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.

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The Governance Project will be sharing municipal best practices for maximizing the local impact of Opportunity Zones, using examples drawn from their work around the country.

NM 404 at mile post 1  all lanes closed due to a vehicle accident. Law enforcement is on scene, motorists are asked to reduce speed, obey posted signs, and watch for emergency personnel, use extreme caution. Please expect delays.

Construction will move forward on $900 million, 522-megawatt Sagamore Wind Project in Roosevelt County

WASHINGTON, D.C. (August 28, 2019) – U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) and New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas issued the following statements after Xcel Energy announced that construction on the 522-megawatt Sagamore Wind Project in Roosevelt County will move forward this year. The $900 million project will be New Mexico’s largest wind farm, and once completed will provide enough clean, affordable electricity to power close to 194,000 typical homes annually.

SOCORRO - Today New Mexico Certified Chile and the New Mexico Chile Association announced the format for their inaugural chile competition, The Great New Mexico Chile Taste-Off, to be held on September 21 at the Socorro Sports and Rodeo Complex.

“It will be a fun-filled event for the whole family, centered around the best chile in the world,” explained Sonja Schroeder, Executive Director of the Association. “There will be food, drinks, activities, and music. When the sun goes down, we will have red and green fireworks and the roasting of giant paper mache red and green chiles.”

WASHINGTON — U.S. Senators Tom Udall (D-N.M.) and Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) and U.S. Representatives Ben Ray Luján (D-N.M.) and Xochitl Torres Small (D-N.M.) announced that the National Park Service is awarding nearly $270,000 for historic preservation projects in New Mexico through the Save America’s Treasures program. The Village of Santa Clara will use funds to make repairs in Fort Bayard located near Santa Clara, N.M. and Cornerstones Community Partnerships will use funds to restore Casita Desiderio y Pablita Ortega, part of Plaza del Cerro, located in Chimayo, N.M. The grants are awarded to preserve and protect historic properties that represent our nation's rich cultural heritage.

“Take a Ride on Us”

ALBUQUERQUE  –  The New Mexico Department of Transportation in continuing its work to ENDWI in the state, is partnering with Bernalillo County, the city of Albuquerque, Cumulus radio stations and Uber to support “Take a Ride on Us.” 

An Uber credit of up to $10 will be offered in the Bernalillo County metro area over the Labor Day holiday weekend.  State Transportation Secretary Michael Sandoval said, “Please take advantage of this opportunity to get home safely.”

The State of New Mexico has unveiled an incentive program for Opportunity Zone (OZ) projects and is offering a $1 million bonus to investments that meet certain benchmarks, Economic Development Cabinet Secretary Alicia J. Keyes said Tuesday.

Keyes said the $1-million OZ Jobs Bonus shows that Opportunity Zone investments are a key strategy for Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham as the state diversifies its economy. The federal tax initiative to stimulate development in lower-income neighborhoods can be a huge catalyst in New Mexico where it can be difficult to attract outside financing.

Vehicles, TSA knives also available 

SANTA FE – Furnishings removed from the governor’s mansion will be available for sale to the public Thursday at the State Surplus warehouse in Santa Fe. 

The furnishings include a kitchen table with chairs, dressers, side tables, lamps, coffee table, lounging chair, framed prints and knick-knacks. The items were sent to State Surplus after Gov. Susana Martinez left office at the end of 2018. 

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