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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.

Albuquerque, NM, June 27, 2019– Sacred Wind Communications, Inc. and Microsoft Corp. announced a new agreement to bring broadband connectivity to rural New Mexico. As part of the Microsoft Airband Initiative, Sacred Wind will use fixed wireless technologies, including TV white spaces (TVWS), the unused UHF and VHF spectrum, to deliver fast and reliable internet service to rural, underserved communities in Northwest New Mexico that currently do not have access to basic broadband services.

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich, and U.S. Representatives Ben Ray Luján, Deb Haaland and Xochitl Torres Small, introduced legislation to increase research, education, and treatment for Cavernous Cerebral Malformations (CCM), an uncommon genetic blood vessel disease that impacts the brain and spinal cord and is more prevalent among Hispanics in southwestern states like New Mexico, Texas, Arizona, and Colorado. The Cerebral Cavernous Malformations Clinical Awareness, Research and Education Act (CCM-CARE) would expand National Institute of Health (NIH) research to increase awareness, treatment and prevention of CCM in New Mexico and nationwide.

Santa Fe - New Mexico Regulation and Licensing Department Superintendent Marguerite Salazar announced Thursday that the Construction Industries Division participated with the National Association of State Contractors Licensing Agencies (NASCLA) in a national coordinated enforcement effort, the weeks of June 3 – 21, 2019, which included eleven NASCLA State Members who took part in this event across the country. Participating states included Arizona, California, District of Columbia, Florida, Mississippi, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Rhode Island, Texas, and Utah.

Las Cruces: The New Mexico Department of Transportation District One office (NMDOT) has posted an alert for Monday July 8, 2019:

Bixby Electric (Contractor) will begin installation of fiber for the Intelligent Transportation System (ITS). Lane closures and shoulder work will be in effect on both the northbound and southbound lanes. Motorists are asked to reduce speed, obey posted signs, use extreme caution, and be cautious of personnel in the area. Hours of operation will be from 6:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday. Construction is expected to be completed by November 2019.  

WASHINGTON, D.C., June 27, 2019 – U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today released the following statement on President Donald Trump’s appointment of Chad Rupe as Administrator of the Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Rural Utilities Service.

Santa Fe, NM – New Mexico State Parks encourages visitors to be cautious around shorelines and coves as blue-green algae may be present in the water.  State Parks is advising visitors who recreate along the beach of possible health risks associated with exposure to blue-green algae, which is  a naturally occurring organism in lakes that can produce toxins but is short-lived. As a precaution, State Parks is posting notices throughout lake parks and distributing flyers to visitors. 

The Latest Veterans’ Outreach Effort in a Busy Year for the Agency

(ALBUQUERQUE, NM)—The New Mexico Department of Veterans Services (DVS) has accepted an invitation to take part in the Veteran Suicide Safe Messaging and Social Media Conference on July 11-12 in Washington, D.C.

The conference is presented by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) in conjunction with a nationwide Mayor’s Challenge dealing with the prevention of suicide among military active-serve members, veterans, and their family members.

EMNRD-FORESTRY DIVISION

Incident Name: Moses Fire

Start Date & Time: June 27, 2019 - 1300

Start Location: McKinley County, Marquez Wildlife Area

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