NM Lt. Governor John Sanchez visits Santa Teresa to Announce CRRUA Projects

On January 15th, New Mexico Lt. Governor John Sanchez visited Santa Teresa to announce his and the Governor’s push to spend 60% of this year’s capital outlay on water projects. The Lt. Governor made his announcement at CRRUA’s arsenic treatment plant in Santa Teresa. If approved the legislation would provide capital outlay to CRRUA for several of its projects.

Video of the Lt. Governor’s remarks is below.

Senator Papen elected Senate President Pro Tem

Senator Mary Kay Papen
Senator Mary Kay Papen


Senator Mary Kay Papen of Las Cruces was elected Senate Pro Tem of the NM Legislature by unanimous vote on Tuesday.  The Pro Tem is one of the top two positions in the Senate and selects committee chairs.  This is great news for the BIA, as Senator Papen has been a strong supporter of the border.