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Gallup man slated to appear in court once again

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Numerous cases, multiple dismissals

Michael Gruber, 30, of Gallup, has found himself inside a courtroom once again.

The latest charges on Oct. 17 include one count of criminal damage to property over $1,000, two counts of aggravated stalking, and three counts of resisting, evading, or obstructing an officer.

Gruber first...

Humanitarian Assistance Awards announced

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Reimbursement funds being distributed

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Tom Udall, D-N.M., and Martin Heinrich, D-N.M., and U.S. Representatives Ben Ray Luján, D-N.M., Deb Haaland, D-N.M., and Xochitl Torres Small, D-N.M., announced Oct. 11 that the National Board for the Emergency Food and Shelter Program has begun awarding the first wave of Supplemental Appropriations for Humanitarian Assistance to organizations and localities in Bernalillo County, Doña Ana County, and Luna County. In June, the lawmakers secured $30 million in grants to reimburse local organizations and communities that have provided humanitarian assistance to asylum seekers.

“I am proud to have worked...

New Mexico leads nation in pecan production

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2019 forecast is 97 million pounds

LAS CRUCES - Pecan production in New Mexico is forecast at a record high 97 million pounds, which is a six percent increase from 2018. The forecast was included in the October 2019 Crop Production Report released by the USDA - National Agricultural Statistics Service.

Georgia’s forecast is second in the nation at 76 million pounds, followed by Texas at 47 million pounds.

New Mexico produced 91.1 million pounds of pecans in 2018.

Pecan production in the United States overall is expected to increase this year by 21 percent, with the forecast being 281 million pounds.

A full copy of the Oct. 2019 Crop Production report can be viewed...

Department of Health, community leaders urge residents to vaccinate against flu

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Last flu season, more than two hundred New Mexicans died of flu and flu-related pneumonia during 2018-2019 season.

“Flu can be fatal if left untreated or if a person at any age, has a weakened immune system,” New Mexico Department of Health Cabinet Secretary Secretary Kathy Kunkel said. “Getting your flu vaccination every year is the single best way to protect you[rself], your family, and our state’s most vulnerable residents, from infants to the elderly.”

The Department of Health recommends that everyone six months of age and older get a flu vaccine each flu season. The following groups of people are strongly recommended to be vaccinated because they are at...

Gov. Lujan Grisham on U.S. Forest Service resuming New Mexico firewood sales

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LAS VEGAS, N.M. - Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham issued the following statement Oct. 22 after the U.S. Forest Service Southwest Region announced plans to resume firewood permit sales in regional national forests, including those in New Mexico.

“I am extremely grateful for the court’s quick action in modifying what would have been a devastating situation for so many New Mexicans who rely on these permits throughout the winter months,” Grisham said. “I know this is a relief to families across our state.

“I want to thank our congressional delegation, federal partners and our state forestry division for using their platforms to advocate for a fix and for immediately doing the work...

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