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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.

 Santa Fe, N.M. - New Mexico Film Office Director Nick Maniatis announced today that the digital series "Snatchers," produced by Stage 13, a division of Warner Bros. Digital Networks, and streamed on Verizon's go90 media brand, will begin principal photography in early February through mid-March in Albuquerque.

 WASHINGTON – As President Trump and Congress continue to talk about making big investments in rebuilding America’s infrastructure, U.S. Senator Tom Udall and a group of Senate Democrats are calling on President Trump to prioritize expanding rural high-speed broadband internet in addition to roads, bridges and other construction needs.

Las Cruces: The New Mexico Department of Transportation District One office (NMDOT) has posted an alert for Tuesday February 6, 2018:The New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) along with NMSU will be conducting bridge load testing on US 70 at milepost 150.3 (Bridge over Interstate 25).

Las Cruces: The New Mexico Department of Transportation District One office (NMDOT) has posted an alert for Wednesday February 7, 2018:The New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) along with Tri-State Generation & Transmission (Contractor) will be changing out utility structures on the eastbound lanes of US 70. This will cause closures to the Roadrunner and Rinconada exits, a detour will be in place. Closure is expected to last from 9:00 am till 3:00 pm.For updated information go to: New Mexico Department of Transportation at www.nmroads.com.

Socorro/San Antonio: The New Mexico Department of Transportation District One office (NMDOT) along with White Sands Missile Range (WSMR) has posted an alert for Wednesday February 7, 2018 for HWY 380.
The roadblock is scheduled to be blocked at 6:30 am for approximately 2 hours and should be lifted at 8:30 am.

nick salazar honored rsSanta Fe, NM – Today, New Mexico House Democrats hosted American Indian Day to celebrate New Mexico's Pueblos, Tribes, and Nations' contributions to the state and the country. American Indian Day celebration began with cultural festivities in the Rotunda, then moved to a joint session where New Mexico's Tribes and Pueblos were recognized on the House Floor, and concluded with a special ceremony honoring the service of retiring Democratic Representative Nick Salazar.

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.
Traffic updates are posted on the NMDOT traffic advisory web-site at http://nmroads.com and can be retrieved through our automated system at 511 in New Mexico or 1-800-432-4269 from any line.

(Washington, D.C., February 2, 2018) – U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today introduced five new leaders within the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Departmental Administration. The key personnel named are: Donald Bice, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Administration; Gary Washington, Chief Information Officer; Mary Pletcher, Chief Human Capital Officer; George Cabaniss, Senior Procurement Executive; and Joseph Doyle, Customer Service Coordinator.

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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.

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