Stuff you need to know, 5.11.24

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“Haaland announces $60 million in federal funds for the Lower Rio Grande”
by Hannah Grover, NM Political Report
May 11, 2024

Interior Secretary Deb Haaland announced yesterday in Albuquerque that $60 million of federal funding will go to efforts to improve water conservation and increase drought resiliency in the Rio Grande Basin starting at Elephant Butte Reservoir and heading south into Texas.

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“Hamman to retire as state engineer”
by Hannah Grover, NM Political Report
May 9, 2024

New Mexico State Engineer Mike Hamman announced Wednesday that he will be retiring from the position effective June 30. The former chief executive officer of the Middle Rio Grande Conservancy District had served in that office since 2022.

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Diana Tittle
Diana Tittle

Diana Tittle, a member of the board of Sierra County Public-Interest Journalism Project, was the editor of the Sierra County Sun, the Citizen's precursor. A former resident of Truth or Consequences who now lives part-time in northern New Mexico, she spent her 42-year professional career in Cleveland, Ohio, where she worked as a newspaper reporter, magazine writer and editor, book author and publisher and publishing consultant. She is the recipient of a Cleveland Arts Prize for Literature.

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  1. Stansbury says the following:

    She said the $60 million of Inflation Reduction Act money will help irrigation districts, farmers and ranchers as well as other water users “so that we can make good on those assurances, and those commitments that we made in the past to deliver water to our neighbors.”

    Well THANK GAWD we are doing what we can to make sure Texas gets OUR WATER!

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