Land of Enchantment to provide the Capitol Christmas Tree

FARMINGTON – A 60-foot-tall tree from New Mexico is headed on a 2,000-mile journey to the nation’s capital this week. This year’s Christmas tree, a blue spruce cut Nov. 6, was chosen from the...

DATE: Nov. 11, 2019 | UPDATED: 1 day 12 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Fire-ravaged forests get help from pine cone collectors

ALONG THE BURNT MESA TRAIL, N.M. – With snow ready to fall, the scramble was on to collect as many ponderosa pine cones as possible. A crew outfitted with spurs, ropes and hard hats scaled hefty...

DATE: Nov. 10, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

San Juan County (N.M.) hires first behavioral health director

FARMINGTON – San Juan County hired its first behavioral health services director to address service gaps, the county announced this week. Su Hodgman, who previously worked as a substance abuse...

DATE: Nov. 8, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Farmington building connections to its riverside trails

FARMINGTON – Construction is underway on a 1-mile trail extension along the San Juan and Animas rivers, part of a larger plan to connect the existing 10 miles of riverside trails, according to the...

DATE: Nov. 8, 2019 | UPDATED: 5 days 18 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Trump honors Native Americans, U.S. founders in same month

FLAGSTAFF, Arizona — President Donald Trump has declared November as a time to celebrate both Native American heritage and the country’s founders, a move that upset Native Americans who have...

DATE: Nov. 5, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

New Mexico GOP sues to halt absentee voting in Las Cruces

ALBUQUERQUE – The Republican Party of New Mexico is seeking an injunction to halt the counting of absentee ballots in a southern county over allegations state and local officials were ignoring...

DATE: Nov. 4, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

New Mexico’s top court examines ‘warrior-gene’ defense

SANTA FE – The New Mexico Supreme Court debated Monday whether a murder defendant should have been allowed to introduce evidence that he has a genetic predisposition to violence. At issue is...

DATE: Nov. 4, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

New Mexico delegation takes aim at West’s water scarcity

CARLSBAD, N.M. – As things begin to dry out again in New Mexico, members of the arid state’s congressional delegation are looking for ways to combat water scarcity here and across the American...

DATE: Nov. 4, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

2 Permian Basin oil and gas producers get violation notices

SANTA FE – The New Mexico Environment Department has issued notices of violation to two Permian Basin oil and gas producers over air quality regulations. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency...

DATE: Nov. 4, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Without books, kids use movement to interpret stories

FARMINGTON – As a group of kids settled in for storytime at the Farmington Public Library , there was something noticeably missing: a book. Instead, there was a lady dressed in colorful clothes...

DATE: Nov. 4, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Authorities: Officer opens fire after driver pulls knife

ALBUQUERQUE – Authorities said a New Mexico State Police officer shot and killed a 22-year-old man during a traffic stop after the driver attacked the officer with a knife. State police said the...

DATE: Nov. 2, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

U.S. awards $40M grant to New Mexico for student literacy

SANTA FE – New Mexico is getting a $40 million federal grant to improve student literacy. Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham’s office announced the U.S. Department of Education’s grant award, saying it...

DATE: Nov. 2, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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