Absentee Ballots Announcement, Small Business Woman of the Year

10/28/2022

The San Juan County Clerk’s Office wants residents to double-check their absentee ballots for a printing error to ensure correct ballot delivery. 100% San Juan County wants to hear from you about access to basic family services, and San Juan College will begin construction on the county’s first commercial kitchen thanks to a grant from the U.S. Department of Commerce. The first Small Business Woman of the Year Award was given to Chili Pod Owner Monica Shultz at the 2022 Four Corners Professional Women’s Summit. By Hannah Robertson. This story is sponsored by The Big Idea Makerspace at San Juan College and Ute Mountain Casino Hotel

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The San Juan County Clerk's Office wants residents to double-check their absentee ballots for a printing error to ensure correct ballot delivery. 100% San Juan County wants to hear from you about access to basic family services. The first Small Business Woman of the Year is awarded to The Chile Pod owner, Monica Schultz, during the 2022 Four Corners Professional Women Summit. You're watching the Local News Roundup. Brought to you by Kroger's Ace Hardware and Ute Mountain Casino Hotel. I'm Haley Upsell. Absentee ballots were sent out beginning October 11th. The County Clerk's Office noticed there was a printing error in the ballots where the return envelope for the ballot did not have the County Clerk's Office address printed. They was caught before most ballots were sent out and corrected. But if your ballot was in the first round, set out before the error was caught, you will need to address your ballot. All election mail, including absentee ballots, should be addressed to P.O. Box 550, Aztec, New Mexico 87410. Absentee ballots can also be returned in-person to the County Clerk's Office at 100 South Oliver Drive, Aztec, New Mexico. County Clerk Office staff have been working to contact registered absentee voters to inform them of the error. Local post offices, as well as the Albuquerque Post Office, have been informed of the error and arrangements have been made to ensure the proper delivery of already mailed ballots. If you have sent in your ballot already and would like to check its status, please call San Juan County Clerk's Office at 505-334-9471. San Juan College and Harvest Food Hub have received a grant for $910,000 for the construction of a commercial kitchen, the first of its kind in the county. The grant from the U.S. Department of Commerce Economic Development Administration is matched by over $230,000 in local funds to cover the cost of renovating the existing space at the Harvest Food Hub location, purchasing new equipment, training and technical assistance. The commercial kitchen will be available for public use after construction. Designs for the space have already been submitted and work is expected to take 12 to 15 months with an anticipated start date later this year. For more information about the Harvest Food Hub and the upcoming work on the kitchen, visit harvestfoodhub.localfoodmarketplace.com. There was a special surprise in store for participants at the 2022 Four Corners Professional Women Summit. The first Business Woman of the Year Award was revealed and presented to Monica Schultz of The Chile Pod, a downtown staple restaurant known for its, you guessed it, chili. Schultz received the award after providing lunch for over 200 Summit participants and speakers at the event. Jamie Church of the Chamber of Commerce and Mayor Nate Duckett presented Schultz with a placard and words of praise for the work she's done with her restaurant, which opened in 2016 in Farmington. See The Chile Pod's menu and plan your next visit at cravethechilepod.com. 100% San Juan County, part of the nonprofit 100% New Mexico, wants to hear from you about access to basic family services. 100% New Mexico aims to connect families and children in need to basic family services across New Mexico so that everyone gets the service they need. 100% San Juan County is conducting a survey asking about access to services, such as child care, transportation, job training, housing, medical care and more. Take the survey by clicking on the QR code. That's it for this week's Local News Roundup. I'm Haley Upsell.

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