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.

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Tom Udall (D-N.M.) and Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) and U.S. Representative Xochitl Torres Small (D-N.M.) announced that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is awarding $118,000 to the Pueblo of Laguna in New Mexico for environmental regulatory programs and to address environmental issues on Tribal lands. Current environmental regulatory programs in the Pueblo of Laguna include management of water (and surface water) quality, air quality and hazardous waste cleanup.

Signup Begins Sept. 11 for More Than $3 Billion in Aid

WASHINGTON, D.C., Sept. 9, 2019 – U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today announced that agricultural producers affected by natural disasters in 2018 and 2019, including Hurricane Dorian, can apply for assistance through the Wildfire and Hurricane Indemnity Program Plus (WHIP+). Signup for this U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) program will begin Sept. 11, 2019.

The SBIR submission process can be daunting. Designed as an intensive introduction to SBIR proposal preparation, Arrowhead Center’s SBIR Accelerator (ACSA) provides the structure and support you need to put together a strong proposal package.

Drawing on the resources and expertise of NM FAST, ACSA provides a guided, structured track of support, from registration to submission. Throughout the multi-week program, participants receive guidance on areas such as selecting the most relevant topic area, preparing an accurate budget, and creating a complete proposal package. Each week focuses on a different aspect of proposal preparation and creation.

Santa Fe, NM---AG Balderas announced today that he, along with 49 other Attorneys General, is investigating Google's overarching control of online advertising markets and search traffic that may have led to anticompetitive behavior that harms consumers and creates a barrier to access to free digital markets.

“As more and more of our lives are lived online it is absolutely critical that our regulation of these online tech giants keep up,” Attorney Balderas said. “When the federal government is slow to act or, in some cases, doesn’t act at all, I will continue to step in and aggressively protect consumers, privacy and the free market.”

The following is information for the distribution of a Missing Endangered Advisory from the Dona Ana County Sheriff’s Office. Please refer all media inquiries to the Dona Ana County Sheriff’s Office at (575) 526-0795.

The Dona Ana County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public's assistance in locating Beverly Louise Peacock, a Caucasian female, seventy-one-year-old, five foot three inches tall, weighing 126 pounds, with grey hair and green eyes. Ms. Peacock was last seen wearing a blue and white blouse, blue pants, dark shoes and was carrying a white tote bag. Ms. Peacock was last seen on September 7, 2019 around 2:51 p.m., walking in the area of Feathermoon Drive in Santa Theresa, NM. Ms. Peacock is missing and is believed to be in DANGER if not located.

Fairgoers have opportunity to judge over 30 locally-made salsas

(Albuquerque, NM) – Do you have what it takes to judge the best salsas in New Mexico? Whether you’re a salsa connoisseur or simply a fan of New Mexico-made food, the New Mexico Department of Agriculture invites you to participate in this year’s Battle of the Salsas at the New Mexico State Fair.

NMDA will host the Battle of the Salsas from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 7 in the Agriculture Building courtyard. All New-Mexico-made, commercially-produced and shelf-stable salsas that are already available for sale at the New Mexico Country Store are eligible for entry.

Fairgoers have the chance to select their favorite salsa from over 30 samples of New Mexico’s best. Participants will receive a bag of New Mexico-made tortilla chips and a ballot to vote. After the votes are counted, the top three crowd favorites will be announced.

(Albuquerque, New Mexico) – New Mexico State Fairgoers may purchase a variety of tasty items at the New Mexico – Taste the Tradition Country Store.

Open from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. during the state fair Sept. 5 to Sept. 15 in Albuquerque, the store features products such as chips, chile products, spice mixes, baked goods, jams, jellies, candies, coffee and nuts.

As a country store customer, you’ll be part of the first-ever Elevate New Mexico Agriculture $5 at a Time campaign. The New Mexico Department of Agriculture challenges New Mexico households to spend $5, or increase their spending by at least $5, on New Mexico agriculture products year-round.

Las Cruces, NM – Arrowhead Center at New Mexico State University will host a reception celebrating Spaceport America’s new home in Las Cruces, as well as a new collaborative agreement between NMSU and Spaceport America.

The reception will take place from 4-6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 11, at 4605 Research Park Circle, Suite A. Those who wish to attend are asked to RSVP here.

The reception will also celebrate the signing of a memorandum of agreement between Spaceport America and NMSU to form a collaborative effort to advance student success in the STEM fields, along with research, economic development and community outreach.

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