New Mexico reports nearly 860 new virus cases, 38 deaths

SANTA FE – New Mexico on Saturday reported 859 additional COVID-19 cases and 38 more deaths, increasing the state’s pandemic totals to 168,579 cases and 3,115 deaths. Bernalillo County had the most...

DATE: Jan. 23, 2021 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Carlsbad eyes converting university branch into college

CARLSBAD, N.M. – Carlsbad’s school board is voicing support for a proposal to convert the New Mexico State University branch campus in the southeastern New Mexico city into an independent community...

DATE: Jan. 23, 2021 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Officials: School vaccine clinics in New Mexico on hold

ALBUQUERQUE – Vaccination clinics scheduled for hundreds of public school employees throughout Albuquerque and surrounding communities won’t happen after all, prompting criticism from one state...

DATE: Jan. 22, 2021 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Cowboys for Trump leaders seeks cover for financial backers

SANTA FE – A federal judge dismissed a lawsuit Wednesday from the jailed founder of Cowboys for Trump, tossing the effort to block or avoid possible financial disclosure requirements as a political...

DATE: Jan. 21, 2021 | CATEGORY: Regional News

New Mexico airman facing military trial in fatal car crash

KIRTLAND AIR FORCE BASE, N.M. – An Air Force airman in New Mexico is facing a military trial next week in connection with a fatal car crash nearly two years ago. Prosecutors said Airman 1st Class...

DATE: Jan. 21, 2021 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Quarter of hospital workers refuse vaccine in New Mexico

ALBUQUERQUE – Up to 30% of medical staff members in New Mexico’s largest hospitals have declined the COVID-19 vaccine so far, health officials said. The New Mexico Department of Health wasn’t...

DATE: Jan. 20, 2021 | CATEGORY: Regional News

New Mexico lawmakers to consider prescribed fire measure

SANTA FE – New Mexico’s energy and natural resources agency is putting its support behind legislation that it says would clear the way for more prescribed fires as the state deals with climate...

DATE: Jan. 20, 2021 | CATEGORY: Regional News

How education funding could change in New Mexico

SANTA FE – The New Mexico Legislature is expected to increase near-term education funding and pursue long-term reforms that will change how schools are funded. Education accounts for about half of...

DATE: Jan. 20, 2021 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Jailed Cowboys for Trump leader urged to quit county office

ALAMOGORDO, N.M. – A New Mexico county official who runs the group Cowboys for Trump and was arrested in connection with the riot at the U.S. Capitol is facing calls to resign. Otero County...

DATE: Jan. 19, 2021 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Former New Mexico legislator known for wise, calm demeanor

SANTA FE – A New Mexico legislator who was known for his advocacy in protecting people who are incapacitated and placed under legal guardianship has died, Senate Republicans announced Friday....

DATE: Jan. 16, 2021 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Albuquerque councilor accuses former lawmaker of advances

ALBUQUERQUE – Albuquerque City Councilor Lan Sena is accusing a former Democratic state lawmaker of abusing his position of power by making unwanted sexual advances toward her when she served as a...

DATE: Jan. 16, 2021 | CATEGORY: Regional News

New Mexico capital city gears up for possible protests

SANTA FE – Fencing has been erected outside the New Mexico Statehouse and other government buildings as officials prepare for political unrest ahead of the upcoming legislative session and next...

DATE: Jan. 14, 2021 | CATEGORY: Regional News

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