New Mexico

Hacker cripples New Mexico agency in charge of coal plant decision

FARMINGTON – A hacker last week crippled the New Mexico Public Regulation Commission’s website, and the agency, which is considering the fate of the San Juan Generating Station, has resorted to...

DATE: Jan. 15, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

Rockfall concerns lead to closure of specific campsites in Chaco park

FARMINGTON – Chaco Culture National Historical Park officials have grown concerned about the potential rockfall danger in the park, and have decided to close certain areas of the park. Park...

DATE: Jan. 13, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

New Mexico raises minimum wage for first time in over a decade

FARMINGTON – With the start of 2020, New Mexico saw its first statewide minimum wage increase in over a decade. On Jan. 1, New Mexico’s minimum wage increased to $9 an hour from $7.50 an hour,...

DATE: Jan. 7, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

Historic graduation at Navajo Technical University

FARMINGTON – Two students made history when they became the first to graduate as licensed veterinary technicians from Navajo Technical University, according to an announcement from the school....

DATE: Jan. 6, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

Company to shut down inactive New Mexico uranium mine

GRANTS, N.M. – A Texas-based company won’t resume operations at an inactive uranium mine and instead plans to begin an estimated 16 months of closure activity to reclaim the site in western New...

DATE: Jan. 6, 2020 | CATEGORY: Business

Cities, counties join lawsuit claiming N.M. tax agency improperly reduced revenue

FARMINGTON – Additional counties and municipalities are claiming the New Mexico state tax agency did not collect and disburse tax revenue fairly, as a lawsuit against the state moves forward. The...

DATE: Jan. 4, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

Public hearing on San Juan Generating Station scheduled

FARMINGTON – Four Corners community members wishing to weigh-in on the future of the San Juan Generating Station will have an opportunity to provide public comment Monday. Theresa Becenti-Aguilar,...

DATE: Jan. 2, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

Netflix set to film Western in New Mexico

FARMINGTON – Netflix is set to film a Western in New Mexico that is co-produced by rapper Jay-Z, according to a Hollywood publication. The film will star Idris Elba, known for his roles as Stringer...

DATE: Dec. 28, 2019 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

Game of Thrones author opens New Mexico bookstore

FARMINGTON – For Game of Thrones fans in search of new reading material, author George R.R. Martin has an answer. No, it isn’t his long-anticipated sixth novel, Winds of Winter, but rather a new...

DATE: Dec. 24, 2019 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

After missing orbit, spacecraft makes historic landing in New Mexico

FARMINGTON – In grainy, low-resolution footage , a white dot grows larger as it slowly floats to Earth with the support of three large parachutes before coming to rest on sandy desert. The landing...

DATE: Dec. 23, 2019 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

What role does Colorado play in bringing back the wolf?

FARMINGTON – Three wolf pups scamper outside the den, clumsily running after their parent. The first wild-born pups from wild-born Mexican gray wolves were seen playing and, to all appearances,...

DATE: Dec. 20, 2019 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

New Mexico in danger of being undercounted in census

FARMINGTON – New Mexico is considered one of the hardest states to count in the 2020 U.S. Census report, according to an Associated Press analysis of U.S. Census Bureau data. According to the...

DATE: Dec. 15, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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