Las Cruces man gets long prison term in crash that killed 2

LAS CRUCES, N.M. – A Las Cruces man who pleaded guilty to fatally running over two people with a vehicle in 2017 has been sentenced to 31½ years in prison. Dona Ana County prosecutors say...

DATE: Jan. 6, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

Marijuana farms may be straining New Mexico water supplies

ALBUQUERQUE – More medical marijuana plants are being grown in New Mexico than ever, and the crop could be straining local water supplies. Two rural water systems in Sandoval County say the crop...

DATE: Jan. 6, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

Councilor’s removal sought over text messages, ‘being rude’

EUNICE, N.M. – A city manager of a southeastern New Mexico town is seeking to remove a councilor over attendance and for “being rude.” The Hobbs News-Sun reports City Manager Jordan Yutzy of...

DATE: Jan. 6, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

Shooting range owner joins U.S. Senate race in New Mexico

ALBUQUERQUE – Louie Sanchez, a health care businessman and a shooting range owner, is jumping in the race for an open U.S. Senate seat in New Mexico. Sanchez announced Monday he will seek the...

DATE: Jan. 6, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

Rob Dean, former editor of Santa Fe New Mexican, dies at 65

SANTA FE – Rob Dean, a former editor who led the Santa Fe New Mexican for more than two decades, has died. The paper announced that Dean died Sunday unexpectedly at his Santa Fe home. He was 65....

DATE: Jan. 6, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

Cities, counties join lawsuit claiming N.M. tax agency improperly reduced revenue

FARMINGTON – Additional counties and municipalities are claiming the New Mexico state tax agency did not collect and disburse tax revenue fairly, as a lawsuit against the state moves forward. The...

DATE: Jan. 4, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

Public hearing on San Juan Generating Station scheduled

FARMINGTON – Four Corners community members wishing to weigh-in on the future of the San Juan Generating Station will have an opportunity to provide public comment Monday. Theresa Becenti-Aguilar,...

DATE: Jan. 2, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

Growing an arts district in downtown Farmington

FARMINGTON – Twinkle lights are strung from the rafters where stacks of lumber rest high in the eaves, a holdover from the building’s previous identity as a lumber warehouse. Now part artists’...

DATE: Jan. 2, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

San Juan College hopes to spark entrepreneurship with Makerspace

FARMINGTON – The laser rapidly cuts the outline of a watchband into the leather, quickly followed by a series of circles. In the video, the machine makes quick work out of a series of bands, like a...

DATE: Jan. 2, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

Gila River diversion project in N.M. misses out on extra funding

ALBUQUERQUE – The U.S. Interior Department has decided not to extend a deadline involving a proposal to divert the Gila River to aid rural communities, a move that cuts off access to more than $50...

DATE: Dec. 30, 2019 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

Farmington library program teaches girls computer coding

FARMINGTON – With a few emojis of “code,” a little robot hops, spins and finishes with a little giggle. Designed for preschoolers, Coji the coding robot teaches the basics of piecing together...

DATE: Dec. 30, 2019 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

A new open mic night comes to Farmington

FARMINGTON – As you walk up the stairs to the second floor of 305 W. Main St., you might find yourself wondering if you’ve mistakenly entered a stranger’s apartment. Well, if it weren’t for the...

DATE: Dec. 30, 2019 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

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