MENU

Budget crisis steers legislative agenda in New Mexico

January 16, 2017 • State NewsComments (0)

New Mexico lawmakers discuss the state’s current budget shortfall at a meeting in Santa Fe, N.M., Thursday, Jan. 12, 2017, in anticipation of the legislative session. Legislators are confronting budget deficit, frustration over a weak economy, and concerns about violent crime and school performance as they convene Tuesday, Jan. 17. (AP Photo/Morgan...

Read More

An overview of New Mexico’s 60-day legislative session

January 16, 2017 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The New Mexico Legislature convenes Tuesday. Here’s a look at the House and Senate: START TO FINISH: The Legislature convenes at noon Tuesday. It’s formally called the first session of the 53rd Legislature. Lawmakers...

Pedestrian fatally struck by car near Santa Fe is identified

January 16, 2017 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico State Police have released the name of a pedestrian who was killed north of Santa Fe. They say officers were called to the scene around 3 a.m. Saturday to the area of U.S. 84/285. Police say their initial investigation...

NMSU eliminated 727 jobs at Las Cruces campus since 2011

January 16, 2017 • State NewsComments (0)

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico State University has eliminated 727 faculty and staff positions at its Las Cruces campus since 2011 due in part to a steady decline in enrollment and state appropriations. Chancellor Garrey Carruthers told the Las Cruces...

New Mexico legislation would spare bears that attack humans

January 16, 2017 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico lawmakers may scrap and rewrite regulations that currently mandate the euthanizing of bears and other wild animals that attack a human so that the animals can be tested for rabies. A bill introduced before the Legislature...

New Mexico lawmakers prepare to tackle deficit, economy

January 14, 2017 • State NewsComments (0)

New Mexico state flags are raised in the New Mexico state Senate in Santa Fe, N.M., on Friday, Jan. 13, 2017, in anticipation of the legislative session. New Mexico lawmakers are confronting budget shortfalls, frustration over a weak economy, and concerns...

Martinez appoints Bohnhoff to fill Court of Appeals vacancy

January 14, 2017 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Gov. Susana Martinez has appointed Albuquerque Henry Bohnhoff to fill a vacancy on the New Mexico Court of Appeals. The appointment announced Friday fills a vacancy created by the retirement of Judge Roderick Kennedy. Bohnhoff was...

Kirtland sergeant receives decoration for Afghanistan rescue

January 14, 2017 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An instructor at Kirtland Air Force Base in Albuquerque has been honored for his part in a rescue helicopter’s extraction of an Army squad from a minefield in Afghanistan five years ago. Master Sgt. Greg Gibbs on Friday was...

Authorities trying to identify man; body found under bridge

January 14, 2017 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Bernalillo County authorities are attempting to identify a man who apparently fell from an Interstate 40 bridge on the eastern outskirts of Albuquerque. Sheriff’s Deputy Felicia Romero says the body apparently had been below...

Storm approaching New Mexico expected to drop snow, rain

January 14, 2017 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A storm system approaching New Mexico is expected to drop very heavy snow on mountains and other high terrain and heavy rainfall on other parts of the state. The National Weather Service says conditions are expected to deteriorate...