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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 – State General Services Secretary Ken Ortiz announced his department will soon enter into a contract with a private firm to develop a security master plan for executive office buildings in Santa Fe. 

“State employees deserve to feel safe and secure at their workplace,” Ortiz said. 

New Mexico Economic Development Department Cabinet Secretary Alicia J. Keyes will join other state leaders on Saturday Aug. 10 at Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham’s constituent outreach event in Albuquerque.

The Governor’s Cabinet in Your Community constituent services day is set for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Carpenters Local 1319 Union Hall, 3900 Pan American Freeway NE, Albuquerque, N.M. 87107. 

SANTA FE – The Lujan Grisham administration is hosting the first Governor’s Cabinet in Your Community event Saturday, Aug. 10, in Albuquerque . 

High-level representatives from departments and agencies across state government, including the Governor’s Office, will be on hand to field walk-in constituents. Constituents from farther afield are encouraged to call in. 

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (August 6, 2019) – With nearly 200 local officials and participants from across New Mexico, U.S. Senator Heinrich (D-N.M.) and City of Albuquerque Mayor Tim Keller, along with the State of New Mexico, Bernalillo County, Rocky Mountain Institute, U.S. Department of Energy, U.S. Department of Agriculture, and National Renewable Energy Laboratory concluded the 2019 Energy Summit: Building New Mexico’s Clean Energy Future. 

ALBUQUERQUE – Speaking at an energy summit hosted by U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich in Albuquerque, Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham on Tuesday announced she will include measures to reform the Public Regulation Commission on the agenda for next year’s legislative session scheduled to begin in January. In the months leading up to the legislative session, the governor will work with legislators, members of the business and conservation communities and other stakeholders on this legislation. 

Otero County, NM – On Wednesday, August 14, 2019 there will be an intermittent road closure of U.S. Highway 82 between mile post 7-8, near the Tunnel Vista Observation Site, west of Cloudcroft, NM.    

The intermittent road closure is expected to persist beginning at 9:00 a.m. and ending at 7:00 p.m. while debris from a Commercial Motor Vehicle rollover crash is removed. Drivers are asked to use caution, expect delays, and seek alternate routes and detour routes during this time.  

SANTA FE, NM – The New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH) announced today a skunk that interacted with a pet dog in Curry County has tested positive for rabies, bringing the total number of confirmed rabid skunks within the county to four in 2019. 

A fox was also reported positive for rabies in May for a total of five rabid animals in this county this year. 

Roadway Closure: Brahman Road and Bataan Memorial West Intersection, Mile Post 159 to 160, Las Cruces, NM

Las Cruces: The New Mexico Department of Transportation District One office (NMDOT) has posted an alert for Monday August 12, 2019:

A Mountain Construction (Contractor) will begin drainage improvements on Bataan Memorial West along US 70 at Brahman Road. Traffic will encounter a US 70 westbound ramp closure along with lane closures on Bataan Memorial West and Nasa Road, detour will be in place.

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