New Mexico now considering energy efficiency of office space

SANTA FE – The state of New Mexico is now considering the energy efficiency of buildings when leasing office space. The General Services Department made the announcement Tuesday, saying it will...

DATE: Jan. 2, 2020 | CATEGORY: Regional News

$8B needed in transportation repairs on Navajo Nation

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. – Transportation officials for the Navajo Nation have reported it would take 116 years and $7.9 billion to meet current infrastructure needs. Officials from the Navajo Nation...

DATE: Jan. 2, 2020 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Northern New Mexico state park open to ice fishing

EAGLE NEST, N.M. – Officials with the New Mexico State Parks Division said Eagle Nest is now open to ice fishing. Current measurements indicate that ice thickness at the northern New Mexico lake...

DATE: Jan. 2, 2020 | CATEGORY: Regional News

New Mexico governor gives state workers paid parental leave

SANTA FE – Thousands of employees of state agencies overseen by the governor will be eligible for paid maternity and paternity leave for the first time, under an executive order announced Tuesday...

DATE: Jan. 2, 2020 | CATEGORY: Regional News

New Mexico church sues U.S. over religious discrimination

SANTA FE – The New Mexico branch of a church that uses hallucinogenic tea as a sacrament is suing the federal government for failing to process immigration documents for one of its religious...

DATE: Dec. 31, 2019 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Agencies seek end to forest rulings in New Mexico, Arizona

SANTA FE – Federal agencies have filed opinions for national forests in New Mexico and Arizona and have asked a judge to dismiss the court’s previous ruling on timber management activities on...

DATE: Dec. 28, 2019 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Wintry weather restricts access to some parks in Southwest

Wintry weather on Saturday restricted access to some national parks in the Four Corners of the Southwest. National Park Service sites that announced they were closed included Bandelier National...

DATE: Dec. 28, 2019 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Man pleads guilty to robbing three Albuquerque businesses

ALBUQUERQUE – A New Mexico man is facing prison time after pleading guilty to robbing three Albuquerque businesses at gunpoint over the course of two months. Lalonzo Simmons, 44, entered his pleas...

DATE: Dec. 28, 2019 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Forecasters: Storm systems to drop rain, snow on New Mexico

ALBUQUERQUE – Much of New Mexico is about to get more rain and snow, with the precipitation continuing into next week, forecasters said Thursday. According to advisories and watches issued by the...

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

New Mexico urges residents to get outside on New Year’s Day

SANTA FE – New Mexico officials are urging residents and visitors to spend some time outside on the first day of the year. The State Parks Division will host a series of hikes at nine state parks...

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

Authorities seek to stem crime in New Mexico oilfields

CARLSBAD, N.M. – Authorities in a New Mexico region that is rich in oil and gas say they have participated in a recent blitz targeting thefts and burglaries in the oilfields. Eddy County Sheriff...

DATE: Dec. 22, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

New Mexico school district adopts medical marijuana policy

FARMINGTON – A northern New Mexico school district’s board has approved a policy allowing the administration of medical marijuana to students enrolled in the state’s medical marijuana program. The...

DATE: Dec. 22, 2019 | CATEGORY: Regional News

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