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July 18, 2014

"July rains helping New Mexico significantly" – KRQE News

It’s been a rainy July in New Mexico.  Now, those watching the water are weighing in on just how much the rain is helping New Mexico.  The Bureau of Reclamation says one of the biggest benefits of the rainfall has been the Rio Grande where rain has reconnected miles of dry river bed. – 7/17/2014


July 16, 2014

"New Mexico's population growing older" – Santa Fe New Mexican

New Mexicans over age 65 are the fastest-growing segment of the population so far this decade, according to the Census Bureau.  Those over 65 increased by 12 percent from 2010 to 2013, compared with a national increase of 10 percent, according to Census Bureau estimates released last month. – 7/15/2014


July 11, 2014

"Homeland secretary to visit New Mexico immigrant holding site" – Santa Fe New Mexican

U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson will visit a temporary immigration detention center in southeastern New Mexico on Friday and meet with officials in Texas about the ongoing humanitarian immigrant crisis, the department said Thursday.  During his visit, officials said, Johnson will tour the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center in Artesia, then meet with officials in Weslaco, Texas, about the surge of Central American immigrants along the U.S.-Mexico border. – 7/10/2014

July 15, 2014

"40 immigrants deported from New Mexico" – Las Cruces Sun-News

Officials say around 40 or so Central American immigrants detained briefly in New Mexico have been deported.  “Our border is not open to illegal migration and we will send recent illegal migrants back,” the Department of Homeland Security said in a statement. “We expect additional migrants will be returned to Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador in the coming days and weeks.” – 7/14/2014


July 10, 2014

"World's Largest Folk Art Market Opens in Santa Fe" – abc News

Santa Fe's famed summer market season opens this weekend with the International Folk Market, the world's largest folk art market and one dedicated to helping artisans from impoverished nations start their own businesses.


"El Paso health officials urge residents to take precautions against West Nile " – El Paso Times

One person who has not been identified in Travis County was the first confirmed case this year of the West Nile virus, Texas Department of State Health Services officials announced in a statement July 3.  After the recent rainfall in the El Paso area and the first West Nile-related case this year in Texas, health officials are urging El Pasoans to take the necessary precautions to prevent the spread of the disease. – 7/9/2014