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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.

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich announced that the Navajo Agricultural Products Industry (NAPI), located in Farmington, New Mexico, was awarded $150,000 in funding from the U.S. Department of the Interior Bureau of Reclamation's WaterSMART Program for its Irrigation Scheduling Improvement Project. 

State Forestry Division offers new seedling species for 2019 

SANTA FE, NM - The State Forestry Division Conservation Seedling Program fall sale begins Monday, July 8, 2019. More than 57,000 tree and shrubs will be available for purchase online at nmforestry.com, including a few species not previously offered. 

EMNRD-FORESTRY DIVISION

Incident Name: Arroyo Fire

Start Date & Time: July 1, 2019 - 1530

Start Location: San Juan County, 5 miles east of Bloomfield

Cause of Fire: Human caused

Area Vegetation: Russian olive, salt cedar

SANTA FE– The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is awarding $3.18 billion in airport infrastructure grants across the United States in 2019.

After the second round of announcements made late last month, the New Mexico Aviation Division would like to recognize 19 additional state communities that will receive more than $12 million in grant installments from the FAA for airport improvement projects statewide. This means funding for 35 projects will now total more than $19 million. Ninety percent of these projects will be federally funded; the remainder will come from state and local government dollars. 

EMNRD-FORESTRY DIVISION

Incident Name: Arroyo Fire

Start Date & Time: July 1, 2019 - 1530

Start Location: San Juan County, 5 miles west of Bloomfield

Cause of Fire: Human caused

Area Vegetation: Russian olive, salt cedar

EMNRD-FORESTRY DIVISION


Incident Name: Arroyo Fire

Start Date & Time: July 1, 2019 - 1530

Start Location: San Juan County, 5 miles west of Bloomfield

Cause of Fire: Under investigation

SANTA FE - New Mexico Regulation and Licensing Department Superintendent Marguerite Salazar announced Monday that Dain Leslie
Schult of Austin, Texas and Joel McKay Hixon of Las Cruces, New Mexico have been found guilty of defrauding New Mexico investors in a Pyramid scheme that promised to use investors’ money to promote “mom and pop” radio stations on the internet.

USDA funding will connect residents to sewage infrastructure, increase access to clean water, and boost rural development

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich and U.S. Representative Xochitl Torres Small announced that the Pueblo of Laguna was awarded $3,242,000 in funding from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development for three projects to renovate and improve wastewater infrastructure in Seama Village, Paquate Village, and New Laguna Village.

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