New Mexico reports 1,507 additional virus cases, 22 deaths

SANTA FE – New Mexico on Saturday announced 1,507 additional known COVID-19 cases and 22 more deaths, increasing the state’s totals since the pandemic began to 154,954 cases and 2,732 deaths. The...

DATE: Jan. 9, 2021 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Officials tour possible Space Command site in Albuquerque

ALBUQUERQUE – Air Force officials have toured the grounds of Kirtland Air Force Base in Albuquerque to evaluate the site as a possible location for the U.S. Space Command. Strategic basing...

DATE: Jan. 9, 2021 | CATEGORY: Regional News

New Mexico utilities look ahead to renewable energy mandates

ALBUQUERQUE – A solar project meant to provide 10% of Gallup’s electricity for the next two decades is falling short of expectations, highlighting just one of the challenges as investor-owned...

DATE: Jan. 8, 2021 | CATEGORY: Business

New Mexico opens vaccine distribution to more people

ALBUQUERQUE – New Mexico is moving ahead with COVID-19 vaccine distribution, expanding eligibility on Friday to people 75 and older as well as residents with underlying medical conditions that...

DATE: Jan. 8, 2021 | CATEGORY: Regional News

New Mexico Supreme Court overturns child abuse convictions

SANTA FE – The New Mexico Supreme Court has overturned the child abuse convictions of an Albuquerque man in the 2015 death of an infant. A divided court in a ruling issued Friday wrote that there...

DATE: Jan. 8, 2021 | CATEGORY: Regional News

New Mexico to see added $300 weekly in jobless benefits

ALBUQUERQUE – Labor officials in New Mexico have said residents receiving unemployment benefits should expect an extra $300 a week added to their benefits. The New Mexico Department of Workforce...

DATE: Jan. 8, 2021 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Lawyers: New Mexico trying to comply with education needs

SANTA FE – The New Mexico Public Education Department is working with school districts and internet providers to expand broadband access in rural areas struggling with remote learning, according to...

DATE: Jan. 8, 2021 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Pandemic forces New Mexico legislative session to go virtual

SANTA FE – The Roundhouse will be off limits to the public and lobbyists as New Mexico’s upcoming legislative session will feature many virtual committee hearings and floor debates because of the...

DATE: Jan. 7, 2021 | CATEGORY: Regional News

New Mexico governor grants clemency for 12 people

SANTA FE – New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham has granted clemency for 12 people convicted of crimes in the state. The governor’s office announced the pardons Wednesday, saying most of those...

DATE: Jan. 7, 2021 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Storm could bring much needed moisture to New Mexico

ALBUQUERQUE – Forecasters with the National Weather Service say a potent storm headed toward New Mexico could bring some much needed moisture to the drought-stricken state. They issued an advisory...

DATE: Jan. 7, 2021 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Solar carports coming to four New Mexico government buildings

SANTA FE – The construction of solar carports in the parking lots of four New Mexico government buildings begins later this month. It’s part of the General Services Department’s State Buildings...

DATE: Jan. 6, 2021 | CATEGORY: Regional News

New Mexico cities prepare for vaccination distribution

SANTA FE – Las Cruces city officials will be creating a vaccination task force to help coordinate distribution when doses become more widely available, while nearly 300 first responders with...

DATE: Jan. 5, 2021 | CATEGORY: Regional News

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