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2022-05-24 BRIEFINGS

Three El Pasoans killed in rollover on I-10 in Luna County

EL PASO, Texas (KTSM) – The New Mexico State Police is investigating the cause of a triple fatal rollover crash on Interstate 10, close to mile post 68, west of Deming, NM. The initial investigation found that a GMC Yukon SUV with four people was traveling east on Interstate 10 towing a Nissan SUV with […]
EL PASO, TX
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Three killed, five others injured in fatal accident in Luna County

LUNA COUNTY, N.M. — Three people are dead and five others were injured when two vehicles rolled over on Interstate 10 in Luna County. State police said, on Saturday night, they were called to a rollover crash on Interstate 10 at mile marker 68. When investigators arrived, they found a GMC Yukon with four people inside towing another Nissan SUV with four people inside that car had rolled.
LUNA COUNTY, NM
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FBI Warns Sextortion Reports On The Rise In New Mexico, Urges Public Awareness

An Albuquerque Public Schools billboard near Del Norte High School in Albuquerque. Photo Courtesy FBI. The number of sextortion incidents reported to the FBI in New Mexico since January 1 is on track to surpass last year’s total, reinforcing the need for parents, guardians, and teenagers to be aware of this growing online danger.
ALBUQUERQUE, NM
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Smoke shop customer who fatally shot would-be robber charged with second-degree murder

LAS CRUCES - Chuko Sandoval told detectives that he stuck around inside a smoke shop on a late December evening after making a purchase because another man was "acting weird" and making the clerks uncomfortable. When the other man — later identified as Anthony D. Malone — tried to steal watches from a display case...
LAS CRUCES, NM

Deming Animal Guardians awarded Petco Love grant

DEMING – Deming Animal Guardians is set to receive a $3,500 grant investment from national nonprofit Petco Love in support of their lifesaving work for animals in Luna County. Petco Love is a national nonprofit leading change for pets by harnessing the power of love to make communities and...
DEMING, NM

Payments are being sent to 550,000 New Mexico taxpayers through direct deposit

Gov. Lujan Grisham announced the first round of economic relief payments will be sent in the next few days through direct deposit. Paper checks for another 200,000 taxpayers will begin going out in the following days and will continue to over the next few weeks.

Five wild animals confirmed with rabies in southeast New Mexico

NEW MEXICO (KRQE) – The New Mexico Department of Health has confirmed five rabies cases in wild animals found in southwest New Mexico. The animals were found in Grant, Sierra and Catron counties and include three foxes and two bobcats. NMDOH is reminding people that livestock and pets should be vaccinated against rabies. They say the […]
ALBUQUERQUE, NM

Cold weather slows spread of big wildfires in New Mexico

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The largest wildfire in North American came to a near standstill overnight amid light rain and frosty temperatures as firefighters scrambled Tuesday to clear flammable vegetation and deployed aircraft to douse smoldering forests. The blaze that started about seven weeks ago in the Rocky...
SANTA FE, NM

Motorcycle ride honoring military comes through New Mexico

NEW MEXICO (KRQE) – Motorcyclists riding across New Mexico made their way through New Mexico Saturday. The motorcycle ride, which as not been held for two years because of the pandemic, honors military personnel who have died and those missing in action. Starting in Albuquerque, travelers made the 293 mile ride to Amarillo, Texas. Santa Fe […]
ALBUQUERQUE, NM

N.M. father arrested after infant found with severe injuries including 14 broken ribs, brain bleed

ALAMOGORDO, N.M. (TCD) -- A father was arrested for child abuse after his infant was reportedly found with several severe injuries. According to a news release from the Alamogordo Police Department, on Tuesday, May 17, officers and detectives responded to the 1000 block of Mescalero Avenue to a report of a 2-month-old child choking.
ALAMOGORDO, NM
 

2022-05-23 BRIEFINGS

Three El Pasoans killed in rollover on I-10 in Luna County

EL PASO, Texas (KTSM) – The New Mexico State Police is investigating the cause of a triple fatal rollover crash on Interstate 10, close to mile post 68, west of Deming, NM. The initial investigation found that a GMC Yukon SUV with four people was traveling east on Interstate 10 towing a Nissan SUV with […]
EL PASO, TX

Motorcycle ride honoring military comes through New Mexico

NEW MEXICO (KRQE) – Motorcyclists riding across New Mexico made their way through New Mexico Saturday. The motorcycle ride, which as not been held for two years because of the pandemic, honors military personnel who have died and those missing in action. Starting in Albuquerque, travelers made the 293 mile ride to Amarillo, Texas. Santa Fe […]
ALBUQUERQUE, NM

Ladies, Need to Pee Outside Easily? One Colorado Company Has Pants For You!

