued to ignore the officers’ commands and reached for the gun multiple times.  A New Mexico State Police Tactical Team Officer fired two less-lethal bean bag rounds towards Zamora, striking him. The Tactical Team Officer also deployed a less lethal flash bang munition towards Zamora, after he continued to attempt to retrieve the handgun.  Once the flashbang was deployed, Zamora finally showed his hands to officers.  As officers approached Zamora, he attempted to grab the handgun but was unsuccessful.  Officers were able to safely take Zamora into custody without further incident.

Officers on scene rendered first aid to Zamora until Emergency Medical Personnel arrived.  Zamora was transported to an area hospital by Emergency Medical Personnel where he was treated for his injuries. Upon his release, Zamora was booked into the Socorro County Detention Center in Socorro, NM.  Zamora was charged with multiple counts of Aggravated Assault on a Peace Officer, and other charges related to the initial incident investigated by SCSO. 

No Officers were injured in the incident.  Upon further investigation, Investigators later learned the handgun Zamora was in possession of was a BB handgun. 

New Mexico State Police Sgt. Armando Reyes-Llamas was placed on standard administrative leave. Sgt. Reyes-Llamas has been with the New Mexico State Police for approximately 11 years. Upon completion of the investigation this case will be forwarded to an assigned district attorney’s office for review. For details regarding the burglary and the pursuit, please contact SCSO.

Featured Actor: Crockett James Ward

Crockett James Ward is the Director of Theatre for Avix School for the Arts in Rio Rancho, NM, and Community Outreach and Education Coordinator for Evergreen Theatre Collective. Crockett earned his Associate of Arts from Copiah-Lincoln Community College (Wesson, MS), his Bachelor of Arts in Theatre from Belhaven University (Jackson, MS), and his Master of Fine Arts in Theatre Performance from The University of Southern Mississippi (Hattiesburg, MS). While earning his M.F.A., Crockett began working with professional theatre companies and continued to do so after graduation. He has performed with such companies as The National Theatre for Children, Sterling Renaissance Festival, Hampstead Stage Company, The Orbit Initiative, Southern Arena Theatre, Kansas Renaissance Festival, Connecticut Renaissance Festival, Skip-the-Script Improv Troupe, The Misfit Monkeys Improv Troupe, Red Raven Repertory Theatre, and had a lead role in Cedar Point’s World Premiere of Adventure Island: Forbidden Frontier. 

While travelling the U.S. as an actor, Crockett found opportunities to direct stage combat, intimacy, movement, and dialects, as well as host workshops and masterclasses, at Belhaven University, Northern Virginia Community College, Coffeyville Community College, Labette High School, Mary G. Montgomery High School, Lawrence Free State High School, and The Mississippi Arts Commission. Crockett was also among the inaugural group to be recognized with the certification of the Immersive & Interactive Theatre Performer from Gary Izzo. Other certifications and memberships Crockett is proud of include: Actor-Combatant: Broadsword and Unarmed (Dueling Arts International), Lessac Practitioner (The Lessac Research and Training Institute), Alpha Psi Omega (National Theatre Honor Society), Kappa Sigma Delta (National English Honor Society), The Albuquerque Theatre Guild, The Association of Theatre Movement Educators, Rising Star Stunt Team, and The Association of Theatre in Higher Education. Visit www.crockettjames.com for more info on Mr. Ward.


Crockett James Ward, M.F.A.
Director of Theatre
Avix School for the Arts

www.avixart.com

 

 

Millions celebrate Dia De la Virgin Guadalupe

The story goes that Juan Diego was a peasant and saw the Virgin Mary who appeared to him in Mexico and said to build a great church where she stood.

Two times priest didn’t believe Juan Diego the Indian,they said The Virgin Mary would show them the sign.

Juan Diego told the Virgin that they didn’t believe him, she told him when he arrives his third time to unfold his shirt before them.

When Juan Diego arrived , he unfolded his shirt before the priest and a bright light shone through, beautiful flowers fell out, and a beautiful drawing of the Virgin Mary imprinted on his shirt.

The priest fell to their knees and praises god , they then built a massive church where the Virgin Mary requested that is worshiped to this day.

Kamala Destroys Pence In VP debate

what we saw during the debate was truth vs lies. Many of pence’s rebuttals weren’t exactly truthful like when he tried to claim that Biden’s campaign consist of the green new deal which is untrue and Biden stated in the Presidential debate that his environment plan is the Biden plan. As for kamala, she did espouse the Biden administrative plan, which is actually truthful and good for America, so in this instance we have to say that kamala won that debate.

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