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New Mexico’s homeland security secretary steps down

Nov 27, 2019

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico Homeland Security and Emergency Management Secretary Jackie Lindsey has resigned, effective immediately.

Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham’s office announced Lindsey’s resignation Tuesday, saying she informed the governor that she wanted to focus on her family and health.

Lindsey said she made the decision after careful consideration and that she was honored to have served New Mexicans over the last year.

Accountability report lags on campaign finance reporting

Nov 27, 2019

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico election regulators have not completed required spot checks for campaign-finance compliance amid escalating private spending on political campaigns and a shifting enforcement landscape, the secretary of state said Tuesday.

Maggie Toulouse Oliver attributed some of the delay to scarce resources at the agency she oversees.

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Nov 27, 2019


LAS CRUCES, NM - Las Cruces police arrested a man suspected of beating his wife and strangling the woman to the point she nearly lost consciousness.

Carlos Herrera, of the 5300 block of Sunny Acres Drive, is charged with two third-degree felony counts of aggravated battery against a household member, and a fourth-degree felony count of false imprisonment. Herrera is also charged with two misdemeanor counts of battery against a household member.

Police believe the incident occurred over a three-day period between Oct. 6 and Oct. 8, 2019.

More endangered minnows released in Rio Grande

Nov 26, 2019
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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — About 15,000 Rio Grande silvery minnows are now swimming in the river as part of a decades-long effort to keep the tiny fish from disappearing.

Buckets containing the latest batch of fish were poured into the river last week by staff from Albuquerque’s BioPark. In all, more than 800,000 minnows have been released since 2000 through a partnership that focuses on endangered species living in the middle Rio Grande.

Teen in critical condition after overnight shooting in Las Cruces

Nov 26, 2019

LAS CRUCES, NM - Las Cruces police are investigating an overnight shooting that left a 14 year-old boy in critical condition.

It happened shortly after midnight Tuesday, November 26th, in the 2200  block of North Alameda. Police say the teen was shot in the head and was airlifted to University Medical Center in El Paso where he is in critical but stable condition.

Investigators ask anyone with information to call police at 575-526-0795.

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Bob Davie to step aside as coach at New Mexico

Nov 26, 2019
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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Bob Davie has agreed to step aside as New Mexico’s coach at the end of the season, ending an uneven eight-season tenure with the Lobos.

Davie and Athletics Director Eddie Nuñez announced Monday that the former Notre Dame coach will step down after Saturday’s game against Utah State, calling it a mutual decision.

“After meeting with coach Davie this morning, we both agree that the time has come for a new direction for our football program," Nuñez said in a statement. "I'm appreciative of the work that coach Davie has done at UNM."

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The Science Digest - quantum computing

Nov 26, 2019


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Nov 26, 2019


NMSU receives a grant to research sustainable beef production

Nov 26, 2019

LAS CRUCES, NM - Environmental conditions are driving up the cost of raising cattle in the Southwest but researchers at New Mexico State University have received a grant to help find new ways to make cattle ranching more sustainable.

NMSU’s College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences received an $8.9 million grant from the National Institute of Food and Agriculture to study ways to improve the sustainability of beef production in the Southwest.

NMSU Museum celebrates 60 years with new exhibit

Nov 26, 2019

LAS CRUCES, NM - The New Mexico State University Museum will commemorate its 60th anniversary with the unveiling of a new exhibit, “El Santo Niño de Atocha: Narratives of Faith and Devotion in the United Sates-Mexico Borderlands.” The debut event will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 4 at Kent Hall, 1280 E. University Ave.

Court official: New Mexico’s bail reforms are working

Nov 26, 2019

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Bail reform is working and New Mexico needs to keep moving toward a stronger justice system, a top official with the state’s court system said Monday.

Artie Pepin, director of the Administrative Office of the Courts, testified before a panel of state lawmakers as critics contend the voter-approved reforms have allowed for the release of violent and dangerous offenders.

Lawmakers, enforcers weigh response to El Paso mass shooting

Nov 26, 2019

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham has convoked a second meeting of legislators and law enforcement officials in response to the August mass shooting in El Paso, Texas.