Guys have it so easy when it comes to relieving themselves outside, but thanks to one Colorado company, ladies can now do the same!. SheFly is a Colorado-based company that is women-owned and operated, and creates outdoor apparel that allows women to answer the call of nature easily. Regular Pants...
COLORADO STATE
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Semi-truck engulfed in flames along I-10 in southern Arizona

COCHISE COUNTY, Ariz. - A semi-truck caught fire, engulfing it in flames on the morning of May 22 along I-10 in southern Arizona, says the Department of Public Safety. The truck caught fire on I-10 near Sibyl Road around 9:50 a.m. in Cochise County, and DPS says the fire began on the passenger side.
COCHISE COUNTY, AZ

Teams in New Mexico gear up for Wednesday landing of Boeing Starliner capsule (photos)

Boeing's Starliner capsule is scheduled to return to Earth on Wednesday (May 25), and teams on the ground have been gearing to welcome the spacecraft home. Starliner launched May 19 from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida and successfully docked with the International Space Station (ISS) a day later. The capsule's uncrewed Orbital Flight Test 2 (OFT-2) mission will wrap up soon, with a planned departure on Wednesday and subsequent landing in the White Sands Missile Range (WSMR) in New Mexico.
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Five teens charged in connection with March Maverik gas station shooting

Twenty-eight-year-old Kayla Montaño lost her life on March 25 in a shooting at a Maverik on Comanche. Albuquerque police spokesperson Gilbert Gallegos said Montaño was in her car when she and the driver were shot at. "These individuals shot more than 30 rounds, tragically striking Montaño, and a...
ALBUQUERQUE, NM

New Mexico man rebuilding after wildfire destroys property

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – The Calf Canyon, Hermits Peak Fire has left some rebuilding their lives. Jon Carleton of Mineral Hill, and his mom live on the same property. Almost everything on their property, two houses, three tool sheds and an art studio with decades worth of his mom’s art burned and are gone. Carleton says […]
ALBUQUERQUE, NM
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MON: Cooler weather helps firefighters battling New Mexico blaze, + More

Cooler weather helps firefighters battling New Mexico blaze - Associated Press. Firefighters in New Mexico who are battling the nation's largest active wildfire said Monday that cooler weather helped them prevent the blaze from growing as nearly 3,000 firefighters worked to strengthen and increase their firebreaks. Authorities also took stock...
ALBUQUERQUE, NM

Payments are being sent to 550,000 New Mexico taxpayers through direct deposit

Gov. Lujan Grisham announced the first round of economic relief payments will be sent in the next few days through direct deposit. Paper checks for another 200,000 taxpayers will begin going out in the following days and will continue to over the next few weeks.

FEMA warns New Mexico wildfire victims of fraud, scams

NEW MEXICO (KRQE) – FEMA is warning New Mexicans to beware of scams and fraud targeting residents affected by wildfires. They say people pretending to be with FEMA, may try to steal money or personal information and in some cases apply for FEMA benefits. FEMA is reminding people that representatives do not ask for payment or […]
ALBUQUERQUE, NM
 

2022-05-22 BRIEFINGS

Deming police needs your help on rash of suspicious fires

DEMING – Suspicious fires have put the Deming Fire Department and City of Deming Police Department on alert. And now, the need your help. “We are doing everything in our power to track down any individual(s) responsible for committing arson," Deming Police Chief Clint Hogan told the Headlight through a press release. "We need your help, though. Please, if you know anything contact DPD or Crime Stoppers."
DEMING, NM

Largest Wildfire in New Mexico History Among Several Scorching Southwest

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — As temperatures climb on the East Coast, wildfires driven by heat, dry winds and drought are scorching huge swaths of the Southwest, in states including New Mexico, Texas and Colorado, prompting a far-reaching mobilization of firefighting resources.
ALBUQUERQUE, NM
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Rio Rancho High School valedictorian: Dreamed of being at the top of class

Serena Helewicz is valedictorian of the Rio Rancho High School Class of 2022. She shares her thoughts and advice for underclassmen here. After high school, I wish to work toward my goal of becoming a biomedical researcher. I am still deciding on the college, but currently, it looks like I will be attending UNM for my undergraduate and majoring in biochemistry! Some other options I am looking at are Nazareth College near Rochester and Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo.
RIO RANCHO, NM
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Officials: Evacuations Expanded on Saturday Due to Black Fire

On Saturday, officials say that evacuations have expanded due to the Black Fire burning in the Gila National Forest. The fire was reported on Saturday to be over 120,700 acres and 4 percent contained and was reported 31 miles northwest of Truth or Consequences. Evacuations: In coordination with Grant, Catron,...
GRANT COUNTY, NM

