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, 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.

VIDEO: Heinrich Honored By The National Park Trust With Public Service Award

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.

bill northey rsUnited States Department of Agriculture Under Secretary of Farm Production and Conservation Bill Northey (fifth from left), along with members of the Mescalero Apache Tribe, USDA Natural Resource Conservation Service, Farm Service Agency and New Mexico Association of Conservation Districts, visited Silver Lake June 11 to observe progress made on forest management and conservation projects. (Photo Courtesy NMDA)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.

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