In a statement on Monday, the first-year Democratic governor described a meeting with the state attorney general, state House speaker and U.S. Congressional delegation on possible action to decrease the risk of home-grown terrorism in New Mexico.

Monday Business Watch

Nov 25, 2019


Sanders, Warren attract most dollars from New Mexicans

Nov 25, 2019

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico residents are throwing their financial support in the presidential race primarily behind candidates Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren.

An analysis of campaign contributions by the nonpartisan Center for Responsive Politics shows the two notably progressive candidates for the Democratic nomination have raised more dollars from individuals in New Mexico than other candidates. The estimates do not include recent donations of under $200.

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Huntley’s 3 TDs helps carry New Mexico St. past UTEP 44-35

Nov 24, 2019

  LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Jason Huntley had 191 yards rushing on 14 carries with three touchdowns and New Mexico State beat UTEP 44-35 on Saturday.

The Aggies (2-9) led 14-13 at halftime and 21-16 after three quarters to set up the fourth-quarter shootout.

Kai Locksley threw a 23-yard TD pass to Jacob Cowing, and the failed two-point conversion made it 22-21 in UTEP’s favor. New Mexico seized control with a pair of touchdowns sandwiching a field goal and led 37-22.

Christmas Recycling In Las Cruces

Nov 24, 2019

Christmas music is playing in malls, in cars and through headphones. In the next few weeks, Christmas decorations will be dusted off, fluffed up and hung around the house – inside and out. You discover a strand of Christmas lights that doesn’t light up this year. So, do you sit in the chilly wind and figure out which of the 800 bulbs is the problem, or do you toss the 50-foot length of wire and lights in the trash and move on with your decorating?

Warren taps U.S. Rep. Deb Haaland, 2 others as ‘co-chairs’

Nov 22, 2019

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Democratic presidential hopeful Elizabeth Warren has named U.S. Reps. Deb Haaland, Ayanna Pressley and Katie Porter as her campaign co-chairs.

Warren made the announcement Friday on social media with a video of the congresswomen at her campaign rallies.

Haaland of Albuquerque is one of the first Native American women elected to the U.S. House.

Pressley was elected to her Boston-area seat after defeating a Democratic incumbent in a primary last year. She is the first black woman elected to Congress from Massachusetts.

New Mexico panel opts to end recreational cougar trapping

Nov 22, 2019
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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico regulators have adopted new rules that will prohibit trapping or snaring cougars for sport, marking a small victory for animal protection groups that have been fighting for a broader ban of the practice on public lands across the state.

The state Game Commission voted unanimously in favor the new regulations during a meeting Thursday in Roswell.

Boy Scouts mortgage vast New Mexico ranch as collateral

Nov 22, 2019
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The Boy Scouts of America has mortgaged one of the most spectacular properties it owns, the vast Philmont Scout Ranch in New Mexico, to help secure a line of credit as the financially strapped organization faces a growing wave of new sex-abuse lawsuits.

The BSA said Friday that it has no plans to sell the property, and that the land is being used as collateral to help meet financial needs that include rising insurance costs related to sex-abuse litigation.

Asylum-seekers in Arizona to be bused to Texas, then Mexico

Nov 22, 2019

PHOENIX (AP) — Asylum-seekers who cross the border through Arizona are now being bused by immigration authorities to Texas, where they can be sent to Mexico to await their U.S. immigration court hearings.

The government said its highly criticized program known colloquially as Remain in Mexico is now in effect all across the Southwestern border. That includes the Tucson Sector, which comprises a large chunk of Arizona.

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Tom Hanks is starring in the new film “A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood” inspired by a real-life friendship between public television icon Fred Rogers and journalist Tom Junod.  Some thoughts from our own Fred Martino.

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The New Mexico Game Commission has voted to reconsider a rule governing access to streams and rivers adjacent to private property.

The commission voted 6-1 Thursday to order the Game and Fish Department to come up with a plan to either amend or repeal the measure.

The rule was adopted by the previous commission two years ago. It allows landowners to petition the department to certify waters on private property as “non-navigable” and prohibit public access without written permission.

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