Farm to food banks

LAS CRUCES, N.M. – Last week, Congresswoman Xochitl Torres Small, NM-02, cosponsored the Farmers Feeding Families Coronavirus Response Act (H.R. 6725) alongside lawmakers representing the western United States. This legislation will provide much-needed additional funding to address the mismatch between New Mexico’s hurting agriculture industry and families struggling to feed their families during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Farmers Feeding Families Coronavirus Response Act purchases goods from small and medium farmers and producers who are sitting on surplus crops and provides them to food banks and food assistance programs that are facing unprecedented demands.

Revised smoking and open fire restrictions for New Mexico

SANTA FE, N.M. - Due to abnormally warm temperatures, low humidity, high winds, and the abundance of dry, fine fuels, fire danger throughout much of New Mexico is high. Fire incidents for all wildland fire agencies are increasing daily. Pursuant to NMSA, Section 68-2-16, and other sections of the Forest Conservation Act, NMSA 1978, Section 68-2-1 to 68-2-25, and 19.20.3 NMAC; Restrictions for Fire Prevention, the Energy, Minerals and Natural Resources Department, Forestry Division, State Forester, has placed the following restrictions on non-municipal, non-federal, and non-tribal lands statewide.

We can have both: Public health and a robust democracy

In the upcoming June 2 primary, there is no need to choose between the protection of public health and voting rights. During the past decade, the [state] legislature expanded opportunities to vote with early voting stations, absentee balloting that does not require a note from the doctor, automatic voter registration and other convenient avenues. Registration can be accomplished at Motor Vehicle Department offices or on the Secretary of State’s website.

Milan changes meeting access format

MILAN, N.M. – The Village of Milan Board of Trustees quickly completed the May 13 workshop. Manager Sarah Austin reported there were five applicants for the police chief position. Trustee Chris Archuleta and Vivian Brumbelow, mayor pro tem, will serve on the interview committee along with the village manager, fire chief, Milan human resources director, county emergency manager, and a representative of the New Mexico State Police and/or Cibola County Sheriff’s Office. One session will be scheduled via Google explained Austin because that applicant lives out of state.


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