Deputy chief at jail retires after using racial slur in text

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The deputy chief at a New Mexico jail will retire this week after an investigation found that he used a racial slur to refer to an inmate. Deputy Chief Aaron Vigil of the...

DATE: Oct. 1, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

New Mexico State will go online-only after Thanksgiving

LAS CRUCES, N.M. – New Mexico State University has announced that classes will be entirely online after the Thanksgiving break and that the college’s fall commencement will not be held in-person...

DATE: Oct. 1, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

U.S. proposes protections for rare thistle in New Mexico

SILVER CITY, N.M. – The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is proposing to list a rare plant that was once found in the American Southwest and Mexico as a threatened species. The agency outlined its...

DATE: Sept. 29, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Child support collectors intercept federal recovery checks

SANTA FE – New Mexico has increased annual child support collections by $18 million as it intercepts federal economic impact payments to separated or divorced parents whose children do not live...

DATE: Sept. 29, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

New Mexico reports 159 new coronavirus cases and no deaths

SANTA FE – Health officials in New Mexico on Sunday reported 159 new confirmed coronavirus cases with no additional deaths. The latest numbers increased the statewide totals to 28,844 cases and 870...

DATE: Sept. 27, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Universities to treat water in Navajo communities

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) – Environmental science students at Navajo Technical University are often asked by their professors about how they want to give back to their Navajo Nation communities. The...

DATE: Sept. 27, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

New Mexico taps federal loans to pay unemployment

SANTA FE – New Mexico has depleted its unemployment benefits trust fund and begun to use federal loans to keep up with claims – spending that can trigger higher taxes if not repaid, a top labor...

DATE: Sept. 25, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Demand surges for absentee ballots across New Mexico

SANTA FE – Voters across New Mexico have submitted nearly 250,000 absentee ballot requests with especially strong demand among Democrats for alternatives to in-person voting amid the pandemic,...

DATE: Sept. 25, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Oil well pad converted into campsite at N.M. national park

CARLSBAD, N.M. – A former oil and gas well pad has been converted into a campground for visitors to Carlsbad Caverns National Park and Guadalupe Mountains National Park in New Mexico. The new...

DATE: Sept. 25, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Enrollment drop could hurt funding for New Mexico schools

SANTA FE – Education advocates are urging New Mexico lawmakers to take action during the next legislative session to preserve school budgets amid a drop in enrollment attributed to the coronavirus...

DATE: Sept. 23, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Three states added to New Mexico’s high-risk list

SANTA FE – Travelers arriving in or returning to New Mexico from Colorado, Oregon and Rhode Island will be required to quarantine for 14 days in a bid to manage the spread of the coronavirus. Gov....

DATE: Sept. 23, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

New Mexico governor wants longer Census count if Biden wins

SANTA FE – Democratic Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham said states may push for a special U.S. Census enrollment period next year if President Donald Trump leaves the White House. The comments came at a...

DATE: Sept. 23, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

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