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

New Mexico agency settles with oil company in well case

SANTA FE – An oil company operating in northwestern New Mexico has agreed to pay a $25,000 civil penalty as part of a settlement. The Energy, Minerals and Natural Resources Department said Tuesday...

DATE: Jan. 13, 2021 | CATEGORY: Business

High court weighs compensation for business restrictions

SANTA FE – The New Mexico Supreme Court heard oral arguments Wednesday as it weighs whether the state must compensate businesses for losses due to temporary closures and other pandemic-related...

DATE: Jan. 13, 2021 | CATEGORY: Business

New Mexico governor announces priorities for legislation

SANTA FE – New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham enthusiastically backed recreational marijuana and a crackdown on predatory lending, as she outlined her list of top priorities for 2021...

DATE: Jan. 13, 2021 | CATEGORY: Regional News

California man pleads guilty to assaulting flight attendants

ALBUQUERQUE – A California man has pleaded guilty to assaulting two flight attendants while he was a passenger on a 2019 flight to New Mexico. Federal prosecutors said 43-year-old Alton James...

DATE: Jan. 13, 2021 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Health officials: COVID-19 variant turns up in New Mexico

SANTA FE – A more contagious variant of COVID-19 has been detected in New Mexico, state officials confirmed Wednesday. The New Mexico Health Department said the first known case of the variant in...

DATE: Jan. 13, 2021 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Police: Boy Scout from New Mexico dies camping in Colorado

LOS ALAMOS, N.M. – A Boy Scout from New Mexico has died after a camping incident over the weekend near the New Mexico-Colorado line, authorities said. The Conejos County sheriff’s office said Josh...

DATE: Jan. 13, 2021 | CATEGORY: Regional News

New Mexico land purchase to aid with wildlife protection

The Associated Press QUESTA, N.M. – The acquisition of nearly 1,200 acres of private land near the New Mexico-Colorado border will go a long way to protect a migration corridor for elk and other...

DATE: Jan. 13, 2021 | CATEGORY: Regional News

New Mexico touts sewage monitoring program in COVID-19 fight

SANTA FE – A wastewater monitoring program launched last month has helped to prevent a COVID-19 outbreak at a juvenile justice facility in southern New Mexico, state officials said. The New Mexico...

DATE: Jan. 12, 2021 | CATEGORY: Regional News

New Mexico Legislature seeks greater spending amid pandemic

SANTA FE – New Mexico’s state government would increase general fund spending by 4% and devote new resources to health care and public education amid the coronavirus pandemic, under a detailed...

DATE: Jan. 12, 2021 | CATEGORY: Regional News

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