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New Mexico Health Care Provider Settles in Fraud Case

Sun, 20 Aug 2017 19:58:19 GMT

One of New Mexico 's major health care providers has settled a secret court case that stemmed from allegations the company cheated the state's Medicaid program out of $300 million. The Santa Fe New Mexican reports former Lovelace Inc. senior executive Duke Rodriguez claims the company collected state gross receipts taxes from Medicaid for services provided to program recipients, even though Lovelace was exempt from paying gross receipts taxes to the state, meaning it pocketed the tax money from Medicaid.

UNM Hospital clinical trials benefiting cancer patients

Sun, 20 Aug 2017 00:32:28 GMT

Lena Karunamaya is one of 500 New Mexicans who participated in clinical trials at UNMH this year, after she said she was diagnosed with ovarian cancer that ended up metastasizing. "I was willing to go to any lengths because I am a writer a traveler," she said.

Santa Fe to review role in events that celebrate history

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 18:05:34 GMT

His request for the city manager to compile a report follows a rally against racism that prompted hundreds of people to gather on Santa Fe's historic plaza in the wake of the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia. The review will include the annual Fiesta de Santa Fe , in which northern New Mexico's Hispanic residents mark the reoccupation of the city by Spanish conquistador Don Diego De Vargas following a Native American revolt.

County approves diversion group expansion

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 13:42:39 GMT

A wavering Grant County Commission tipped to the affirmative on Thursday, approving the expansion of the New Mexico Unit Central Arizona Project Entity - currently just responsible for the controversial, proposed diversion of the Gila River - through an amendment to the joint powers agreement that formed the Entity. The lively public debate on the topic centered around the trust the commissioners each had in the CAP Entity to hold to their claimed intent rather than the full authority the amendment could grant them.

A masterpiece 760 hours in the making

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 09:26:43 GMT

From left, Jennifer Pacheco, artist Pat Pruitt, and Alonso Pacheco discuss Pruitt's sculptural piece that won the 2017 Indian Market Best of Show. Gabriela Campos/The New Mexican Rain Scott's piece is made entirely out of Post-its and won the Youth Award at the Friday ceremony.

Hate in America must end, New Mexico's Jewish community says

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 04:55:27 GMT

The rally and its aftermath in Charlottesville, Virginia -- led by white supremacists and neo-Nazis -- splintered America. Many local communities are outraged President Donald Trump called some white supremacists "very fine people" and said "there's blame on both sides" regarding Charlottesville.

New Mexico battle played key role during Civil War, expert says

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 04:55:26 GMT

In 1861, territorial New Mexico was the Wild West. Hundreds of miles east, a bloody war waged over slavery between Union and Confederate soldiers.

Donald George commented on Brian Fejer's blog post #TBT New Mexico License Plates

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 00:22:36 GMT

As a young New Mexican, the first license plate I recall was the White and Red plate on my old man Fooj's White '69 Mustang. My mom's purple Oldsmobile Starfire had the new fangled Yellow and Red plate.

Chef Hosea Rosenberg to Open a New Mexican Inspired Restaurant This Fall

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 19:56:33 GMT

"New Mexico is a very special place for me, as it was where I was raised and where I lived for half my life," Rosenberg explained. "I believe there is something magical about this part of the country.

Taos family continues 50-year chile tradition

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 15:02:39 GMT

In this Aug. 9, 2017, photo, Matt Flores helps out the family business, Los Chile Bros outside Big Lots in Santa Fe, N.M. For the Duran family of Taos, the beginning of the chile-roasting season in Santa Fe is a time to renew ties with longtime customers and familial legacies that span generations. In this Aug. 9, 2017, photo, Lupita Duran assists Hazel Victoria Romero at Los Chile Bros in Santa Fe, N.M. For the Duran family of Taos, the beginning of the chile-roasting season in Santa Fe is a time to renew ties with longtime customers and familial legacies that span generations.

Silver alert issued for missing Tohajiilee man

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 12:42:44 GMT

Benny Barbone was last seen walking from RA 507, Airport Road in Tohajiilee, New Mexico around 9:00 p.m. Monday. He is believed to be in danger if not located.

Authorities keep murder suspect's new location secret

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 08:04:00 GMT

The location of a young man accused of fatally shooting five people, including three family members, in a June 15 rampage across Northern New Mexico became a secret Thursday. Early in the morning, authorities whisked Damian Herrera away from the Rio Arriba County jail in Tierra Amarilla, where last month he managed to lock a guard inside his cell before wandering off into the booking area and attacking another guard with a flashlight.

NMSU, UNM develop craft beers in fundraising effort

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 05:49:30 GMT

New Mexico State University President Garrey Carruthers introduces the new 'Pistol Pete's 1888 Ale,' a beer brewed by Bosque Brewing Co., in conjunction with the college, on Thursday in Las Cruces. The beer is on tap at Bosque Brewing Co.'

Health Department cut funding for Special Olympics New Mexico

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 01:18:49 GMT

KOB has learned it was the Department of Health that made the decision to cut $310,000 in state funding to the New Mexico Special Olympics, citing "budget challenges." Since 1982, Special Olympics New Mexico has relied on funding from the state, until it was cut earlier this year.

Ku Klux Klan recruits New Mexicans to join group

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 01:18:48 GMT

Less than a week after a rally in Charlottesville captured the nation's attention and put the spotlight on the growing number of hate groups, the KKK has launched a recruiting website in New Mexico. The KKK posted a message on their website saying that while their history in the state is limited, New Mexico's location is a target for immigration problems.

61-year-old Farmington man dies from West Nile virus

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 20:44:36 GMT

Farmington officials say a resident of the northwestern New Mexico city has died of the West Nile virus, making him the first human fatality of the mosquito-borne disease in the state this year. Officials say it's not known how the 61-year-old man contracted the virus and the city says it has an aggressive mosquito control program that includes treatment of standing water and weekly spraying at night.

With demand high, supply of solar-viewing glasses running low

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 16:08:41 GMT

In New Mexico, the solar eclipse will happen August 21, at around 10:20 a.m., peaking in Albuquerque by 11:45 a.m. Here are the public libraries in Albuquerque that will be selling solar viewers: Central & Unser, Cherry Hills, Erna Ferguson, Main, Taylor Ranch and Westgate. Other participating libraries in New Mexico include Bloomfield public library, Columbus Village library, Farmington public library, Mother Whiteside memorial library in Grants, Rio Abajo community library, Rio Rancho public library, Silver City public library and Socorro public library.