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:

Monday July 1, School of Rock (Colorado) Summer Tour 2019, Experience the school that inspired the movie!  School of Rock is the largest after-school music education program in the United States. The school has "the ultimate goal of performing live in front of real crowds" and the official motto of the school is "To inspire the world to rock…on stage and in life".  The most skilled students in each school form a band and play concerts in their city, and the top students from each school compete to become a member of an "All-Star" band and tour regionally. School of Rock (Colorado) Summer Tour 2019, KTAOS Solar Center, Monday July 1, 7PM, $10, Kids 12 & Under FREE.

USDA scientists and researchers reported 320 new inventions in 2018

(Salinas, California, June 28, 2019) – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today released its annual Technology Transfer Report, which highlights innovations from scientists and researchers that are solving problems for farmers, ranchers, foresters, and producers; and creating opportunities for American businesses to thrive. Yesterday, Secretary Perdue discussed the release of the Technology Transfer Report at the Forbes AgTech Summit held in Salinas, CA during a fireside chat with Mike Federle, the CEO of Forbes. 

SANTA FE – The state Supreme Court today set aside the death sentences of the only inmates awaiting execution in New Mexico, concluding that their sentences were unlawfully disproportionate in comparison to the penalties imposed in similar murder cases.

In a divided decision, three justices sent the cases of Timothy Allen and Robert Fry back to a district court in San Juan County to impose sentences of life imprisonment.

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.  

Eleven bill package includes Udall bills to support Native American language reauthorization, Tribal small business development, Native American veterans housing, and Tribal self-governance

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Tom Udall (D-N.M.), vice chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, announced unanimous Senate passage of 11 Indian Affairs Committee bills, including two Udall-led bills and two Udall-cosponsored bills.  All 11 bills will now be sent to the U.S. House of Representatives for consideration.

Albuquerque, NM – June 28, 2019 - Families facing Alzheimer’s disease will have access to  free classes in Farmington and Alamogordo, offered by the Alzheimer’s Association, New Mexico Chapter.

“The Basics of Alzheimer’s Disease” is a FREE presentation by the Alzheimer’s Association, New Mexico Chapter and will be held Wednesday July 17 from 10:00am-12:00 noon. The event will be hosted at San Juan Center for Independence, 1204 San Juan Blvd., Farmington, NM 87401. The class is free and open to all citizens of Farmington and surrounding communities.

The SBIR Road Tour is coming to Albuquerque, New Mexico on Wednesday, August 14, 2019 from 8 am - 5 pm at the Albuquerque Convention Center to convey the non-dilutive, technology funding opportunity provided through the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs.

Heidi Crnkovic has joined the Otero County Cooperative Extension Service office as its new 4-H agent. As an Extension 4-H agent, Crnkovic will work with youth, parents and volunteer leaders and will work to build the confidence and skills of the local youth that will carry them into future careers and leadership opportunities. She will also be given the opportunity to utilize science-based curriculums and programs to provide hands-on learning opportunities for youth in her community.

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