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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.

Senator calls for expansion of long-term energy storage and utilizing Dept. of Energy R&D for veterans’ health care

WASHINGTON, D.C. (July 9, 2019) – U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.), the Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Energy, delivered opening remarks during today’s hearing on a number of important issues, including energy efficiency, energy storage, artificial intelligence, and carbon capture. Senator Heinrich called for increased research, development, and deployment of long-term energy storage capabilities and to strengthen the U.S. Department of Energy’s role in utilizing artificial intelligence and supercomputing applications for grid modernization and veteran’s health care. 

SANTA FE, NM – As part of its ongoing commitment to combat opioid abuse, addiction, and death in our state, the New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH) announced today that it is adding a new video series to its arsenal in its awareness campaign. Compelling, unscripted, original video stories about real-life people who have been affected by abuse, will now be shared across New Mexico as part of the Department’s “There Is Another Way” campaign. The series will tell the story of opioid abuse from three points of view – patients in treatment for addiction, those who work with people in treatment for addiction, and those who have had love ones impacted by addiction. The first video is available on the NMDOH YouTube page and Facebook page. 

STAKEHOLDER ANNOUNCEMENT: USDA Seeks Applications for Loans and Grants to Provide Farm Labor Housing 

WASHINGTON, July 8, 2019 – Acting Assistant to the Secretary for Rural Development Joel Baxley today announced that USDA is seeking applications for loans and grants to build new farm labor housing projects or to purchase and rehabilitate non-RD property for farm labor housing. The funding is  being provided through USDA’s Farm Labor Housing loans and grants programs.

Albuquerque, NM (July 9, 2019)  – Summer is officially here! That means days at the pool, weekends at the lake, family bike rides and fun in the sun. BeWellnm, New Mexico’s Health Insurance Exchange, has five quick tips to help New Mexicans enjoy a happy and healthy summer.

Drink plenty of water. As temperatures near 90 degrees, it is important to stay hydrated. Instead of reaching for a sugary drink, opt for a glass of water. Aim to drink six to eight 8-ounce glasses of water each day. 

Santa Fe, NM - On July 8, 2019 at around 2:30 p.m. the New Mexico State Police investigated a DWI related crash at the New Mexico Law Enforcement Academy (LEA) located at 4491 Cerrillos Road in Santa Fe. 

State Police officers arrived to find Jose Jimenez (23) of Santa Fe had crashed his 2008 Nissan Altima through the fence surrounding the LEA driving track on the corner of South Meadows Road and Camino Entrada, proceeded over a large dirt berm surrounding the track, and then came to rest on the track. 

Tularosa, NM - On Sunday, July 7, 2019, the New Mexico State Police Investigations Bureau was called to investigate an officer involved shooting involving the Tularosa Police Department (TPD) in Tularosa, New Mexico.

The initial investigation indicates that at around 9:00 p.m. on July 7, 2019, a TPD officer responded to a report of a male individual armed with a firearm, who was actively shooting the firearm near the Subway restaurant on 100 Central Avenue in Tularosa.

Clovis, NM - On July 6, 2019, the New Mexico State Police Investigation Bureau was contacted to investigate a police shooting involving the Clovis Police Department (CPD).

On July 6, 2019 at about 4:48 p.m., CPD officers responded to a domestic at 2720 Wallace Street in Clovis, NM. When officers arrived at the residence, they encountered Damon L. Smith (42) of Clovis, NM who was yelling at officers from inside the residence. Officers gave verbal commands to Smith (from an open front doorway) to have him exit the room.  Officers observed Smith walk out of a room and into the hallway holding a rifle. Smith brandished the rifle towards the officers. A CPD officer discharged his department issued weapon towards Smith. Smith was not struck or injured. Officers retreated for their safety and waited for CPD SWAT Team to arrive.  

Albuquerque, NM - On July 6, 2019 around 10:05 p.m., the New Mexico State Police was called to the Albuquerque Boys Reintegration Center located at 4000 Edith Boulevard for two juveniles that had walked away from the facility. The two juveniles were identified as Deacon Castillo (19) of Las Cruces, and Jose Romero (19) of Albuquerque.  

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