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New Mexico News: Wednesday’s Five Facts

89 Views   Disaster declaration, Coming together, High fire danger, Recycling plant fire, Discounted tickets [1] Governor requests federal disaster declaration for wildfires – Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham is pushing for a presidential disaster declaration to start the process of wildland recovery. The usually does not happen until after the fire damage

Big US energy transmission projects inch closer to approval

139 Views   ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The U.S. government has finished another environmental review of a proposed multibillion-dollar transmission line that would send wind-generated electricity from rural New Mexico to big cities in the West. The U.S. Interior Department also announced Thursday plans to review two other projects designed to

New Mexico Gas Company performing sewer-line safety checks in Roswell

106 Views   ROSWELL, N.M. (KRQE) – New Mexico Gas Company will be performing sewer-line safety checks in Roswell beginning April 11. The company is starting a 3-year project in Roswell and surrounding communities where all customers’ residential and business sewer lines will receive a precautionary inspection.

Army OKs $1.5M settlement for pollution at former depot

105 Views   SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The U.S. Army has reached an agreement with Zuni Pueblo, the Navajo Nation and the state of New Mexico to pay $1.5 million toward restoring environmental damage done at a former munitions depot.

Trapping ban now in effect on public lands in New Mexico

115 Views   ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — It is now illegal to use wildlife traps, snares and poison on public lands across New Mexico under a ban that took effect Friday. New Mexico joined a handful of Western states that have limited trapping on public lands.

PNM customers may no longer experience blackouts this summer

49 Views   “Getting the public thinking about these outages has allowed us to connect with emergency responders and state agencies in a way that we really didn’t expect to,” Eric Chavez, a spokesperson for PNM, said. ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — For months, the Public Service Company of New Mexico (PNM) has been

UNM partnering to improve access for water operators

49 Views   NEW MEXICO (KRQE) – The University of New Mexico is partnering with rural libraries around the country to improve access to training materials for certified water operators. The program will provide free textbooks and other materials water operators need to study for their certification or increase their operator level.