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Governor applauds passage of House Bill 195 to make changes to Opportunity Enterprise Revolving Loan Fund

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SANTA FE — Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham celebrated the passage of House Bill 195, sponsored by Reps. Linda Serrato, Meredith A. Dixon, and Joy Garratt and Sen. Michael Padilla on Feb. 14. The legislation makes changes to the Opportunity Enterprise Revolving Loan fund at the New Mexico Finance Authority, opening it up to...

City provides utility billing update

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In a press release published Feb. 13, the City of Gallup stated that city officials are aware of technical issues that affected billing for utility customers. In the press release city officials said they wanted to assure the public that late fees will not be assessed for these bills.

City utility customers may have received their monthly bill in the mail after the printed due date on the bill itself. The delay was due to issues with a system upgrade, which have since been resolved. Customers will not be charged a late fee for their January bills and City Customer Care will work with customers to resolve any issues they are experiencing.

There are several ways to contact City Customer...

Scheduled electrical outage for Feb. 20

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A scheduled electrical outage will take place on Feb. 20 from 9 am to 4 pm  while the City of Gallup does some necessary electrical infrastructure maintenance.

The affected areas will be the area of Bortot Drive and Boyd Avenue. Surrounding areas may be affected.

For any questions, call Utility Dispatch at (505) 863-1200.


LCPD officer killed in line of duty

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LAS CUCES — The Las Cruces Police Department is mourning the loss of one of its own who was killed in the line of duty after responding to a call Feb. 11.

Patrol officer Jonah Hernandez, from El Paso, Texas, who has been with the Las Cruces Police Department for two years, was stabbed at least once after responding to a trespassing call on the 300 block of south Valley Drive around 5 pm. Hernandez was transported a local hospital where he died due to his injuries.

The investigation is in the very early stages but, at this point, police believe Hernandez was stabbed by the suspect who allegedly trespassed onto the property. So far, the investigation has also revealed that the suspect...

Senate unanimously confirms Chief W. Troy Weisler as New Mexico State Police Chief

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SANTA FE — The New Mexico Senate unanimously confirmed W. Troy Weisler as the 23rd New Mexico State Police Chief on Feb. 11.

“Chief Weisler has already demonstrated incredible leadership, and public safety will continue to be positively impacted with him at the helm,” Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham said.

f Weisler began his career with the New Mexico State Police as a patrol officer in Deming in 2002 before transferring to Moriarty. He then served in various investigation, research and narcotics roles in Farmington, Albuquerque and Santa Fe. He has been serving as acting Chief since his appointment in May and was Deputy Chief since 2021.

Weisler holds a Master of Sustainability...

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