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 following legislative interim committee is meeting December 18 through 19, 2017

December 18, 2017 @ 8:30 a.m. – Legislative Education Study Committee (LESC), State Capitol, Room 322, Santa Fe, NM
Agenda Items: International Education Comparisons and Student Performance on the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA); Director's Report; FY18 and FY19 General Fund Outlook; FY19 Public School Support and Public Education Department Budget Request
December 19, 2017 @ 8:30 a.m. – LESC, State Capitol, Room 322, Santa Fe, NM
Agenda Items: Joint LESC and LFC Program Evaluation: Financial Responsibility, Governance and Student Outcomes of Virtual Charter Schools; 2018 Legislative Agendas: Education Stakeholders – New Mexico School Boards Association (NMSBA), New Mexico Coalition of Education Leaders (NMCEL) and New Mexico School Superintendents' Association (NMSSA), National Education Association New Mexico (NWA-NM), American Federation of Teachers New Mexico (AFTNM), New Mexico Parent Teacher Association (NMPTA), New Mexico Coalition for Charter Schools (NMCCS)

All interested persons are welcome and encouraged to attend any of the interim committee public meetings. For more information and detailed agendas, please go to the legislative website at http://www.nmlegis.gov/lcs/. All meetings held at the Capitol are webcast at http://www.nmlegis.gov/lcs/webcast/default.aspx.

PHOENIX — The Internal Revenue Service will conduct a public sale for a dispenser liquor license, within Dona Ana County, New Mexico under sealed bid. The sealed bid will be opened at 9:30 a.m., on Thursday, Dec. 28, at the IRS Office, 4041 N. Central Ave., in Phoenix, Ariz.

MINIMUM BID: The minimum bid for this item will begin at $240,000.

All bids must be submitted on Form 2222, Sealed Bid for Purchase of Seized Property. Contact the office indicated below for Forms 2222 and information about the property. Submit bids to the person named below before the time bids will be opened.

Bids must be accompanied by the full amount of the bid if it totals $200 or less. If the total bid is more than $200, submit 20 percent of the amount bid or $200, whichever is greater. On acceptance of the highest bid, the balance due, if any, will be required in full.

Address for information about the sale:
Darlene Jones, PALS
IRS, 4041 N Central Ave, MS 5021,
Phoenix, AZ 85012
E-mail: Darlene.Jones2@irs.gov or www.irsauctions.gov

Address for Submission of Bids:
Internal Revenue Service
Attn: Darlene Jones, PALS
4041 N Central MS5021
Phoenix AZ 85012

All payments must be by cash, a certified, cashier's, or treasurer's check drawn on any bank or trust company incorporated under the laws of the United States or under the laws of any State, Territory, or possession of the United States, or by a United States postal, bank, or express money order. Make check or money order payable to the United States Treasury. Personal checks and credit cards will not be accepted.

Items to be auctioned, terms and conditions of sale and more information is available on the Property Appraisal & Liquidations Specialist website at www.irsauctions.gov.

Taos, NM (Dec 21-Jan 5):

Unique Events:

Friday Dec 22, Bob Andrews and Mina Tanks' Holiday Party! Join us for a very special Holiday Party hosted by Bob Andrews and Mina Tank! Mina and Bob debuted their duo act last year to packed houses, where Mina's soulful vocal talent and their unique harmonic blend delighted the crowd. Their repertoire is an infectious mix of both old and new selections. Bob Andrews and Mina Tank's Holiday Party! Music starts at 8PM, General Admission is only $8.

Santa Fe, NM – Friday State Senator Howie Morales announced that he will propose legislation establishing net neutrality for all of New Mexico in the January meeting of the legislature. Morales' call for state net neutrality following the Federal Communications Commission controversial action affecting the Internet on Thursday that repeals Net Neutrality protections nation-wide.

"Since the federal government is abandoning its important responsibility to ensure free and fair Internet, we must push for legislation at the state level immediately to put in place strong net neutrality requirements here in New Mexico. We have ample means to do it. We can require that the powerful broadband providers like Verizon, Comcast and AT&T that operate here strictly practice net neutrality, and we can impose it in state contracts. Our state cable franchise agreements also can be used to establish net neutrality as a condition for accessing the public right-of-way for internet infrastructure. States can protect free and open internet access, and I intend to do it in New Mexico," said Senator Howie Morales of Silver City.

harvesting forage rsCan forage crops be watered less? This is one of the questions that will be discussed at the Southwest Hay and Forage Conference in Roswell on Jan. 17-19. Mike Ottman, University of Arizona Extension agronomist will speak on the economics of deficit irrigation. (NMSU Photo)WRITER: Jane Moorman, 505-249-0527, jmoorman@nmsu.edu

Irrigation efficiencies and pest management will highlight the 2018 Southwest Hay and Forage Conference Jan. 17-19 at the Ruidoso Convention Center in Ruidoso.

In all construction zones, 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.

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.

Glenwood, NM, — The Gila National Forest, Glenwood Ranger District reminds you that New Mexico Department of Transportation will be closing New Mexico State Highway 159 (Bursum Road) will be closed for the winter beginning at noon Friday, December 15. Gates will be locked just above Mogollon through the mountain to Willow Creek Mesa. Travelers will need to go through Reserve to get to Willow Creek or Snow Lake until the closure is lifted in the spring.

For more information, please call the Glenwood Ranger District at 575.539.2481 or the Reserve Ranger District at 575.533.6232. For more information on road conditions, you may call 511 on your cell phone or go to: http://nmroads.com/mapIndex.html?

For information on the Gila National Forest, check out our website at http://www.fs.usda.gov/gila.

WASHINGTON - Friday, U.S. Senator Tom Udall announced the 50 New Mexico students who have received his nomination to attend a United States service academy beginning in 2018. A congressional, vice-presidential, or service-connected nomination is required for admission to the U.S. Military Academy (West Point), the U.S. Naval Academy, the U.S. Air Force Academy and the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy. Students receiving Udall's nomination completed a competitive application process, which included an interview with the senator's Military Academy Service Panels, composed of military and community leaders.

"I am excited to congratulate the New Mexico students I have nominated to the United States service academies this year," Udall said. "These students represent New Mexico's best and brightest, and I wish them luck as they continue with the admissions process. These exceptional students have demonstrated strong leadership in both their academic and extracurricular endeavors, as well as a commitment to serve — a true testament to their character and motivation. All of the service academies provide an excellent education that prepares students to excel in both military and civilian life. I have no doubt these students will represent New Mexico well as they continue their education and pursue a life of leadership and service."

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