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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.

The FBI has identified the body that was found in the trunk of a burning car near Church Rock, N.M., on Monday. The body of Nastacio Keith Travis, 51, of Zuni, N.M., was in the trunk of a light-colored Dodge Avenger SXT discovered on fire off Pipeline Road, in an isolated area north of Church Rock, on the Navajo Nation. The cause of Travis' death is pending autopsy results. Anybody who had contact with Travis recently or who recalls seeing anything suspicious in the area on Monday between the hours of 6 and 7 a.m., is asked to call the FBI at (505) 889-1300 or online at tips.fbi.gov.The FBI and Navajo Nation Division of Public Safety are investigating.

SANTA FE — The Legislative Health and Human Services Committee will hold its second meeting of the 2019 interim on Wednesday, July 24, and Thursday, July 25, 2019, at the University of New Mexico (UNM) Health Sciences Center (HSC), Domenici Center for Health Sciences Education, North Wing, Room 2720, in Albuquerque.

SANTA FE -- Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham on Friday appointed seven new members to the Interstate Stream Commission and re-appointed an eighth. 

“Our water is our most precious natural resource,” Gov. Lujan Grisham said. “These individuals are tasked with upholding the people’s trust and providing for a sustainable future of that resource. My expectation is their diverse knowledge and expertise will serve New Mexicans well.” 

SANTA FE, NM – With temperatures rising to the high 90s in most parts of the state, triple digits in many areas, and with temperatures predicted to remain high over the weekend, the New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH) cautions New Mexicans and visitors to be aware of weather conditions to avoid heat-related illnesses. 

The New Mexico Department of Transportation District One office (NMDOT) has posted an updated alert as of Monday July 22, 2019:

AUI, Inc. (Contractor) is performing roadway reconstruction, utility replacements and lighting/signalization improvements on Valley Drive and Avenida de Mesilla. Currently there is (1) active zone of construction on Valley Drive from Amador to Avenida de Mesilla.

Washington, D.C., July 19, 2019 – U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced today that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has awarded $100 million to 48 organizations through the Agricultural Trade Promotion Program (ATP)to help U.S. farmers and ranchers identify and access new export markets. 

Unique Events:

Friday July 26, The Rifters, The Rifters will be in the house performing some legendary Taos Country Music! Don Richmond, Rod Taylor, and Jim Bradley make up this country trio with beautiful three part harmonies and music ranging from driving bluegrass to ethereal desert beauty!  The Rifters are well known for keeping the crowd moving so when you come out this Friday night, be sure to bring you dancing shoes! 7PM Doors, 8PM Showtime, $10 general admission, all ages welcome with parent/guardian supervision.

SANTA FE, NM – The first public meeting of the Forest and Watershed Restoration Act (FAWRA) Advisory Board took place last week in Santa Fe. Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham appointed Kathy Holian, Steve Hernandez, and Brent Racher on July 8 as public members of the FAWRA Board after they were nominated by House Speaker Brian Egolf and Senate Pro Tempore Mary Kay Papen. 

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