White Sands’ national park status expected to boost tourism

ALBUQUERQUE – U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich of New Mexico says people shouldn’t expect any major administrative changes with White Sands National Monument becoming the state’s first national park...

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

‘Baby Shark’ Navajo auditions help to close generation gap

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. (AP) — Seven-year-old Drew Wilson, of Rock Point, Arizona, was clearly nervous as she stood in front of several video cameras and photographers Sunday. Wilson was the only child...

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

Medical insurance bypasses Native Americans in New Mexico

SANTA FE – Native Americans go without medical insurance at a much higher rate than other residents of New Mexico, a state-commissioned study has found as state health officials seek new strategies...

DATE: Dec. 21, 2019 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Ex-New Mexico prison contractor to release public records

ALBUQUERQUE – New Mexico Supreme Court has refused to overturn two lower court rulings in a public records lawsuit forcing a former state prison contractor to release settlement agreements with...

DATE: Dec. 21, 2019 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Olivia, Liam were top baby names in New Mexico during 2019

SANTA FE – Preliminary tallies of vital records indicate Olivia and Liam were the most popular names for babies born in New Mexico during 2019. Ava was the second most popular name for girls while...

DATE: Dec. 21, 2019 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Visitor center along historic Route 66 gets more funding

ALBUQUERQUE – Bernalillo County commissioners are planning to spend another $1.5 million to further support the construction of a visitor center along historic Route 66. The commission voted...

DATE: Dec. 20, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

New Mexico governor seeks sustained pay raises for teachers

ALBUQUERQUE – New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham says she wants sustained pay increases for public school employees after a recent round of salary increases. Teachers flocked Wednesday night to...

DATE: Dec. 19, 2019 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Teen snowboarders rescued after going off path at ski area

SANTA FE –Emergency crews early Thursday rescued two young snowboarders who got stuck after going off the path at a ski area in mountains near Santa Fe. The two 15-year-old boys got stuck in the...

DATE: Dec. 19, 2019 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Zuni Pueblo gets $5 million grant to construct housing

ZUNI PUEBLO, N.M. – The Zuni Pueblo said it has been awarded $5 million as part of a federal grant for tribal-designated housing entities across the United States. Zuni Housing Director Mike Chavez...

DATE: Dec. 19, 2019 | CATEGORY: Regional News

New Mexico officials ask for Endangered Species Act probe

ALAMOGORDO, N.M. – County officials in New Mexico have asked for an investigation into alleged waste and mismanagement of public lands by federal wildlife agencies. Officials from the Otero County...

DATE: Dec. 18, 2019 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Albuquerque probing ‘emergency’ involving hyena, zookeeper

ALBUQUERQUE – Albuquerque Biological Park officials are investigating an “emergency incident” involving a zookeeper and a hyena. KOB-TV reports the zoo confirmed Monday it is looking into a Nov. 7...

DATE: Dec. 18, 2019 | CATEGORY: Regional News

New Mexico state senator found guilty of drunken driving

SANTA FE – New Mexico state Sen. Richard Martinez has been found guilty of aggravated drunken driving and reckless driving in connection with a June car crash, a state district court judge ruled...

DATE: Dec. 17, 2019 | CATEGORY: Regional News

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