New Mexico expands early voting locations across the state

SANTA FE – More voting locations are opening across New Mexico as the state expands early balloting in the lead-up to Election Day on Nov. 3. Scores of voting convenience centers were scheduled to...

DATE: Oct. 17, 2020 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Governor’s chief of staff on leave to aid Biden transition team

ALBUQUERQUE – New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham’s chief of staff John Bingaman has taken a leave of absence to help with Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden’s transition team. Lujan...

DATE: Oct. 15, 2020 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Judge won’t force New Mexico to send children back to school

SANTA FE – New Mexico health and school officials can continue to restrict in-person learning for the vast majority of young children based on countywide coronavirus outbreaks after a federal judge...

DATE: Oct. 15, 2020 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Close congressional race in southern New Mexico draws eyes

RUIDOSO, N.M. – Pockets in the Sierra Blanca mountain range are packed with tourists searching for an outdoor getaway of fishing, hunting and eventually skiing. But this year, the pandemic and New...

DATE: Oct. 15, 2020 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Albuquerque businesses impacted by canceled Balloon Fiesta

ALBUQUERQUE – Multiple business owners in New Mexico have said this October could prove challenging for their businesses since the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta, which brings tourists...

DATE: Oct. 14, 2020 | CATEGORY: Business

Former interim Navajo president and New Mexico lawmaker dies

SHIPROCK, N.M. – Thomas Atcitty, a former interim Navajo Nation president and longtime New Mexico state representative, has died. He was 86. Atcitty died Sunday of natural causes, the tribe said....

DATE: Oct. 14, 2020 | CATEGORY: Regional News

New Mexico names leader of Native American education reform

SANTA FE – Former Navajo Nation legislative staff member LaShawna Tso has been selected to lead New Mexico’s Indian Education division. The announcement by the Public Education Department comes...

DATE: Oct. 14, 2020 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Judge: Victims can sue Santa Fe Archdiocese over transfer

ALBUQUERQUE – A U.S. bankruptcy judge has ruled that lawyers for clergy sex abuse survivors can file lawsuits alleging the Archdiocese of Santa Fe fraudulently transferred millions to avoid bigger...

DATE: Oct. 13, 2020 | CATEGORY: Regional News

New hospital opens in Las Cruces amid pandemic

LAS CRUCES, N.M. – A new hospital has opened its doors in southern New Mexico after many delays amid the pandemic. KVIA-TV reports Three Crosses Regional Hospital in Las Cruces became the city’s...

DATE: Oct. 13, 2020 | CATEGORY: Regional News

New Mexico reports 269 new COVID-19 cases and 4 more deaths

SANTA FE – New Mexico health officials on Sunday reported 269 new confirmed COVID-19 cases and four additional deaths. That increased to the state’s totals to 32,983 cases and 911 known deaths. On...

DATE: Oct. 11, 2020 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Former frat member sentenced for shooting student as hazing

ALBUQUERQUE – A former New Mexico State University fraternity member who shot another student during a hazing ritual last year was given an 18-month suspended sentence on Friday. Miguel Altamirano,...

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

Forecasters: Hot, dry, windy weather on tap for New Mexico

ALBUQUERQUE – Forecasters say much of New Mexico will be hot, dry and windy this weekend, with wildfire smoke in some areas. The National Weather Service says there will be record and near-record...

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

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