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.

Dye Demonstration

Oct. 5, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

How does wool yarn come in so many vibrant colors?  This demonstration will show the process of dyeing raw wool and yarn with acid dye. This activity is free with regular admission ($5 for adults, $4 for senior citizens, $3 for children 4-17).

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ALBUQUERQUE – The New Mexico Department of Transportation in partnership with the Albuquerque EAA Chapter presents the Land of Enchantment Fly In this Saturday, Sept. 21, at the Double Eagle II Airport in Albuquerque. The FREE, family event begins at 7 a.m. and lasts until 3:00 p.m.

Pilots fly their aircrafts in from around the state and beyond to be judged under such categories as Best Amateur Built Aircraft, Grand Champion, Kids’ Favorite and more. Spectators will see all types of aircraft, from antique planes to helicopters, gliders and ultralights. There is also an opportunity to meet the pilots, aircraft builders and restorers.

View the September CLIMAS here

Bill also includes Udall provisions to continue ban on horse slaughter for human consumption & protect children from ‘lunch shaming’ over school lunch bills

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senator Tom Udall joined the Senate Appropriations Committee in unanimously advancing an Agriculture, Rural Development and Food and Drug Administration funding bill that makes critical investments in agriculture, nutrition and research programs to support New Mexico families and rural communities. The bill sets the Fiscal Year 2020 budgets for the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and now heads to the full Senate.

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senator Tom Udall (D-N.M) joined the Senate Appropriations Committee in advancing the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies (T-HUD) funding bill that makes critical investments in transportation and housing programs to support New Mexico families, rural and Native communities. The bill sets the Fiscal Year 2020 budgets for the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and now heads to the full Senate.

(Washington, D.C., September 19, 2019) – Today, all former U.S. Secretaries of Agriculture since President Reagan’s Administration announced support for the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). In a letter to Congressional leaders, former Secretaries John Block (Reagan), Mike Espy (Clinton), Dan Glickman (Clinton), Ann Veneman (W. Bush), Mike Johanns (W. Bush), Ed Shafer (W. Bush), and Tom Vilsack (Obama) underscored the importance of passing USMCA saying, “We need a strong and reliable trade deal with our top two customers for U.S. agriculture products. USMCA will provide certainty in the North American market for the U.S. farm sector and rural economy. We strongly support ratification of USMCA.” Following the announcement, Secretary Perdue issued this statement:

angelfire2Ah yes, autumn. Our favorite time of year for a crisp, morning ride through golden glades, kicking up leaves! But seriously, it is gorgeous this time of year here at Angel Fire Resort.

And good news for you, the Bike Park is extending the season through November 3! (weather permitting)


Smoke Signals is the newest trail from Angel Fire Bike Park. Come get your adrenaline pumping before the season ends!

The FBI is offering a $5,000 reward for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the homicides of a father and son on Taos Pueblo. 

The victims were identified as Antonio "Tony" Romero, 82, and Buck Romero, 51, both members of Taos Pueblo. Their bodies were found in Buck Romero's residence on June 1, 2019. 

The cause of death is not being released at this time. 

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