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Lujan receives Ohtli Award

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Recognized for contributions to Mexican community in U. S.

ALBUQUERQUE – ​Congressman Ben Ray Luján, D-N.M., the U. S. House Assistant Speaker, received the Ohtli Award at the U. S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce National Convention in Albuquerque, Sept. 30.

The award – ​presented by Consul General...

PRC chair coming to McKinley County

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Will address fire safety; Native American tax exemption forms

New Mexico Public Regulation Commission Chairwoman Theresa Becenti-Aguilar will make three stops in McKinley County Oct. 4.

Her first stop will be to make oral reports to her Gallup constituents.

That will be followed by a visit to Stagecoach Elementary School for a fire safety presentation where she will be joined by the New Mexico State Fire Marshal‘s Office and the Gallup Fire Department. Becenti-Aguilar and the State Fire Marshal‘s Office will review fire safety and prevention practices and bring a fire truck for students to explore.

Becenti-Aguilar‘s day will commence with a meet-and-greet with community...

N.M. senators on U. S.-Mexico border tour

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A look at border security issues, migrant conditions, ranchers‘ needs

Three Republican senators and other members of the New Mexico Legislative Finance Committee spent Oct. 1-Oct. 4 touring New Mexico‘s border with Mexico to study security issues, unmanned aircraft surveillance systems, ranchers‘ needs, economic development needs and migrant conditions.

The LFC is comprised of both Senate and House members. It meets during the interim, when the legislature is not in session, to examine the state‘s financial needs and makes recommendations to the full legislature on how expenditures should be made to fund those needs.

Sen. Jim White, R-East Mts., Abq., said taking the...

FBI offering reward for information abut Tara Calico

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The FBI is offering a reward of up to $ 20,000 for information that leads to the whereabouts of Tara Calico, who was last seen near her home in Belen in 1988, as well as for the arrest and conviction of those responsible for her disappearance.

Calico, who was 19 when she disappeared on Sept. 20, 1988, had gone for a bicycle ride.

“Tara had her entire future ahead of her when she vanished,” Special Agent in Charge James Langenberg of the Albuquerque FBI Division said. “Law enforcement has never given up the search for this young lady, checking out numerous tips and conducting countless interviews over the course of more than 30 years. But it‘s time for someone to come...

N.M. legislators support toxic chemical cleanup

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Focus on Cannon and Holloman Air Force Bases

SANTA FE - Three State Legislators, Senator Mimi Stewart, Senator Antoinette Sedillo Lopez, and Representative Andrés Romero have asked the United States District Court for permission to file an Amici Curiae - “Friends of the Court” - Brief in a lawsuit involving toxic pollutants from two Air Force bases.

The Brief would support the legal action by the New Mexico Attorney General and the New Mexico Environment Department to compel the United States Air Force to conduct prompt investigation and cleanup of toxic pollutants at Cannon Air Force Base near Clovis, and Holloman Air Force Base near Alamogordo.

The soil, groundwater, and...

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