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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.

WASHINGTON — Today, U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich announced that the United States Senate Youth Program (USSYP) has begun its annual statewide selection process and encouraged New Mexico high school students to apply.

Each year, two students from each state and the District of Columbia — as well as two children of service members stationed and living abroad — are selected to participate in a week-long study of the federal government and its leaders. The two New Mexico students will join 102 other delegates for the program's 56th annual Washington Week, from March 3 to March 10, 2018. Each of the student delegates also will receive a $10,000 undergraduate college scholarship.

ALBUQUERQUE, NM – Veterans, National Guard/Reserve personnel, and their spouses are invited to attend a public forum to address transportation issues facing veterans at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, August 22, at the Central New Mexico College (CNM) Workforce Training Center, located at 5600 Eagle Rock Avenue NE.

This public forum follows a morning Veterans Transportation Summit sponsored by the New Mexico Department of Veterans Services (DVS) attended by representatives from public and private transportation agencies throughout the state, who will be discussing how they can improve the transportation options for urban and rural-area veterans.

White Sands Missile Range Notification
For information regarding closures you may call WSMR at 678-1178 or 678-2222 for updates.
Traffic updates are posted on the NMDOT traffic advisory web-site at http://nmroads.com and can be retrieved through our automated system at 511 in New Mexico or 1-800-432-4269 from any line.

I-10, Mile Marker 91.7 to 94.5, Deming CN 1101250
The New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) along with La Calerita Construction (Contractor) continues with bridge rehabilitation and roadway reconstruction operations on Interstate 10 (I-10) in Luna County. Interstate traffic will continue to encounter a detour while work is being performed. All interstate traffic will be detoured off the eastbound lane and onto the westbound lane encountering temporary wall barrier along the detour. An 11' width lane restriction is in effect. Motorists are asked to reduce speed, obey posted signs, and use extreme caution, as well as continue to be cautious of heavy equipment and construction personnel in the area. Construction is expected to be completed by summer 2017.

2017 fall convocation kidd rsDon Kidd, left, chief executive officer of Western Commerce Bank, and his wife, Sarrah, pose with Chancellor Garrey Carruthers and Provost Dan Howard, right, after receiving a Donor Recognition for their generosity and visionary leadership in philanthropy and service to New Mexico State University, during the 2017 fall convocation ceremony at the Atkinson Recital Hall. Don Kidd was also decorated with the NMSU Presidential Medallion.
(NMSU photo by Andres Leighton)
WRITER: Jane Moorman, 505-249-0527, jmoorman@nmsu.edu
CONTACT: Garrey Carruthers, 575-646-2035, president@nmsu.edu

Don Kidd knows the value of an education and he actively supports providing educational opportunities for the people of New Mexico.

oretskin hoffman blaugrund cw rsNew Mexico State University’s College of Business has begun its third Master’s of Business Administration online cohort. Nancy Oretskin, marketing department interim head, Dean James Hoffman and Erin Blaugrund, Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative director, look over details of the program.
(NMSU photo by Jane Moorman)
WRITER: Jane Moorman, 505-249-0527, jmoorman@nmsu.edu
CONTACT: James Hoffman, 575-646-4083, jhoffman@nmsu.edu

New Mexico State University alumna Britney Millet's life is very busy as a design engineer for All State Insurance. The nature of her job prevents her from physically attending graduate classes.

Clayton, NM – Due to recent significant rainfall in Colfax County, Clayton Lake State Park will open the boat ramp effective today, Friday, August 18th. Lake levels have increased by six feet.

"We're glad that anglers once again have access to the lake by boat," stated Christy Tafoya, State Parks Division Director. "Our goal is to ensure that New Mexicans can get out and fully enjoy their state parks for the remainder of the summer." Clayton Lake State Park is a no-wake lake.

henry duranSix months ago, on February 18, 2017, Henry Thomas Duran was involved in the unlawful taking of a motor vehicle (which was later recovered), and he has been missing since that date. Henry is thirty years old, five feet six inches tall, and weighs 157 pounds. Henry has multiple tattoos. He is currently entered as a missing person.

Henry Duran is from the Las Vegas, NM area. He has not made contact with his family or friends and his disappearance has concerned law enforcement about his well-being.

Anyone with any information about Henry's whereabouts or other information concerning this investigation is asked to contact the New Mexico State Police at (505) 425-6771 and ask to speak with an Investigations Bureau supervisor.

WASHINGTON, D.C. (August 17, 2017) - Bipartisan legislation sponsored by U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich to modernize and strengthen veterans' education benefits and enhance the post-9/11 G.I. Bill became law yesterday. The Harry W. Colmery Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2017 further invests in the proven educational success of our veterans and helps propel them toward becoming our nation's civic, business, and public leaders.

"New Mexico's men and women in uniform sign up willing to risk everything for our country, and they deserve a modern post 9/11 G.I. Bill for the 21st century economy. I'm very pleased to see it signed into law," said Udall. "While we can never fully repay our debt to our veterans, this legislation honors the courage and sacrifice of service-members in New Mexico and across the country. With this new law, we will help empower veterans to continue strengthening our nation as they pursue new careers and opportunities here at home."

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