MENU

Artesia reports triple-digit temps for 20 days straight

July 23, 2016 • State NewsComments (0)

ARTESIA, N.M. (AP) — In a record-shattering summer of heat for New Mexico, the city of Artesia has especially been enduring the heat. The Artesia Daily Press reports (http://bit.ly/2alHwFS) that the city has had an ongoing streak of 20 days of 100-plus degree temperatures. According to the New Mexico State University Ag Science Center, parts [&hellip...

Read More

Caregivers accused of scamming 95-year-old Santa Fe man

July 23, 2016 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A couple hired to be caregivers for a 95-year-old Santa Fe military veteran is accused of fleecing him out of hundreds of thousands of dollars. The Santa Fe New Mexican reports (http://bit.ly/2aiwxP1) that arrest warrants were issued...

Cloudcroft homeowner shoots, kills bear attacking dogs

July 23, 2016 • State NewsComments (0)

CLOUDCROFT, N.M. (AP) — A rural homeowner in southern New Mexico shot and killed a mother bear after it attacked his two dogs. The New Mexico Department of Game and Fish says the incident happened Thursday in Cloudcroft and the bear’s two cubs are now...

Survey: Fewer teens drinking alcohol, smoking in New Mexico

July 23, 2016 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A recent state survey has found that New Mexico teenagers are consuming less alcohol as well as smoking fewer cigarettes. The New Mexico Youth Risk & Resiliency Survey has determined binge-drinking has declined by half of what...

New Mexico to invest more in early pre-K pilot project

July 22, 2016 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico will invest another $3.5 million in its early pre-kindergarten program. Officials with the state Children, Youth and Families Department announced Friday that unused pre-K funds will be funneled to the early education...

Zika carrier mosquito found in 4 New Mexico counties

July 22, 2016 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A species of mosquito that is capable of transmitting the Zika virus has been found in a fourth New Mexico county. The Albuquerque Journal reports (http://bit.ly/2aB27oU ) that health officials announced Thursday that one of the two...

New Mexico’s June unemployment rate unchanged at 6.2 percent

July 22, 2016 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate remained a 6.2 percent in June, unchanged from May and down from 6.6 percent a year earlier. The state Department of Workforce Solutions reports that the state’s economy...

Feeling unified, New Mexico delegates head home

July 22, 2016 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico’s Republican delegates are heading home from Cleveland with a sense that their party is now united behind Donald Trump. They say the nominee’s effort to reach out to disenfranchised groups and his call for...

$5K reward for info on owl’s shooting death near Santa Fe

July 22, 2016 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A reward of up to $5,000 is being offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for the fatal shooting of a burrowing owl near Santa Fe. The U.S. Bureau of Land Management and U.S Fish and...

The Latest: Board OK’s plan to cut cultural affairs’ jobs

July 21, 2016 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The Latest on the reorganization of New Mexico’s Cultural Affairs Department (all times local): 1 p.m. The state Personnel Board has voted unanimously to approve a plan by the New Mexico Cultural Affairs Department to cut nearly...