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Monday's closing remarks came as the trial — centering on the inner-prison activities of the Syndicato de Nuevo Mexico, the violent gang that formed in 1980 after the deadly riot at the Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County — entered its sixth week in U.S. District Court in Las Cruces. Four SNM ...
Single-family home sales in January were up 15 percent to 1,509 sales compared with the same period last year, while the median price jumped 4.1 percent to $190,000 according to the Realtors Association of New Mexico. Nearly half of those transactions were in Bernalillo and Sandoval counties.

SILVER CITY — New Mexico's Lieutenant Governor John Sanchez visited Grant County and was in Silver City last Friday to talk with officials and elected leaders about the U.S. Air Force's proposal to utilize the Gila National Forest for training purposes. Sanchez discussed some of the Legislature as well ...
New Mexico is also among a handful of states where marijuana possession on a person's record can block his or her chances of getting approval to adopt a child, ... Bernalillo County Sheriff's deputies only made one such arrest in Albuquerque resulting in a jail booking in Albuquerque in the same period.
Federal immigration agents announced Monday the arrest of 23 people across New Mexico and west Texas on suspicion of being in the country ... SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Federal agents arrested 23 people on suspicion of being in the country illegally as they served notices of employment audits to over ...
SAN JUAN COUNTY, N.M. — Video of a teenager's wild ride after being found on the side of a New Mexico highway has now been released by the San Juan County Sheriff's Office. Obtained by KRQE, the video shows a corporal approach 16-year-old Samaria Gray back in December. Dispatch had ...

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A Mesita man has pleaded guilty to an arson charge in a 2016 fire in New Mexico's Cibola County and now faces a sentence of up to life in federal prison. Prosecutors say 29-year-old Brian Dyea entered into a plea agreement Monday at a federal court in Albuquerque.
LEA COUNTY, N.M. (AP) — Authorities have identified a Texas man who was killed in a car crash in New Mexico. New Mexico State Police say 36-year-old Benjamin Wayne Richey of Bryant was pronounced dead at the scene of the collision last Thursday in Lea County. They say investigators believe ...
DEMING, N.M. (AP) — The New Mexico Department of Transportation has issued a weather advisory about high winds and blowing dust in Hidalgo and Luna counties. Department officials say visibility is low due to blowing dust Sunday afternoon. They are advising drivers of high-profile vehicles to use ...
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A man has been arrested in the killings of two Albuquerque residents whose bodies were found in a rural area of southern Santa Fe County. Police arrested 32-year-old James Knight on Tuesday on suspicion of murder and tampering with evidence in the killings of ...
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Bernalillo County Sheriff's deputies shot and critically injured a 28-year-old man after a chase that ended in a South Valley ... after 10 a.m. deputies were called to reports of a disturbance involving a white Ford pickup at the Central New Mexico Community College campus in the ...
Warrant: Joshua Gonzales, 25, Las Cruces, NM. Failure to comply with conditions of probation in NM Sixth Judicial District Court (Grant County, NM). Cited: Sarah Pierro, 20, 200 block of Diamond St. Shoplifting at Walmart (1021 E. Pine St.). Cited: Shyenne Pierro, 21, 200 block of Diamond St. Shoplifting at ...
SANDOVAL COUNTY, N.M. -- Starting a business can be tricky, especially for those operating out of their house instead of in the community. Sandoval County leaders recently ... It's free to attend thanks to a $10,000 grant from the New Mexico Economic Development Department. Business owners will walk ...
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – The Bernalillo County District Attorney's office is hoping to put victims first with its latest project. District Attorney Raul Torrez announced the office will be getting a “Victims Service Center.” The safety space is being created for victims of violent crimes as they await verdicts ...
CHAVES COUNTY, N.M. – The New Mexico Department of Health says two cases of mumps have been reported in Chaves County. Both infections are of high school students. Advertisement. Mumps is a highly contagious disease that is spread through the air and through saliva from the mouth, nose or ...
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A gunman in a deadly New Mexico school shooting last year had no drugs or alcohol in his system the day of the ... Bryce Current, the internal affairs captain for the San Juan County Sheriff's Office, said the agency is continuing to investigate and has yet to review the autopsy ...
Meet Kate: She's one of 40 at a school in N.M.'s sparsest county. By LESLIE LINTHICUM -Searchlight New Mexico • 6 hours ago ... She lives in the least populated place in New Mexico – fewer than 700 people spread across 2,100 square miles in Harding County in the northeast quadrant of the state. Her house – the same ...

