facebook-24x24

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.

 Balderas reminds consumers that paid preparers are not allowed to deduct fees from a tax refund

Albuquerque, NM – This morning, Attorney General Hector Balderas is urging New Mexicans to be vigilant this tax season as they begin to prepare and file their federal and state taxes. Since many consumers will use the services of accounting and tax professionals this tax season, the Attorney General reminds consumers to do their homework when choosing and retaining a tax professional or tax preparer. In particular, Attorney General Balderas emphasized that all CPAs offering professional tax services in New Mexico must be licensed by the New Mexico Public Accountancy Board. CPA licenses can be verified by visiting the New Mexico Regulation and Licensing Department website at www.rld.state.nm.us.

nm edge rsThe latest graduating class of New Mexico EDGE County College was honored at the New Mexico Association of Counties' Legislative Conference in Santa Fe.
(NMSU photo by Jane Moorman)
WRITER: Jane Moorman, 505-249-0527, jmoorman@nmsu.edu

SANTA FE – The New Mexico EDGE graduation ceremony at the New Mexico Association of Counties' Legislative Conference on Jan. 18 marked a milestone for the nationally accredited program administered by New Mexico State University's Cooperative Extension Service.

marcy ward rsNew Mexico State University's Marcy Ward, Extension Livestock Specialist in Extension Animal Sciences and Natural Resources, will be one of the experts on hand at the "Let's Talk! Breakfast in Town" program Wednesday, Feb. 14, for ranchers in Chaves County and the surrounding area.
(NMSU photo by Andres Leighton)
WRITER: Darrell J. Pehr, 575-646-3223, pehr@nmsu.edu

ROSWELL, N.M. – Agricultural producers will gather with New Mexico State University livestock experts Wednesday, Feb. 14, for a Ranchers' Roundtable discussion of range livestock production at the Chaves County Farm and Livestock Bureau Building, 2500 Southeast Main Street (at the Eastern New Mexico State Fairgrounds).

SANTA FE – Working with State Auditor Wayne Johnson, State Representatives Zach Cook and Cathrynn Brown have introduced House Bill 269, Auditor Review of Publicly Financed Campaigns. The bi-partisan bill received a message from Governor Susana Martinez and has been assigned to the House Local Government, Elections, Land Grants and Cultural Affairs Committee. The bill would require the State Auditor's office to conduct a financial review of all campaign reports filed by candidates who receive public funding for their campaigns, at both the state and local levels.

"Currently only 10% of all candidates are reviewed; meaning that few if any candidates utilizing public dollars are reviewed at all." said State Auditor Wayne Johnson. "I believe that when candidates are using public funds to finance their campaign they should be reviewed just like any entity receiving tax dollars."

photo 1 rsThieves attach skimming devices to credit card scanners at fuel pumps, and the devices capture account data from cards used to purchase gas. In petroleum dispensers, the devices are often attached directly to a circuit board on the card reader. Consumer protection is part of the New Mexico Department of Agriculture's mission, and its Standards and Consumer Services Division works closely with law enforcement regarding reported skimmers.
(Photo courtesy New Mexico Department of Agriculture)
as Cruces, NM – Have you ever used a credit or debit card to purchase gasoline at the pump? If so, you may want to brush up on your knowledge about skimmer devices and learn how to protect yourself from having your card information stolen.

SANTA FE, NM – Today, the New Mexico Department of Veterans Services announced New Mexico’s special committee to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I.
The New Mexico World War I Centennial Commission will work locally on the National WWI Centennial Commission’s nationwide effort to educate Americans about the war. New Mexico’s commission will host events around the state highlighting New Mexico’s impact on the war and the sacrifices made by its citizens less than five years after becoming our nation’s 47th state.

SANTA FE, NM – Today, the New Mexico Department of Veterans Services announced New Mexico’s special committee to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I.
The New Mexico World War I Centennial Commission will work locally on the National WWI Centennial Commission’s nationwide effort to educate Americans about the war. New Mexico’s commission will host events around the state highlighting New Mexico’s impact on the war and the sacrifices made by its citizens less than five years after becoming our nation’s 47th state.

Alamogordo, N.M. - Today, Governor Susana Martinez announced that PreCheck, Inc. will expand its presence in Alamogordo, creating 30 new jobs. This is PreCheck's second major expansion in New Mexico since 2014 supported by the state's closing fund and job training program.

Join GCB Three Times Weekly Updates

Welcome to Three Times Weekly Updates! You will be subscribed to email notifications with links to recently posted articles.
captcha 
You can unsubscribe anytime. We never share or rent your email to anyone.

Fire Alerts

Editor's Note

The Grant county Beat continues to bring you new columnists. New this past week are the Christian Corner, for those who are already Christians or are exploring the beliefs.

The second is a business-centered column—Your Business Connection by the New Mexico Business Coalition. The group works to make policy in the state of New Mexico better for all businesses, large and small.

The Beat has a new 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!  

WARNING:

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 editor@grantcountybeat.com, if you notice any problems on the site. Your convenience is my desire for the Beat.

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com.

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.

Note: This is another component that is in progress of going to a different software to make it easier for you to use and find classifieds that interest you. Check Out Classifieds. And look at Sponsors to see who is helping the Beat.

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

When you click on the blue and orange button on the upper left side of most pages, you will find out how you can help the Beat defray its expenses, which, with increased readership, continue to grow. You will arrive at a page that gives you options of how you can Help the Beat. All help is greatly appreciated and keeps the news you want and need coming into your browser.

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