Climatologist: Dry areas in U.S. Southwest getting drier

BERNALILLO, N.M. – A sliver of water runs under the bridge here as sand bars and thickets of willow come closer to choking off the Rio Grande as it flows through New Mexico. It’s another sign of...

DATE: Sept. 25, 2020 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Oil well pad converted into campsite at N.M. national park

CARLSBAD, N.M. – A former oil and gas well pad has been converted into a campground for visitors to Carlsbad Caverns National Park and Guadalupe Mountains National Park in New Mexico. The new...

DATE: Sept. 25, 2020 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Demand surges for absentee ballots across New Mexico

SANTA FE – Voters across New Mexico have submitted nearly 250,000 absentee ballot requests with especially strong demand among Democrats for alternatives to in-person voting amid the pandemic,...

DATE: Sept. 25, 2020 | CATEGORY: Regional News

New Mexico taps federal loans to pay unemployment

SANTA FE – New Mexico has depleted its unemployment benefits trust fund and begun to use federal loans to keep up with claims – spending that can trigger higher taxes if not repaid, a top labor...

DATE: Sept. 23, 2020 | CATEGORY: Business

New Mexico governor wants longer Census count if Biden wins

SANTA FE – Democratic Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham said states may push for a special U.S. Census enrollment period next year if President Donald Trump leaves the White House. The comments came at a...

DATE: Sept. 23, 2020 | CATEGORY: Regional News

3 states added to New Mexico’s high risk list

SANTA FE – Travelers arriving in or returning to New Mexico from Colorado, Oregon and Rhode Island will be required to quarantine for 14 days in a bid to manage the spread of the coronavirus. Gov....

DATE: Sept. 23, 2020 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Enrollment drop could hurt funding for New Mexico schools

SANTA FE – Education advocates are urging New Mexico lawmakers to take action during the next legislative session to preserve school budgets amid a drop in enrollment attributed to the coronavirus...

DATE: Sept. 23, 2020 | CATEGORY: Regional News

New Mexico agency to provide more help for child care access

SANTA FE – The state agency in charge of child care has amended rules to allow eligible parents who work or study remotely to receive assistance with child care costs. The Early Childhood Education...

DATE: Sept. 22, 2020 | CATEGORY: Regional News

N.M. police settle for $300K after detaining disabled woman

SANTA FE – New Mexico State Police have reached a $300,000 settlement with a disabled woman who accused an officer of grabbing and handcuffing her after she refused to provide ID in 2016. Jessica...

DATE: Sept. 22, 2020 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Albuquerque police: Overall crime down 5% in all categories

ALBUQUERQUE – Overall crime in Albuquerque is down 5% across all categories in the first six months of 2020, compared with the first half of last year and 15% since 2018, according to police. The...

DATE: Sept. 22, 2020 | CATEGORY: Regional News

New Mexico reports 67 new coronavirus cases, 2 more deaths

SANTA FE – Health officials in New Mexico on Sunday reported 67 new confirmed coronavirus cases with two additional deaths, increasing the statewide totals to 27,579 cases and 849 known deaths...

DATE: Sept. 20, 2020 | CATEGORY: Regional News

New Mexico reports 164 more virus cases; death toll up by 6

SANTA FE – State officials on Saturday reported 164 additional COVID-19 cases with six additional deaths in New Mexico, increasing its totals to 27,512 cases and 847 deaths. Bernalillo and Doña Ana...

DATE: Sept. 19, 2020 | CATEGORY: Regional News

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