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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.

Edgewood, NM - On Saturday, July 13, 2019, the New Mexico State Police Investigations Bureau was called to investigate an officer involved shooting involving the Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Office (SFCSO) in Edgewood, New Mexico.

Truth or Consequences, NM, July 13, 2019 – The Black Range Ranger District, Gila National Forest Is managing the Skid Fire, which is in the Aldo Leopold Wilderness.

The lightning-caused Skid Fire is approximately 100 acres. This fire was discovered on July 10. This fire is ½ mile south of Morgan Creek and will be visible to the community of Winston, Truth or Consequences, and along the I-25 corridor north and south of Truth or Consequences. The fire is in steep, rocky terrain on the crest of Black Range on the Continental Divide National Scenic Trail. This is the same area, where on July 12, 1994 Pilot Robert Boomer of Briles Wing and Helicopter and Helitack Firefighters Sean Gutierrez and Sam Smith of the U.S.D. A. Forest Service were killed when their helicopter experienced a hard landing while transporting them for an initial attack on the Guide Fire burning at 9,520 feet in the Black Range of the Gila National Forest near Mimbres NM. Two other crew members were injured in the crash.

Mexican star Luis Gerardo Méndez leads the cast of the heartfelt comedy directed by Luke Greenfield

SANTA FE, N.M. – New Mexico Film Office Director Todd Christensen announced that the feature film “Half Brothers,” a moving comedy with heart in the vein of “Little Miss Sunshine,” “Green Book,” and “Rain Man,” will start production in New Mexico on July 15.

Calls for final House-Senate conference report to include bar on unauthorized war with Iran

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senator Tom Udall (D-N.M.), member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and lead sponsor of the bipartisan Senate amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) to prevent an unauthorized war with Iran that secured majority Senate support, issued the following statement after the House voted to adopt a similar amendment offered by U.S. Representatives Ro Khanna (D-Calif.) and Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.) as part of the House NDAA:

ALBUQUERQUE – Helping people learn to practice better health behaviors is the goal of nutrition educators.

New Mexico State University’s Cooperative Extension Service provides such teaching through the Ideas for Cooking and Nutrition program in 21 counties in New Mexico.

Lea County, NM - On July 11, 2019 at about 7:00 a.m. the New Mexico State Police along with Lea County Sheriff’s Office, Jal Police Department and area first responders were called to New Mexico State Road 128 around mile post 57 near Jal for a vehicle collision involving a crew cab pickup truck and a semi-tractor trailer. 

Lea County, NM - On July 11, 2019 at about 7:00 a.m. the New Mexico State Police along with Lea County Sheriff’s Office, Jal Police Department and area first responders were called to New Mexico State Road 128 around mile post 57 near Jal for a vehicle collision involving a crew cab pickup truck and a semi-tractor trailer.

SANTA FE, NM –The New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH) will host a public hearing on proposed rule changes for its Medical Cannabis Program (MCP) Friday, July 12th at 9:00 am at the Harold Runnels Building, 1190 S. St. Francis Drive in Santa Fe. 

The hearing will address provisions proposed by the NMDOH last month to strengthen oversight of the program’s licensed non-profit producers (LNPPs) and their inventory from seedling to distribution.

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