Associated Press New Mexico

Snow, wind damage RV campground in Chama, force evacuation

CHAMA, N.M. – Damage from snow and wind forced the evacuation of about 50 people staying at an RV campground in Chama, sending dozens of people to hotels and an emergency shelter at a church in the...

DATE: Sept. 10, 2020 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Albuquerque police chief stepping down this fall

ALBUQUERQUE – Albuquerque Mayor Tim Keller announced Thursday that Police Chief Michael Geier will retire this fall, with Deputy Chief Harold Medina taking over as acting chief next week. Geier has...

DATE: Sept. 10, 2020 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Free lunches continue for New Mexico students

SANTA FE – Funding for summer meal programs for children in New Mexico will be extended for the foreseeable future, state officials said. The U.S. Department of Agriculture has approved a waiver...

DATE: Sept. 9, 2020 | CATEGORY: Regional News

New Mexico film industry to resume some production work

SANTA FE – New Mexico officials approved the start of production work by film crews in a sign the industry could soon be back in business after a suspension because of the coronavirus. Film...

DATE: Sept. 8, 2020 | CATEGORY: Business

New Mexico art collective seeks union, management resists

SANTA FE – Workers at a New Mexico art collective are seeking to unionize, they said in a statement. Employees at the Santa Fe-based art collective Meow Wolf are seeking to unionize under the...

DATE: Sept. 8, 2020 | CATEGORY: Business

No suspects identified after two found dead in Albuquerque car fire

ALBUQUERQUE – Authorities in Albuquerque are investigating after two people were found dead in a burning car. Albuquerque police said Monday that they have linked the two deaths to a home invasion....

DATE: Sept. 8, 2020 | CATEGORY: Regional News

New Mexico to grocery stores: Stop taxing food on deliveries

SANTA FE – New Mexico state taxation authorities on Wednesday urged grocery stores to stop unnecessarily collecting sales taxes on food that is delivered during the coronavirus pandemic. New Mexico...

DATE: Sept. 6, 2020 | CATEGORY: Food

Navajo casinos join effort to boost census participation

CHURCH ROCK, N.M. – Casinos on the Navajo Nation are teaming up with census officials for a series of events they hope will boost participation in the count. Billions of dollars in federal funding...

DATE: Sept. 5, 2020 | CATEGORY: Regional News

New Mexico governor: Don’t let your guard down on holiday

SANTA FE – New Mexico officials are urging residents to take precautions while celebrating Labor Day to avoid spreading the coronavirus. The state “has made great progress in the fight against...

DATE: Sept. 5, 2020 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Medicaid enrollment strains public finances in New Mexico

SANTA FE – Enrollment in Medicaid has increased by nearly 7% in New Mexico since the outset of the coronavirus pandemic as employers shed jobs and more families descend into poverty, state health...

DATE: Sept. 4, 2020 | CATEGORY: Regional News

New Mexico agencies boost access ahead of hunting season

SANTA FE – New Mexico land and wildlife managers have finished work that will result in more access to state trust land for licensed hunters. The Land Office and the Game and Fish Department made...

DATE: Sept. 3, 2020 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Spaceport America vets capital projects amid investigation

ALBUQUERQUE – An investigation into the conduct of Spaceport America’s chief executive officer is ongoing and initial findings are expected in the coming weeks, the organization’s interim leader...

DATE: Sept. 2, 2020 | CATEGORY: Business

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