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Albuquerque transplants in Denver stick together, honor 505 roots

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 17:48:29 GMT

A group of Albuquerque transplants are proving you can take the New Mexican out of New Mexico, but you can't take the New Mexico out of the New Mexican. Six hours up I-25, things are pretty different in our neighboring state's capital.




#BurnTheTurkey campaign melds fitness, fight against hunger

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 13:06:02 GMT

Anytime Fitness is using that hashtag as an opportunity to encourage its members to stay healthy over the holidays while also giving food to people who need it the most. Briana Martinez, the owner of Anytime Fitness on Juan Tabo near Eubank, challenges all New Mexicans to burn the turkey this Thanksgiving.




Man sues Health Department over food poisoning claims

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 08:31:28 GMT

His business down the drain and reputation tarnished, a Santa Fe man says he was left with pretty much nothing after the New Mexico Department of Health blamed him for giving dozens of workers food poisoning. Shannon Quintana used to own Bad Ass Sandwich Company in Santa Fe.




Former New Mexico tax worker pleads guilty in extortion case

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 04:00:38 GMT

Federal prosecutors announced Larry Mendoza's plea Friday. He could face up to 20 years in prison and a fine not to exceed $250,000.




Pecan weevil quarantine extended in southeast NM,a

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 01:43:44 GMT

In hopes of eradicating the notorious pecan weevil, state officials announced another emergency quarantine to restrict shipments from four southeast New Mexican counties. During that time, the New Mexico Department of Agriculture intends to solicit input from the pecan industry to make the ban permanent.




County gets briefed on military Joint Land Use Study

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 10:56:28 GMT

County Commissioners were recently briefed on the Southern New Mexico - El Paso, Joint Land Use Study, a study by the U.S. Department of Defense. Commissioner of District 2 Susan Flores discusses the Southern New Mexico - El Paso, Joint Land Use Study and her involvement at the Nov. 9 Otero County Commission meeting.




New Mexico teens may know rules of the road better than adults

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 06:25:40 GMT

Lots of people complain there are too many bad drivers on the road, and teens get the worst rap for it. But as KRQE News 13 discovered on Special Assignment, teens may know the rules of the road better than most adults.




Spaceport America to seek funding, confidentiality

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 01:51:05 GMT

Virgin Galactic's carrier plane, the WhiteKnightTwo, sailed the skies of southern New Mexico on Wednesday, part of its first visit to Spaceport America since the summer of 2014. Spaceport America CEO Dan Hicks asks the local tax board to approve spending excess tax revenue collected in DoA a Ana and Sierra counties on spaceport operations during a meeting in June 2017.




New Mexico man indicted in shooting rampage

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 21:13:55 GMT

A man accused of killing five people in a June shooting rampage in New Mexico has been indicted on first-degree murder and numerous other charges. First Judicial District Attorney Marco Serna announced the findings Thursday of a Rio Arriba County grand jury in the case of Damian Herrera.




Help available for those struggling during holiday season

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 16:29:26 GMT

Not everyone is looking forward to the holiday season. For many, this time of year can be a real struggle for a variety of reasons.




Rocking mocs at the Roundhouse

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 06:59:25 GMT

Rania Dewache watches her son Josiah Thompson create a moccasin drawing Wednesday during the annual Rock Your Mocs event at the Capitol. Gabriela Campos/The New Mexican Students from the IAIA Performing Arts Center on Wednesday perform The Dance of Death and Life at the Roundhouse.




Parties pledge new thinking to solve interstate water fight

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 00:13:50 GMT

Farmers in southern New Mexico, water policy experts, lawyers and others are all working behind the scenes to craft possible solutions that could help to end a lengthy battle with Texas over management of the Rio Grande. The case is pending before the U.S. Supreme Court and all sides say the stakes are high given uncertainty about the future sustainability of water supplies throughout the Rio Grande Valley.




Media Spent 2 Hours on Moore, Ignore Democrat Sexual Harassment, Stalking Charges

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 22:00:26 GMT

Lest the media try to spin the Roy Moore situation into a Republican problem, it's worth noting the bad behavior from Democrats that they conveniently ignore reporting. While the networks devoted over two hours to the charges facing Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore in less than a week's time, they've completely ignored troubling and similarly lewd charges brought against several Democrats this week, one who is also running for Congress, like Moore.




Gila diversion group defends plan in Santa Fe

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 14:53:46 GMT

The New Mexico CAP Entity and the Gila River diversion project it plans once again faced tough scrutiny Monday from the interim Water and Natural Resources Committee of the New Mexico Legislature at a meeting in Santa Fe. At the center of many of the committee members' questions and critiques was the projected value of the diversion project - its benefits versus its cost.




Are you using the right car seat for your child?

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 10:07:41 GMT

"That's moving the child maybe from rear-facing to forward-facing too soon, or taking them out of the forward facing seat and putting them in a booster," Orlando said. She recommends waiting as long as possible to graduate your child to the next type of seat, which falls in line with the second-worst car seat mistake on the list: Parents following state law instead of federal recommendations, which Orlando says tend to be more strict.




Land Commissioner candidate stops in Deming

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 05:33:27 GMT

Shortly after assuming office in 2015, State Land Commissioner Aubrey Dunn ordered a large brick sculpture removed from the grounds of the State Land Office in Santa Fe, and replaced it with an oil pump jack bearing the New Mexico Zia symbol. Garrett VeneKlasen, who hopes to succeed Dunn at the land office, says any monument in front of the land office should depict a child holding a book.




New Mexico lawmaker defends conduct at corruption trial

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 00:44:04 GMT

A former New Mexico state Senator told jurors at his own corruption trial Tuesday that he had tried to avoid personal financial conflicts in arranging the sale of a state-owned building that earned him a $50,000 commission from the buyer - but should have done more. Ex-Sen. Phil Griego's voice broke in emotional testimony as he described his decision to resign from the Legislature in 2015 after an ethics committee investigation, under questioning from his defense attorney.