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, D.C. – Congressman Steve Pearce released the following statement regarding two bills he has sponsored, HR 6106, Common Sense Permitting and HR 6107, Ending Duplicative Permitting Act which were introduced today in the House of Representatives:
"The Bureau of Land Management's (BLM) inability to timely permit energy activities is costing New Mexico thousands of jobs and hundreds of millions of dollars in revenue. These two bills will ensure New Mexico can continue to play a leading role in America's energy revolution. When it takes BLM 250 days to process a permit, the State loses out on needed revenues that support over 30% of the State's budget, funding schools, police departments, road redevelopment, and community hospitals. I have enjoyed working with the House Natural ResourcesCommittee to introduce these bills to ensure that New Mexico receives what it deserves."
Washington, DC – Congressman Steve Pearce released the following statement regarding the annual Congressional Baseball Game:
"The Congressional Baseball Game is a longstanding tradition, which promotes unity between both parties in the House of Representatives. This is a night where Members of Congress put aside political bias and take to the field, forming friendships with those across the aisle and playing baseball to support charity. We look forward to reaching a historic record attendance this year as tonight's game marks the one-year anniversary of the shooting that took place at our practice. This year, we look ahead and reflect on what it means to overcome and fight through adversity. I look forward to joining my teammates on the field tonight, as we shed light on the importance of bipartisanship and America's pastime."
USDA Launches Interactive Map of Opioid Epidemic Resources
Interactive Map Connects Rural Individuals and Communities to Model Practices Across the Country
WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) was honored by the National Park Trust with the 18th Annual Bruce F. Vento Public Service Award at the Newseum in Washington, D.C. for his outstanding efforts to support and advocate for the protection of America's public lands and encouraging kids to experience the great outdoors. He was recognized for championing the bipartisan Every Kid Outdoors Act to provide all fourth graders nationwide free entrance to federally managed land, waters, and historic sites, including national parks.
WASHINGTON, D.C. (June 14, 2018) - U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, welcomed an announcement from the U.S. Air Force that it will build a $20 million Nuclear Command, Control, and Communications War Reserve Material Storage and Shipment facility at Holloman Air Force Base. Through this funding, Holloman will build warehouse space for fuel support equipment and container storage for expendable, Basic Expeditionary Airfield Resource (BEAR) assets.
The BEAR Base mission at Holloman rapidly deploys military assets to anywhere in the world. Within 22 days, BEAR Base Airmen at Holloman can supply, train, and build a fully operational airfield or forward operating base to support any operation, including combat and humanitarian missions.
Albuquerque, NM – This morning, Attorney General Hector Balderas announced that the New Mexico Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) task force served 147 search warrants, arrested 19 alleged predators and rescued two children during a three-month-long statewide operation to protect New Mexico children from sexual exploitation and rape. The arrests included individuals who allegedly engaged in sexual activity with minors, individuals allegedly travelling to engage in sexual activity with children they believed to be under the age of 14, and persons allegedly trafficking child pornography. The initiative, "Operation Broken Heart V" also included reaching 11,400 persons regarding Internet safety education and outreach events in New Mexico.
Las Cruces: The New Mexico Department of Transportation District One office (NMDOT) along with White Sands Missile Range (WSMR) has posted an alert for Monday June 18, 2018 for US 70 at and will last approximately one hour.
The roadblock is scheduled to be blocked at 12:10 p.m. for approximately 1 hour and should be lifted at 1:10 p.m. This block will be located at Red Block (top of St. Augustine's pass) Mile Marker 164 and Yellow Block (White Sands National Monument) Mile Marker 200. The Las Cruces Gate, Owen Road, & Nike Ave will be affected by this block.
All roadblocks are subject to change without notice, please call 575-678-1178 for updates go to New Mexico Department of Transportation: www.nmroads.com.
Las Cruces, NM – United States Department of Agriculture Under Secretary of Farm Production and Conservation, Bill Northey, visited New Mexico earlier this week to meet with USDA constituents and employees throughout the state.
Check out a new column that will talk about the town of Silver City and its news and services.
Those new to providing news releases to the Beat are asked to please check out submission guidelines at http://www.grantcountybeat.com/about/submissions. They are for your information to make life easier on the readers, as well as the editor.
Classifieds: Check periodically to see if any news ones have popped up. Welcome to our new version of classified ads. We invite you our readers to post your own classifieds, which are available for viewing 24/7 and are very reasonable in price, because you do all the work yourselves. A recent classified for a van brought a sale within two days. It's really easy to check to see if there's a classified ad. Just click on Classifieds in the blue menu and the page will open letting you know if there is a classified ad. Remember that your buying classified ads gives you a wide readership, as well as supporting the Beat. Post YOURS for quick results!
Images: We have received complaints about large images blocking parts of other articles. If you encounter this problem, click on the title of the article you want to read and it will take you to that article's page, which shows only that article without any intruders. It's a software problem, not easily fixable, other than showing fewer articles per summary page. If you are a frequent visitor, you might not mind fewer articles per page, but if you only come once in a while, you likely want to see more articles to browse. Write me at firstname.lastname@example.org to let me know your feelings on this issue.
Compliance: Because you are an esteemed member of The Grant County Beat readership, be assured that we at the Beat continue to do everything we can to be in full compliance with GDPR and pertinent US law, so that the information you have chosen to give to us cannot be compromised.
New Columnists: The Beat continues to bring you new columnists.Recent additions include one about end of life options, Compassionate Care.
The Beat has a column for you gardeners out there. The Grant County Extension Service will bring you monthly columns on gardening issues. The first one posted is on Winterizing your houseplants and patio plants.
The Beat totally appreciates its readers and subscribers!
All articles and photos indicated by a byline are copyrighted to the author or photographer. You may not use any information found within the articles without asking permission AND giving attribution to the source. Photos can be requested and may incur a nominal fee for use personally or commercially.
NOTE: If an article does not have a byline, it was sent to the Beat and written by someone not affiliated with the Beat
Don't forget to tell advertisers that you saw their ad on the Beat.
Newsletter: If you subscribe to the Join GCB Three Times Weekly Updates option on the left side of this page, you will be subscribed to email notifications with links to recently posted articles.
Here for YOU: Consider the Beat your DAILY newspaper for up-to-date information about Grant County. It's at your fingertips! One Click to Local News.
Feel free to notify email@example.com, if you notice any problems on the site. Your convenience is my desire for the Beat.
Thanks for your support for and your readership of Grant County's online news source—www.grantcountybeat.com