Guadalupe County, NM

New Mexico State Police Arrest Tennessee Murder Suspects

GUADALUPE COUNTY – At around 8:30 a.m. Monday, March 21, a New Mexico State Police officer on patrol was dispatched to a motorist assist on Interstate 40 near milepost 260 west of Santa Rosa. The officer located the vehicle, a silver Chevrolet hatchback passenger car, which was out of...
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1 dead in 13-vehicle crash west of Santa Rosa

NEW MEXICO (KRQE) – More details have been released in connection to a fatal multi-vehicle crash that happened in Guadalupe County Wednesday. New Mexico State Police said officers began investigating the crash around 9:38 a.m. on eastbound Interstate 40, eight miles west of Santa Rosa. Officials say a semi-truck driven by a 62-year-old man was traveling […]
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1 dead following crash on I-40 in Guadalupe County

NEW MEXICO (KRQE) – New Mexico State Police are investigating a fatal crash involving a commercial motor vehicle in Guadalupe County. NMSP reports that on Dec. 19, around 1:14 p.m. officers began their investigation of the crash that occurred on I-40 near Milepost 268 west of Santa Rosa. According...

Corrections Department seeks funding to boost staff

SANTA FE – The state agency that runs New Mexico’s prison system is asking state lawmakers for $2.7 million in additional funding in the coming year – part of an overall $367 million budget request – to ramp up staffing levels at facilities in Grants and Santa Rosa. The state...

State takes control of 2 private prison facilities

NEW MEXICO (KRQE) – The state has taken control of two privately-owned prisons. The corrections department has converted the Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Grants and the Guadalupe County Correctional Facility in Santa Rosa into publicly-operated facilities. The state has lease agreements at both prisons and also will be responsible for maintenance. It’s part of […]
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Heavy rain continues across San Miguel and Guadalupe counties

Our late afternoon showers and storms are making progress through the state once again. We have heavy rain occurring in northeast New Mexico specifically in Guadalupe and San Miguel counties. We even had a severe thunderstorm warning near Vaughn for small hail and damaging winds over 60 mph. Some areas across eastern New Mexico received between 3-5″ of rain this weekend! Any leftover storms continue pushing south overnight, eventually losing their punch. Skies will become mainly clear by dawn Monday with muggy conditions remaining.
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Wind power projects under construction in Guadalupe County

Dallas-based Leeward Renewable Energy expects to complete its 145-megawatt Aragonne Mesa Wind project by December. The company also will finish replacing turbines at its 90-megawatt Aragonne Wind project — now called Aragonne Wind Repower — by the end of the year. Both projects are in Guadalupe County. Aragonne Mesa Wind...
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Albuquerque man winds up in Roosevelt jail

PORTALES — A man who allegedly stole his father’s car in Albuquerque, then threatened drivers and shot at vehicles in Guadalupe County ended up Wednesday in the Roosevelt County Jail in Portales. New Mexico State Police arrested the man, Adam Romanek, 26, of Albuquerque, Wednesday morning after he was apprehended...

New Mexico to take over prison in Santa Rosa

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The State of New Mexico is taking over operations of the Santa Rosa prison following a historic drop in inmate populations across the state. Spokesman Eric Harrison said the state Corrections Department has signed a lease agreement to transition the Guadalupe County Correctional Facility to a publicly operated facility.