National Veterinary Services Laboratories (NVSL) in Ames, Iowa, confirmed a finding of vesicular stomatitis virus (VSV) infection (Indiana serotype) on an equine premises in Dona Ana County, New Mexico.  A single horse on the index premises has met the case definition of infection with compatible clinical signs and virus isolation positive results.
The SFNF is also enforcing restrictions and closures to promote social distancing and prohibit groups of more than five. Developed campgrounds are closed to overnight camping, toilet facilities are locked and trash collection is suspended. Many forest service roads at higher elevations are still closed for seasonal conditions. Hunters are encouraged to contact the local Ranger District for current road status.
This past week, Congressman Luján and the New Mexico Delegation called on the Trump administration to improve the guidance for the Paycheck Protection Program and the Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program so that small businesses and nonprofits can receive critically-needed federal assistance and support.
Nancy is a Sixteen-year-old Hispanic female, 5’03”, 120 pounds, with brown eyes and brown hair. She was last seen in the Española area around Rio Arriba County Road 41A on April 18, 2020 wearing brown khaki pants, green shirt and green sweater.  She is believed to be headed to California.
New Mexico Superintendent of Insurance Russell Toal today congratulated the major auto insurers in New Mexico, including Allstate, GEICO, Liberty Mutual, Progressive, Safeco, USAA, Travelers and State Farm, for announcing that they will give policyholders money back because their policyholders are driving less during the coronavirus pandemic. “This is a true partnership that will benefit many New Mexicans,” said the Superintendent.
“The Governor’s determination that every New Mexican should have the security of health coverage to ensure they can get the medical care they need is a shared determination with our office and all the health-related agencies of the state,” said Superintendent Toal.
Significant snow accumulations are forecast for the west-central mountains and especially the southern Sangre de Cristos as well as the Sandia and Manzano Mountains including the central highlands in/near Clines Corners, Vaughn and Encino. Interstate 40 near the Continental Divide and from Tijeras Canyon east to to the Texas border will be impacted. with moderate to heavy snow at times.
“In the midst of these trying times, we are grateful to have Mark appointed as Executive Director of the New Mexico Museum of Art, ensuring solid leadership of the institution when our museums reopen to the public,” stated Debra Garcia y Griego, Cabinet Secretary for the New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs.

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