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.


Incident Name: Quebradas Fire

Start Date & Time: May 20, 2019 - 1700

Start Location: Southeast of Escondida Lake, Socorro County

Cause of Fire: Unknown


Incident Name: Quebradas Fire

Start Date & Time: May 20, 2019 - 1700

Start Location: East of Escondida Lake, Socorro County

Cause of Fire: Unknown

Santa Fe, NM: Today, the Energy, Minerals and Natural Resources Department, State Parks Division hosted Media Day at Navajo Lake Marina. Media partners who were in attendance will help promote National Safe Boating Week (May 18-24) and the unofficial launch of summer fun!  A “Safe Boating Week in New Mexico” Proclamation was issued by Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham and was read by Christina Córdova, Public Relations Coordinator for New Mexico State Parks.

SANTA FE—Today, House Republicans sent a letter to Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham requesting that she re-deploy New Mexico National Guard troops back to the state’s border with Mexico. The representatives also asked her to appoint a crisis response team led by New Mexico’s Secretary of Homeland Security to coordinate immigration response efforts throughout the state.  

Carlsbad, NM - On May 19, 2019, the Carlsbad Police Department responded to 311 Peachtree Street in Carlsbad, NM for a welfare check on a female. When officers arrived at the residence, they encountered Lori Markham (47) of Carlsbad, NM. During the encounter Markham armed herself with a semi-automatic pistol. Officers retreated for their safety and waited for Carlsbad Police Department SWAT Team to arrive.  

SANTA FE, N.M. – Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham has appointed a former U.S. Air Force commander and cabinet secretary to head the state’s Office of Military Base Planning and Support.

Gregory A. Myers is a Pennsylvania native who served as New Mexico Cabinet Secretary for Homeland Security and Emergency Management from 2011 to 2014.

SANTA FE, N.M. – Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham has appointed New Mexico resident and long-time Locations Manager Todd Christensen to head the New Mexico Film Office.

Christensen has scouted and managed locations for all the major motion picture studios and completed 10 movies in New Mexico including “Off the Map” “Sicario 1 &2” “Only the Brave” “12 Strong” and “the Ballad of Buster Scruggs.”

Revenues from State Trust Lands Reached $851.9 Million Last Year Trust Lands Support 1,000s of Jobs and Help Diversify Our Economy

SANTA FE – New Mexicans are benefiting more from state trust lands than ever before, according to a new report released today by New Mexicans for Economic Prosperity (NM4EP). The report, entitled “Prosperity for the Public: State Lands and the New Mexico Economy,” found that the average New Mexico household saved more than $1,100 in taxes last year thanks to economic activity on state trust lands.New Mexico’s 9 million acres of state trust land generated a record high $852.2 million in revenue for the Land Grant Permanent Fund and Land Maintenance Fund in Fiscal Year 2018.

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