Payments are being sent to 550,000 New Mexico taxpayers through direct deposit

Gov. Lujan Grisham announced the first round of economic relief payments will be sent in the next few days through direct deposit. Paper checks for another 200,000 taxpayers will begin going out in the following days and will continue to over the next few weeks.
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As NM burns, MLG flies to D.C. for lavish wedding officiated by Kamala Harris

On Friday, the Santa Fe New Mexican’s Daniel Chacón tweeted that scandal-ridden alleged serial groper Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham’s lavish wedding planned for Saturday is still a go. The nuptials will happen in Washington, D.C., and Kamala Harris will officiate. Chacón wrote, “@GovMLG is in Washington, D.C.,...
RELATIONSHIPS

John Grisham: ‘There are tens of thousands of innocent people in prison and you don’t believe it because you’re white’

John Grisham spoke unequivocally about criminal justice and America’s racial divide during the first full day of the Santa Fe Literary Festival, saying that “white people love the death penalty”.“There are tens of thousands of innocent people in prison and you don’t believe it because you’re white,” the prolific author and lawyer said to the audience while in conversation with friend and bestselling writer Hampton Sides. “Black people know the truth,” he added, to applause. “It’s pretty easy to send an innocent person to prison. It’s almost impossible to get them out.”Grisham described visiting death row for book research, where...
SANTA FE, NM
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Homicide investigation in Albuquerque foothills

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Albuquerque police are investigating a homicide in the foothills area. Around 6:30 Sunday morning, officers were called about an unresponsive person inside of an apartment at the Four Hills Studios. That's located on Central between Juan Tabo and Tramway boulevards. According to investigators, officers were able...
ALBUQUERQUE, NM

Who Has The Tastiest Pizza In Santa Fe, New Mexico?

Pizza is one of life's joys, and every city and town has their own unique take on pizza. Santa Fe, New Mexico is a beautiful place situated in one of the busiest sections of the United States. That means there are many unique cuisines and travelers that come through here. You might not think of Santa Fe as a pizza place by any means, but there are quite a few unique spots. The great thing about the pizza places I visited here is that there was a unique Tuscan flare to the food.
SANTA FE, NM
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AG Balderas: Two Home Depot Shoplifters Indicted

ALBUQUERQUE — New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas announced indictments Friday for organized retail crime (ORC) defendants Michael Arnold and Jayden Wheeler. Beginning in December 2021, Arnold and Wheeler brazenly shoplifted nearly $10,000 in hardware, including chainsaws and drill sets, from an Albuquerque westside Home Depot in four separate incidents.
ALBUQUERQUE, NM
 

2022-05-21 BRIEFINGS

Payments are being sent to 550,000 New Mexico taxpayers through direct deposit

Gov. Lujan Grisham announced the first round of economic relief payments will be sent in the next few days through direct deposit. Paper checks for another 200,000 taxpayers will begin going out in the following days and will continue to over the next few weeks.
KOAT 7

More relief payments coming to New Mexicans this summer to combat high inflation, gas prices

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The state is dropping hundreds of dollars into your bank account, if you filed taxes, and more money is on the way. This is to combat inflation and high gas prices. The state started processing tax rebates on Tuesday and this is just one round of...
BUSINESS

Deming police needs your help on rash of suspicious fires

DEMING – Suspicious fires have put the Deming Fire Department and City of Deming Police Department on alert. And now, the need your help. “We are doing everything in our power to track down any individual(s) responsible for committing arson," Deming Police Chief Clint Hogan told the Headlight through a press release. "We need your help, though. Please, if you know anything contact DPD or Crime Stoppers."
DEMING, NM
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As NM burns, MLG flies to D.C. for lavish wedding officiated by Kamala Harris

On Friday, the Santa Fe New Mexican’s Daniel Chacón tweeted that scandal-ridden alleged serial groper Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham’s lavish wedding planned for Saturday is still a go. The nuptials will happen in Washington, D.C., and Kamala Harris will officiate. Chacón wrote, “@GovMLG is in Washington, D.C.,...
RELATIONSHIPS
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Officials: Black Fire in Gila Over 104,900 Acres With No Containment

Fire crews continue to take on the Black fire in the Gila National Forest. On Friday, officials reported the fire to be over 104,900 acres with no containment. The fire was reported to be 31 miles northwest of Truth or Consequences where a Friday evening meeting is planned at the Ralph Edward Civic Center at 7.
GILA, NM

Forest Service officials are hitting a pause on prescribed fires after a New Mexico burn escaped containment

CNN — The US Forest Service is hitting a pause on prescribed fire operations in all the system’s lands across the country because of “extreme wildfire risk conditions,” Chief Randy Moore announced Friday. The move follows a meeting federal officials had earlier in the day with...
POLITICS
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As northern New Mexico burns, fears grow for its distinctive culture

