Non-Local News Releases

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NAMBÉ PUEBLO – In rural New Mexico, access to grocery stores for fresh fruits and vegetables usually requires traveling a distance.

jonathan alire planting seeds 060819 Jonathan Alire plants seeds in the Nambé Pueblo community garden. Alire is an employee of the Eight Northern Indian Pueblo Council's U.S. Department of Agriculture Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations. (NMSU photo by Jane Moorman)Several government agencies, including New Mexico State University’s Cooperative Extension Service, are collaborating with northern New Mexico pueblos to improve food access and healthy lifestyle awareness by helping to develop community gardens and providing nutrition education.

Udall, Heinrich Secure $30 Million in Reimbursement for Border Communities & Organizations Providing Humanitarian Relief To Asylum Seekers in Senate Agreement on Emergency Border Funding

NM Delegation has been seeking reimbursement funds for New Mexico communities on the front lines of humanitarian crisis

June grants went to 7 businesses

SANTA FE, N.M. – A start-up that helps retailers compete with Internet sellers and a company that builds unmanned solar aircraft were among the firms awarded job-training grants in June, Economic Development Department Cabinet Secretary Alicia J. Keyes announced today.

The most recent grants went to seven companies to train 52 workers in areas from chemistry to electronics and tech assembly to solar installation.

img 1117SANTA FE – Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham on Wednesday announced the final member of her Cabinet in a news conference at the Capitol:

Alisha Tafoya Lucero: New Mexico Corrections Department

“Secretary Tafoya Lucero has the experience, skills, vision and leadership this agency needs,” Gov. Lujan Grisham said.

USDA Announces 47 Rural Communities and Regions that will Receive Technical Assistance to Help Build Long-Term Economic Growth

WASHINGTON, June 6, 2019 – Acting Assistant to the Secretary for Rural Development Joel Baxley today announced the names of 47 rural communities and regions that will receive technical assistance to help create and implement long-term economic development plans.

This update identifies the officers involved and provides additional details that led up to the shooting.

Town of Bernalillo, NM – On June 5, 2019, the New Mexico State Police Investigations Bureau was contacted to investigate a police shooting involving officers from the Town of Bernalillo Police Department.

State Police Investigators learned that on June 5, 2019 at about 9:30 a.m. Officers Tom Carter and Daniel Guzman of the Bernalillo Police Department were dispatched to a shots fired call at apartment 3 of the Villa Elena Apartments located at 201 Villa Elena Lane, in Bernalillo, NM.

Basic Information

Current as of 6/19/2019, 8:35:58 AM
Incident Type Wildfire
Cause Unknown
Date of Origin Saturday June 08, 2019 approx. 01:30 PM
Location 5 miles NW of Superior, AZ
Incident Commander Rich Nieto - Southwest Area Type 1 Incident Management Team 2
Incident Description Wildfire
Coordinates 33.409 latitude, -111.199 longitude
Current Situation


Incident Name: Big Spring Fire

Start Date & Time: June 19, 2019, 1500

Start Location: North of Laguna, NM

Cause of Fire: Under investigation

Area Vegetation: Pinon, juniper, grass, brush

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