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WASHINGTON – Today, the U.S. Senate Committees on Indian Affairs and Rules and Administration held a bipartisan roundtable on "Voting Rights, Access, and Barriers in Indian Country." U.S. Senator Tom Udall (D-N.M.), vice chair of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, U.S. Senator John Hoeven (R-N.D.), chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, and U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.), ranking member of the Senate Committee on Rules and Administration, led the hearing and were joined by tribal and state leaders. The roundtable focused on efforts to ensure that American Indians and Alaska Natives have equal access to federal and state voting systems.
Santa Fe, NM – The City of Alamogordo last week paid more than $250,000 to an unknown scam artist, and recovery of that public money is likely to be difficult if not impossible. In light of that scam, State Auditor Wayne Johnson is reminding all of the state's government entities to be extremely cautious and aware when it comes to e-mail communication from any vendors.
A staff member with the City of Alamogordo received an email request to change banking information from someone who appeared to be a representative of Cooperative Education Services, (CES) a New Mexico purchasing cooperative. The email appeared to come from a person known to work for CES, and contained an outdated version of the CES logo. The City accepted the change in banking information and paid all invoices, only to discover that the email was fraudulent. CES is a commonly used purchasing cooperative for New Mexico schools, and other government entities. City leaders immediately notified law enforcement, including the FBI.
It is hard to believe that there are people in 21st century America without access to safe drinking water. It also doesn't make sense that the best solution – wells – is not available to low-income households that are forced to haul water or use contaminated water. The Water Well Trust is the only organization dedicated to resolving this issue in the United States.
Our revolving funds loan program offers up to $11,000 at 1% interest and repayment terms of up to 20 years to have a new well drilled or an existing well rehabilitated. Our program is available to residents of Catron, Chaves, Curry, Dona Ana, Grant, Hidalgo, Luna, Otero, Sierra, Socorro, and Valencia counties, and now Torrance County.
Cloudcroft, NM – July 17, 2018 – Cloudcroft, New Mexico—known for its incredible scenery, outdoor activities, and summer temperatures in the cool 70s—announces the perfect summer getaway, Art & Wine in the Cool Pines. The two-day festival celebrates New Mexico wine and art on August 3rd and 4th.
"As summertime temperatures across the region are soaring, we invite everyone to take a drive up to Cloudcroft and explore our mountain forest areas, while enjoying New Mexico wines, listening to live music, and enjoying great food," said Tabitha Davis, President of the Cloudcroft Chamber of Commerce. "For those looking to add a great summer adventure to their schedule, Art & Wine in the Cool Pines is the perfect trip, and you'll be sure to make many lasting memories and enjoy a relaxing weekend getaway."
Saturday, August 4 (Noon) -- Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Angel Fire (34 Country Club Rd.)
ANGEL FIRE, NM–A Native American Veterans Exhibit will open on August 4 at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Angel Fire.
New Mexico Department of Veterans Services (DVS) Secretary Jack Fox will be joined at a noon ceremony by prominent Native American veterans and members of the veteran community to welcome the exhibit to the Memorial, which is managed by DVS.
Tularosa Basin Downwinders Consortium to hold 9th Annual Candlelight Vigil to acknowledge the negative health effects suffered by the people of New Mexico by the Trinity test, memorialize those that have lost their lives to cancer and honor those who are living with or who have survived cancer.
Members of the TBDC will update the public on the recent hearing and testimony in the US Senate Judiciary Committee and the progress being made to bring compensation to the Trinity Downwinders of New Mexico via amendments to the Radiation
Exposure Compensation Act (RECA).
Saturday, July 21, 2018
For county statistics, visit https://www.nmrealtor.com/2018-housing-trends/ .
“New Mexico’s housing market continues to grow, with sales over the 3,000 mark for the second consecutive month,” reported Connie Hettinga, 2018 REALTORS Association of New Mexico (RANM) President. “June 2018 sales reported to RANM totaled 3,127.”
Median prices also continue to climb. The June $210,000 median represents the highest monthly median price since RANM began keeping statewide statistical information in 2008. Median price indicates that half the properties sold for a higher price and half sold for a lower price.
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SANTA FE - La Oficina de Agua Potable (DWB) del Departamentode Medio Ambiente de Nuevo México confirma que se requiere el "Aviso Precautorio de Hervir el Agua" para la Asociación de Consumidores de Agua Doméstica Mutua (MDWCA) de San Antonio ubicada en el condado de Socorro.
Se requiere a la MDWCA de San Antonio que emita el aviso el 17 de julio de 2018 después de que una inundación grave causó una rotura de una línea importante de agua y un cambio en la presión del sistema de agua en la MDWCA de San Antonio. Como resultado de la ruptura de la línea de agua y la pérdida de presión, el agua de la inundación puede haber ingresado al sistema de distribución. Los Reglamentos de Agua Potable de Nuevo México requieren que la MDWCA de San Antonio notifique a sus consumidores del sistema de agua sobre este hallazgo tan pronto como sea posible, pero a más tardar 24 horas después de que se haya emitido el aviso de ebullición precautorio.
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