The little town of Mora, nestled in a green river valley between forested mountains, is usually a serene place. But with the area hit hard by the Calf Canyon/Hermits Peak fire, the high school has become a distribution center where local volunteers give out donated food, water and animal feed.
MORA, NM

New York man dies in motorcycle crash on I-10 in Luna County

LUNA COUNTY, N.M. – New Mexico State Police investigated a fatal motorcycle crash on Sunday on Interstate 10 in Luna County. Police were called out at 9:41 a.m. to an area west of Deming, NM near milepost 73. The initial investigation indicates a 2021 Harley Davidson motorcycle, and a...
LUNA COUNTY, NM

Mora High seniors get special prom, after wildfires threatened cancellation

SANTA FE, N.M. (KRQE) – They’ve had a tough high school career. They had to adapt to the pandemic, and recently wildfires have forced many of them from their homes. That meant the seniors of Mora High School were at risk of missing their prom. Michael Barboa is graduating next Friday, and he knows firsthand how tough […]
ALBUQUERQUE, NM

New Mexico Benefits From Dumb Texas Stunt

New Mexico wins and Texas loses in a political stunt that backfired. If you're not aware, Texas Governor Greg Abbott purposely held up legal border crossings to make some kind of the point which I'm not sure was ever really revealed. Something about illegal immigrants and drugs, although none were found during these enhanced inspections.
TEXAS STATE
 

2022-05-20 BRIEFINGS

New Mexico Benefits From Dumb Texas Stunt

New Mexico wins and Texas loses in a political stunt that backfired. If you're not aware, Texas Governor Greg Abbott purposely held up legal border crossings to make some kind of the point which I'm not sure was ever really revealed. Something about illegal immigrants and drugs, although none were found during these enhanced inspections.
TEXAS STATE

New Mexico honors three fallen law enforcement officers

SANTA FE - Three New Mexico law enforcement officers were honored Thursday at the New Mexico Department of Public Safety's Law Enforcement Memorial, where their names were unveiled on a memorial. The black marble memorial wall, which now lists 210 names, is dedicated to the memory of New Mexico law enforcement officers who died in the line of duty.
LAW ENFORCEMENT
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New Mexico approves plans for cloud seeding in the southeast portions of the state

Plans for cloud seeding in New Mexico have been given the go-ahead. The Interstate Stream Commission recently approved a seeding operation that could potentially alleviate the drought-stricken southeast portions of the state. “We have rivers drying and farmers having to fallow or give up seasons. So, there is real concern...
ENVIRONMENT

New Mexico reimburses student meals from COVID-related absences

SANTA FE-N.M., (KAMR/KCIT)- According to a statement from the New Mexico Human Services Department, families for around 39,250 New Mexico students level K-12 will receive benefits on May 22 to reimburse them for free and reduced-price school meals missed due to COVID-related absences. The release stated that approximately $2,384,826 in Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) […]
SANTA FE, NM

Deming police needs your help on rash of suspicious fires

DEMING – Suspicious fires have put the Deming Fire Department and City of Deming Police Department on alert. And now, the need your help. “We are doing everything in our power to track down any individual(s) responsible for committing arson," Deming Police Chief Clint Hogan told the Headlight through a press release. "We need your help, though. Please, if you know anything contact DPD or Crime Stoppers."
DEMING, NM
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Relief Payments On Way to New Mexico Residents

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico is delivering the first in a series of. direct payments to the state's adult residents to offset higher consumer. costs brought on by inflation. Individual taxpayers who receive direct. deposit rebates are scheduled to receive $250 as early as Thursday and. couples...
BUSINESS
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The Country’s First Native American Woman-Owned Brewery in the U.S. Doesn’t Want to Be Its Last

In spring 2022, Shyla Sheppard sat at a long bench in the two-story beer hall at Bow & Arrow Brewing Co.’s flagship location in Albuquerque, New Mexico, arranging flowers. The brewery’s co-founder and CEO, Sheppard cut the stems of purple, white, and golden blossoms, and tucked them into white ceramic vases. In the taproom, where ambiance is a vital part of the tasting experience, no detail is too small to escape her notice. Above her, a faux trophy mount of a sculptural white buffalo presides over the room. The sculpture reminds her daily of a lesson from her grandfather, who raised bison. He would tell her that, even in a blizzard, the buffalo would turn to face the storm.
ALBUQUERQUE, NM
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Celebrate New Mexico: On the Sky Railway to Lamy

LAMY, N.M. — In this Celebrate New Mexico story, Todd Kurtz shows us the newest attraction in central New Mexico, the Sky Railway running from Santa Fe to Lamy. The 141-year-old rail line is helping revive the train depot. Money is also being invested into the historic restaurant in Lamy, the Legal Tender Saloon.

