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a oeLongmirea Season 6 to film in New Mexico

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 18:08:34 GMT

New Mexico Film Office announced Thursday that the television series "Longmire" produced by The Shephard/Robin Company in association with Warner Horizon Television for Netflix, will begin principal photography at the end of March thru mid-June in Santa Fe, Las Vegas, Valles Caldera, Pecos, Glorieta and other locations in northern New Mexico.

Fate of child abuse bills frustrates CYFD official

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 09:03:51 GMT

The head of New Mexico's child welfare agency is frustrated that a string of measures aimed at closing loopholes and toughening penalties for those convicted of child abuse and similar crimes failed to reach Gov. Susana Martinez's desk. The 60-day legislative session wrapped up March 18. Left on the agenda were bills that Monique Jacobson, secretary of the Children, Youth and Families Department, said would have increased accountability for those who hurt children.

Grant County Commission to issue proclamations, will consider a...

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 04:48:12 GMT

In the financial expenditure report at the Grant County Commission work session, Tuesday, March 21, 2017, Financial Officer Linda Vasquez said the total expenditures from Feb. 10, 2017 through March 10, 2017, equaled $2,771,721.73. The payments included payroll checks for two pay periods for a total of $404,440.57.

New Mexico to take Yucca Lodge away from region

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 00:23:48 GMT

One thing elected officials from southwestern New Mexico agree on is that the region has a vital need for the chemical dependency treatment services Yucca Lodge offers. Despite fervent opposition by those officials, though, the New Mexico Departments of Health and Veterans Services have announced plans to remove those services from Fort Bayard Medical Center and move them to Roswell instead.

New Mexico sees stark financial choices in health care overhaul

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 15:14:37 GMT

Stark choices lie ahead for New Mexico about which residents continue to receive Medicaid coverage and to what extent if congressional Republicans enact a plan to overhaul Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act, according to first detailed analysis from the state with the nation's second-highest poverty rate. Maintaining expanded Medicaid health care coverage for low-income adults in New Mexico could cost state government up to $140 million a year, as federal matching funds are reduced for new or returning Medicaid enrollees, according to the briefing from the state Legislature's year-round budget office.

Cases of Shigella on the rise in SE New Mexico

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 02:33:10 GMT

The last time KOB told you about this disease there were 196 confirmed cases of Shigella in Lea, Eddy and Chaves Counties. There are now more than 220 cases.

Utility seeks approval for wind farms in New Mexico, Texas

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 02:33:09 GMT

Customers in eastern New Mexico could see a lower electric bill as an energy company plans to build a wind farm near Portales, an official on the Public Regulation Commission said. According to a statement from PRC District 2 Commissioner Patrick Lyons released Tuesday, Xcel Energy has filed a proposal to increase wind energy production by 1,230 megawatts both in New Mexico and Texas.

St. Clair, Saguaro Farms featured in NM True gifta

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 00:19:53 GMT

St. Clair, Saguaro Farms featured in NM True gift guide The New Mexico Tourism Department unveiled a spring edition of the New Mexico True Certified Gift Guide Check out this story on LAS CRUCES - The New Mexico Tourism Department unveiled a spring edition of the New Mexico True Certified Gift Guide and two Mesilla Valley companies are featured, Saguaro Farms in Mesilla and the St. Clair Winery Las Cruces location. Saguaro offers hand-made goat milk products, including soaps, lotions, bath and body products.

Vigil held in memory of Cannon airmen

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 19:40:48 GMT

Hundreds of people gathered in eastern New Mexico to honor three Air Force service members who died in a crash while on a training flight. The Eastern New Mexico News reports that a crowd prayed, sang hymns and lit candles outside the Curry County Courthouse on Monday.

Grand reopening showcases museum's new gift shop, moreMarch 20th, 2017

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 10:43:29 GMT

Museum volunteer Kris Huckins waits to greet visitors during the Silver City Museum's grand reopening, held Saturday. Visitors to the Silver City Museum who haven't been there in awhile will notice some changes to the entrance, gift shop and the addition of a new education room that all help to make the museum a more welcoming place.

13 Investigates: The costly crisis behind bars

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 06:38:13 GMT

A five-month KRQE News 13 investigation finds New Mexico's prison system in the danger zone. The issue relates to under staffing.

New Mexico budget standoff has no quick fix

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 02:28:59 GMT

A political standoff over how to fund New Mexico state government and public schools during the coming fiscal year showed no sign of quick resolution on Monday. As the Legislature adjourned over the weekend, Republican Gov. Susana Martinez promised to veto tax increases approved by the Democrat-led Legislature and call lawmakers back to Santa Fe to renegotiate a balanced budget, without saying exactly when.

New Mexico, One of the Last Holdouts, Sends Data Breach Notification Law to Governor

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 22:03:06 GMT

New Mexico is one of the few remaining states to not have a law requiring companies to notify consumers when their information is part of a data breach. This, however, might change very soon.

Wrapup of key bills from New Mexico Legislature

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 19:46:52 GMT

Wrapup of key bills from New Mexico Legislature Here is the final result for bills we followed during the recently completed legislative session: Check out this story on HB 45 Would have extended penalties under the Baby Brianna Law to include victims up to age 18. Died in Senate Judiciary Committee. HB 174 Would require local elections to be held on the same day as general elections.

Childbirth in the U.S. and India: How it falls short and why

Sun, 19 Mar 2017 19:44:06 GMT

After eight years of practicing obstetrics and researching childbirth in the United States, I know as well as anyone that the American maternal health system could be better. Our way of childbirth is the costliest in the world .

Changing climate threatens New Mexico's pinon trees

Sun, 19 Mar 2017 15:43:20 GMT

The Santa Fe New Mexican reports that state scientists and local botanists say signs point to pinon trees across northern New Mexico and other areas of the state being under increasing strain this year. The pinon is known for its nuts and its distinctive smell when used as firewood.

PHOTOS: US Rep. Steve Pearce holds town hall ina

Sun, 19 Mar 2017 13:28:11 GMT

US Representative Steve Pearce, takes a question from Jean Roach, a part time Las Crucen about President Trumps comments on the press and freedom of the press, at the New Mexico Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum, Saturday, March 18, 2017. The town hall had been called for by Indivisible and other groups in response to what they saw as the lack of concern on the part of Pearce to his constitute in the 2nd congressional district.