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Food center starts mobile farmers market

August 27, 2016 • State NewsComments (0)

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Fresh chile, watermelons, zucchini and other vegetables were up for grabs as La Semilla Food Center debuted its mobile market in southern New Mexico. Elena Acosta, the center’s community and donor relations manager, says the Farm Fresh Mobile Market is the only one of its kind in the region, the [&hellip...

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New Mexico regulators want more info from PNM in rate case

August 26, 2016 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico utility regulators want to reopen hearings on a proposal by the state’s largest electric provider to raise customer rates. The Public Regulation Commission voted this week to reopen the hearings if Public Service Co....

Alamogordo schools pull 60 kids out of class for dress code

August 26, 2016 • State NewsComments (0)

ALAMOGORDO, N.M. (AP) — Parents are complaining after about 60 students were pulled out of class at Alamogordo High School due to dress code violations. The Alamogordo Daily News reports (http://bit.ly/2bMO69q ) that over the course of two days about 60...

New general takes charge at White Sands

August 26, 2016 • State NewsComments (0)

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — A new general is in charge at White Sands Missile Range. The Las Cruces Sun-News reports (http://bit.ly/2bM42u1 ) that U.S. Army Brig. Gen Eric L. Sanchez took over the New Mexico range after a Change of Command Ceremony on Thursday....

6-year-old dies after being struck by hit-and-run pickup

August 26, 2016 • State NewsComments (0)

ANTHONY, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say a 6-year-old child has died after being struck by a hit-and-run vehicle in southern New Mexico. State police say the child was struck by a pickup truck while bicycling on a street near an intersection in Anthony Thursday...

The Latest: Church to hold prayer event for New Mexico girl

August 26, 2016 • State NewsComments (0)

In this Thursday Aug. 25, 2016 photo, a couple hundred people attend a candlelight vigil for 10-year-old Victoria Martens at the apartment complex, Thursday Aug. 25, 2016, in Albuquerque, N.M., where the young girl lived and was killed. (Jim Thompson/The...

Mosquitoes capable of transmitting Zika found in 7th county

August 25, 2016 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Mosquitoes capable of transmitting the Zika virus have been found in a seventh county. The state Department of Health and New Mexico State University announced Thursday that one of the two mosquito species capable of transmitting...

Family finds body of missing Santa Fe man

August 25, 2016 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The body of Santa Fe man who wandered away from his vehicle has been found in the mountains outside the city. The Santa Fe New Mexican reports (http://bit.ly/2bjdPU9 ) that family members called Santa Fe County dispatch on Tuesday to...

10 ex-Navajo Nation lawmakers sentenced for slush funds case

August 25, 2016 • State NewsComments (0)

FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — Ten former Navajo Nation lawmakers have been sentenced for their involvement in misusing the tribe’s discretionary fund. Former Navajo Nation Council Speaker Johnny Naize, who served as speaker from January 2011 to September...

New Mexico might pay Facebook water tab

August 25, 2016 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico may use public funds to help Facebook pay for water rights at a major new data center proposed at Los Lunas. The social media company is negotiating for tax breaks and subsidies as it weighs whether to locate the facility in...