New York man dies in motorcycle crash on I-10 in Luna County

LUNA COUNTY, N.M. – New Mexico State Police investigated a fatal motorcycle crash on Sunday on Interstate 10 in Luna County. Police were called out at 9:41 a.m. to an area west of Deming, NM near milepost 73. The initial investigation indicates a 2021 Harley Davidson motorcycle, and a...
LUNA COUNTY, NM
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Gas prices reach record high in New Mexico

According to AAA, the average price for a gallon of gas is $4.33, that's the highest ever recorded in the state. The national average is sitting at $4.59 a gallon.
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2022-05-19 BRIEFINGS

New York man dies in motorcycle crash on I-10 in Luna County

LUNA COUNTY, N.M. – New Mexico State Police investigated a fatal motorcycle crash on Sunday on Interstate 10 in Luna County. Police were called out at 9:41 a.m. to an area west of Deming, NM near milepost 73. The initial investigation indicates a 2021 Harley Davidson motorcycle, and a...
LUNA COUNTY, NM

New Mexico delivers inflation relief payments to residents

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico is delivering the first in a series of direct payments to the state’s adult residents to offset higher consumers costs amid inflation. Individual taxpayers who get direct deposit rebates are scheduled to receive $250 and couples who file jointly are set to receive $500 as early as Thursday. Checks for another 200,000 taxpayers will arrive in the mail over the next few weeks.

Deming police needs your help on rash of suspicious fires

DEMING – Suspicious fires have put the Deming Fire Department and City of Deming Police Department on alert. And now, the need your help. “We are doing everything in our power to track down any individual(s) responsible for committing arson," Deming Police Chief Clint Hogan told the Headlight through a press release. "We need your help, though. Please, if you know anything contact DPD or Crime Stoppers."
DEMING, NM

Two sentenced for fight at Luna County Detention Center

DEMING, N.M. (KRQE) – Two inmates at the Luna County Detention Center will serve more time behind bars for attacking corrections officers. Federal prosecutors say another inmate, Johnny Black, started a fight with the corrections staff in February 2021 and Victor Sanchez and Jacob Merkel joined the fight. Merkel, serving a nearly 14-year sentence for robbery, was […]
LUNA COUNTY, NM

4th stimulus check 2022 — Millions of dollars in stimulus cash coming to 7 states — see if yours is on the list

SEVEN states are set to give millions of dollars in relief to Americans in need even after some people missed out on their federal stimulus checks. The payments in Illinois, New Mexico, Delaware, Georgia, Indiana, Maine, and Colorado are to help combat the steady rise of inflation. For example, millions...
COLORADO STATE

COVID-19 cases continue to accelerate across New Mexico, exceeding modeling

New Mexico is among several states seeing increases in COVID-19 cases. Daily cases are exceeding projections for May. Rise attributed to omicron subvariants, lack of masking and waning immunity. As subvariants of the omicron SARS-Cov-2 variant continue to spread, New Mexico is among several states seeing increases in daily cases...
PUBLIC HEALTH

New Mexico Traveler? Your Trip Is About To Get Easier.

With where we live here in the Panhandle, there are a lot of different places we can get to by car. Easy day trips to be taken and enjoy, but there's one little issue. It's not the easiest or smoothest drive to make. In fact, it can be a flat-out dangerous drive to make.

Luna County Board of Commissioners to discuss budget for 2022-23

DEMING – The board of Luna County Commissioners will meet for a work session at 9 a.m. on Monday, May 23, 2022 on the third floor of the historic Luna County Courthouse, 700 S. Silver St. This meeting can be viewed virtually at: meet.google.com/gny-ihcf-dhh. To dial in: +1 786-453-8013...
LUNA COUNTY, NM
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Update on the Stimulus Checks: Residents of Two States in the United States Will Receive Money Next Month!

Another batch of stimulus payments is on the way to residents of a few states who have authorized further COVID aid, amid speculation about a possible fourth payment from the federal government. Residents of Maine and New Mexico may receive another check as early as June, owing to lawmakers in...
MAINE STATE

Largest charity motorcycle event happening this weekend

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – Albuquerque and Rio Ranch have teamed up to take part in a large event. The Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride 2022 is happening this weekend. The event is hosted by New Mexico Motor Events. The event is known as the world’s largest and most stylish charitable motorcycle event. It will take place on May […]
ALBUQUERQUE, NM
 

2022-05-18 BRIEFINGS

Two sentenced for fight at Luna County Detention Center

DEMING, N.M. (KRQE) – Two inmates at the Luna County Detention Center will serve more time behind bars for attacking corrections officers. Federal prosecutors say another inmate, Johnny Black, started a fight with the corrections staff in February 2021 and Victor Sanchez and Jacob Merkel joined the fight. Merkel, serving a nearly 14-year sentence for robbery, was […]
LUNA COUNTY, NM

Stimulus Check Update: Americans in Two States to Receive Money Next Month

Checks in the amounts of $250, $500 and $850 are going out to taxpayers in two different states.

