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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.

July 8 meeting is the first of quarterly public outreach meetings

LOS ALAMOS — The New Mexico Environment Department is pleased to announce the first of its new quarterly public engagement meetings to discuss issues related to the scientific monitoring and regulation of Los Alamos National Laboratory.

El Paso, TX –  Today, Girl Scout councils across Texas are excited to announce a new patch program that honors the legacy and spirit of the women’s suffrage movement. The 2020 Women’s Right to Vote Centennial Patch Program, was designed to teach girls K-12 the history of voting rights in the United States and inspire them to make their world a better place. Exactly 100 years ago today, Texas became the ninth state to ratify the 19th Amendment, which one year later, in 1920, gave women across the nation the right to vote.

Incident Name: Moses Fire

Start Date & Time: June 27, 2019 - 1300

Start Location: McKinley County, Marquez Wildlife Area

Cause of Fire: Under investigation

Area Vegetation: Grass, brush

Clayton, NM - This afternoon, the The GEO Group released the following statement regarding the Northeast New Mexico Detention Facility: 

“After a ten year partnership, The GEO Group has decided to amicably end its contract operating the Northeast New Mexico Detention Facility. It is no longer feasible to recruit and retain personnel in the region without CPI increases that have not been funded over the last decade. We appreciate our long-standing partnership with the New Mexico Department of Corrections and the Town of Clayton, and we have agreed to a 90-day contract extension to maintain public safety and ensure a smooth operational transition for all parties, especially our valued employees who are presently being notified of the change. We will continue delivering high quality services under our partnership with the New Mexico DOC at our Guadalupe County and Lea County Correctional Facilities.”

SANTA FE – The administration of Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham is negotiating to oversee the management of the Northeast New Mexico Detention Facility in Clayton, N.M.

The New Mexico Corrections Department is working with the town of Clayton and the facility’s current operator, the GEO Group, to ensure a smooth and safe transition can occur. 

WASHINGTON, D.C. (June 27, 2019) – Today, U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) voted to pass the fiscal year 2020 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that supports New Mexico's men and women in uniform, military installations, national laboratories, the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP), Artificial Intelligence, and job-creating initiatives throughout the state. The legislation passed the Senate by a vote of 86-8. 

(Albuquerque, New Mexico) – The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) confirmed today that Vesicular Stomatitis Virus (VSV) has been identified in two horses at premises in Sandoval County, New Mexico. The property has been placed under quarantine.

New Mexico is the second state to report VSV this year. Two Texas counties – Kinney and Tom Green – each have a quarantine premises.

Dona Ana County, NM –New Mexico State Police is asking the public’s help identifying the driver and a vehicle that was involved in hit-and-run in the town of Vado, NM. 

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