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.

Cloudcroft, NM – July 17, 2018 – Cloudcroft, New Mexico—known for its incredible scenery, outdoor activities, and summer temperatures in the cool 70s—announces the perfect summer getaway, Art & Wine in the Cool Pines. The two-day festival celebrates New Mexico wine and art on August 3rd and 4th.

"As summertime temperatures across the region are soaring, we invite everyone to take a drive up to Cloudcroft and explore our mountain forest areas, while enjoying New Mexico wines, listening to live music, and enjoying great food," said Tabitha Davis, President of the Cloudcroft Chamber of Commerce. "For those looking to add a great summer adventure to their schedule, Art & Wine in the Cool Pines is the perfect trip, and you'll be sure to make many lasting memories and enjoy a relaxing weekend getaway."

Saturday, August 4 (Noon) -- Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Angel Fire (34 Country Club Rd.)

ANGEL FIRE, NM–A Native American Veterans Exhibit will open on August 4 at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Angel Fire.

New Mexico Department of Veterans Services (DVS) Secretary Jack Fox will be joined at a noon ceremony by prominent Native American veterans and members of the veteran community to welcome the exhibit to the Memorial, which is managed by DVS.

Tularosa Basin Downwinders Consortium to hold 9th Annual Candlelight Vigil to acknowledge the negative health effects suffered by the people of New Mexico by the Trinity test, memorialize those that have lost their lives to cancer and honor those who are living with or who have survived cancer.

Members of the TBDC will update the public on the recent hearing and testimony in the US Senate Judiciary Committee and the progress being made to bring compensation to the Trinity Downwinders of New Mexico via amendments to the Radiation
Exposure Compensation Act (RECA).

Saturday, July 21, 2018

 For county statistics, visit https://www.nmrealtor.com/2018-housing-trends/ .

“New Mexico’s housing market continues to grow, with sales over the 3,000 mark for the second consecutive month,” reported Connie Hettinga, 2018 REALTORS Association of New Mexico (RANM) President. “June 2018 sales reported to RANM totaled 3,127.”

Median prices also continue to climb. The June $210,000 median represents the highest monthly median price since RANM began keeping statewide statistical information in 2008. Median price indicates that half the properties sold for a higher price and half sold for a lower price.

Se recomienda a 950 usuarios a hervir el agua antes de beberla

SANTA FE - La Oficina de Agua Potable (DWB) del Departamentode Medio Ambiente de Nuevo México confirma que se requiere el "Aviso Precautorio de Hervir el Agua" para la Asociación de Consumidores de Agua Doméstica Mutua (MDWCA) de San Antonio ubicada en el condado de Socorro.

Se requiere a la MDWCA de San Antonio que emita el aviso el 17 de julio de 2018 después de que una inundación grave causó una rotura de una línea importante de agua y un cambio en la presión del sistema de agua en la MDWCA de San Antonio. Como resultado de la ruptura de la línea de agua y la pérdida de presión, el agua de la inundación puede haber ingresado al sistema de distribución. Los Reglamentos de Agua Potable de Nuevo México requieren que la MDWCA de San Antonio notifique a sus consumidores del sistema de agua sobre este hallazgo tan pronto como sea posible, pero a más tardar 24 horas después de que se haya emitido el aviso de ebullición precautorio.

950 Users are urged to Boil Water Prior to Drinking

SANTA FE – The New Mexico Environment Department’s (NMED) Drinking Water Bureau (DWB) is confirming that a “precautionary boil water advisory” is required for the San Antonio Mutual Domestic Consumer Water Association (MDWCA) located in Socorro County.

San Antonio MDWCA is required to issue the advisory on July 17, 2018 after severe flooding caused a major water line break and water system pressure at the San Antonio MDWCA. As a result of the water line break and loss of pressure, flood watersmay have entered the distribution system. New Mexico Drinking Water Regulations require San Antonio MDWCA to notify their water system consumers of this finding as soon as practical but no later than 24 hours after the precautionary boil advisory has been issued.

CLOSURE – San Antonio/Socorro Area
US 380 from mile post 0 to 1.2 is closed due to Railroad repairs. Motorists are asked to reduce speed, obey posted signs, and be cautious of personnel and equipment in the area. The NMDOT will notify when reopened. The repairs are expected to be completed on Friday, July 20.

WASHINGTON, DC – Assistant to the Secretary for Rural Development Anne Hazlett today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is investing $267 million in 103 infrastructure projects (PDF, 298 KB) to upgrade water and wastewater systems in rural communities.

"Robust, modern infrastructure is foundational for quality of life and economic opportunity – no matter what zip code you live in," Hazlett said. "Under Secretary Perdue's leadership, USDA is committed to being a strong partner in addressing rural infrastructure needs to support a more prosperous future in rural communities."

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