New Mexico Cesar Chavez, Dennis Chavez holiday clears House

SANTA FE – A proposed state holiday in honor of the late U.S. Sen. Dennis Chavez of New Mexico and the late farmworker union leader Cesar Chavez of California has passed the New Mexico House. A...

DATE: Feb. 27, 2019 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Dolores Huerta to visit New Mexico as birthplace sits vacant

SANTA FE – Dolores Huerta, the Mexican-American social activist who formed a farmworkers union with Cesar Chavez, is visiting the New Mexico Statehouse amid a push to name a street in her honor....

DATE: Feb. 27, 2019 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Gun control bill advances past protests in New Mexico

SANTA FE –Democratic Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham pushed back Tuesday against “rogue” county sheriffs who object to a state legislative proposal to expand background checks on firearms sales. The...

DATE: Feb. 26, 2019 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Utah cities to help bring electricity to more Navajos

SALT LAKE CITY – Several Utah municipal governments are planning to send city workers this spring to help the Navajo Utility Tribal Authority bring electricity to members of the Navajo Nation who...

DATE: Feb. 23, 2019 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Border Patrol arrests 290 migrants near port in New Mexico

ANTELOPE WELLS, N.M. – U.S. Border Patrol agents have arrested 290 Central Americans who entered the country illegally near a port of entry in a remote area of southwestern New Mexico. Customs and...

DATE: Feb. 9, 2019 | CATEGORY: Regional News

N.M. state police: Hundreds of pounds of pot seized in Gallup

GALLUP – State authorities say they seized nearly 1,000 pounds of marijuana and drug paraphernalia in two days at a western New Mexico stop. New Mexico State Police said Friday that the drugs were...

DATE: Jan. 20, 2019 | CATEGORY: Regional News

New Mexico opens museums to furloughed federal workers

SANTA FE – New Mexico is offering furloughed federal employees and their families free admission to state-run museums and historic sites. Department of Cultural Affairs Secretary Debra Garcia y...

DATE: Jan. 19, 2019 | CATEGORY: Regional News

No guns allowed in gallery during New Mexico joint sessions

SANTA FE –The New Mexico Legislature is prohibiting people from carrying guns in the House gallery during Tuesday’s opening session Tuesday and any other joint sessions of the two legislative...

DATE: Jan. 12, 2019 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Mayor: Albuquerque has cleared half its rape kit backlog

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Albuquerque police have made inroads into clearing the city’s rape kit backlog, with forensic investigators this year submitting roughly half – or nearly 2,900 total – of those...

DATE: Dec. 16, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Traces of Spanish conquistador found at New Mexico site

ALBUQUERQUE – An ongoing metal detector survey of the Coronado Historic Site in Bernalillo has uncovered evidence that Spanish conquistador Francisco Vazquez de Coronado explored the area,...

DATE: Dec. 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Navajo Technical University gets funding for manufacturing school

Navajo Technical University, based in Crownpoint, New Mexico, has been awarded a $3.5 million grant from the National Science Foundation to establish a Center for Advanced Manufacturing. The...

DATE: Dec. 3, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Navajo Nation certifies general election results

FARMINGTON – Officials on the Navajo Nation have certified results from the tribe’s general election. The final counts show Vice President Jonathan Nez won the tribal presidency with 41,261 votes....

DATE: Dec. 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

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