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Highlands University Receives COVID-19 Grant To Present Financial Literacy Seminars At No Charge

Program Coordinator Leon Bustos

NMHU News:

LAS VEGAS, NM — New Mexico Highlands University will present free financial literacy seminars that aim to help people cope with COVID-19 impacts thanks to a $10,000 grant from the Regional Development Corporation.

Professors in the Highlands School of Business, Media and Technology will teach the financial literacy seminars along with business professionals in Las Vegas, New Mexico.

The seminars will begin in late June and continue through July.

The dates and times for the seminars will be announced as this information is finalized. To register,


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New Mexico COVID-19 Cases At 7,689 With 5 More Deaths And 2,853 Patients Recovered

PLEASE NOTE: Due to a technical delay affecting Sunday reporting totals, reporting results from some private labs to the New Mexico Department of Health are delayed Sunday, May 31. As a result, the following data reflects only a partial total. This delay does not originate with the Department of Health. The delayed results will be included in the state’s reporting Monday, June 1, or as soon as they are received and lab-confirmed.​ We are continuing to actively investigate cases that are reported to the state throughout the day.

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SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials have announced


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SFNF: Fuelwood Permit Sales Begin June 1

Pile of fuelwood. Courtesy/fs.usda.gov

SFNF News:

SANTA FE — The Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) will begin selling personal use fuelwood permits Monday, June 1.

In alignment with federal guidance on COVID-19 and New Mexico public health orders, the SFNF has adopted a no-contact process to sell permits over the phone and deliver them by postal mail.

Customers can call the Supervisor’s Office at 505.438.5300 or any of the district offices to leave a voicemail, including a name and call-back number, to purchase a fuelwood permit. SFNF customer service representatives are monitoring voicemails


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U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Albuquerque District To Expand Phased Reopening Of Area Lakes

USACE News:

ALBUQUERQUE — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Albuquerque District has announced that two USACE-managed lakes in New Mexico have begun a phased reopening, and the boat ramp at Abiquiu Lake opened May 30.

USACE-Albuquerque District-managed campgrounds remain closed and are scheduled to reopen at a later date.

USACE-Albuquerque District recreation actions are being coordinated with New Mexico State Parks (NMSP) as well as Colorado Parks & Wildlife (CPW). USACE will not precede state actions. At lakes with shared recreation management, such as Conchas and Santa


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New Mexico COVID-19 Cases At 7,624 With 7 More Deaths And 2,835 Patients Recovered

STATE News:

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials have announced this afternoon 134 additional positive tests for COVID-19.

Los Alamos County remains at 6 cases that have tested positive for COVID-19.

Today’s update includes 7 additional deaths reported in New Mexico related to COVID-19.

The New Mexico Department of Health reported today the most recent cases:

  • 19 new cases in Bernalillo County
  • 1 new case in Chaves County
  • 2 new cases in Cibola County
  • 11 new cases in Doña Ana County
  • 58 new cases in McKinley County
  • 1 new case in Rio Arriba County
  • 1 new case in Roosevelt County
  • 8 new cases in Sandoval

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New Mexico Economic Development Department Releases Latest Economic Reports

Cabinet Secretary Alicia J. Keyes

EDD News:

SANTA FE — The New Mexico Economic Development (EDD) has posted the latest round of its county economic reports, including data that includes March, the first month of the COVID-19 health and economic emergency, Cabinet Secretary Alicia J. Keyes announced today.

Prepared by EDD economists, the reports on the state and each of the 33 counties offer a unique perspective on industry sectors that are rising and falling.

The Quarterly Economic Summary reports show “Matched Taxable Gross Receipts” tracked over time, displayed as yearly trends, and by


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Cultural Affairs Department Continues To Offer Educational And Inspirational Programming For All Ages Online

The virtual exhibit Alexander Girard: A Designer’s Universe. Screenshot/ladp

DCA News:

SANTA FE — The museums, historic sites, and cultural institutions of the New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA) each week offer a series of online educational and inspirational programs designed for all ages to be enjoyed at home.

Listen to the newest installment of the podcast “La Hilacha: Words and Memories,” produced by the National Hispanic Cultural Center. In this episode, History and Literay Arts Director Valerie Martinez interviews six members of the Barelas Youth Art


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