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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.

(Washington, D.C. – May 31, 2019) – U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue issued the following statement in response to the Environmental Protection Agency’s final rule on E-15:

Unique Events:

Friday June 7, The Rifters, The Rifters will be in the house performing some legendary Taos Country Music!  Don Richmond, Rod Taylor, and Jim Bradley make up this country trio with beautiful three part harmonies and music ranging from driving bluegrass to ethereal desert beauty! The Rifters are well known for keeping the crowd moving so when you come out this Friday night, be sure to bring you dancing shoes! 7PM Doors, 8PM Showtime, $10 general admission, all ages welcome with parent/guardian supervision.

(ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.) – Yesterday, PNM trained close to 100 first responders on the dangers of electricity, and educated them about ways to stay safe in situations involving electrical equipment and facilities.  PNM works closely with local fire and police departments in a variety of scenarios, and the launch of this yearly training is another way to enhance the relationship between the utility and the first responder groups in New Mexico.  

ALBUQUERQUE, May 24, 2019 – USDA is making available up to $40 million in technical and financial assistance to help eligible conservation partners across the United States voluntarily protect, restore and enhance critical wetlands on agricultural lands. Restored wetlands improve water quality downstream and improve wildlife habitat, while also providing flood prevention and recreational benefits to communities.

Next application cycle will target alternative-fueled vehicles, charging infrastructure

SANTA FE — The New Mexico Environment Department is seeking public comments on its Beneficiary Mitigation Plan, which outlines how funds received as part of the 2017 Volkswagen (VW) settlement agreement will be used.

Funding will support treatment and prevention planning in rural communities across New Mexico and Indian Country, including Santa Fe, San Juan, and southern NM counties

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich, along with U.S. Representatives Ben Ray Luján, Deb Haaland, and Xochitl Torres Small, announced that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has awarded three grants totaling $600,000 to rural communities across New Mexico and Indian Country in order to help combat the opioid epidemic.

Carlsbad, NM - On May 19, 2019, the New Mexico State Police Investigation Bureau was contacted to investigate a police shooting involving the Carlsbad Police Department (CPD).

Angel Fire, NM - On May 5, 2019, the New Mexico State Police Investigations Bureau was called to investigate a police shooting involving the Angel Fire Police Department.

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Editor's Note

Mary Alice tried out a different format for reporting the lengthy County Commission preliminary budget hearing. Instead of traditional narrative sentences, to do it more quickly and efficiently, she put the name of each speaker before a paraphrased version of their comments. Questions were not necessarily asked by the speaker, but they were answered by the one replying. Please let editor@grantcountybeat.com know if you love, hate or are indifferent about the format. It may lead to how some reports are written henceforth in order to get them out in a more timely manner.

Mary Alice is back, but on slow-mo, trying to catch up with all that didn't get done before she had to leave. And doing everything that happened after she got back! Working on it

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The Beat has a 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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