New Mexico Daybook

Associated Press New Mexico Daybook for Friday, Aug. 16 to Monday, Aug. 19


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AUG. 16

8:45 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. — ANNUAL CONFERENCE — The Responsible Gaming Association of New Mexico to host 17th annual Problem Gambling Conference, “Addiction as an Attachment Disorder: Implications for the Treatment of Gambling Addiction”

Location: Isleta Resort and Casino

Contact: Gabriela Gutierrez, 505-771-5640

9 a.m. to noon — Representatives from the Office of U.S. Senator Tom Udall will host a roundtable discussion on “making the connection” between STEM education and the health care industry to grow New Mexico’s economy.

Location: UNM-Valencia Campus, 280 La Entrada Rd, Los Lunas.

Contact: Jennifer Talhelm, 202.228.6870,

10 a.m. — The New Mexico Health Insurance Exchange will host an Educational Session at its next board meeting on the “Economics and Delivery of Timely Quality Healthcare in New Mexico.”

Location: Marriott Pyramid, San Francisco St., Albuquerque.

Contact: Mike Nunez, 505-989-1600

Noon — Bernalillo County Board of Commissioners to hold special meeting to vote on the county manager’s recommendation for the new county fire chief

Location: Government Center, One Civic Plaza, 10th floor conference room B, Albuquerque

Contact: Tia Bland, 505-468-7026 office, 505-225-6212 cell,

Noon to 1 p.m. — First Peoples Fund to release results of “Establishing A Creative Economy: Art as an Economic Engine in Native Communities” study

Location: Museum of Contemporary Native Arts, 2nd floor conference room, Santa Fe

Contact: Lori Pourier, 605-348-0324 office, 605-484-7767 cell,

1:15 p.m. — U.S. Senator Tom Udall will be in Espanola to applaud the official launch of the REDI Middle-Mile Broadband Network and discuss the role of broadband as an important component to boosting economic development in rural New Mexico.

Location: Rio Arriba County Annex, 1122 Industrial Park Road, Espanola

Contact: Jennifer Talhelm, 202.228.6870,

6 p.m. to 11 p.m. — Our Lady of Belen is celebrating its 220th annual fiesta.

Location: 101 – A N. 10th Street, Belen.

Contact: 505-864-8043

AUG. 17

7:30 a.m. — The New Mexico Child Abuse Prevention Program, an extension of the UNM Hospital Pediatric Department, along with the New Mexico Children Youth and Family Department (CYFD), present the 2nd Annual 5K Walk-Run to Prevent Child Abuse.

Location: Albuquerque Academy Field. Parking is at Hoffmantown Church, 8888 Harper Dr. NE, Albuquerque.

Contact: Luke Frank,, 505-272-3679

8:30 a.m. — U.S. Rep. Steve Pearce to host women’s forum to discuss community and family issues. The virtual forum will allow women around New Mexico to participate

Location: Las Cruces Home Builders Association Meeting Hall, 2825 N. Main St., Las Cruces

Contact: Eric Layer, 575-517-7382

9 a.m. to 1 p.m. — Auditions for singing the National Anthem to kick off each of the 2013 New Mexico State Fair PRCA Rodeo events

Location: African American Performing Arts Center, EXPO New Mexico, Albuquerque

Contact: Michael Henningsen, 505-222-9704 office, 505-803-6355 cell

Noon to 2 p.m. — The University of New Mexico football team will be scrimmaging during Lobo Football Fan Photo Day

Location: Branch Field at University Stadium, Albuquerque

Contact: Greg Archuleta, 505-925-5520 office

12:30 p.m. — The New Mexico Faith Coalition for Immigrant Justice is screening the film “A Better Life” as part of the group’s fall fundraiser film festival.

Location: Guild Cinema, 3405 Central Ave. NE, Albuquerque

Contact: Rene, 505–247-4271

4 p.m. to 11 p.m. — Our Lady of Belen is celebrating its 220th annual fiesta.

Location: 101 – A N. 10th Street, Belen.

Contact: 505-864-8043

5 p.m. — City of Santa Fe to host Ninth Annual Santa Fe Pow Wow, with Native American dancers, drummers and singers

Location: Genoveva Chavez Community Center, 3221 Rodeo Rd., Santa Fe

Contact: Jodi McGinnis Porter, 505-955-6045,; Lisa Gulotta, 505-955-4009,

AUG. 18

3 p.m. to 10 p.m. — Our Lady of Belen is celebrating its 220th annual fiesta.

Location: 101 – A N. 10th Street, Belen.

Contact: 505-864-8043

AUG. 19

9 a.m. — New Mexico State University Board of Regents to meet. Closed executive session to begin at 11 a.m. to discuss personnel matters

Location: Educational Services Center, Regents Room, Las Cruces

Contact: Ben Woods, 575-646-2356,

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