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 — Veterans who served during the Vietnam War era will be honored at a special 50th Anniversary of the Vietnam War Commemoration Ceremony in Albuquerque on July 26 at the New Mexico Veterans Memorial Amphitheater, located at 1100 West Louisiana Blvd. SE.

The 10 a.m. ceremony is presented by the New Mexico Department of Veterans Services, the New Mexico National Guard, the New Mexico State Council of the Vietnam Veterans of America, and the New Mexico VA Health Care System.

Socorro/San Antonio: The New Mexico Department of Transportation District One office (NMDOT) along with White Sands Missile Range (WSMR) has posted an alert for Tuesday July 24, 2018 for HWY 380.
The roadblock is scheduled to be blocked at 7:20 a.m. for approximately 2 hours and should be lifted at 9:20 a.m. This block will affect Hwy 380 in the northern portion of the range at Gold Block (mile marker 3) and Silver Block (mile marker 49). Be advised and aware all blocks are subject to change without notice.
All roadblocks are subject to change without notice, please call 575-678-2222/2221 for updates, or New Mexico Department of Transportation: www.nmroads.com.

Jemez Springs, NM – Firefighters on Sunday completed firing operations on the lightning-caused Hidden Valley Fire. Through the successful management of this naturally caused fire, the preserve was able to safely decrease fuel loads on 585 acres of forest on South Mountain and reduce the risk of undesired fire behavior in the future.

“We’re grateful for all the firefighters’ hard work, which directly contributes to our goal of increasing ecological health and resiliency of the preserve’s forests,” said Valles Caldera Superintendent Jorge Silva-Bañuelos.

Jemez Springs, NM – Firing operations to manage the lightning-caused Hidden Valley fire are expected to be completed today. Yesterday, favorable conditions allowed fire fighters to treat an additional 150 acres on the south and southwest portions of South Mountain, for a total of approximately 450 acres.

Smoke from management operations will be visible from all directions coming into the Jemez Mountains area, and may linger in surrounding low-lying areas at night and in to the early morning. The lightning-caused Venado Fire on the Santa Fe National Forest is also creating a significant amount of smoke in the area. NPS officials are sharing resources with managers on the Venado Fire to minimize impacts to the public.

Users are No Longer urged to Boil Water Prior to Drinking

SANTA FE – The New Mexico Environment Department’s (NMED) Drinking Water Bureau is confirming that the San Antonio MDWCA has met the requirements to lift the “boil water advisory” that was issued on July 17, 2018.

San Antonio MDWCA was required to issue the advisory after severe flooding caused a major water line break and a loss of water system pressure at the system. The advisory only applied to users served by the San Antonio MDWCA and did not extend to any other communities.

The NMED’s Drinking Water Bureau provided compliance oversight and technical support to the San Antonio MDWCA. Subsequent samples collected from the water system were negative for bacteriological contamination. The San Antonio MDWCA will be required to maintain a regular monitoring schedule to test the distribution system for the presence of total coliform and E. coli. For more facts about New Mexico’s Boil Water Advisories in English and Spanish please visit: https://www.env.nm.gov/drinking_water/boil-water-advisories/  and for more information on today’s announcement please call NMED’s Drinking Water Bureau Compliance Supervisor, Brandi Garcia at 575-323-4298.

El Departamento de Medio Ambiente confirma que se ha cancelado el "Aviso de Hervir el Agua" para la MDWCA de San Antonio en el condado de Socorro

Ya no se recomienda a los usuarios a hervir agua antes de tomarla

SANTA FE - La Oficina de Agua Potable del Departamento de Medio Ambiente de Nuevo México (NMED) está confirmando que la MDWCA de San Antonio ha cumplido con los requisitos para la cancelación del "Aviso de Hervir el Agua" que se emitió el 17 de julio de 2018. Se requirió que la MDWCA de San Antonio emitiera el aviso después de que una inundación grave causó una rotura importante en la línea de agua y una pérdida de la presión del sistema de agua en el sistema. El aviso solo se aplicó a los usuarios atendidos por la MDWCA de San Antonio y no se extendió a ninguna otra comunidad. La Oficina de Agua Potable del NMED proporcionó supervisión de cumplimiento y apoyo técnico a la MDWCA de San Antonio. Las muestras posteriores recogidas del sistema de agua fueron negativas para la contaminación bacteriológica. MDWCA de San Antonio deberá mantener un horario regular de monitoreo para probar el sistema de distribución para detectar la presencia de coliformes totales y E. coli.

Para obtener más información sobre sobre los avisos de agua hirviendo de Nuevo México en inglés y en español, visite: https://www.env.nm.gov/drinking_water/boil-water-advisories/  y para obtener más información sobre el anuncio de hoy, llame a la supervisora de cumplimiento de la Oficina de Agua Potable de NMED, Brandi Garcia al 575-323-4298.

25 Users are urged to Boil Water Prior to Drinking

SANTA FE, N.M. – The New Mexico Environment Department’s (NMED) Drinking Water Bureau (DWB) is confirming that a “boil water advisory” is required for the Grenville Water System in Union County.

Grenville Water System was required to issue the advisory on July 21, 2018 after bacteriological contamination (E. coli) was detected in drinking water samples from the water system’s distribution system. New Mexico Drinking Water Regulations require Grenville Water System to notify their water system consumers of this finding as soon as practical but no later than 24 hours after the system is notified of the confirmation of the violation.
Grenville Water System is a community public water system that serves approximately 25 users. This advisory applies only to the drinking water from the Grenville Water System, and does not extend to any other surrounding water systems.

SANTA FE — The Legislative Health and Human Services Committee (LHHS) will hold its third meeting of the 2018 interim on Monday, August 6, through Thursday, August 9, 2018, beginning at 9:00 a.m. each day. The meeting will take place at the new North Wing of the Domenici Center for Health and Sciences Education on the North Campus of the University of New Mexico, located at the corner of Stanford Drive NE and Tucker Avenue NE in Albuquerque.

A tentative agenda, directions and parking information are posted online on the legislature's website: https://www.nmlegis.gov/Committee/Interim_Committee?CommitteeCode=LHHS.

Legislative Finance Committee

Here is the agenda for the August Legislative Finance Committee meeting.

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