Fighting foreclosure: New Mexico woman thought she paid off home

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (KRQE) – A New Mexico woman says she worked her whole life to pay off her forever home. However, a surprise knock at her door changed everything. Maria Zaragoza’s quiet corner home has been her sanctuary for 16 years. “It means everything to me,” Zaragoza told KRQE News 13. More KRQE Investigates: Chance check-up […]
LAS CRUCES, NM

Crews slow New Mexico fires, brace for dangerous conditions

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — More than 2,000 firefighters battling the largest U.S. wildfire dug back-up fire lines and rearranged fire engines around homes in northeast New Mexico on Wednesday in anticipation of a return to windy, dangerous conditions in the days ahead. After a break in the weather allowed...
COLORADO STATE

‘Nothing to go back to’: the way of life lost to New Mexico’s historic fire

The largest wildfire in state history has torn through centuries-old rural communities, displacing thousands
POLITICS

Colorado's SheFly outdoor pants help women comfortably pee outside

Women hiking in the new SheFly Apparel Go There Pant.(Photo/Erin Joy Nash) If you've ever needed to answer nature's call while adventuring or working outdoors, you know the discomfort: Pulling your drawers down in the elements can be cold, damp, awkward, time-consuming, and lack privacy.
COLORADO STATE

Tijeras Man found guilty of raping neighborhood boy

TIJERAS, N.M. (KRQE) – An 80-year-old Tijeras man is likely to spend the rest of his life behind bars for repeatedly raping a 12-year-old boy. The allegations against David Sarver surfaced last year, but it turned out the sexual abuse had been going on for a couple of years. It started after Sarver befriended they boy, who […]
TIJERAS, NM

Colorado Man’s Life Spared From Charging Moose Thanks To A Tree

Picture this: you're out in the mountains enjoying some scenery and you stumble upon a moose. At first you think "Oh how cool is this, a moose in the wild". But then things take a turn for the worse and the moose who goes from a docile giant just enjoying a snack of grass and leaves decides to turn and charge toward you.

Say ‘Hey Man’ to Cheech & Chong At Their Meet & Greet in Las Cruces

The legends are heading to the Land of Enchantment and you could meet them!. Cheech & Chong, who you may know as the marijuana enthusiasts that they are, are heading to Las Cruces on May 19th to PurLife Dispensary at 755 S Telshor Blvd #102a, from 9:30 to 11 A.M.
LAS CRUCES, NM

New Mexico fires prompt forest closures; governor seeks aid

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico’s governor said Tuesday that given the ferocity and swift movements of a record-setting wildfire burning in the northeastern part of the state, the damage will be significant with estimates of burned homes and other structures likely to range between 1,000 and 1,500.
ALBUQUERQUE, NM
 

2022-05-17 BRIEFINGS

Three New Mexico National Forests closing Thursday

NEW MEXICO (KRQE) – Three of New Mexico’s National Forests are closing to the public effective 8 a.m. Thursday, May 19, due to extreme fire danger according to forest officials. Santa Fe National Forest, Cibola National Forest and Carson National Forest will go into stage three restrictions. Stage three restrictions prohibits anyone from going into or […]
ALBUQUERQUE, NM

Woman accused of stabbing boyfriend to death dies in jail

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – The Albuquerque woman accused of stabbing her boyfriend to death has died in jail. Forty-year-old Michelle Morgan was arrested earlier this month at the Desert Willow Apartments on Jefferson. According to the criminal complaint, Morgan claimed her boyfriend Martin Miera stabbed her in the leg first, then she got the knife and stabbed […]
ALBUQUERQUE, NM
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New Mexico Fire Now State's Largest Ever, Resort Evacuated: What You Need to Know

Extreme wind, warmth and dry conditions are driving large wildfires in the US Southwest with no sign of relief in the weather forecast. Over 16,000 homes have been evacuated in New Mexico, with 40,000 people impacted and no end in sight. What's next. Observers expect more hot, dry, windy weather...
ENVIRONMENT

Plans in place for a new interstate between Texas and New Mexico

RATON, N.M. (KRQE) – Plans are underway for a new interstate between Texas and northern New Mexico. Not only would this project make the drive between the two states easier, but officials say it would also deliver a big economic impact to northeast New Mexico communities.  A new interstate highway connecting I-27 in north Texas […]
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New Mexico battling historic blaze as Hermits Peak-Calf Canyon fire 26% contained

