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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.

Albuquerque, NM – September 18, 2019 – The Albuquerque Film & Music Experience (AFMX) is the premier film and musical festival in the region. In addition to an amazing lineup of films, live performances, and events, AFMX also offers several showings and special lectures that are free to the public. In its seventh year, AFMX will run September 24-29, 2019.

“From movie screenings to symposiums, offering free events allows AFMX to expand the opportunity to attract those interested in film, music and the arts that may be on a limited budget,” said Ivan Wiener, AFMX Executive Director. “The year’s free events include classic movies, after parties, and even a casting call. Because space is limited, we do ask for those interested in the movies and lectures to please register to ensure we have room for everyone. The after parties do not require registration.”

WASHINGTON— U.S. Senators Tom Udall (D-N.M.), ranking member on the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, and Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) and U.S. Representatives Ben Ray Luján (D-N.M.), Deb Haaland (D-N.M.) and Xochitl Torres Small (D-N.M.) announced that the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) is awarding grants to New Mexico Pueblos to expand and create new library services. The funds awarded will be used to organize and preserve the historical records of Native communities in New Mexico.

The Bush Valley Craft Club of Alpine, Arizona wants to thank everyone who attended their Labor Day weekend Christmas Bazaar and Bake Sale.

The club is pleased to announce the winners of the raffles, which are part of the annual Christmas Bazaar. The winner of the picnic quilt and picnic basket is Lori Funke . The winner of the electric pressure cooker is Brenda Ruedas, Congratulations to all the raffle winners.

Espanola, NM – On September 16, 2019 at about 8:19 p.m. the New Mexico State Police Investigations Bureau was called to investigate the homicide of Ivan Maestas (39) of Alcalde, NM.  Maestas was found by the Espanola Police Department (EPD) deceased in a vehicle parked on a dirt lot on the corner of State Road 68 and Las Vegas Street, in Espanola, NM.

Through investigation State Police agents learned that Maestas had been at a residence on Ophelia Drive in La Puebla where he got into an altercation with Adam Lovato (34) of Espanola. During the encounter Lovato discharged a firearm striking Maestas.  Maestas was placed into a vehicle by an individual and taken from the residence towards the hospital. That vehicle ran out of gas on State Road 68 where it was located by EPD.  

WASHINGTON — Today, U.S. Senator Tom Udall issued the following statement on the passing of New Mexico Senator Carlos Cisneros:

“Jill and I are saddened by the sudden passing of Sen. Carlos Cisneros. For over three decades, he was dedicated in his service to the people of Northern New Mexico and the entire state. We are keeping the Cisneros family in our hearts.”

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Sept. 17, 2019) – U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) issued the following statement on the passing of New Mexico Senator Carlos Cisneros:

“I am deeply saddened by Senator Cisneros’ passing. He was passionate about his community and committed to working hard on their behalf. Whether focused on serving veterans or preserving our connection to public lands, he was a true champion for the people of Northern New Mexico.”

In June, the delegation secured $30 million for border communities and organizations providing humanitarian relief to asylum seekers

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Sept. 17, 2019) – U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich and U.S. Representatives Ben Ray Luján, Deb Haaland, and Xochitl Torres Small sent a letter to Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Acting Administrator Peter T. Gaynor requesting that localities and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in New Mexico be adequately reimbursed by the Emergency Food and Shelter Program (EFSP) Southern Border Humanitarian Assistance program for costs incurred providing humanitarian relief to asylum seekers. 

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Sept. 17, 2019) - U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) spoke at a press conference in front of the U.S. Capitol today with some of America’s leading youth climate activists, indigenous youth from the Amazon, and founder of the school strike for climate Greta Thunberg. The young people have gathered from all over the world in Washington this week to call for action on climate change. 

VIDEO: Heinrich Stands With Students In New Mexico And Around The World Calling For Action On Climate Change

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