Heinrich To Travel To Cibola County

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) will travel to Cibola County beginning Monday, March 17, 2014 to participate in briefings, events, and discussions on how to expand economic opportunities in the region. 

On Monday, Senator Heinrich will participate in a Leadership Roundtable discussion with state and local elected leaders in Grants to discuss business development in the surrounding county, city, and village. The senator will discuss how best to recruit and grow companies in the region. The group will also cover clean energy development. Senator Heinrich is a member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources and recently delivered remarks on the Senate floor as part of an all-night effort to urge action on climate change and discussed ways clean energy development can help create jobs in New Mexico.

On Tuesday morning, Senator Heinrich will visit El Malpais National Monument and meet with monument administrators to discuss conservation efforts and growing New Mexico's outdoor recreation economy. In 1987 Congress established the 115,000-acre national monument -- which is managed by the National Park Service -- and the 263,000-acre El Malpais National Conservation Area.

On Wednesday, Senator Heinrich will tour Mount Taylor Manufacturing (MTM) in Milan to meet with the company's president and members from the Cibola National Forest Fire Management to discuss a U.S. Forest Service program to clear small wood from the Cibola National Forest. MTM is a family owned business, which was established as a wood molding plant in 1965. The sawmill makes products from trees selectively harvested from the Cibola National Forest.

The information below is for planning purposes only. Media must RSVP to press@heinrich.senate.gov to attend.

Grants -- Monday, March 17, 2014
WHAT: PRESS AVAILABLITY - Leadership Roundtable
WHEN: 2 to 3:30 p.m. MT
WHERE: El Cafecito, 820 E. Santa Fe Avenue, Grants, N.M. 87020

Grants -- Tuesday, March 18, 2014
WHAT: PHOTO OPPORTUNITY - El Malpais National Monument
WHEN: 8:15 t0 8:30 a.m. MT
WHERE: Will meet at Northwest New Mexico Visitor Center, 1900 E. Santa Fe Avenue, Grants, N.M. 87020

Milan -- Wednesday, March 19, 2014
WHAT: TOUR & PHOTO OPPORTUNITY - Mount Taylor Manufacturing
WHEN: 10:15 to 10:45 a.m. MT
WHERE: Mount Taylor Manufacturing, 1 Sawmill Road, Milan, N.M. 87021