(SANTA FE, N.M.) — A massive wildfire currently burning east of Santa Fe, New Mexico, is now the largest in the state’s history as thousands of firefighters continue to battle the blaze. The Hermits Peak-Calf Canyon fire — made up of two fires that merged into one giant...
SANTA FE, NM

Looking for 2022 summer fun? Here are 5 festivals to enjoy in El Paso and New Mexico

If you like to plan your summer, you've come to the right place. Here are five festivals to put on your calendar. Some require driving outside of El Paso, so fill up the tank. After waiting for more than a year, El Paso beer lovers will be excited for the return this weekend of the Sun City Craft Beer Festival at the El Paso convention center.
EL PASO, TX

Murder charges filed against Alabama man as shots fired after alleged fist fight

An fist fight at an oilfield location near Carlsbad Sunday night turned into a deadly shooting resulting in one participant being charged with second degree murder, according to the Eddy County Sheriff’s Office. Tevin Devonta O’Brien Morrissette, 29, of Monroeville, Alabama was arrested by Eddy County Sheriff’s detectives in the death of Avery Kadeem Weathers,...
CARLSBAD, NM
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Rain brings relief to massive, record-wildfire in New Mexico

Lightning sparked a few new small fires in the drought-stricken Southwest Monday but the thunderstorms brought welcome rain to the monster blaze that’s been churning for a month in New Mexico and is now the state's largest in recorded history. “We haven’t seen rain in a really long time...
SANTA FE, NM

Say ‘Hey Man’ to Cheech & Chong At Their Meet & Greet in Las Cruces

The legends are heading to the Land of Enchantment and you could meet them!. Cheech & Chong, who you may know as the marijuana enthusiasts that they are, are heading to Las Cruces on May 19th to PurLife Dispensary at 755 S Telshor Blvd #102a, from 9:30 to 11 A.M.
LAS CRUCES, NM

New Mexico Wine Festival in Las Cruces Is Back Memorial Day Weekend

Wine and live music will take center stage at the Southern New Mexico State Fairgrounds on Memorial weekend. Soak in the sun and spend the day celebrating the unofficial start of summer sipping, swilling, and tasting flavorful wines at the 2022 New Mexico Wine Festival. Viva Vino. The New Mexico...
LAS CRUCES, NM
 

2022-05-16 BRIEFINGS

Rain brings relief to massive, record-wildfire in New Mexico

Lightning sparked a few new small fires in the drought-stricken Southwest Monday but the thunderstorms brought welcome rain to the monster blaze that’s been churning for a month in New Mexico and is now the state’s largest in recorded history. “We haven’t seen rain in a really long...
SANTA FE, NM
KRQE News 13

New Mexico airman found dead in his home

NEW MEXICO (KRQE) – Cannon Air Force Base says one of its airmen was found dead in his home last week. Details are limited but they say Airman First Class Emerald Baskin-Young was found dead in his home in Melrose. Basking-Young was with the air force since December 2020...
AEROSPACE & DEFENSE

New Mexico wildfire now ranks as largest in state history

TAOS, N.M., May 16 (Reuters) - A wildfire burning for 40 days in New Mexico on Monday became the largest in the Southwestern state's recorded history as it forced the evacuation of a small ski resort and villages in drought-hit mountains east of Santa Fe. Driven by relentless winds, the...
SANTA FE, NM
lascrucesbulletin.com

New director wants to show Oil and Gas Association’s impact in New Mexico

The new president and CEO of the New Mexico Oil and Gas Association (NMOGA) wants to “show people what we’re doing” for the state’s economy, the environment and the average American who fills his or her vehicle with gasoline to get work every day. “You have...
LAS CRUCES, NM
KFOX 14

Las Cruces: Your chance to meet Cheech and Chong!

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (KFOX14/CBS4) — Actors and comedy duo Cheech and Chong are coming to a Las Cruces dispensary. Cheech and Chong will be holding a meet and greet at PurLife Dispensary on Thursday. The meet and greet will be from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. They are inviting...
LAS CRUCES, NM
KOAT 7

Hermits Peak and Calf Canyon wildfire close to becoming the largest in New Mexico history

As of Sunday, the Hermits Peak and Calf Canyon fire is about 8,000 acres away from passing the Whitewater-Baldy fire at 297,845 acres as the largest in New Mexico history. Matt Rau is an incident commander for the Hermits Peak and Calf Canyon fire. Rau said, "most of the staff here have never seen anything like this in our careers. Our rate has been approximately 9000 acres of growth for the past two days. But before that, we did see back-to-back days of just over 30,000 acres per day."
POLITICS

