New Mexico cities and towns to get help in rebuilding after 2022 wildfires

FILE - Smoke from the Calf Canyon/Hermits Peak Fire drifts over Las Vegas, N.M., on May 7, 2022. New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham on Monday, Feb. 20, 2023, signed a law to use zero-interest loans to help local governments in the arid, Southwest state repair or replace public infrastructure damaged by wildfires or subsequent flooding. (Robert Browman/The Albuquerque Journal via AP, File)


The devastating wildfires that tore through New Mexico last year prompted the state’s governor this week to sign legislation allowing local governments to begin restoration work involving zero-interest loans.

“This funding will help get infrastructure rebuilt and repaired immediately, empowering our communities to continue to heal,” the governor said in a tweet on Monday reported the Associated Press.

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