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Could business incubation be right for Gallup?

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Webinar to showcase what can be done for NM communities

SANTA FE — It takes careful planning and a great deal of support to build and sustain a business incubator.

The New Mexico Economic Development Department will be hosting an online webinar June 7 to help communities to determine if a business incubator...

NM traffic report for June 6 – 17, 2022

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Interstate:

I-40, mile marker 111.043 – 117.000, west of Laguna to Mesita

Mountain States Constructors, Inc. continues roadway reconstruction, ramp rehabilitation and bridge rehabilitation work. I-40 will be reduced to one lane from 7am-6pm.  The contractor will complete minor work, to include seeding, permanent signing, and striping.  Speed reduced to 55 mph.

I-40, mile marker 44, Coolidge Interchange

El Terrero Construction, LLC continues work on drainage structures. Eastbound I-40 is reduced to one lane and detoured onto the westbound median shoulder. Westbound has both lanes open. Elim Haven Road is reduced to one lane with stop lights in place.The contractor’s work...

Gov. Lujan Grisham meets with federal officials on wildfires and disaster relief

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham  met with federal lands and emergency response officials in Washington, D.C. on May 20  to discuss national forest management in New Mexico and advocate for additional federal assistance as multiple wildfires continue to burn across the state, including one that began as a federally prescribed burn that escaped containment.

Following both her call with President Joe Biden and her meeting with Federal Emergency Management Agency Administrator Deanne Criswell earlier in the week of May 16, Lujan Grisham met with U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and U.S. Forest Service Chief Randy Moore before also meeting with U.S...

Heinrich, Luján secure protection for Chaco Canyon

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WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) and Ben Ray Luján (D-N.M.) secured a provision in the Omnibus Appropriations Agreement for Fiscal Year 2022 to maintain the moratorium on oil and gas leasing on federal land in the withdrawal area of the Greater Chaco Region.

Maintaining the moratorium is critical to preserving the Greater Chaco Region for the enjoyment of present and future generations of Americans, to protecting and facilitating the continued expression of indigenous cultural and spiritual practices, and to conserving the irreplaceable landscapes that form in the country's shared heritage. Tourism in the Greater Chaco Region is also a growing economic engine in the...

New Mexico courts work to prevent evictions, improve housing stability

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SANTA FE – A new court-based program will assist New Mexicans facing the possible loss of housing during the pandemic and provide landlords with an alternative to evicting tenants unable to pay their rent.

The Eviction Prevention and Diversion Program will be piloted in the Ninth Judicial District of Curry and Roosevelt counties starting Feb. 1, and will be expanded statewide in March.

“Courts will provide trained facilitators in eviction cases to help landlords and tenants resolve disputes over rental payments,” Chief Justice Michael Vigil said Jan. 4 when he announced the program. “The goal is to negotiate a settlement acceptable to property owners and renters, allowing...

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