Death Metal Band Shows Police’s Reluctance to Help Recover Stolen Tour Trailer

Over the weekend, the thrashy Texas death metal outfit Creeping Death kept Twitter abreast of the theft of their cargo trailer while on tour in the Southwestern U.S. They said that police in Albuquerque, New Mexico, were initially reluctant to help them recover the trailer after the band had tracked it to a closed business.
ALBUQUERQUE, NM
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Republican Candidate Greg Zanetti Shares Why He is Running for Governor of New Mexico

Greg Zanetti is a Republican Candidate for Governor. He shared with KRWG Public Media why he is running for office. Zanetti grew up in Albuquerque, served as a Brigadier General (retired) in the U.S. Army National Guard and works as a financial advisor.
ALBUQUERQUE, NM
KOAT 7

New Mexico AG files arrest warrant for couple committing serial retail crime

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Ashley Roybal and Marvin Alderete have caught the attention of the New Mexico Attorney General's Retail Crime Task Force. “They were on our radar since November of last year. Our task force has really focused on the worst, most violent offenders," Hector Balderas, New Mexico’s Attorney General, said.
RETAIL

Two FEMA disaster recovery centers open in New Mexico

NEW MEXICO (KRQE) – Two FEMA disaster recovery centers are now open in New Mexico for those impacted by wildfires. At the centers, residents can get help with disaster assistance applications, upload documents and get any questions answered. The first center is at Old Memorial Middle School (947 Legion Road) in Las Vegas. It will be open […]
POLITICS
 

2022-05-15 BRIEFINGS

KFOX 14

Las Cruces: Your chance to meet Cheech and Chong!

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (KFOX14/CBS4) — Actors and comedy duo Cheech and Chong are coming to a Las Cruces dispensary. Cheech and Chong will be holding a meet and greet at PurLife Dispensary on Thursday. The meet and greet will be from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. They are inviting...
LAS CRUCES, NM

NM sheriff’s office asks for help identifying couple involved in shooting

SAN JUAN COUNTY, N.M. (KRQE) – San Juan County Sheriff’s Office is asking for help identifying a group of people they say were involved in a shooting. Police say the shooting happened from a car just after midnight May 6, west of Farmington. Anyone with information is asked to call the San Juan County Sheriff’s Office.
SAN JUAN COUNTY, NM
gilaherald.com

Lunar eclipse visible throughout Arizona on Sunday night

A lunar eclipse will be visible throughout Arizona on Sunday night from about 8:29 p.m. to 9:53 p.m. GRAHAM AND GREENLEE COUNTIES – There is no need to rub your body in some special oil. Neither should you worry about lighting candles and placing them in a certain pattern. Forgot about jumping in a river to wash away your sins.
ARIZONA STATE

Total lunar eclipse visible in Colorado this weekend

A total lunar eclipse will be visible in Colorado starting in the evening of May 15 and going into the early morning hours of May 16.
COLORADO STATE

Up To $970 In One-Time Payments For New York, New Mexico, And New Jersey

States are picking up where the Federal Reserve stopped and are issuing one-time payments. The aim is to provide relief to residents affected by the soaring inflation rate. Is your state not listed here? You can check out these articles which speak about state stimulus check plans:

Video Shows Police Fatally Shoot Grandmother With Dementia In New Mexico Home

Body camera footage shows an officer shouting at the 75-year-old woman for 38 seconds before firing twice.
LAS CRUCES, NM

Opinion: A New Horror-Themed Restaurant Just Opened in Albuquerque, New Mexico!

Horror fans are in for a real treat: This simultaneously delicious and creepy diner is the brainchild of Cameron Markham and his wife Elizabeth Blankstein. Its walls are aptly painted black and its tables are splattered with red paint mimicking blood.
ALBUQUERQUE, NM

Motion to end Title 42 in California and New Mexico denied

As 24 states pushed a Louisiana judge to keep Title 42 indefinitely, a lawyer from Southern California stood in court making a motion on behalf of a woman named Alicia, a migrant from El Salvador.
SAN DIEGO, CA

A Guide to the 3 Best Places to Visit in New Mexico

New Mexico is a state unlike any other. Its unique history and culture have left a lasting impression on the land, making it a truly special place to visit. Whether you're interested in exploring ancient ruins, marveling at incredible works of art, or simply enjoying the scenic beauty of the landscape, New Mexico has something to offer everyone.

Isotopes, Colorado Rockies donate to New Mexico wildfire victims

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – The Isotopes are joining forces with the Colorado Rockies to help New Mexicans affected by wildfires in the state. The two teams have donated $20,000 to the All Together New Mexico Fund. The fund was created by the governor’s office to help people struggling during COVID. Now it’s morphed into a fund to […]
ALBUQUERQUE, NM
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