Appeals court tosses lawsuit from artist over dog poop flap

SANTA FE – A New Mexico appeals court has upheld a decision to dismiss a lawsuit filed by a Native American artist who was cleaning up dog poop but mistaken for a burglar. The Albuquerque Journal ...

DATE: Dec. 5, 2019 | CATEGORY: Regional News

New Mexico county ends federal immigration holds at jail

HOBBS, N.M – A southeastern New Mexico county is no longer cooperating with federal immigration authorities on inmates held at its jail. The Hobbs News-Sun reports Lea County Detention Center now...

DATE: Dec. 5, 2019 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Retired government workers decry pension-solvency proposal

SANTA FE – An advocacy group for retired public employees assailed core provisions of a pension reform proposal in defiance of recommendations by the governor, at a legislative hearing Wednesday....

DATE: Dec. 4, 2019 | CATEGORY: Regional News

New Mexico state income outpaces expectations

SANTA FE – State government income for New Mexico is exceeding expectations set out by agency economists. A revenue tracking report from the Legislature on Tuesday showed state general fund income...

DATE: Dec. 4, 2019 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Arizona man shot in head by New Mexico sheriff suing county

ALBUQUERQUE – An Arizona man is suing after he was shot in the head by New Mexico sheriff after a chase in a front-end loader. An attorney for James McFarlin filed a lawsuit last week in U.S....

DATE: Dec. 4, 2019 | CATEGORY: Regional News

New Mexico hires team to study universal health insurance

SANTA FE – The Legislature has hired team of consultants as it looks for ways to provide universal health care access under new financial models. The Legislative Finance Committee confirmed Monday...

DATE: Dec. 3, 2019 | CATEGORY: Regional News

More public meetings set for Air Force base’s training plan

TRUTH OR CONSEQUENCES, N.M. – The U.S. Air Force is hosting another round of public meetings around southern New Mexico this week as it calls for expanding areas for training exercises. Holloman...

DATE: Dec. 3, 2019 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Inmate escapes from San Miguel County Detention Center

LAS VEGAS, N.M. – The New Mexico State Police says an inmate escaped Saturday from the San Miguel County Detention Center in Las Vegas. The State Police said 22-year-old Felix Romero of Las Vegas...

DATE: Nov. 30, 2019 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Researchers seek to learn more about long-billed curlews

SANTA FE – Wildlife managers in New Mexico are working with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and researchers elsewhere to learn more about long-billed curlews. The shorebird is considered a...

DATE: Nov. 30, 2019 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Albuquerque’s rapid transit system to begin operations

ALBUQUERQUE – Officials in New Mexico’s largest city said after false starts and delays, the Albuquerque Rapid Transit project is scheduled to begin operations Saturday. The new system includes...

DATE: Nov. 30, 2019 | CATEGORY: Regional News

New Mexico police discover third open-field death this month

GALLUP, N.M. – New Mexico authorities have reported a man was found dead in Gallup, marking the third open-field death police responded to this month. The Gallup Independent reported Thursday that...

DATE: Nov. 29, 2019 | CATEGORY: Regional News

BioPark Zoo, garden to open later on Friday because of weather

ALBUQUERQUE – Albuquerque officials say the ABQ BioPark Zoo, Aquarium and Botanic Garden will open later than usual on Black Friday. The city of Albuquerque said the BioPark facilities will open at...

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

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