Julian Castro meets with supporters about potential 2020 run

5 hours ago
Former HUD Secretary Julian Castro

  AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Democrat Julian Castro is meeting with potential supporters about running for president in 2020.

The former housing secretary under President Barack Obama said last month that he would "likely" make a bid for the White House. The 44-year-old Castro continued moving in that direction this week by gathering potential donors in his hometown of San Antonio.

Republican not conceding US House race as results certified

12 hours ago
Yvette Herrell (left) and Xochitl Torres-Small (right)

  ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A key county certified results Tuesday of a closely watched U.S. House race in southern New Mexico showing Democrat Xochitl Torres Small defeating Republican Yvette Herrell.

But Herrell is refusing to concede and is alleging voting irregularities without providing evidence.

4 dead, 1 wounded in apparent murder-suicide in New Mexico

12 hours ago

  ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The FBI says four people are dead and a woman wounded after an apparent murder-suicide on the Navajo Nation in northwestern New Mexico.

They say one of the dead is the suspected shooter.

A spokesman for the FBI in Albuquerque says the incident occurred inside a residence Tuesday morning in the community of Tsayatoh (say-yah-TOH'), which is near the New Mexico-Arizona border.

Authorities say it appears the shooting was an act of domestic violence.

Autopsies are pending on the four adults who died.

Outdoor Economics Conference Moving To Silver City In 2019

14 hours ago

  Silver City, New Mexico – Organizers for the New Mexico Outdoor Economics Conference have announced that the 2019 Conference will take place in Silver City on October 3rd and 4th. Here is a statement issued by the organizers:

Alamogordo NOW

19 hours ago

Police: Suspect In Albuquerque Warehouse Shooting Found Dead

20 hours ago


ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Albuquerque police say the suspect in the shooting of three people at a food distribution warehouse in New Mexico's most populous city has been found dead.

Police said early Tuesday morning that 30-year-old Waid Anthony Melton was an employee at the business and that he was found dead near his vehicle on the northern outskirts of metro Albuquerque.

City of Las Cruces Activates Warming Stations

Nov 12, 2018

  The National Weather Service is forecasting below normal temperatures for the next few days. As a result, the City of Las Cruces has activated six facilities as warming stations. A warming station is a place that offers temporary shelter from the cold for all residents.


The warming stations will be open and staffed from 7 a.m. until 8 p.m. beginning Tuesday until further notice. Warming stations provide immediate, temporary relief during periods of extreme cold. They are not overnight emergency shelters.




The warming stations are:

  • Frank O’Brien Papen Community Center, 304 W. Bell St.    
  • Henry R. Benavidez Community Center ,1045 McClure Rd.  
  • Meerscheidt Recreation Center, 1600 E. Hadley Ave.    
  • Munson Center, 975 S. Mesquite St.   
  • Sage Café, 6121 Reynolds Dr. 
  • City Hall, 700 N. Main St.  

Xochitl Torres-Small

  LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — The New Mexico Secretary of State's Office says Dona Ana County has finished processing about 1,100 provisional and other ballots that needed to be tallied by hand.

The process wrapped up Sunday, nearly a week after the general election. The county's canvassing board plans to meet Tuesday to review the returns and certify the results.

The spotlight was on the county as it took nearly 24 hours after the polls closed last week to count thousands of absentee ballots that ended up deciding the race for southern New Mexico's 2nd Congressional District.

NMSU President Dr. John Floros

New Mexico State University today announced it is participating in “Powered by Publics: Scaling Student Success,” a massive new effort where 130 public universities and systems will work together to increase college access, close the achievement gap and award hundreds of thousands more degrees by 2025. The project is being organized by the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities.

Officials Considering Options For Use Of Oil And Gas Wastewater

Nov 12, 2018


ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — With drought a constant consideration for New Mexico, state and federal officials are warning that decisions about water are growing more complicated and opportunities to tap untraditional sources should be considered.


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Goodman: Reason For Hope In Election 2018

Nov 11, 2018
peter goodman


Commentary: This election was an intense experience. I'm delighted by the state and local results, impressed by the strong efforts of both sides, but sad for some of the losing candidates. 

I felt a certain camaraderie with others working hard (or just rooting) for the election of progressive candidates, including Congresswoman-elect Xochitl Torres Small; there were inspiring moments; but I empathize with folks like Ben Rawson and Yvette Herrell who busted their tails, invested great energy and emotion into campaigning, and probably believed (as fervently as Xochi or Steve or Shannon or Kim) that they were fighting for the best interests of our community and country. I can't help but respect their efforts. 

Election Night, David Brooks commented, “This is a great night for humility.” Republicans, he noted, were riding a great economy (albeit a recovery initiated during Obama's tenure), and still couldn't do better. Democrats were opposing a much-disliked president with low approval ratings who struck even supporters as a buffoon, but couldn't do better.

Reinstate White House Credentials For CNN Reporter Jim Acosta

Nov 11, 2018

Commentary: The National Hispanic Media Coalition (NHMC) has joined the National Association of Hispanic Journalists (NAHJ) in condemning the White House for suspending CNN correspondent Jim Acosta's press credentials and is demanding that it be restored immediately.

Dr. Chris Erickson

Commentary: A recent headline in Bloomberg stated that New Mexico was the top performing state economy since the inauguration of Trump. What is obscured by the Bloomberg headline is what is taking place in the Southwest corner of the state—in Lea and Eddy Counties. Underlying these two counties is the Permian Basin, currently the largest oil play not just nationally, globally.  

Ten years ago, production was in decline. The region had been abandoned by the large players and was primarily worked by smaller producers reworking older sites. Fracking changed all this, transforming the Permian for a dying region to the boom play.

While the oil patch is booming, the rest of the state’s economy is moribund. We face significant structural problems. New Mexico counties (except Lea and Eddy) grew only 0.2 percent.

The Chinese Effect On Dollar Tree

Nov 11, 2018

Commentary: Major retailers such as WalMart, and grocery stores such as Albertson’s, are at least five miles from my house. However, there is a Dollar General and a Family Dollar store each within a mile of me, and I find it convenient to pop into these discount retailers to buy items such as cleaning products, storage containers, and disposable items. Even though the selection can be limited, the prices are almost always low. Above all, it is the convenience factor that drives me to these stores.

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