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Postal Service: Pie Town Will Keep Full Postal Services. The Postal Service is providing assurances that it is committed to providing full services in Pie Town, a tiny western New Mexico community where the current post office is closing. April 18, 2018, at 4:33 p.m.. Postal Service: Pie Town Will Keep Full Postal Services.
Democratic gubernatorial candidate Jeff Apodaca on Thursday called for the expansion of New Mexico's medical marijuana program and for legalization of ... Cervantes recently lauded efforts at the local level by the state's largest city -- Albuquerque -- to decriminalize possession of small amounts.

Welcome back. The annual Western Heritage Awards held at the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City lived up to the tradition of past years with another top-of-the-line event last Friday and Saturday. Here's a quick rundown: Masters of Ceremonies Katherine Ross and ...
Steve Pearce sent a letter to postal officials, asking that a permanent post office be kept open in Pie Town. The service recently announced that beginning April 27 the post office would be closed due to the conditions of the building. Until centralized mailboxes and a new modular building are ...
"It's a form of ancestral discrimination," John Ramon Vigil said, a city council member who unsuccessfully voted to block the new appointments to the fiesta's organizing committee and sees no need for change. "We're not proud of what happened and transpired at Acoma, but I think we need to recognize ...
The largest fire, located about 110 miles (180 kilometers) northwest of Oklahoma City, has burned about 409 square miles (1,059 sq. kilometers) and is 3 percent contained. Firefighters are making more progress at another fire near Woodward, about 125 miles (201 kilometers) northwest of Oklahoma City. New Mexico

Government officials in New Mexico mourned Riordan's death. "This is a tremendous and tragic loss for Jennifer's family and many others throughout our city," Albuquerque Mayor Tim Keller said in a statement. "Her leadership and philanthropic efforts made this a better place every day and she will ... Southwest Airlines Wells Fargo
Hillsboro and Kingston, tiny mountain towns on the edge of the Gila National Forest in southern New Mexico, have a rare quality. It comes from the night skies. The stars shine bright at this elevation. The nearest city lights are 31 miles from Hillsboro, in Truth or Consequences. It comes from the ... Mexico
The 19th annual Cabalgata Binacional (Cavalry) was greeted in the village of Columbus – just three miles north of the border – on the U.S. side by ... a two-week stretch to reach Columbus – the site of the Mexican revolutionary general Francisco “Pancho” Villa's raid on the border town on March 9, 1916. Mexico
The facility will be located in New Mexico and would store slightly used nuclear fuel until a final disposal facility is built — or until we build our new fast reactors that will burn it like Bill Gates is developing, or we recycle it into new fuel. Fuel usually spends five years in the reactor, using up only 5 percent of its ... Mexico
Residents of a New Mexico Hispanic village near the site of the world's first atomic bomb test want to share their stories with Congress about health ... near the Trinity Test site weren't told it had involved an atomic weapon until the U.S. dropped bombs on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki and ... Mexico
The first day of U.S. Senate candidate Mick Rich's five-day "Hard Hat Town Hall Tour" ended in Carlsbad Monday with discussions on education, immigration, U.S. Highway 285 and mental health. Rich is the Republican candidate nominee, vying for the seat now held by Democratic Sen. Martin Heinrich. Mexico
Publishing entrepreneur Alan Webber has been elected mayor of New Mexico's state capital city. City Clerk Yolanda Vigil announced Tuesday that Webber won a majority of ballots after four elimination rounds in the city's first election by ranked choice voting. Webber, the founder of Fast Company ... Mexico
Officials in Hagerman, a town in southeastern New Mexico, announced Thursday on Facebook that the town is being overrun by skunks. Traps are being set up to capture the skunks and humanely remove them from the area. A town ordinance has been issued, requiring residents to keep their animals ... Mexico
City Councilors in Albuquerque, New Mexico have introduced a proposal to decriminalize cannabis possession of an ounce or less, the Associated Press reports. The measure would reduce penalties to $25 dollars and no jail time. Under current laws for the state's largest city, police can issue $50 fines for ... Mexico
The proposed change —which still must go before the City Council and mayor for approval — would add Albuquerque to a growing list of municipalities that have decriminalized possessing cannabis in small amounts, including Orlando and Pittsburgh. Nine states and Washington, D.C, have already ... Mexico

