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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.

 SANTA FE, NM, Feb. 12, 2018 - The documentary, Nasario Remembers the Río Puerco, a film about landscape and memory, will have its National Hispanic Cultural Center premiere on Thursday, February 22 at 7pm at the Bank of America Theatre, 1701 4th St SW in Albuquerque. The film is presented as part of the Bank of America Free Thursday Film Series. Folklorist and author Nasario García and director Shebana Coelho will be present at the screening of the film to discuss it with the audience.

 (Washington, D.C., February 12, 2018) – U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today praised the infrastructure agenda laid out by President Donald J. Trump, specifically its emphasis on investment in rural America. The plan calls for 25 percent of new federal funds to be dedicated to rural infrastructure needs, as prioritized by state and local leaders.

Kite flying not necessarily on your favorite activities list? Consider one – or more – of these

Gather up your family and friends and come to Glenwood and join us for the Whitewater Mesa Fun Kite Flying Picnic. Last year 126 people joined us so there is plenty of space without fences to tangle your kite strings, and room to park for your tailgate picnic. While you are here and for a completely different experience, walk one or all six of the labyrinths and a maze across the road at Whitewater Mesa Labyrinths.

Join us for a celebration of Enchanted Forest Cross Country Ski & Snowshoe Area
and its founders John and Judy Miller of Red River

Because of unprecedented dry weather, this is the first year since the area opened in 1985 that Enchanted Forest has not opened.

Let’s ignore the weather and get together for a party!

“Just Desserts” Eat & Ski has been a tradition at Enchanted Forest for over 30 years. The theme is simple: Enchanted Forest puts homemade desserts from local restaurants (and avid bakers) out on a five-kilometer course and skiers ski or snowshoe out to the different sites and indulge in goodies like Apple-Raisin Bread Pudding with Jack Daniels Sauce, Tiramisu, Fudge, Cinnamon Rolls, ‘Better Than Sex’ Cake, Bourbon Chocolate Pecan Pie, Wild Blueberry Pie, Key Lime Pie, Coconut Rum Cake (dairy free), Chocolate Chip Pecan Pie, Banana Pudding, Multi-layer Chocolate Buttercream Torte.… and much more!

Clovis, NM – Attorney General Hector Balderas announced that yesterday the New Mexico Supreme Court agreed with the Office of the Attorney General and affirmed Noe Torres' convictions for the first-degree murder of 10-year-old Carlos Perez and the attempted murder of 17-year-old Ruben Perez. In September of 2005, Noe Torres and one of his co-conspirators, Edward Salas, drove to the Perez residence after Edward's brother had an altercation with Ruben Perez at their high school. Nine shots were fired into a bedroom window, from two to three feet away, killing Ruben's younger brother Carlos. Torres then absconded to Mexico where he remained for six years until he was arrested and brought to trial in New Mexico after the Office of the Attorney General successfully extradited him.

Washington, D.C. (February 9, 2018) Congressman Steve Pearce released the following statement after the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) announced its plans to list the Texas Hornshell Mussel as endangered under the Endangered Species Act:

“I am deeply concerned by this listing as it has the potential to cause harm to local communities, businesses, jobs, and could reduce state revenues from local energy production. I am troubled that the FWS decided to make this decision despite a serious lack of scientific information. The FWS does not know the status of Mussel populations in Mexico and failed to involve Mexico in recovery even though a significant portion of the Mussel’s habitat is found there.

NEW WEEKLY EVENT: Monday’s beginning February 12, at 6PM, Art n’ a Glass with Jim Cox sponsored by Taos Art Supply. Paint away those Monday blues at Art n' a Glass! You're the Artist! A night of painting in a social setting. No experience required! Learn the fundamentals of painting with local professional Artist Jim Cox. Templates available. Take your painting home! $30 per event or $75 for 3 events! Admission includes: Canvas, Paint, Brushes, and 2 Glasses! Hand Selected Special Wines Weekly!

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The Grant county Beat continues to bring you new columnists. New this past week are the Christian Corner, for those who are already Christians or are exploring the beliefs.

The second is a business-centered column—Your Business Connection by the New Mexico Business Coalition. The group works to make policy in the state of New Mexico better for all businesses, large and small.

The Beat has a new column for you gardeners out there. The Grant County Extension Service will bring you monthly columns on gardening issues. The first one posted is on Winterizing your houseplants and patio plants.

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