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.

ebid reserviorNMSU’s College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences, James P. King, a professor and associate department head in NMSU’s College of Engineering, and Erek H. Fuchs, the groundwater resources director for EBID have observed a significant amount of refilling of the Elephant Butte Reservoir after storage in the reservoir decreased to a very low-level the summer of 2018. However, this summer it refilled to ½ full storage. (Photo by J. Phillip King)Researchers from New Mexico State University, working in collaboration with the Elephant Butte Irrigation District, have determined that groundwater resilience can be quantified on a basin scale and have developed metrics to support integrated water-resource management and sustainability.

The research is a joint effort by Kenneth “K.C.” Carroll, an associate professor in NMSU’s College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences, James P. King, a professor and associate department head in NMSU’s College of Engineering, and Erek H. Fuchs, the groundwater resources director for EBID.

CERRILLOS, NM– The State Parks Division announces that Cerrillos Hills State Park is celebrating its 10th anniversary on Saturday, October 12 from 10 am – 4 pm.  The public is invited to come celebrate with park staff throughout the day.  Park entrance fees will be waived for this event. 

Festivities will begin with a donkey hike led by members of the Rio Grande Donkey and Mule Association beginning at 10 am near the Visitor Center.  Welcoming remarks will be at noon by Christy Tafoya, Director of NM State Parks.  There will be live music, live raptors provided by New Mexico Raptors and other surprises throughout the park.  Food will be available for purchase from Andale’s food truck. 

Cerrillos Hills, New Mexico's 34th State Park, is a year-round, day-use park located off the Turquoise Trail National Scenic Byway between Santa Fe and Albuquerque. You will cross paths with over 1,100 years of mining history along the five miles of trails and enjoy spectacular views of the Sandia, Ortiz, Jemez, and Sangre de Cristo mountain ranges.

McKinley County, NM- On October 2, 2019, New Mexico State Police was notified of a Burglary at Miyamura High School in Gallup, NM. 

During the investigation, State Police Uniform officers viewed video evidence that showed a male subject, enter the locker room at Miyamura High School and take money from a football player’s wallet. Officers identified the male subject as John D. Roanhoaus (42) of Clovis, NM who is the head football coach at Miyamura High School.

On Friday, October 4, 2019 an arrest warrant was issued for John D. Roanhaus. Roanhaus was arrested on Saturday, October 5 without incident. He was booked into the McKinley County Detention Center in Gallup, NM.  Roanhaus was charged with the following:

  • Burglary (4th Degree Felony)
  • Larceny (Petty Misdemeanor)

Old Highway 292 Roadway Repairs (From Motel Blvd to Picacho Ave)

Las Cruces: The New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) is working hard to keep the state’s roadways safe. District One office will begin roadway repairs to Old Highway 292.

Starting Wednesday October 9 at 8:00 am, the NMDOT will have employees and equipment on Old Highway 292 starting from Motel Blvd to Hadley Ave, for roadway repairs. Continuing Thursday October 10th the NMDOT will be working on Old 292 from Hadley Ave to W Picacho Ave. This roadway will be closed during construction to all thru traffic, detours will be in place.   Motorists are asked to reduce speed, obey posted signs, use extreme caution, and be cautious of personnel in the area.

FREE for Entrepreneurial-Minded Veterans, National Guard/Reserve/Transitioning Active-Duty Service Members and Their Spouse/a Guest

Also Open to Non-Veterans & Spouses/Guests!

November 4-5 (8am-3:30pm)

Albuquerque, NM

Albuquerque Marriott Hotel (2101 Louisiana Blvd. NE)

(ALBUQUERQUE, NM)—Registration is now open for the 2019 Southwest Veterans Business Conference in Albuquerque on November 4-5 from 8am-4pm on both days at the Albuquerque Marriott Hotel (2101 Louisiana Blvd. NE).

Santa Fe - The New Mexico Economic Development Department's (NMEDD) Science and Technology Division has named new board members for the Technology Research Collaborative (TRC).

The TRC was formalized in 2003, with the goal of promoting technology commercialization in New Mexico, increasing high- paying jobs, and diversifying the economy.

In Fiscal Year 2020, the TRC will serve as mentors to science & technology businesses in New Mexico. The board's short-term goals include leveraging its expertise to assistbusinesses applying for Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Matching Grants and developing a Five-Year Science & Technology Plan for the State of New Mexico.

Las Cruces: The New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) is working hard to keep roadways safe. District One office will be continuing bridge and roadway rehabilitation operations throughout the weekend on Saturday and Sunday October 5 and 6, 2019:

Contractor, Hasse Contracting Co. Inc., will be working throughout the weekend on US 70. Traffic will be reduced to one lane only in both directions. The US 70 westbound on ramp to I-25 southbound will need to be closed over the weekend. This is expected to be reopened on Monday morning.  Motorists are asked to reduce speed, obey posted signs, use extreme caution, and be cautious of personnel in the area.

Best Colleges.com ranked New Mexico State University’s online master’s degree in sociology third in the nation for 2019. A partner with HigherEducation.com, both organizations focus their ranking system on the quality of programs intended to inform prospective students about the institutions’ rankings so they that can better make decisions about quality and affordability.

“I am very, very proud of it. We work very hard here to provide high quality education for our students,” said David LoConto, sociology professor and department head in the College of Arts and Sciences. “We have been committed to online education since 2003 at the undergraduate level and since 2007 at the graduate level.” 

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