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Awards Presented at the 2019 New Mexico Mining Association Convention
SOCORRO, N.M. – The Mining and Minerals Division of the New Mexico Energy, Minerals and Natural Resources Department (EMNRD) presented the 2019 Excellence in Reclamation Awards to two projects: Navajo Transitional Energy Company and North American Coal Corporation – Bisti Fuels Company for their dedication to cultivate interest in mining, reclamation, and STEM-related careers through education, outreach, and community service to help students and residents from the Navajo Nation and surrounding communities; and Freeport McMoRan Chino Mines, Borderlands Restoration Network, Gila Watershed Partnership, and Bat Conservation International for their successful “Agave Roundup in Grant County” project that salvaged more than 750 agave plants for use in mine reclamation areas and non-mining areas for the benefit of improved bat habitat and environmental awareness.
Seventeen grant winners announced for making direct positive economic impacts in communities
(Albuquerque, N.M.) – Seventeen New Mexico nonprofits now have a total of $500,000 towards their mission of economic vitality by offering job skills training, programs supporting entrepreneurs, and helping low income clients get jobs. All grants were provided through a PNM Power Up grant by the PNM Resources Foundation.
“A strong nonprofit sector is key to thriving communities,” said Wayne Frye, PNM Resources Foundation board president. “It is truly an honor for the PNM Resources Foundation to support so many organizations making such an important economic impact to the communities in which we live, work, and raise our families.”
Rolston St. Hilaire, head of the Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences, Interim Head of Extension and Plant Sciences and a professor within the College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences at New Mexico State University has been inducted into the American Society for Horticulture Science’s 2019 class of Fellows.
The ASHS was established in 1903 and is recognized around the world as one of the most respected and influential professional societies for horticultural scientists. To be considered for a nomination, nominees must be active with at least 10 years of membership. The number of living and active fellows cannot exceed 10 percent of the eligible membership.
LAS CRUCES, NM - On Sept. 11, 2019, the Bureau of Land Management’s Las Cruces District Resource Advisory Council (RAC) will convene for a meeting at the Las Cruces District Office at 1800 Marquess Street, Las Cruces, NM. The meeting will be held from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and is open to the public.
Planned agenda items include updates on current and proposed projects in the Las Cruces District, including lands/realty, planning, and energy projects. There will also be updates on the John D. Dingell Jr. Conservation, Management and Recreation Act and its effects on the District as well as a presentation from the U.S. Forest Service on recreation fees.
(Albuquerque, New Mexico) – With plenty of brews and wines, there won’t be a shortage of local flavor at the 2019 New Mexico State Fair in Albuquerque.
For the fifth year, the New Mexico Department of Agriculture is hosting Reds, Whites and Brews Happy Hours during the state fair Sept. 5 to Sept. 15. Happy hours will be offered from 3 to 8 p.m. in the Agriculture Building courtyard, located west of the Manuel Lujan building as follows:
Application deadline: Friday, September 27 at 5:00 p.m.
The New Mexico Economic Development Department is offering Small Business Innovation Research (NM SBIR) grant awards up to $100,000 to accelerate commercialization of technologies developed with the aid of the federal SBIR awards.
Phase II grants - $100,000Phase I grants - $25,000
Deming: The New Mexico Department of Transportation District One office (NMDOT) has posted an alert for Monday September 9, 2019:
The New Mexico Department of Transportation will have employees and equipment on the I-10 from milepost 49 to 116 for bridge deck cleaning. Traffic will encounter various lane closures on both eastbound and westbound lanes as well as a reduced speed limit of 45 mph. Construction hours will be Monday through Thursday from 7:00 am to 5:30 pm and is expected to be completed by winter 2019.
For updated information go to: New Mexico Department of Transportation at www.nmroads.com or call 511.
SANTA FE, NM – The New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH) is investigating six mumps cases with ages ranging from seven to 41 years in Bernalillo County. Mumps is a highly contagious disease that is typically preventable through vaccination. Two doses of MMR vaccine (measles, mumps, rubella) are recommended. All New Mexico residents should be vaccinated against mumps. If you need to be immunized, see your healthcare provider.
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