Non-Local News Releases

This category will feature news releases from out-of-area government agencies and representatives, as well as events that are not taking place in the four-county area of Grant, Catron, Hidalgo or Luna. For those events please visit Local News Releases.

Santa Fe, NM - The New Mexico State Police Training & Recruiting Bureau Cordially invites you to attend the graduation ceremony of the New Mexico State Police 92nd Recruit Class.

New Mexico State Police Training & Recruiting Bureau

NMSP 92nd Recruit Class Graduation

Friday, March 23, 2018 at 10:00 a.m.

National Hispanic Cultural Center
1701 4th Street SW
Albuquerque, NM 87102

Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue: "The President's proposal for Rebuilding Infrastructure in America prioritizes responsible and sustainable investment in all our Nation's infrastructure and forges a path toward prosperity with a growth-oriented package of funds and infrastructure reforms. He envisions a ‘lighter Federal touch' in funding and permitting for infrastructure, because he entrusts States and communities—not Washington—to make decisions to meet their unique rural needs."

health social work rsNew Mexico State University Masters of Social Work student Ashley Bellon, left, listens to Anna Nelson, center, assistant professor in the School of Social Work and Sue Forster-Cox, professor in the Department of Public Health Sciences, as they explain the public health social work dual master's degree program. The Masters of Public Health degree program has been ranked as one of the nation's best by the Top Masters in Public Health Degrees website. (NMSU photo by Jane Moorman)WRITER: Adriana M. Chavez, 575-646-1957, adchavez@nmsu.edu

New Mexico State University has been named as having one of the best online Masters of Public Health degree program in the nation by Top Masters in Public Health Degrees, a national rankings website.

Santa Fe, NM – Attorney General Hector Balderas today joined a bipartisan coalition of 30 attorneys general in a letter urging Congress to reject legislation that would block states from preventing and combatting fraud and abuse by the student loan industry.

"Thousands of New Mexican students have been victimized by the predatory student loan and for-profit education industries and this legislation would only put our students in more danger," Attorney General Balderas said. "I am urging Congress to partner with us in our mission to help New Mexico students improve their lives, and not get trapped in unnecessary debt."

Santa Fe, N.M. - New Mexico Film Office Director Nick Maniatis announced today that the "Untitled Roswell Project," a new pilot for Warner Bros. Television / Palladin Productions LLC, will begin principal photography in mid March through the end of March in Al

hank bruce rsHorticultural therapist Hank Bruce will be the keynote speaker at the Valencia County Home & Garden Expo, Friday, April 6. The Expo is presented by New Mexico State University's Cooperative Extension Service in Valencia County. It will be from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the University of New Mexico-Valencia Campus, 280 La Entrada Road in Los Lunas.WRITER: Jane Moorman, 505-249-0527, jmoorman@nmsu.edu

LOS LUNAS – Gardening is horticultural therapy for some people. Plants are non-judgmental, non-threatening and non-discriminating. They respond to the care given.

SANTA FE - The New Mexico Department of Health's (NMDOH) Medical Cannabis Program launches a new version of the patient application, with changes that help both patients and certifying practitioners.

Taos, NM – Attorney General Hector Balderas announced that the Office of the Attorney General will begin a major trial against a wealthy Texas landowner's illegal attempts to bar New Mexicans from treasured public lands. The trial begins Monday in front of Judge Sarah Backus in Taos County over the public's right to use historic roads that provide access to White Peak in Colfax and Mora counties. The Office of Attorney General Balderas will demonstrate that there are several major public roads that have been used for over a century to access the area. The Attorney General is fighting against a private landowner's attempt to deny New Mexicans access to roads that are protected by state and federal law.

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