New Mexico police are trapping and relocating skunks that are stinking up the town of Hagerman. Skunks are emerging from hibernation early, thanks to a mild winter, KRQE-TV reported. Police have received multiple calls about the skunks creating a hazard in the Hagerman area. “What we're going to be ... Mexico
Throughout her career in theater arts, Irene Oliver Lewis has felt both her roots and her wings. After graduating from New Mexico State University, she participated in numerous theater productions throughout New Mexico and the U.S. More than 20 years and many accolades later, she came home to Las ... Mexico
ALAMOGORDO – City Commission candidates for District 4 debated one another on city issues at the Historic Sands Theater Tuesday. The debate ... Martinez said advertising through the media would be a great way to promote Alamogordo and also continuing to work with the New Mexico True campaign. Mexico
The state's chief federal judge has sworn in a new U.S. Attorney for New Mexico. A spokeswoman for the federal prosecutors' office in New Mexico said in a statement Friday that U.S. Attorney John C. Anderson was sworn in earlier that day during a private ceremony at the federal courthouse in Santa Fe. Mexico
New Mexico is threatening to cut off funding at public schools that try to switch to a four-day week as the practice has spread to more than four in 10 school ... Howie Morales of Silver City have said they fear the four-day week will spread in a domino effect as school districts compete with each other for talent ... Mexico
A group of religious residents in a southeastern New Mexico city is rallying around a Ten Commandments monument from public property. ... "Politicians in towns like Hobbs have used public resources to promote their own religious beliefs and, in doing so, have denied their most vulnerable constituents ... Mexico
Some stretches of New Mexico have gone months without meaningful moisture, leaving farmers and ranchers to make difficult decisions as long-term ... Nancy Coonridge, who runs the Coonridge Goat Cheese Dairy near Pie Town, New Mexico, said her animals depend on organic hay in the winter when ... Mexico
Randall said HIPICO Santa Fe, which describes itself as New Mexico's premier venue for equestrian events, pitched the idea of an equestrian ... “I think having sister cities is wonderful, but for the period time I've been involved with the city, I haven't been able to really see how we could gain benefit from it,” ... Mexico
STANLEY, N.M. (KRQE) – The Santa Fe County Sheriff's Office has located two bodies in southern Santa Fe County. The deaths are described as “suspicious,” but the sheriff's office has not yet released any more specifics about the investigation. Sources directed KRQE News 13 to Montoya Road in ... Mexico
In 2014, the state of New Mexico named Questa one of eight frontier communities under the New Mexico MainStreet program to receive professional design assistance and a chance ... The case against small townsCities, it seems, are inevitable. .... “Every major city has an urban Indian center,” Harris said. Mexico
Silver City, NM – The 7th Natural History of the Gila Symposium is Feb. 22-24, 2018, on the Western New Mexico University Campus (1000 W. College Ave.) in Silver City. The symposium's 41 presentations and three field trips are free to attend. Here is the information provided by WNMU: Presented by ... Mexico
Editor's note: As part of a report on New Mexico's economy, PBS NewsHour economics correspondent Paul Solman spoke recently with Vince Kadlubek .... off in two and a half years, and now the plan is to take this concept, and take it to the whole next level, and expand it into other cities around the country. Mexico
ALBUQUERQUE - New Mexico is joining the list of states and cities that are studying whether overdose deaths linked to the nation's opioid crisis can be curbed with the establishment of safe ... Philadelphia wants to establish its own safe havens, and Seattle has set aside funding for a site in that city. Rep. Mexico
The Latest on the conclusion of the New Mexico state legislative session (all times local):. 2:50 p.m.. Republican New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez is complimenting state lawmakers for approving a fiscally responsible budget that provides more money for education, public safety and business incentives. Mexico
The New Mexico Legislature is wrapping up a 30-day session after approving a $6.3 billion budget bill that shores up spending on the criminal justice system and public education with pay raises allotted to teachers and state workers. The Democrat-led legislature has until noon on Thursday to approve ... Mexico
The Latest on bills passing in the New Mexico Legislature (all times local):. 10:45 p.m.. The New Mexico House has approved a bill aimed at overhauling New Mexico's guardianship laws. House members voted late Wednesday for reforms designed to increase state oversight and public access to ... Mexico
Some civil liberties advocates are concerned about a Ten Commandments monument in a New Mexico city hall and the city's sponsorship of a Martin ... "Politicians in towns like Hobbs have used public resources to promote their own religious beliefs and, in doing so, have denied their most vulnerable ... Mexico
