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.

Washington, DC (August 13, 2018) Congressman Pearce released the following statement after the National Defense Authorization Act was signed into law.
"I am proud to see the National Defense Authorization Act signed into law today. The men and women who fight to defend our nation's freedoms deserve modernized tools, higher pay, and the support of our government. In Congress, I am dedicated to honoring our troops and am happy to see several of my initiatives included into this bill. This action is long overdue and I am pleased that we have finally put our military on a better course forward."

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Las Cruces: The New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) along with AUI INC. (Contractor) will be holding a public involvement meeting to discuss the improvement project of S. Valley Drive (NM 188)/Avenida de Mesilla (NM 28) Intersection Project.

mechanical chile picking rsA demonstration of a mechanical green chile pepper harvester will be given during the Aug. 24 chile field day at New Mexico State University’s Agricultural Science Center at Los Lunas. Information on a wide range of topics related to raising chile will be shared during the event that begins at 8 a.m. (NMSU photo by Jane Moorman)WRITER: Jane Moorman, 505-249-0527, jmoorman@nmsu.edu

LOS LUNAS – Fall is right around the corner. Soon the sweet smell of New Mexicans' favorite vegetable roasting will be in the air.

Santa Fe, NM – State Auditor Wayne Johnson today designated the New Mexico Medical Insurance Pool (NMMIP) for a special audit going back five years to 2013. Johnson says the public deserves transparency from government entities like the insurance pool.
"I am deeply concerned with the Board's lack of responsiveness regarding the requirement that it comply with the Audit Act," says Johnson's letter designating the Agency for audit.

WRITER: Jane Moorman, 505-249-0527, jmoorman@nmsu.edu

ALBUQUERQUE – While the gardening season will be coming to an end the last of August, gardeners will be looking to the future and what they might do next year.

TRUTH OR CONSEQUENCES, NM – The New Mexico State Veterans Home Governing Board will hold its third quarterly meeting of the calendar year at 10 a.m. on Friday, August 24.
The Governing Board is responsible for establishing and implementing policies regarding the management and operation of the home – which is managed by the New Mexico Department of Veterans Services (DVS) – in accordance with state and federal regulations.

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.

ALBUQUERQUE, NM – Military veterans and National Guard/Reserve/active-duty personnel will be admitted free to the New Mexico State Fair for Military and Veterans Day at the State Fair on Tuesday, September 11.
This annual day at the state fair in Albuquerque is presented by the New Mexico Department of Veterans Services, the New Mexico National Guard, and the New Mexico State Fair to honor and thank the men and women who have served our country as members of the United States Armed Forces.
Veterans, National Guard/Reserve personnel, and retirees must present either a valid Uniformed Services Retiree Identification Card, a veterans-designation driver's license, VA Veterans Health ID Card, or a copy of their DD-214 Separation Papers at the gate in order to obtain the free admission. Active-duty personnel must show a valid Uniformed Services ID card.
Non-veteran/non-military spouses or family members are not eligible for the free admission.
In addition to the numerous rides and attractions at the state fair, there will be dozens of booths, exhibits and information tables along "Main Street" staffed by the New Mexico National Guard, veterans' organizations, and other community service groups.

At 11 o'clock, a brief ceremony on the main stage will highlight this year's theme — Navy Week/A Salute to the U.S. Navy — along with a special presentation from the Navy.
The ceremony will conclude with members from the American Gold Star Mothers/New Mexico Chapter reading the names of the 87 New Mexicans killed in action since the Global War on Terror commenced shortly after the 9/11 Terror Attacks in New York and Washington, D.C.

Fairground gates open at 10am. Parking is available at Gates 1 and 8. Parking fees start at $5.00, with preferred parking available as well. General parking is also available in parking lots off Louisiana and Central Avenues.

For more information about Military & Veterans Day at the New Mexico State Fair, contact DVS Public Information Officer Ray Seva atray.seva@state.nm.us or (505) 827-6352.

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