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.

MESCALERO, NM – Representatives from New Mexico's colleges and universities who are involved in or would like to assist military veterans with pursuing their higher education goals are invited to attend the 2018 Veterans Resource Center Summit on May 31 from 7 a.m. - 4 p.m. at the Inn of the Mountain Gods in Mescalero, NM.
Presentations will focus on the importance of an on-campus Veterans Resource Centers (VRC) — and how it can really help college or university-minded veterans successfully transition from the battle zone to the academic world.

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(U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) receives the Solar Champion Award from the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), May 23, 2018)

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) was presented the Solar Champion Award by the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) for his unwavering efforts to ensure that the federal government continues policies and programs that allow the solar industry to grow in New Mexico and across the United States.

valles caldera rsView of the Valle Grande from the main entrance to Valles Caldera National PreserveJemez Springs, NM — On Saturday, June 9 from noon to 4 pm, Valles Caldera National Preserve will be hosting the first annual Fiesta en el Valle near the Valle Grande Entrance Station. Get ready to experience the majesty of the Valles Caldera and learn a new skill at this free family-friendly event.

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WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senator Tom Udall, the lead Democrat on the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee that oversees funding for the Indian Health Service (IHS) and vice chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, questioned IHS Acting Director Rear Admiral Michael Weahkee and other top IHS officials on the FY2019 budget for the Indian Health Service. Udall pressed the panel on how it can sufficiently improve health outcomes in Indian Country with the proposed cuts to the IHS budget, and how IHS plans to make much-needed improvements to IHS facilities in New Mexico and address the opioid epidemic and addiction in tribal communities with insufficient funding.

Santa Fe, NM – State Auditor Wayne Johnson today announced that he has initiated a special audit of seven different entities within the 2nd Judicial District that form the core of our criminal justice system. Johnson's objective is to identify problems that cause the system to fail New Mexicans and place our families at risk of violent crime.
Johnson says his office will take an auditor's approach to crime in Albuquerque and to the many different systems that we collectively call our justice system.

Santa Fe, NM – Today, New Mexico MainStreet announced that the communities of Cimarron, Conchas Dam, Rodeo, and Taos Pueblo have been selected to participate in MainStreet's Frontier Communities Initiative. The Frontier Communities Initiative is project-based and designed to serve New Mexico's rural communities, less than 7,500 in population, through catalytic economic development projects that have substantial impact on job creation, business development, leveraging of private sector reinvestment, and/or enhancement of the community's economic environment.

"The Frontier Communities Initiative is an innovative way to create positive economic impact in rural New Mexico communities," said Economic Development Secretary Matt Geisel. "I congratulate Cimarron, Conchas Dam, Rodeo, and Taos Pueblo for being selected to participate in the program and for the successful implementation of their economic development projects."

Las Cruces, NM (May 23, 2018) On Friday, Congressman Steve Pearce will present military awards to Frank Mantua and posthumous awards for George Gay to his son George Gay, Jr. at the Vietnam Memorial in Las Cruces Veteran's Memorial Park. The Office of Congressman Pearce worked with the Department of Defense to thank and recognize Mr. Mantua and Mr. Gay for their service to our nation. As a veteran himself, Congressman Pearce is honored to be able present these awards to fellow veterans.

Sunland Park: The New Mexico Department of Transportation District One office (NMDOT) has posted an alert for Tuesday May 29, 2018:
The New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) along with Constructors, Inc. (Contractor) will begin with roadway reconstruction, rehabilitation, signalization & lighting along NM 273 "McNutt Rd". Beginning on Tuesday, May 29, traffic may encounter temporary lane closures throughout the project while preliminary work begins. The contractor's hours of operation will be from 6:30 am to 5:30 pm, Monday through Friday. Construction is expected to be completed by fall 2019.
For updated information go to: New Mexico Department of Transportation at www.nmroads.com.

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