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.

ALBUQUERQUE – In a unanimous ruling (5-0) today, the New Mexico Supreme Court voted to prohibit Secretary of State Maggie Tolouse Oliver from moving forward with the Democrats’ corrupt attempt to rig elections by implementing straight ticket voting. The Supreme Court issued its decision in response to an emergency petition for Writ of Mandamus filed by the Republican Party of New Mexico, Unite New Mexico, the Libertarian Party of New Mexico, the Elect Liberty PAC, and Democratic candidate Heather Nordquist. 

WRITER: Dana Catron, 505-469-8411, dderego@ad.nmsu.edu

The New Mexico Federal and State Technology Partnership Program (NM FAST), housed at New Mexico State University's Arrowhead Center, was one of just 24 universities and organizations nationwide to receive a FAST grant this year from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA).

jujube tasting rsParticipants of a tasting workshop enjoy the unique taste and texture of the Chinese date fruit of the jujube tree. There will be a jujube tasting 2-4 p.m. Friday, Sept. 28, at NMSU's Sustainable Agriculture Center at Alcalde. (Photo by Jane Moorman)WRITER: Jane Moorman, 505-249-0527, jmoorman@nmsu.edu

LOS LUNAS – Have you ever tasted a AmeriZao? It has the texture of an apple, but not the tartness. It can also taste like a date. This fruit of many flavors is the American jujube, also known as Chinese dates, that have been propagated and tested by New Mexico State University's College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences.

Carlsbad, NM – Brantley Lake State Park will host a Safety Day on Saturday, September 22, 2018, from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. in the day use area. Numerous organizations including Artesia Fire, New Mexico Game and Fish, Desert Willow Wildlife Rehab, Carlsbad Soil and Water Conservation District, Bureau of Land Management Fire, Guadalupe National Park Service Ridge Trail, Living Desert Zoo and Gardens State Park and Occidental Petroleum will have booths centered around various safety topics.
The day use park fees will be waived for those attending the Safety Day event. Regular park fees will apply if staying at the park after attending the event. For more information, call the park at (575) 457-2384.

Carlsbad, NM – Living Desert Zoo & Gardens State Park will host the annual March for Parks event on National Public Lands Day, Saturday, September 29 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., with the zoo doors opening at 9 a.m. March for Parks has been a community event in Carlsbad, NM since 1995 and helps raise funding for community park projects and school field trips.
To participate in this fun event, pick up a pledge sheet at the Living Desert State Park, collect money from sponsors, and register at one of the two registration sites. For participants who wish to ride bikes, longboards, rollerblades or skateboards from the beach to the Zoo, there will be a registration table at the Lake Carlsbad Beach Park. Registration and turning in money at the beach is between 8:00 - 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, Sept 29.

Socorro/San Antonio: The New Mexico Department of Transportation District One office (NMDOT) along with White Sands Missile Range (WSMR) has posted an alert for Friday September 14, 2018 for HWY 380.
The roadblock is scheduled to be blocked at 7:30 a.m. for approximately 2 hours and should lift by 9:30 a.m. This block will affect Hwy 380 in the northern portion of the range at Gold Block (mile marker 3) and Silver Block (mile marker 49). Be advised and aware all blocks are subject to change without notice.

herrellYvette Herrell was just named a 'Young Gun' by the National Republican Congressional Committee.

The NRCC Young Guns program is a recognition for candidates that are running the strongest campaigns across America. It's also a reflection of the importance of the Second Congressional District seat and how hard Yvette is working to ensure that it remains in the Republican corner in November.

The NRCC praised her campaign, stating “Yvette made the decision to run for Congress because she cares about New Mexico and understands the importance of having a voice in Washington that will represent our values, our culture and our future.”

The first video - “Engage People” - of the Voices of MainStreet New Mexico has been launched on the New Mexico MainStreet Facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/NMMainStreet/

MainStreet statewide partners speak to the power of MainStreet strategies to implement local projects, through community based economic development. It is why property and business owners, residents and funding partners are coming together to build vibrant downtowns stronger economies.

“MainStreet is a grassroots effort.” Rhona Espinoza, Board Member of the New Mexico Coalition of MainStreet Communities and Executive Director of Belen MainStreet, said. “It is all about people coming together and working toward a common goal of rebuilding places that are important to our collective story. It is incremental, and it takes time, but it is worth it!”

We are the Voices of MainStreet New Mexico!

The New Mexico Coalition of MainStreet Communities is a not-for-profit 501(c)(6) comprised of communities who work with New Mexico MainStreet and the New Mexico Economic Development Department to revitalize historic commercial districts through partnerships. We focus on building relationships that create opportunities in rural and urban downtowns. These videos tell the stories of people in our communities and represent the collective vision and efforts of these partnerships.

For more information contact: NM Coalition of MainStreet Communities, Lisa Pellegrino-Spear, 575.309.8370, clovismainstreet@gmail.com

Website: nmmainstreetcoalition.com; nmmainstreet.org

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