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The Good News File: If you teach a man to fish

“It’s kind of like that saying, where you teach a man to fish and then you feed him for a lifetime.” – Katelyn Peach, 16, 4-H Health Ambassador 16-year-old Katelyn Peach and 13-year-old Addison Garver are Health Ambassadors for the The Head, Heart, Hands, and Health program in Bernalillo County, better known as 4-H. It’s…MORE

Farmington Electric Utility System calls youth artists

(Farmington, N.M.) – Calling all youth artists, the Farmington Electric Utility System has its first electric car, and it wants you to help deck it out. F.E.U.S. is hosting the Dress the LEAF Youth Graphic Design Contest to help decorate the Nissan LEAF purchased by the company in June 2020. The contest begins today and is open…MORE

Intel Corps. Rio Rancho campus hiring

(Rio Rancho, N.M.) – Intel’s Rio Rancho campus is hiring. The tech giant says it has 30 jobs up for grabs right now, and it’s all thanks to innovation at the campus that landed it extra support from corporate. The annual report to Sandoval County released Monday shows the Rio Rancho campus has expanded its workforce…MORE

Lesser Prairie Chicken saga continues

(New Mexico) – The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service must decide by May 26th whether to once again add the Lesser Prarie Chicken to the endangered species list. An estimated population of roughly 5,100 birds exist in eastern New Mexico and west Texas. That’s about 300 more than were surveyed in 2018, but still well…MORE

COVID-19 Vaccination clinic held in Las Cruces

(Las Cruces, N.M.) – The New Mexico Department of Health and Walgreens are teaming up to host an indoor COVID-19 vaccination clinic in the Pan American Center at New Mexico State University in Las Cruces on Saturday. The vaccine’s available by appointment only. NMDOH says there will be 2,400 appointments available for scheduling between 9…MORE

NM cannabis business in hot water with NMED

(Santa Fe, N.M.) – A a local cannabis company is in trouble with the New Mexico Environment Department, again. After an explosion and fire at New MexiCann Natural Medicine in 2015, the N-MED issued citations to the company, asking them to fix hazards that caused the incident. But it would appear they didn’t learn their lesson.…MORE

NM Secretary of Health to speak in Washington

(Santa Fe, N.M.) – New Mexico Secretary of Health Dr. Tracie Collins will testify before the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science & Transportation on Thursday. The hearing is entitled “Shot of Truth: Communicating Trusted Vaccine Information”. Dr. Collins will discuss New Mexico’s efforts to disseminate accurate, timely information about vaccine safety to rural areas…MORE

CABQ to continue unhoused vaccination efforts

(Albuquerque, N.M.) – The City of Albuquerque announced Wednesday that 345 doses of the COIVD-19 vaccine have been given to its unhoused population. Officials say so far, 148 people are fully vaccinated. They also report an 84% second-dose vaccination rate. The City says it was able to accomplish that feat through 11 vaccination events across…MORE

5K Pizza Run to support NM Make-A-Wish Foundation

(Albuquerque, N.M.) – There are only 10 days left to register for the first-ever WisePies 5K Pizza Run. This charity event will donate 100% of the proceeds to support the Make-A-Wish foundation. Registration is open now for $49. Since the run is virtual, WisePies is encouraging activities like hiking, walking, or running, take place from April 24, 2021, to May…MORE

Las Cruces art show features work on NM ranches, farms

(Las Cruces, N.M.) – An art show inspired by the Organ Mountain-Desert Peaks National Monument and the nearby ranches and farmland is set to open on April 23rd. The exhibit “Monumental Territory” will be displayed at the New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum in Las Cruces until July. The show features 22 creative works by Las Cruces…MORE

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