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.

Jemez Springs, NM – Firing operations to manage the lightning-caused Hidden Valley fire are expected to be completed today. Yesterday, favorable conditions allowed fire fighters to treat an additional 150 acres on the south and southwest portions of South Mountain, for a total of approximately 450 acres.

Smoke from management operations will be visible from all directions coming into the Jemez Mountains area, and may linger in surrounding low-lying areas at night and in to the early morning. The lightning-caused Venado Fire on the Santa Fe National Forest is also creating a significant amount of smoke in the area. NPS officials are sharing resources with managers on the Venado Fire to minimize impacts to the public.

Users are No Longer urged to Boil Water Prior to Drinking

SANTA FE – The New Mexico Environment Department’s (NMED) Drinking Water Bureau is confirming that the San Antonio MDWCA has met the requirements to lift the “boil water advisory” that was issued on July 17, 2018.

San Antonio MDWCA was required to issue the advisory after severe flooding caused a major water line break and a loss of water system pressure at the system. The advisory only applied to users served by the San Antonio MDWCA and did not extend to any other communities.

The NMED’s Drinking Water Bureau provided compliance oversight and technical support to the San Antonio MDWCA. Subsequent samples collected from the water system were negative for bacteriological contamination. The San Antonio MDWCA will be required to maintain a regular monitoring schedule to test the distribution system for the presence of total coliform and E. coli. For more facts about New Mexico’s Boil Water Advisories in English and Spanish please visit: https://www.env.nm.gov/drinking_water/boil-water-advisories/  and for more information on today’s announcement please call NMED’s Drinking Water Bureau Compliance Supervisor, Brandi Garcia at 575-323-4298.

El Departamento de Medio Ambiente confirma que se ha cancelado el "Aviso de Hervir el Agua" para la MDWCA de San Antonio en el condado de Socorro

Ya no se recomienda a los usuarios a hervir agua antes de tomarla

SANTA FE - La Oficina de Agua Potable del Departamento de Medio Ambiente de Nuevo México (NMED) está confirmando que la MDWCA de San Antonio ha cumplido con los requisitos para la cancelación del "Aviso de Hervir el Agua" que se emitió el 17 de julio de 2018. Se requirió que la MDWCA de San Antonio emitiera el aviso después de que una inundación grave causó una rotura importante en la línea de agua y una pérdida de la presión del sistema de agua en el sistema. El aviso solo se aplicó a los usuarios atendidos por la MDWCA de San Antonio y no se extendió a ninguna otra comunidad. La Oficina de Agua Potable del NMED proporcionó supervisión de cumplimiento y apoyo técnico a la MDWCA de San Antonio. Las muestras posteriores recogidas del sistema de agua fueron negativas para la contaminación bacteriológica. MDWCA de San Antonio deberá mantener un horario regular de monitoreo para probar el sistema de distribución para detectar la presencia de coliformes totales y E. coli.

Para obtener más información sobre sobre los avisos de agua hirviendo de Nuevo México en inglés y en español, visite: https://www.env.nm.gov/drinking_water/boil-water-advisories/  y para obtener más información sobre el anuncio de hoy, llame a la supervisora de cumplimiento de la Oficina de Agua Potable de NMED, Brandi Garcia al 575-323-4298.

25 Users are urged to Boil Water Prior to Drinking

SANTA FE, N.M. – The New Mexico Environment Department’s (NMED) Drinking Water Bureau (DWB) is confirming that a “boil water advisory” is required for the Grenville Water System in Union County.

Grenville Water System was required to issue the advisory on July 21, 2018 after bacteriological contamination (E. coli) was detected in drinking water samples from the water system’s distribution system. New Mexico Drinking Water Regulations require Grenville Water System to notify their water system consumers of this finding as soon as practical but no later than 24 hours after the system is notified of the confirmation of the violation.
Grenville Water System is a community public water system that serves approximately 25 users. This advisory applies only to the drinking water from the Grenville Water System, and does not extend to any other surrounding water systems.

SANTA FE — The Legislative Health and Human Services Committee (LHHS) will hold its third meeting of the 2018 interim on Monday, August 6, through Thursday, August 9, 2018, beginning at 9:00 a.m. each day. The meeting will take place at the new North Wing of the Domenici Center for Health and Sciences Education on the North Campus of the University of New Mexico, located at the corner of Stanford Drive NE and Tucker Avenue NE in Albuquerque.

A tentative agenda, directions and parking information are posted online on the legislature's website: https://www.nmlegis.gov/Committee/Interim_Committee?CommitteeCode=LHHS.

Legislative Finance Committee

Here is the agenda for the August Legislative Finance Committee meeting.

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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.
  • White Sands Missile Range (WSMR) has posted an alert for Sunday June 22, 2018 for US 70. The roadblock is scheduled to be blocked at 10:40 pm for approximately 1 hour and should be lifted at 11:40 pm. This block will be located at Red Block (top of St. Augustine's pass) Mile Marker 164 and Yellow Block (White Sands National Monument) Mile Marker 200. The Las Cruces Gate, Owen Road, & Nike Ave will be affected by this block.
  • White Sands Missile Range (WSMR) has posted an alert for Tuesday June 24, 2018. Highway 380 is scheduled to be blocked at 7:20 am for approximately 2 hours and should be lifted at 9:20 am. This block will affect Hwy380 in the northern portion of the range at Gold Block (mile marker 3) and Silver Block (mile marker 49). Be advised and aware all blocks are subject to change without notice. Should these times change this office will provide additional information as needed.

SANTA FE – The New Mexico Department of Health's Bureau of Vital Records will be participating in the Real ID Free Legal Fair Saturday, July 21st from 10 am to 1 pm at the Barelas Community Center, 800 Barelas Rd. SW in Albuquerque. The Real ID Free Legal Fair will be an opportunity for the public to get help obtaining their driver's license, ID, or name change.

In addition to representatives from the Bureau of Vital Records, the New Mexico Motor Vehicle Department's Mobile Unit and attorneys will be on-site to answer constituent questions.

Remember: to get your birth certificate, you'll need to provide several required documents to prove your identity and age. These requirements are listed here.

Santa Fe, NM - New Mexico Film Office Director Nick Maniatis announced today that the independent feature "Walk. Ride. Rodeo." produced by Netflix and Poke Prod, LLC will begin principal photography at the end of July through mid-August in Santa Fe, Espanola and Albuquerque.

The production will employ approximately 60 New Mexico crew members, 20 New Mexico actors and 350 New Mexico background talent.

"We are proud to welcome another great independent feature to New Mexico," said Film Office Director Nick Maniatis. "New Mexico's deep base of talent, infrastructure, and competitive incentives continue to help us attract independent films to New Mexico."

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