News Releases

New Mexico MainStreet Announces New Frontier Communities

New Mexico Economic Development Department
Santa Fe, May 23, 2018

Santa Fe, N.M. - Today, New Mexico MainStreet announced that the communities of Cimarron, Conchas Dam, Rodeo, and Taos Pueblo have been selected to participate in MainStreet`s Frontier Communities Initiative. The Frontier Communities Initiative is project-based and designed to serve New Mexico`s rural communities, less than 7,500 in population, through catalytic economic development projects that have substantial impact on job creation, business development, leveraging of private sector reinvestment, and/or enhancement of the community`s economic environment.

Governor Announces Record Levels of Energy Diversification in New Mexico

State of New Mexico - Office of the Governor
Santa Fe, May 23, 2018

Santa Fe, N.M. – Today, Governor Susana Martinez announced, for the first time ever, in the first two months of 2018 renewable energy accounted for over 30 percent of the state’s electricity generation. This diversification of New Mexico`s energy sector can be attributed to the Governor`s "all of the above" energy policy plan which was unveiled in 2015 – New Mexico`s first energy policy in nearly 25 years.

Final Push for Registrations * NMSO State Summer Games

New Mexico Senior Olympics
Roswell, May 23, 2018

The New Mexico Senior Olympics State Summer Games needs your help to get the word out for our FINAL PUSH with registering athletes and signing up volunteers for our 40th Anniversary Games!

Two Mexican Nationals Facing Federal Drug Charges Based on Significant Cocaine Seizures in New Mexico

US Department of Justice, District of New Mexico
Albuquerque, May 23, 2018

First Arrested on May 17, 2018 on 12-Pound Cocaine Seizure and Second Arrested on May 19, 2018 on 21-Pound Cocaine Seizure
ALBUQUERQUE – Two Mexican Nationals who were arrested last week in connection with seizures of large quantities of cocaine made their initial appearances yesterday in federal court in Las Cruces, N.M. Miguel Angel Nava-Dominguez, 32, is facing cocaine trafficking offenses arising out of the seizure of more than 12 pounds of cocaine at a U.S. Border Patrol checkpoint in southern New Mexico on May 17, 2018. Fidelmar Chavez-Quezada, 52, is charged with cocaine trafficking offenses arising out of the seizure of more than 21 pounds of cocaine during a traffic stop on Interstate 10 near Lordsburg, N.M., on May 19, 2018. Both men remain in federal custody pending preliminary hearings and detention hearings, which are currently scheduled for May 24, 2018.

New Mexico Secretary of Agriculture Jeff Witte appointed as vice chairman of EPA`s Local Government Advisory Committee

New Mexico Department of Agriculture
Las Cruces, May 23, 2018

(Las Cruces, New Mexico) – U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt reappointed New Mexico Secretary of Agriculture Jeff Witte to the Local Government Advisory Committee. Witte’s vice chairman appointment is from May 2018 to May 2020. Witte was first appointed by EPA Administrator Regina McCarthy in 2015.

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