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AAA New Mexico: Statewide gas price average decreases

November 22, 2016 • Local News, State NewsComments (0)

The statewide gas price average in New Mexico is now $2.04 for a gallon of regular unleaded fuel, according to the AAA New Mexico Weekend Gas Watch. That price is two cents less than last week and three cents more per gallon than last year. Of the major metropolitan areas surveyed in the Land of [&hellip...

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New Mexico oil well regulator defends oversight of cleanup

November 22, 2016 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The New Mexico Oil Conservation Division is defending its management of cleanup efforts by an out-of-state petroleum driller at an oil waste disposal well on state trust land, in response to criticism from an another state agency that...

Albuquerque police accused of editing video footage

November 22, 2016 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A City Council member is calling for the city lawyer to arrange for an independent investigation into allegations that Albuquerque police officials erased, altered or corrupted video recordings from officers’ lapel cameras....

The Latest: Union Pacific train derails in New Mexico

November 22, 2016 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA ROSA, N.M. (AP) — The Latest on a train derailment in New Mexico(all times local): 2:05 p.m. Union Pacific Railroad says it was its train that derailed near Santa Rosa, New Mexico, on Tuesday morning. Spokesman Jeff DeGraff said a Union Pacific train...

Las Cruces woman dead in crash near Alamogordo

November 22, 2016 • State NewsComments (0)

ALAMOGORDO, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico State Police say a 21-year-old Las Cruces woman is dead after crashing her car outside of Alamogordo on Monday. Police say 21-year-old Ariel Avalos lost control of her vehicle while heading east on U.S. 70. The car ran off...

Police investigating fatal shooting at ABQ park

November 22, 2016 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Albuquerque police are investigating a fatal shooting near a community center at near downtown. Police say one person is dead after a shooting at Wells Park on Tuesday afternoon. Police say they’ve secured a community center...

Wintry weather arrives in New Mexico

November 21, 2016 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico is getting a blast of wintry weather just in time for the busy holiday travel season. The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory that starts Monday at 5 p.m. and expires 12 hours later. Locations...

New Mexico college gets $2M to help native students

November 21, 2016 • State NewsComments (0)

FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — A northwestern New Mexico college has been awarded more than $2 million in federal grants to help Native American students complete their degrees and to fund scholarships for students in the nursing program. Officials say the funding...

Dog escapes jaw trap placed near popular Cibola Forest trail

November 21, 2016 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A Bernalillo County man had to free his dog from a jaw trap placed near a popular hiking trail in the Cibola National Forest, raising questions about how trapping is managed in New Mexico. John Ussery was hiking Saturday when his...

Proposed New Mexico waste oil disposal plant draws criticism

November 21, 2016 • State NewsComments (0)

EUNICE, N.M. (AP) — A proposed waste oil disposal plant in southeastern New Mexico is drawing criticism from local officials and uranium enrichment giant URENCO USA. The Hobbs News-Sun reports (https://goo.gl/c3Bwsg) the criticism came after news had spread...