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Las Cruces: The New Mexico Department of Transportation District One office (NMDOT) along with White Sands Missile Range (WSMR) has posted two alerts for Thursday June 13, 2019 for US 70 that will last approximately one hour each.

The first roadblock is scheduled to be blocked at 6:40 am for approximately 1 hour and should be lifted at 7:40 am.  The highway will reset and be blocked again at 8:00 am for approximately 1 hour and should be lifted at 9:00 am.

These blocks will be located at Red Block (Mile Marker 164 / Top of St. Augustin Pass) and Yellow Block (Mile Marker 200 /White Sands National Monument). The Las Cruces Gate, Owen Road and Nike will also be affected by this Road Block.

All roadblocks are subject to change without notice, please call 575-678-2222 for updates go to  New Mexico Department of Transportation:www.nmroads.com. 

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Mary Alice tried out a different format for reporting the lengthy County Commission preliminary budget hearing. Instead of traditional narrative sentences, to do it more quickly and efficiently, she put the name of each speaker before a paraphrased version of their comments. Questions were not necessarily asked by the speaker, but they were answered by the one replying. Please let editor@grantcountybeat.com know if you love, hate or are indifferent about the format. It may lead to how some reports are written henceforth in order to get them out in a more timely manner.

Mary Alice is back, but on slow-mo, trying to catch up with all that didn't get done before she had to leave. And doing everything that happened after she got back! Working on it

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