The number of Taos County residents who have a medical marijuana card grew in the last five years from 195 cardholders to 1,305, according to New Mexico Department of Health statistics. The growth mirrors what is happening elsewhere in the state, which now has nearly 48,000 people with medical ...
Kate and 40 other children make up the entire student body from kindergarten through 12th grade in Harding County. ... HARDING COUNTY — She lives in the least populated place in New Mexico – fewer than 700 people spread across 2,100 square miles in Harding County in the northeast quadrant of ...
But Congressman Steve Pearce, a Hobbs, New Mexico, Republican, says the listing could harm local communities, businesses, jobs, and may reduce New Mexico's revenues from local energy production. He says the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service issued the decision despite a lack of scientific information.
SANTA FE – The Holloman Air Force Base construction materials gross receipts tax break state Senate bill is one step closer to being implemented in Otero County after Senate Bill 99 was passed 37-3 by state Senators Monday. The bill was sent to the state House for consideration and a vote hopefully ...
Though Los Alamos County was solidly Republican for decades — represented for 20 years by Republican Jeannette Wallace, who died in 2011 — the latest available voter registration numbers at the Secretary of State's Office show that 38 percent of the voters in the county were Democrats as of January, ...
"At that location, we have two highways (and) we have an irrigation canal that feeds water to about 20,000 acres of agriculture in south Eddy County,” said George Veni, director of the National Cave and Caverns Research Institute. The New Mexico House and Senate have already unanimously approved ...
Police believe that before the fatal shooting, the New Mexico man became obsessed with Meg Turney, an Austinite with nearly 400,000 YouTube subscribers ... The Travis County Medical Examiner's Office's preliminary findings suggest that the fatal gunshot sustained by Giles may have been self-inflicted, ...
For years, Otero County residents have watched liberal politicians in New Mexico's legislature stand in the way of economic reform. Right to ... It's likely that a similar judicial finding will result from Sandoval County's action – and thus, provide a legal imprimatur for other New Mexico counties that adopt such ...
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Some New Mexico lawmakers are pushing to add opioid addiction to the list of qualifying conditions for the state's medical marijuana program. ... In Santa Fe County, the number of medical marijuana cardholders has jumped nearly 43 percent from January 2017 to January 2018.
Prosecutors are recommending that a former New Mexico state senator convicted of fraud, bribery and felony ethical violations be sentenced to 10 years in prison and pay fines. The recommendations for Phil Griego's punishment were outlined in court documents filed today by the New Mexico Attorney ...
It's likely that a similar judicial finding will result from Sandoval County's action – and thus, provide a legal imprimatur for other New Mexico counties to adopt ... The law takes precedence over county laws, meaning that Sandoval County, N.M., is now the national leader on right to work at the county level.
New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas is calling for new legislation that expands the duty to report child abuse or negligence. Balderas on Monday endorsed a bill that aims to close a loophole in the New Mexico Abuse and Neglect Act. He says current law makes it a duty to report abuse by parents, ...
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico state elected officials who are convicted or plead guilty to corruption-related charges would automatically forfeit certain pension ... The association oversees pension investments for state, county and municipal workers along with judges and volunteer firefighters.
TAOS, N.M. (KRQE) – A 10-year-old pitbull is recovering from gunshot wounds after a New Mexico deputy opened fire on it. Now the ... It happened last Thursday when Sergeant Jake Cordova with the Taos County Sheriff's Office unexpectedly came to the home to serve Pacheco with a subpoena. Cordova ...
DONA ANA COUNTY, N.M. (KRQE) – A local New Mexico politician is getting called out for comments he made on Facebook. The County Commissioner had an exchange on Facebook with an organizer of a non-profit group. She says his comments were sexist and he's not apologizing. It all started when ...
One tidbit for Santa Fe County, important for those looking at economic development here, is that Santa Fe has the highest percentage of individuals in the state with self-employment income (17.5 percent), while the lowest in New Mexico is Otero County at 8 percent. The national average is 10.7 percent.
Harden used to represent a stretch of northeastern New Mexico as a senator. Nowadays, he lobbies for Union County, population 4,292. His contracts are not particularly big. Union County pays him $1,000 a month plus tax and expenses — a paltry sum compared to the lobbyists for bigger governments.
