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 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.
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
The country music world lost a great legend.At 86 Charlie pride was one of the few African American cowboys that contributed to the great country music hall of fame. His 1971 song “kiss an angel good mornin” is revered by many as a great country classic.
The video link below talks about taking police officers out of the equation regarding traffic stops? Is it possible to replace police officers with lower cost traffic enforcers as well as to reduce police shootings.
Probably one of the greatest stories in American history is how Americans voted a potential dictator out of office and elected Biden , that alone makes Biden one of the most consequential presidents in American history.
Pfizer says it’s COVID-19 vaccine is 95% effective.The company is immediately applying for FDA approval for use in the United States.The long awaited vaccine should be ready in a matter of months. The vaccine is said to immensely help seniors who are at highest risk of covid complications.
The Trump presidency is in a current state of disaster , with an unfinished wall ,unfulfilled , promises ,covid raging, and not having really provided the country with anything of gravity , the trump administration is now acting like the sorest loser you’ve ever met after the sweeping Biden campaign victory.
The world can rest assured that the forces of good have prevailed.New president elect Joe Biden will restore American foreign relations and will undue all the damage done by Donald Trump.People all over the world celebrate and hopefully in the new future Biden brings.
Trump said during his last debate with joe Biden that the kids in the ICE camps are “well taken care of” ;when in reality they are suffering in horrendous conditions and 500+ have been separate from their family.
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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Many Trump supporters in New Mexico thought that they could go against the governors regulations regarding COVID-19; some of them even staged protest saying that A fine on businesses is unfair and closing down businesses because of COVID-19 we t against the rights. However in a sweeping victory the New Mexico State Supreme court ruled that the Governor could Levy hefty fines against businesses that disobey the COVID-19 protocols.
The trump administration has failed America in fighting Covid-19. After first calling the virus a hoax as well as peddling a drug , hydroxychloroquine, which doesn’t work in fighting the virus , the trump administration whether willingly or unwillingly ,has left America in dire straits regarding the devastating disease.
Some say trump may be purposefully delaying treatment so he could make money off his hydroxychloroquine stock. Citizens question trumps motives when he was suggesting mask don’t need to be worn as well as when he requested the country reopen during the first wave , which left Texas ,Arizona and Florida with the highest covid rates in the country.
In contrast , New Mexico Governor Michelle lujan Grisham is one of the countries best leaders in the fight against Covid-19, along with New York’s Andrew Cuomo.
Just like all his failed businesses , one thing is for sure he’s has completely ruined America. In his greedy venture for wealth he placed profits before the health and safety of his country and now covid-19 is ravaging states and killing thousands of Americans. Americans were fed nothing but lies from trump and the current result is the country is in massive debt poor economy , highly defunded ,covid-19 running rampant, and to add insult to injury Russia has been found to have placed bounties on America soldiers and trump has done nothing to adress this.It seems as only racist are supporting trump.
Trump has failed America , with looming super powers eyeing our country ,we need a president who will restore the country to prosperity, rebuild alliances and defend our nation.
The following is information for the distribution of a Silver Alert from the Alamogordo Police Department. Please refer all media inquiries to the Alamogordo Police Department at (575) 439-4300.
The Alamogordo Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in locating Thomas B. Balentine, a Caucasian male, seventy-nine-years-old, six-feet-four-inches tall, weighing 240 pounds, bald and brown eyes. Mr. Balentine was last seen wearing a golf shirt, blue jeans, white tennis shoes, and a baseball cap. Mr. Balentine was last seen at 2:30 p.m., on June 6, 2020 at his residence located on Shadow Mountain Road in Alamogordo, New Mexico. Mr. Balentine is believed to be traveling in a 2001 white Ford F150 bearing New Mexico license plate 364TGK. Mr. Balentine is missing and is believed to be in DANGER if not located.
Anyone with any information regarding this New Mexico Silver Alert is asked to call the Alamogordo Police Department at (575) 439-4300or 911.
A President used to be a symbol of excellence of the highest ideas , a true leader of all Americans , a founder, a liberator,a warrior against all tyranny , the people would be humbled with honor when they would see a true president, their voice, their compass;but today is sad time in America,the people are led by a divider,a saboteur of our systems and great American values.Our great house, who has welcomed the greatest citizens our country has to offer,is now occupied by an ambition for the self , to destroy the balances of freedom for the profit of the few,to attack our speech ,our press,to blatantly lie to the people and remove us from the facts of reality,this country was built by the people,for the people and the people have given their lives for its future of freedom the people,our nation is on a trajectory of failure,the future of our country and the world is in the hands of the people.If we let go, we are letting go of all the things that has made this country the beacon of freedom throughout all the world.All the people of the great nation must stand and protest with every drop of blood they have for the future or this great Nation.We as a Divided America must get through this time and unite to ensure that the president who leads us is one who’s first and foremost priority is to honorably serve all Americans,to put our ideas,our values,and our moral and national constitution before all corruption and allegiances to anything other than our legacy and the only thing that keeps us free an undying and patriotic allegiance to the all citizens of the United States Of America.There is a betrayal,a betrayal that we are not being led for the benifit of a country for the people, but by a leader,of greed, disparity, inequality,bias,corruption and subjugation.Let all Americans unite and stand up in protest of this deviation in our path, and to work to regain our government and direct it towards the balanced prosperity of our country and our ideas of freedom, unity,honor and excellence for all.Our trajectory is faltering,and the times are challenging, but we are the children of the Delaware, and just like the bravery that happened then , we can express it again, our future is in your hands.
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