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.

Unique Events:

Friday Oct 11, The Rifters, The Rifters will be in the house performing some legendary Taos Country Music!  Don Richmond, Rod Taylor, and Jim Bradley make up this country trio with beautiful three part harmonies and music ranging from driving bluegrass to ethereal desert beauty!  The Rifters are well known for keeping the crowd moving so when you come out this Friday night, be sure to bring you dancing shoes! 7PM Doors, 8PM Showtime, $10 general admission, all ages welcome with parent/guardian supervision.

Thurs Oct 17, 6-9PM, Global Data Research LLC Symposium,  A Call for Community Action!

SANTA FE – New Mexico Lieutenant Governor Howie Morales issued the following statement regarding the immediate resignation of Mescalero Apache Tribe President Arthur “Butch” Blazer due to health reasons:

“Along with many people across New Mexico, I was shocked and saddened to learn of the sudden and unexpected resignation of President Blazer.  I know President Blazer well, and he is a friend of mine.  I want to thank him for his many years of strong public service and leadership for his people, and for our State, especially during the past two years as the executive of the Mescalero Apache Tribe.  His record of service and accomplishment embodies the best traditions of the Mescalero Apache Tribe.  President Blazer’s most recent work spearheading the successful effort to include provisions to benefit Native Americans in the recently passed U.S. Farm Bill will help all of Indian Country.  We owe him our sincere gratitude.  I wish him a quick and full recovery to good health.”

Las Cruces: The New Mexico Department of Transportation District One office (NMDOT) along with White Sands Missile Range (WSMR) has posted two alerts for Monday October 7, 2019.

US 70 is scheduled to be blocked at 4:25 A.M. and should last approximately one hour.  This block will be located at Blue Block (2 miles east of the access road - Mile Marker 172) and at Brown Block (located at the Mile Marker 192).  San Augustin Pass and LC Gate are NOT affected. Nike Ave will not be affected for this block.

In all construction zones, motorists are asked to reduce speed, obey posted signs, and use extreme caution, as well as continue to be cautious of heavy equipment and construction personnel in the area. 

White Sands Missile Range Notification

For information regarding closures you may call WSMR at 678-1178 or 678-2222 for updates.  

sprouting kitchenIdeas for Cooking and Nutrition program coordinator Gabriel Gaarden shares a pinch of spices with a Sprouting Kitchen cooking class participant at Chispas Farm in Albuquerque. The ICAN program is administered by New Mexico State University's Cooperative Extension Service. (NMSU photo by Jane Moorman)ALBUQUERQUE – “This feels like a picnic,” said a participant in a cooking class at Chispas Farm in Albuquerque’s South Valley.

Class members, ranging in age from children to senior citizens, are preparing two recipes from produce that was grown on the farm. 

The class is offered through the Ideas for Cooking and Nutrition program administered by New Mexico State University’s Cooperative Extension Service. ICAN’s mission is to inspire New Mexico’s limited resource youth and adults to make healthy food and lifestyle choices. 

unnamed 2(SANTA FE, NM) – Former U.S. Army Major Bryan Osterhage has been named Deputy Secretary for the New Mexico Department of Veterans Services (DVS).

The native of Belleville, Illinois, earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Anthropology from Truman State University in 2004, and a law degree from the Saint Louis University School of Law. He enlisted in the Army in 2010 as an officer in the Judge Advocate General’s Corps before completing his active-duty service earlier this year.    

During his military service, Deputy Secretary Osterhage was stationed at Fort Bragg, NC, Fort Campbell, KY, Fort Knox, KY, and Fort Belvoir, VA. He was deployed to Afghanistan, Kuwait, and Liberia--earning a Meritorious Service Medal, the Joint Service Commendation Medal, and the Army Commendation Medal during his nine-year Army service.  

Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue wants to welcome you to his very own podcast – “The Sonnyside of the Farm.” Born and raised on a family farm in middle Georgia, Secretary Perdue is an agriculturalist through and through – having worked as a veterinarian, owning his own grain business, serving as Governor of Georgia and now serving as a member of President Trump’s cabinet as U.S. Secretary of Agriculture. He’ll be talking to everyone – from Sarah Huckabee Sanders, Farm Bureau President Zippy Duval, Farm Broadcaster Max Armstrong and so many others – about the issues facing America’s farmers, ranchers, producers, and foresters today. From USDA or out in the country, tune in the first Friday of every month to hear from Secretary Perdue himself.

 ALBUQUERQUE, NM —Delanie Crist is the newest staff hire for the Republican Party of New Mexico as communications director. Crist will assist the party with a broad range of communications, outreach and event support.

“I met Miss Crist when she interned on Capitol Hill, she is driven, hard-working and ready to help,” RPNM Chairman Steve Pearce said. “We are excited for her to be back in New Mexico and working for the people.”

Crist is a New Mexico native born in Las Cruces. Her family later moved to eastern New Mexico where she grew up in Texico. She has earned a bachelor’s degree from West Texas A&M University in agricultural business and economics and went onto receive her master’s degree in agricultural communications at Texas Tech University.

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