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New Mexico cancels national tourism campaign amid virus

RIO RANCHO, N.M – The Santa Fe Plaza is empty. So are the narrow streets of the adobe-laden historic district in the heart of Albuquerque. The ski lifts are idle, the galleries are shuttered and...

DATE: April 3, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

Hotel that hosted John Wayne to house homeless patients

GALLUP, N.M. – A western New Mexico hotel that once hosted John Wayne and future U.S. President Ronald Reagan will use one of its buildings to house homeless respiratory patients. The Gallup...

DATE: April 3, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

Police: Man tried to set wife on fire over stimulus check

ALBUQUERQUE – A New Mexico man is facing charges after police say he became enraged he didn’t qualify for a COVID-19-related stimulus check and tried to set his wife on fire. The Albuquerque...

DATE: April 3, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

New Mexico reports five new coronavirus cases

SANTA FE – New Mexico has confirmed a coronavirus infection that has no apparent link to travel as the governor takes new steps to limit the spread of the contagion by limiting restaurants to...

DATE: March 18, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Santa Fe Archdiocese shuts churches, schools due to outbreak

The Roman Catholic archdiocese for Albuquerque, Santa Fe and other parts of central and northern New Mexico has announced the immediate closings of its churches and schools “until further notice"...

DATE: March 13, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

New Mexico considers medical marijuana for ailing pets

SANTA FE – New Mexico is considering whether ailing household pets should have access to medical marijuana prescribed by veterinarians. The state’s medical cannabis advisory board was scheduled...

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

New Mexico panel opts to end recreational cougar trapping

ALBUQUERQUE – New Mexico regulators have adopted new rules that will prohibit trapping or snaring cougars for sport, marking a small victory for animal protection groups that have been fighting for...

DATE: Nov. 22, 2019 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

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

Police: Couple arrested, suspected in more than 20 robberies

ALBUQUERQUE – Albuquerque police said detectives have arrested a couple suspected in more than 20 robberies in recent weeks. Police said 31-year-old Mathis Laau and 20-year-old Jasmine Montoya were...

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

Navajo police academy bolsters officer ranks

CHINLE, Ariz. – Navajo Nation officials said 19 cadets have completed a six-month police academy. Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez said the Friday graduation ceremony was held at the Chinle...

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

New tech tools helping New Mexico count secretive cougars

LINCOLN NATIONAL FOREST, N.M. – New Mexico wildlife officials said new technology is allowing the state to estimate its cougar population more accurately. The Santa Fe New Mexican reports the...

DATE: Oct. 23, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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