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.

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Free Water Tests at the Ute Park Fire Department, 14 Hummingbird Ln, Ute Park, NM 87749

SANTA FE, N.M. – The New Mexico Environment Department (NMED) and the New Mexico Department of Health (DOH) are hosting a free Domestic Well Water Testing event in Ute Park tomorrow. Well owners are encouraged to periodically test their drinking water even though such tests can cost as much as $150. The state’s free well water testing events help save consumers money while educating on safe drinking water.

“The Environment Department provides the advice and assistance that New Mexicans need to ensure that clean drinking water is available,” said Environment Secretary Butch Tongate. “Our water fair testing events are conducted throughout the state, at no cost, to encourage participation, heighten awareness, and to educate private well owners about safe, clean, drinking water.”

Washington, DC – U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today announced further reorganization of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), intended to improve customer service, strengthen offices and programs, and save taxpayer dollars. The Economic Research Service (ERS), currently under USDA's Research, Education, and Economics mission area, will realign once again with the Office of the Chief Economist (OCE) under the Office of the Secretary. Additionally, most employees of ERS and the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) will be relocated outside of the National Capital Region. The movement of the employees outside of Washington, DC is expected to be completed by the end of 2019.

ALBUQUERQUE, NM – Honor Guards from throughout the state are encouraged to attend the Tenth Annual Military Honors Burial Training and Conference on August 23 at the New Mexico Veterans Memorial, located at 1100 Louisiana Boulevard NE. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m., and the conference begins at 9 a.m.
Honor Guards are all-volunteer units which perform the flag-fold ceremony, 21-Rifle Volley, and a bugle rendition of Taps at the funerals of fallen veterans or active-duty military personnel — providing a proper "Final Salute" befitting honorably-discharged men and women who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces.

SANTA FE, NM – Purple Heart Award recipients will be honored at a special Purple Heart Recognition Ceremony in Santa Fe on Saturday, August 25.
Award recipients, their family members, friends, and the public are invited to attend the 10a.m. ceremony at the Santa Fe Veterans Memorial, located at 407 Galisteo Street (at the northeast corner of the Bataan Memorial Building).

nm dept veterans services logo(SANTA FE, NM) --The New Mexico World War I Centennial Commission and the New Mexico History Museum are presenting a symposium in Santa Fe on August 25 to highlight the Centennial of the end of World War I.

The free symposium begins at 9 a.m. at the museum, located downtown at 113 Lincoln Avenue next to the Palace of the Governors on the Santa Fe Plaza. New Mexico Department of Veterans Services Secretary Jack Fox, who is a commission member, will give the Welcome Address and set the stage for the day's presentations.

World War 1: "The Great War"

World War 1 ended 100 years ago this year, when a ceasefire was signed on November 11, 1918 to end hostilities between the Allied Forces (the United States, France, and the United Kingdom) and Germany.

New Mexico became our nation's 47th state just two years before the war erupted due to longstanding tensions in Europe. Nearly 14,000 New Mexicans were sent to fight in the war—with 228 killed in action.

Among the topics to be covered by panel of speakers: How the assassination of a prominent member of royalty sparked the war, how an intercepted telegraph from Germany to Mexico led America to finally enter the war which it had resisted entering, and the key role an artillery unit from New Mexico played in the war--and why it received some of the highest accolades from the war by U.S. Army Commanding General John "Black Jack" Pershing.

For more information, contact DVS Public Information Officer Ray Seva atray.seva@state.nm.us or (505) 827-6352.

ALBUQUERQUE, NM – U.S. Representative Michelle Lujan Grisham (NM-01) released the following statement in reaction to two federal grant awards totaling $5.2 million for Head Start and Early Head Start programs in New Mexico.
"I welcome this investment in the early education and future of New Mexico's children and families. Early childhood education has a proven, beneficial impact in boosting graduation rates, increasing earnings, and addressing poverty overall,"says Rep. Lujan Grisham. "These Head Start grants will help many more New Mexican children and families grow up with a passion for learning, have a fair chance at good-paying jobs, and reach a more secure future. I will continue to support investing in programs that educate children, and strengthen our economy and communities."

"Artwalk" the plank this second Saturday, August 11, 2018 as "Bisbee Pirates of the Wasteland" descend upon the town.

Susan Brown, research professor and director of the STEM Outreach Center at New Mexico State University, has been named interim dean of the NMSU College of Education, NMSU President John Floros announced Tuesday.

Brown, who has also served as the college's interim associate dean of research, will head the college as the university searches for a permanent dean to succeed Donald Pope-Davis, who left the university last month to become dean of The Ohio State University College of Education and Human Ecology.

"I look forward to a productive year as we implement the first phase of our college reorganization. I am honored to have been chosen for this position," Brown said.

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