Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

El Pueblo Clinic to Expand.

Byline: Carolyn Appelman Journal Staff Writer

$125,000 in government grant money to go toward new building

Bernalillo's El Pueblo Health Services received an early Christmas present from the federal government this week word that $125,000 is likely coming their way.

Sen. Pete Domenici, R-N.M., confirmed last week that $2.3 million will be heading to 12 New Mexico rural health clinics, including to the Bernalillo clinic.

The money is part of the final version of the 2001 Labor, Health and Human Services and Education Appropriations Bill, which has been approved by the Senate and House. President Clinton is expected to sign the $109 billion legislation into law, according to a Domenici news release.

"Sounds great," Dr. Alan Firestone said Thursday when told of the confirmation. …

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