S.S. Gurubachan Singh Khalsa urged attendees at last week’s celebration of Montoya’s CNN Heroes nomination to support Montoya’s chances of being a Top 10 finalist with their donations. From left: S.S. Gurubachan Singh Khalsa, Moving Arts Española Artistic Director & Co-Founder Roger Montoya and Executive/School Director & Co-Founder Salvador Ruiz-Esquivel. Photo by Arin McKenna/Valley Daily Post

Help Roger Montoya And Moving Arts Española Reach CNN Heroes Top 10

Moving Arts Española Artistic Director & Co-Founder Roger Montoya’s nomination as CNN Hero is moving into the final stages of competition. The Top 10 finalists will be selected next month. Public voting for the CNN Hero will be open from Nov. 1 – Dec. 8, but community members can help now to get Montoya selected as one of the 10 finalists.

REDINet Thanks Matthew Casados

Thank you for your years of service and dedication to our board of directors. We join the community in wishing you well in retirement. Congratulations! – Your REDINet Family

Udall, Heinrich, Luján, Torres Small Announces $2 Million to Combat Substance Abuse and Improve Mental Health Services in New Mexico

U.S. Senators Tom Udall (D-N.M.) and Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) and U.S. Representatives Ben Ray Luján (D-N.M.), and Xochitl Torres Small (D-N.M.) announced that the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), an agency within the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), has awarded more than $2 million to combat substance abuse and to promote mental health and well-being in communities across New Mexico, including several New Mexico Tribal communities. The funding will go toward prevention, treatment, recovery, and research efforts.