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State health dept. warns about vaping

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Investigation of vaping associated with lung disease

After a 29-year-old-man from Bernalillo County was diagnosed with a vaping-associated lung condition and three additional cases were placed under investigation, the New Mexico Department of Health has called on health care providers to report possible vaping associated lung disease cases to the Epidemiology and Response Division.

The four cases now under investigation in New Mexico all include use of vape cartridges, possibly containing Tetra hydro cannabinol. Similar cases have been reported in at least 14 other states.

All the cases under investigation have included hospitalization with severe breathing problems after vaping...

McDonald’s providing free breakfast to kick off school year

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Participating McDonald’s restaurants across New Mexico will be providing free breakfast to K – 8th graders and teachers with their school I.D. the morning of Sept. 4 with a choice of the Egg McMuffin, Apple Slices and 1 percent White Milk, Minute Maid Orange Juice or Honest Kids Apple Juice Drink. Studies show there is a strong link between a wholesome breakfast and better performance in school!

McDonald’s of New Mexico is proud to partner with Dairy MAX – the nonprofit dairy council that represents dairy farm families in New Mexico – and the Dairy Producers of New Mexico for this free breakfast event, highlighting the importance of including wholesome milk in students’...

Grants awarded $1.5M for Washington Avenue Bridge

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GRANTS, N.M. - The City of Grants was awarded $1.42 million to replace the bridge on Washington Avenue. The current 60-year-old bridge is crumbling, Mayor Martin Hicks said.

“That bridge is older than me,” he emphasized. “Look at it, the bottom of it is all corroded. It is in poor shape.”

The City is required to make a $75,000 match toward the estimated $1.5 million bridge project. The new bridge is currently at 60 percent. Design and construction is planned for the spring of 2020.

City Manager Laura Jaramillo said, “We are very thrilled to receive substantial funding that will help the City of Grants address infrastructure needs. On behalf of the citizens, we give a big...

Big names in wildlife attend Taos summit

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U. S. Congresswoman expresses support for wildlife corridor protection

TAOS, N.M. - The headwaters of the Rio Grande and the surrounding landscape comprise one of the most intact and vital wildlife habitats in the nation. Protecting the wildlife migration corridors that thread through this special area of Northern New Mexico and Southern Colorado will require coordinated work from people from many different backgrounds and interests, panelists said at their summit Aug 20.

Scores of people including tribal officials, federal land managers, state wildlife biologists, conservationists and ranchers gathered in Taos for a day-long discussion of how to identify and protect wildlife...

Registration still open for Southern NM Small Business Success Seminar

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Two-day seminar for veterans and non-veterans

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - Registration is still open for the Southern New Mexico Small Business Success Seminar Aug. 27-28 in Las Cruces at the DACC Workforce Center/Room 121, located at 2345 Nevada Ave.

This is a free two-day business development seminar for any entrepreneurial-minded individual interested in starting their own small business. Military veterans are strongly encouraged to attend.

The seminar is presented by the New Mexico Veterans Business Outreach Center, the U.S. Small Business Administration’s New Mexico District Office, the New Mexico Small Business Development Center, SCORE New Mexico, the Procurement Technical Assistance...

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