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.

Around 2:00 a.m. on July 15, 2018, a New Mexico State Police officer on patrol had conducted a traffic stop on Interstate 25 southbound near Avenida Cesar Chavez in Albuquerque, NM. The vehicle, a blue Honda sedan was stopped for speeding. During the course of the traffic stop, the officer observed that the license plate on the vehicle was not consistent with paperwork in the vehicle.
As the officer was conducting his investigation, he asked the driver to exit the vehicle and spoke to the driver near the officer's patrol car. The officer then returned to the Honda and began speaking to the passenger in the vehicle. As the officer was speaking to the passenger, the passenger lunged at the officer and a struggle ensued. The officer was shot in his left leg during the struggle. The officer then discharged his firearm and shot the passenger. The identity of the passenger will not be released until all appropriate notifications are made.

Los Alamos, NM & Jemez Springs, NM – Due to several days of higher humidity and rain, Bandelier National Monument and Valles Caldera National Preserve will lift fire restrictions, including backcountry closures, at 8:00 am on July 16, 2018. In addition, special use permittees and commercial use operators may resume their normal activities within the two National Park Service units.

"Even though the monsoons have begun, we're still in drought conditions," said Valles Caldera National Preserve Superintendent Jorge Silva-Bañuelos. "We ask that visitors continue to take appropriate precautions while enjoying our national parks and national forests," he added.

Santa Fe, NM – New Mexico Film Office director Nick Maniatis announced that the 2018 Emmy Award Nominations were announced and New Mexico shot productions "Godless" and "Waco" received a total of 15 nominations for a variety of awards.

"Godless" received a total of 13 nominations including New Mexicans Jo Edna Bolden (Location Casting) and Geordie Sheffer, Megan Daum and Carmen Jones (Outstanding Hair Styling for a Limited Series).

july 17 nmdot meeting rsLas Cruces: The New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) along with AUI INC. (Contractor) will be holding a public involvement meeting to discuss the improvement project of S. Valley Drive (NM 188)/Avenida de Mesilla (NM 28) Intersection Project.

nm edge summer 2018 graduates rsThe 2018 summer graduating class of New Mexico EDGE County College and certified public manager program. (NMSU photo by Jane Moorman)WRITER: Jane Moorman, 505-249-0527, jmoorman@nmsu.edu

SOCORRO – Three public officials have joined the ranks of New Mexico Certified Public Manager, the feature and nationally accredited program of NM EDGE.

White Sands Missile Range Notification

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

Traffic updates are posted on the NMDOT traffic advisory web-site at http://nmroads.com and can be retrieved through our automated system at 511 in New Mexico or 1-800-432-4269 from any line.

Santa Fe, NM – World War II veteran Dennis Ferk will be presented with a Bronze Star Medal at a special presentation ceremony in Santa Fe on July 20 at 1:30 p.m. at the Santa Fe Vet Center, located at 2209 Brothers Road.

Mr. Ferk had earned this prestigious award for meritorious achievement during ground combat from April, 1942 to May, 1944 in New Guinea in the Pacific Theater of World War II.

cattle rsThe premier national event Applied Reproduction Strategies in Beef Cattle Symposium will be Wednesday and Thursday, Aug. 29-30, at the Ruidoso Convention Center. The overall focus of the meeting is to describe the latest information about reproductive technologies and how to manage reproduction in beef cattle in the southwestern United States and northern Mexico.WRITER: Jane Moorman, 505-249-0527, jmoorman@nmsu.edu.

RUIDOSO – The premier national event in beef cattle reproduction management is coming to New Mexico.

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