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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 - The New Mexico Film Office will host its 7th annual New Mexico Film & Media Industry Conference on August 9 and 10 at the Hyatt Regency, 330 Tijeras Ave NW, Albuquerque, NM 87102. This two-day conference is a chance to learn about the film industry from a wide variety of instructors.

Albuquerque, NM – June 11, 2019 – Families facing Alzheimer’s disease will have access to a free educational presentation in Las Cruces, NM offered by the Alzheimer’s Association, New Mexico Chapter.

“Know The 10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s Disease” is a FREE presentation by the Alzheimer’s Association, New Mexico Chapter and will be held Tuesday, August 6 from 2:00 to 3:00pm. The event will be hosted at Crossroads In-home Care, 189 Howard Place, Las Cruces, NM 88011. The presentation is open to all citizens of Las Cruces and surrounding communities.

Las Cruces: The New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) along with AUI INC. (Contractor) will be holding a public involvement meeting to discuss the improvement project of Valley Drive (NM 188)/Avenida de Mesilla (NM 28) Intersection Project.

When: 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm, Tuesday July 16, 2019

WASHINGTON, July 11, 2019 - The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) reminds people in the forecast path of the major storm in the Gulf of Mexico to take steps now to protect the safety and health of their food, and farmers and ranchers about USDA resources available to help if their operations are affected by the storm.

Environment Department’s emergency rule will take effect August 1 

SANTA FE — The New Mexico Environment Department (NMED) will host a series of informational meetings for those interested in transporting, processing and manufacturing products from hemp. 

SANTA FE – The New Mexico Higher Education Department on Wednesday announced it is awarding millions in scholarship funds to New Mexico colleges and universities for teacher education scholarships, providing up to $3,000 per semester toward each eligible applicant’s tuition, fees, books, course supplies and other costs beginning with the fall 2019 semester. 

On Thursday August 1, 2019 Rebecca Orozco will be presenting on “Culture, Language and Horses” at Schieffelin Hall at 7 pm.

In June 2018 Rebecca Orozco went to Kazakhstan on a Fulbright-Hays Group Study Project. Her proposed research topic was to compare the original domestication of the horse which occurred on the steppes of Central Asia with the re-domestication by Native American groups after the conquest.  Hear about her journey and the unexpected turns her project took.

The New Mexico Breastfeeding Task Force (NMBTF) is encouraging individuals, employers and organizations to empower parents and enable breastfeeding during World Breastfeeding Week, which runs August 1 – 7, 2019. The Task Force is committed to having New Mexico lead the nation in breastfeeding stats, where mothers and their children experience the health and bonding benefits provided by breastfeeding.

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