The New Mexico Department of Transportation says projects have a funding shortfall of more than $500 million for fiscal year 2018. TRIP says $2 billion in projects are stalled because there's no money to pay for them. "I guess it just depends on what part of the city. I don't see it as much as what they're ... Mexico
The ordinance, called the “Pedestrian Safety Ordinance,” restricts panhandling within Albuquerque metro areas — it was passed unanimously by City ... Moving from Chicago to New Mexico for school, she said she realized both cities have problems concerning homelessness, untreated mental illness and ... Mexico
Roundhouse regulars may notice some new faces in the Capitol today, as leaders from Grant County, in southwest New Mexico, descend upon Santa Fe for ... The next phases include extending that pipeline to remaining Mining District communities the city of Bayard, the village of Santa Clara and on into ... Mexico
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department ramped up pressure Wednesday on so-called sanctuary cities seeking public safety grant money, warning that they ... The 23 jurisdictions that received letters Wednesday include cities in Illinois, New York, California, New Mexico, Washington, Mississippi, ... Mexico
Silver City, NM – Western New Mexico University will commemorate its 125th anniversary with a Founder's Day celebration on Friday, Feb. 9, 2018, hosting the public for tours, birthday cake and history presentations on campus. WNMU released the following information: Founder's Day will kick off at 11 ... Mexico
City officials Wednesday unveiled a three-month public input process intended to help shape the future of the sizable parcel in the middle of town — an ... He and others declined to be specific, saying the negotiations were private, though Brown did allow that talks with The University of New Mexico ... Mexico
Mariachi Plata from Western New Mexico University in Silver City perform for the House Appropriation and Finance Committee on Wednesday. ... Several Democrats filed a bill to prohibit selling state land to the federal government for the purpose of constructing a wall along New Mexico's 180-mile southern ... Mexico
5, 2016 file photo, U.S. Border Patrol vehicles drive next to a U.S-Mexico border fence in the booming New Mexico town of Santa Teresa. The Trump administration is waiving numerous laws to clear the way for replacing existing vehicle barriers along a stretch of the US-Mexico border in New Mexico. Mexico
He is just one in a small army of lobbyists at work in Santa Fe during this year's 30-day legislative session representing towns, counties, villages, school ... Lobbyists represent cities from Albuquerque and Santa Fe to the village of Questa, and some school districts, including Albuquerque and Las Cruces. Mexico
New Mexico's largest electric utility and other parties are throwing their support behind a rate increase proposal adopted by state regulators. A divided Public Regulation Commission approved the revamped proposal earlier this week. It calls for spreading out a roughly 1 percent increase over two years. Mexico
A New Mexico man launched cyber attacks on the Minnesota State Courts and Hennepin County sheriff's office among others, according to an admission of guilt made in federal court Wednesday. Undated courtesy photo circa 2018, of John Kelsey Gammell. Gammell, 55, of John Kelsey Gammell (Courtesy ... Mexico
ALBUQUERQUE - A fiery helicopter crash killed key Zimbabwean opposition leader Roy Bennett while on holiday in a remote part of New Mexico and four others aboard, friends and authorities said. State Police Lt. Elizabeth Armijo confirmed Bennett's death Thursday, a day after a helicopter carrying him ... Mexico
TEXAS CITY, Texas -- A large power outage was reported in Texas City and La Marque on Wednesday evening. Texas-New Mexico Power posted around 6 p.m. that they were "restoring a large outage underway." They initially hoped to have the power back to all customers by 8:30 p.m., but later estimated ... Mexico
The Latest on efforts to extend New Mexico's nurse licensure compact (all times local):. 6:30 p.m.. New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez has signed legislation to ensure that nurses from at least 25 other states can work in New Mexico and vice versa. The legislation was enacted Thursday within hours of a ... Mexico
ROSWELL, N.M. (KRQE) – A New Mexico city is seeing a huge decline in crime across the board. From domestic violence calls, to DWIs and murder, the city of Roswell has had a more peaceful year. Police believe ... I keep their notifications on and you can see what's going on in town,” said Raquel Bailey. Mexico
In a state with far-flung rural villages and growing urban hubs, such infrastructure enhancements as fast and reliable internet service determine whether ... With that in mind, New Mexico municipalities are getting creative in their pursuit of broadband service, and many are finding that collaboration is ... Mexico


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