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Recent Press

New Mexico oil and gas royalty audits net $2.3M

1.8.2021 SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Audits of oil and natural gas royalty collections turned up an additional $2.3 million for New Mexico in 2020, officials with the State Land Office said.

Premium oil and gas tracts in short supply in New Mexico

12.22. 2020 SANTA FE – There are fewer premium tracts available for leasing by oil and gas developers on state trust land in the Permian Basin, and New Mexico land managers say that’s having an effect on revenues generated by monthly lease sales.

New Mexico land boss ends fresh water sales for oil and gas

12.15.2020 SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The New Mexico State Land Office announced Tuesday that it will be halting the practice of allowing fresh water to be pumped from state trust land and sold for use in oil and gas development.

My View: Renewable energy powers forward in 2021

The New Mexico State Investment Council voted recently to approve a groundbreaking Renewable Energy Strategic Plan. The plan, adopted by the 11-member public investment board, of which I serve as vice chair, is a first for the council in terms of prioritizing targeted investment in renewable energy projects in New Mexico and beyond

City Council unanimously approves Netflix expansion

12.7.2020 ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. The Albuquerque City Council on Monday unanimously approved Netflix’s planned expansion at Mesa del Sol, including millions of dollars in city incentives.

Netflix — which bought Albuquerque Studios two years ago — is planning to add 10 new sound stages, offices, training facilities and more, while boosting production spending by $1 billion by 2033.

Get outdoors, cut a tree, make a memory

12.6.2020 Not all traditions have to go by the wayside in 2020.

It’s still possible for a family to head to the forest and chop down a Christmas tree. And this year, obtaining a permit is easier than ever.

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Affordable Senior Housing Planned for New Mexico Trust Land

12.3.2020 ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — State officials say a blighted parcel along historic Route 66 in Albuquerque will be the new home of an affordable housing project for seniors.

State Land Commissioner Stephanie Garcia Richard has signed a lease for the state trust land that will allow a subsidiary of the Greater Albuquerque Housing Partnership to move forward with the project. The four-story senior living space will consist of more than 90 low-rent units.

Netflix plans significant expansion in ABQ

11.23.2020 ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. Netflix is elevating its New Mexico presence to blockbuster status.

Two years after purchasing Albuquerque Studios, the streaming giant is planning to boost its presence in New Mexico by adding 300 acres to its 30-acre existing property in Mesa Del Sol and making the city its biggest North American production hub.

State Land Commissioner Stephanie Garcia Richard has signed a lease for the state trust land that will allow a subsidiary of the Greater Albuquerque Housing Partnership to move forward with the project. The four-story senior living space will consist of more than 90 low-rent units.

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