Decade-old quest for hidden treasure chest ends

A real-life treasure hunt is over. A New Mexico art and antique collector announced 10 years ago that he hid a chest containing $2 million in riches deep in the Rocky Mountains. He told people to...

DATE: June 12, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

After 35 years, regional classified paper says goodbye

FARMINGTON – When Robert Elmore moved to Farmington in the 1980s, the Thrifty Nickel was a local city classified paper, but when he bought it in 1989, he saw the potential to turn it into a paper...

DATE: June 12, 2020 | CATEGORY: Business

With limited electricity, Navajo Nation students receive kits for distance learning

FARMINGTON – Completing his homework under a kerosene lamp or in front of a wood burning stove, Mylo Fowler graduated high school almost 20 years ago on the Navajo Nation near Steamboat, Arizona....

DATE: June 11, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

Community helps raise money for Four Corners resident’s brain surgery

FARMINGTON – A Four Corners man known for his community spirit and penchant for volunteering underwent brain surgery earlier this week, and community members have started a GoFundMe to offset the...

DATE: June 11, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Farmington Growers Market to kick off Saturday

FARMINGTON – The Farmington Growers Market, which started 29 years ago, will open Saturday with additional public safety measures as a result of the coronavirus. The market received approval from...

DATE: June 10, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

Financial crisis looms over New Mexico cities, counties

SANTA FE – Local governments from Roswell to Santa Fe are being swept away in the “economic tsunami” of the coronavirus pandemic and may fall back on the state for financial aid, a leading state...

DATE: June 9, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Former Albuquerque detectives file whisteblower lawsuit

ALBUQUERQUE – A whistleblower lawsuit filed by former New Mexico police detectives says they were retaliated against for repeatedly raising concerns about the operation of their department’s sex...

DATE: June 9, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

New Mexico AG calls for uniform use of force policies

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Attorney General Hector Balderas on Tuesday called for police reforms amid the latest round of protests in New Mexico and elsewhere over excessive force. Balderas said...

DATE: June 9, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Endangered Mexican wolves welcome 7 pups at Albuquerque zoo

ALBUQUERQUE – Two endangered Mexican gray wolves housed at the Albuquerque zoo are the proud parents of seven pups, officials announced Tuesday. The pups recently came out of their den for the...

DATE: June 9, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Suspect in Colorado killing arrested in New Mexico

FARMINGTON – A suspect in a killing in Colorado was arrested in Española, north of Santa Fe, after a car chase and foot pursuit, according to the New Mexico State Police. Richard Martinez of...

DATE: June 8, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

New Mexico state government income faltered in March

SANTA FE – A fiscal analysis from the Legislature shows that New Mexico state revenues faltered slightly in March. Monday’s report from the Legislative Finance Committee foreshadows severe economic...

DATE: June 8, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Infections spike among New Mexico health care workers

ALBUQUERQUE – Data from the New Mexico Health Department shows COVID-19 infections among health care workers in the state have spiked as intensive care units remain full and nurses call for more...

DATE: June 8, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

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