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New Mexico education secretary replaced, new top cop named

SANTA FE – New Mexico Education Secretary Ryan Stewart is the latest Cabinet secretary to call it quits during the pandemic. The education post will be filled by former Los Alamos Superint...

New Mexico releases plans for masking, vaccines in schools

SANTA FE – New Mexico education officials released updated guidance on COVID-19 case reporting, masking requirements and vaccine considerations for K-12 schools this fall. The new rules roll...

Former state police officer convicted of drug charges

ALBUQUERQUE – A former New Mexico State Police officer has been convicted of distributing marijuana intended for a 16-year-old girl he pulled over and a separate drugs-for-sex scheme. U.S. ...

New Mexico governor closely monitoring COVID-19 numbers

ALBUQUERQUE – New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham and top health officials are closely monitoring the increase in COVID-19 cases. But there was no indication Thursday of whether official...

New Mexico marks record year of spending by film industry

SANTA FE – Despite the coronavirus pandemic that led to a shutdown for months in film production, the show did go on in New Mexico. The New Mexico Film Office announced Monday that this fis...

New Mexico to get another $327M in federal recovery aid

SANTA FE – Federal education officials have approved New Mexico’s spending plan for recovery aid, clearing the way for another $327 million to be distributed to the state. The money is inte...

ABQ BioPark welcomes new baby hippo

ALBUQUERQUE – The ABQ BioPark has a new family member. Zoo officials announced this week that Karen, a 19-year-old Nile hippopotamus, gave birth to a healthy baby on Monday. The zoo did not...

Chile harvest starts early for some New Mexico farmers

HATCH, N.M. – The aroma of fresh roasted green chiles is already wafting through southern New Mexico as some farmers are getting a jump-start on the harvest. The earlier start to the season ...

New Mexico sees rise in COVID-19 cases

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico is seeing a noticeable uptick in COVID-19 cases and vaccinations have slowed despite continued pressure by state health officials to get more people inoculated.

Authorities search for 3 swept away after Albuquerque storm

ALBUQUERQUE – Authorities were searching for three people who were swept into an arroyo after storms hit Albuquerque. The search was a recovery mission, not a rescue, AFR Lt. Tom Ruiz told ...

Las Cruces lawmaker says politics led to denial of Communion

SANTA FE – A New Mexico lawmaker says he was denied Communion by his local Catholic priest because of his politics. Democratic state Sen. Joseph Cervantes said Monday that he has been treate...

New Mexico wilderness area grows with large donation

ALBUQUERQUE – U.S. Interior Secretary Deb Haaland visited her home state Saturday to celebrate what marks the largest wilderness land donation in the agency’s history and another addition to...