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.
Mora County, NM - On November 7, 2018 at about 7:51 a.m., the New Mexico State Police investigated a fatal crash on Interstate 25 at about mile post 398 north of Wagon Mound.
The initial investigation indicated a 2000 Chevrolet van driven by Cruz Gomez (70) of Mexico, was traveling south on Interstate 25, for reasons unknown, Gomez lost control of the vehicle and rolled. Gomez was taken to Alta Vista hospital in Las Vegas, New Mexico but later succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased. The passenger of the Chevrolet van was taken to the hospital for injuries not believed to be life threatening.
Alcohol does not appear to be a factor and seatbelts appear to have been properly utilized. No additional information is available at this time.
Santa Fe, N.M. - Today, New Mexico Film Office Director Nick Maniatis announced that the EPIX series "Our Lady, LTD," produced by MGM Television has begun principal photography in Santa Fe, N.M. with shooting running through March 2019.
The production will employ approximately 150 New Mexico crew members, 40 New Mexico actors and approximately 2,000 New Mexico background talent.
"New Mexico has become a major player in the 'Golden Age of Television'," said Nick Maniatis, Director of the New Mexico Film Office. "We are delighted to welcome 'Our Lady, LTD', yet another TV series representing long term economic impact for New Mexico crew, vendors and communities."
"We're honored to host the entire cast and crew of 'Our Lady, LTD' here in Santa Fe! Our television and film economy continues to grow, creating local jobs and contributing to our reputation as the place to make amazing movies and TV," said Santa Fe Mayor Alan Webber.
American Indian pueblo farmers and ranchers of northern New Mexico continue to be a vital economic component to the region with the longest continuous farming history in the continental United States, dating back more than 800 years.
While the tribal culture is based around agriculture, and traditional ways have been handed down from generation to generation, modern farmers and ranchers are learning how to blend modern methods with tradition.
Colfax County, NM - On November 7, 2018 just after midnight the New Mexico State Police investigated a fatal crash on U.S. 64 at about mile post 282 near Eagle Nest.
The initial investigation indicated a 1998 Subaru driven by Pahana Scott Quintanilla (46) of Taos, was traveling on U.S. 64, for reasons unknown, Quintanilla lost control, rolled, and was ejected. Quintanilla sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased at the scene by the Office of the Medical Investigator.
Alcohol does not appear to be a factor and seatbelts were not properly utilized. No additional information is available at this time.
Santa Fe, N.M. - Today, New Mexico Film Office Director Nick Maniatis announced that the feature "Greenbrier," produced by Sony Studios will begin principal photography mid-November through early February 2019 in Albuquerque.
"We are happy to welcome 'Greenbrier' and Sony Studios to New Mexico," said New Mexico State Film Office Director Nick Maniatis. "For years we've built up the film industry in New Mexico and strengthened our film incentives, now we're seeing success after success for the film industry in our state."
The production will employ approximately 300 New Mexico crew members, 16 New Mexico actors and approximately 450 New Mexico background talent.
"Greenbrier" tracks the escape of a kidnapped man and his quest for freedom.
Las Cruces: The New Mexico Department of Transportation District One office (NMDOT) has posted an alert for Wednesday November 7, 2018:
Las Cruces Barricade (Traffic Control) along with Apache Construction D.B.A. Valley Fence (Contractor) will be performing guardrail replacement along Interstate 10 in Dona Ana Co. Traffic will encounter lane drops at times with eastbound and westbound exits closed off to all traffic as needed. Motorists are asked to reduce speed, obey posted signs, and use extreme caution, and be cautious of personnel in the area. Construction hours will be Monday through Friday from 7:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and is expected to be completed by June 2019.
Beginning 11/7/2018 traffic will have to be diverted due to closures on I-10 eastbound on ramps at Valley Drive and Conway Avenue. I-10 driving (right) lane closures can be expected from mile marker 140 to 144. Advanced warning signage and detour will be in place. Closures are scheduled to be lifted on 11/9/2018.
For updated information go to: New Mexico Department of Transportation at here.
The FBI has charged Andres Otero in a federal criminal complaint with the October 30, 2018, robbery of an Albuquerque bank and other federal crimes.
Otero, 61, with addresses in Moriarty and Albuquerque, is charged with bank robbery, interference with interstate commerce by threats or violence, possessing a firearm during a crime of violence, and being a felon in possession of a firearm.
Otero, who was arrested by the Albuquerque Police Department on November 1, 2018, on an active arrest warrant out of Texas for violating his parole, is accused of robbing Washington Federal, 300 Eubank Blvd. NE.
He also is charged with the robberies of two other Albuquerque businesses, a Waffle House and a Dollar General store.
Wrote in support of language in Farm Bill that would make New Mexico’s acequias and land grants eligible for federal conservation programs
WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich and Representatives Michelle Lujan Grisham, Steve Pearce and Ben Ray Lújan are urging the House and Senate Agriculture Committees to maintain a provision in the 2018 Farm Bill to make acequias eligible for federal resources through the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS). They also requested that the committees include language to make land grants eligible for these resources as well. These provisions would help acequias and land grants better access critical grants and technical assistance from NRCS programs, including the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) and Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP).
The full text of the New Mexico delegation’s letter can be found here.
Those new to providing news releases to the Beat are asked to please check out submission guidelines at http://www.grantcountybeat.com/about/submissions They are for your information to make life easier on the readers, as well as the editor.
Welcome to our new version of classified ads. We invite you our readers to post your own classifieds, which are available for viewing 24/7 and are very reasonable in price. Right now you'll see a classified for mobile home lots for rent.
We have received complaints about large images blocking parts of other articles. If you encounter this problem, click on the title of the article you want to read and it will take you to that article's page, which shows only that article without any intruders. It's a software problem, not easily fixable, other than showing fewer articles per summary page. If you are a frequent visitor, you might not mind fewer articles per page, but if you only come once in a while, you likely want to see more articles to browse. Write me at firstname.lastname@example.org to let me know your feelings on this issue.
Because you are an esteemed member of The Grant County Beat readership, be assured that we at the Beat continue to do everything we can to be in full compliance with GDPR and pertinent US law, so that the information you have chosen to give to us cannot be compromised.
The Beat continues to bring you new columnists.Recent additions include one about end of life options, Compassionate Care.
The Beat has a 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.
The Beat totally appreciates its readers and subscribers!
All articles and photos indicated by a byline are copyrighted to the author or photographer. You may not use any information found within the articles without asking permission AND giving attribution to the source. Photos can be requested and may incur a nominal fee for use personally or commercially.
Don't forget to tell advertisers that you saw their ad on the Beat.
Feel free to notify email@example.com, if you notice any problems on the site. Your convenience is my desire for the Beat.
If you subscribe to the Join GCB Three Times Weekly Updates option on the left side of this page, you will be subscribed to email notifications with links to recently posted articles.
It's really easy to check to see if there's a classified ad. Just click on Classifieds in the blue menu and the page will open letting you know if there is a classified ad. Remember that your buying classified ads gives you a wide readership, as well as supporting the Beat. Post YOURS for quick results!
Note that if an article does not have a byline, it was sent to the Beat and written by someone not affiliated with the Beat
Consider the Beat your DAILY newspaper for up-to-date information about Grant County. It's at your fingertips! One Click to Local News.
Thanks for your support for and your readership of Grant County's online news source—www.grantcountybeat.com