A former California Highway Patrol and Placer County Sheriff's pilot died last week in a helicopter crash over New Mexico. Both the sheriff's office and CHP have posted tributes to JC Dodd, who was killed along with four others when their helicopter crashed in a mountainous area on Wednesday, Jan. 17.
This January, the New Mexico State Legislature announced it was going into this session with a $200 million surplus. Some of that funding, she said, may be used to give teachers a raise (1.5 percent proposed by legislature, 2 percent by governor and a 1 percent raise for all state workers). She also said ...
"Because of our location within the Permian Basin oilfield, Lea County is the top oil-producing county in the Permian Basin," Steve Vierck, president and CEO of the Economic Development Corp. of Lea County, said. "As New Mexico's energy capital, Lea County is home to nuclear, oil and gas, wind and ...
SUNLAND PARK, N.M. (AP) — A former Dona Ana County manager who was forced out last year amid a political fight is now the city manager of a New Mexico border community experiencing a revival. The Sunland Park City Council appointed Julia Brown this week as its city manager during a special ...
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The New Mexico Supreme Court issued a pair of rulings Thursday seeking to resolve questions over pre-trial detention ... In one ruling Thursday, the high court rejected an appeal from a woman indicted on two counts of first-degree murder in Bernalillo County while criminal ...
“Senator Neville truly understands the complexities and interests of county government, having previously served as a San Juan County commissioner and president of the New Mexico Association of Counties,” NMAC executive director Steve Kopelman said in a press release. “He is an extremely effective ...
After Two-Year Battle, Residents Block Oil and Gas Drilling in Sandoval County, New Mexico ... After a two-year dispute, the Sandoval County Commission recently voted to kill an oil and gas ordinance that would have given a blank check to the fossil fuel industry in this rural and residential county outside ...
COMMENTARY: There's been a clear Democratic wave in American politics since Donald Trump became president. Don't expect that trend to propel Democrats to victory in southern New Mexico's congressional race this year. Sure, it's possible Democrats can win the 2nd Congressional District seat in the ...
Junell, a George W. Bush appointee from the Western District of Texas, presided over the suit because the Attorney General's Office represented the judges Dunn was suing, from the New Mexico Supreme Court, the Second Judicial District Court and the Bernalillo County Metropolitan Court. Dunn sued last ...
FARMINGTON — Local law enforcement agencies made nearly 20 DWI arrests during the New Year's weekend. The San Juan County Adult Detention Center reported there were 18 people arrested for DWI charges from Friday through Monday at the county jail. New Mexico State Police made eight of the ...
The New Mexico Department of Game and Fish is seeking information on disturbing cases of poaching that left two deer and several elk dead then left to rot in the High Rolls area. Department officials say they are currently investigating four separate incidents on the illegal killings of the deer and elk.
COLFAX COUNTY, N.M. – A burn ban is now in effect in parts of New Mexico due to the unseasonably dry and warm winter the state is experiencing. Advertisement. The Colfax County Fire Marshal's Office has issued the ban effective immediately. The ban effects the Farley, Miami, French Tract, Vermejo ...
Officials say a New Mexico county is in deep financial trouble and may be bankrupt in 60 days. The Gallup Independent reports Interim Cibola County Manager Valerie Taylor says the county is in "crisis mode" and if it doesn't "make significant changes," it is "going to be insolvent by the end of February.".
New Mexico: Health officials work to contain chickenpox at Otero County Prison ... The New Mexico Corrections Department (NMCD) is collaborating with epidemiologists at the New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH) to investigate two confirmed cases of chickenpox at the Otero County Prison facility.
Karina Grajeda was a secretary at the Bernalillo County District Attorney's Office. According to court records she has been arrested two other times for DWI while working under previous District Attorney Kari Brandenburg. Both of those cases were dismissed. A spokesman for current district attorney Raul ...
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — New Mexico's top prosecutors say no state laws were broken by the transfer of fetal tissue between an Albuquerque abortion clinic and researchers at the ... BUDGET TROUBLE: Officials say a New Mexico county is in deep financial trouble and may be bankrupt in 60 days.


 

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