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2022-05-24 BRIEFINGS

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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.
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3 Texans Die in New Mexico Highway Crash Involving Towed SUV

DEMING, N.M. (AP) — Three West Texas residents were killed when the SUV they were riding in while it was being towed on a New Mexico highway rolled and they were ejected, state police announced Monday. Eight people in all were in two SUVs headed east on Interstate 10...
DEMING, NM
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Festivals, concerts and shows, oh my! Check out these 13 summer events in southern New Mexico

LAS CRUCES – Between camps, work and school, most of us will be busy this summer season, but there’s always time for fun. Here’s a look at events planned for May through September this year to add to your schedule. MAY. New Mexico Wine Festival over Memorial...
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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 […]

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.
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Black Fire in Gila National Forest Over 146,600 Acres

On Monday, the Black fire in the Gila National Forest was reported to be over 146,600 acres and 8 percent contained. In coordination with Grant, Catron,and Sierra counties, the following areas are under evacuation status as of 3 pm on Sunday, May 22: . GO – Area 1: New: Starting from...
GILA, 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.

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
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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

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 […]
 

2022-05-23 BRIEFINGS

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 […]
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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

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...

COVID spreading in NM disaster centers

As coronavirus cases surge in New Mexico, people fleeing the biggest wildfire in the state’s history have been staying at disaster recovery centers. Few wear masks, and efforts to ventilate and filtrate the indoor air are spotty, leaving evacuees more prone to catch the virus — and breathe in dangerous particles from the smoke.

Some New Mexico wildfire evacuees worry about their future

MORA - As more than 2,700 firefighters in northern New Mexico continued to battle the nation's largest active wildfire on Sunday, many evacuees were growing concerned about their future after weeks away from home The biggest fire in the state's recorded history has been burning for six weeks now, and some of the...
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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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Deputies investigate human remains found in southwest Albuquerque

BERNALILLO COUNTY, N.M. — Deputies with the Bernalillo County Sheriff's Office are investigating after human remains were found near I-25 and Bobby Foster Road. The sheriff's office says they were called to the 5500 block of Los Picaros on Monday morning. Deputies were told that human remains were discovered in the area.

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 […]

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

Burgers are one of life's joys, and a good burger will make you keep coming back for more. There is an art to make the perfect burger. It's far more complicated than just smashing a bun around cheese and a patty. A good burger takes advantage of fresh ingredients and makes for a wonderful combination of flavor.

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.
 

2022-05-22 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.
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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,...

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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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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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

New Mexico advocates review plan aimed at education deficits

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico’s governor has presented a long-awaited plan that would set goals for academic proficiency as the state struggles to resolve a lawsuit by frustrated parents who won a court ruling saying the state is failing to provide an adequate education for the vast majority of its students.
EDUCATION

Video shows Albuquerque street racers ignoring deputies

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – KRQE News 13 got another look at the challenges officers are up against when it comes to illegal street races. Deputies showed up to Tramway near Paseo Del Norte on May 1 and say they found 100 to 150 vehicles stopped on the roadway while a truck did donuts in the intersection. […]
ALBUQUERQUE, NM

Opinion: There's a New Baby at the ABQ BioPark

There is a new baby orangutan at the ABQ BioPark: This precious infant—who does not yet have a name—was discovered on Sunday morning. The baby, who does not yet have a name, came as a pleasant surprise to keepers at the zoo, who discovered the newborn Sunday morning. They had been monitoring Sarah since March, when they announced her pregnancy. —Rick Nathanson.
ALBUQUERQUE, 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...

U.S. stops controlled burns nationwide after New Mexico disaster

TAOS, N.M., May 20 (Reuters) - The U.S. Forest Service (USFS) on Friday called a temporary nationwide halt to controlled burns meant to reduce fire risk after the agency accidentally started part of New Mexico's largest ever wildfire. The Hermits Peak Calf Canyon fire has burned over 300,000 acres (123,000...
TAOS, 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.

Harley stolen at funeral found

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – A stolen Harley in Albuquerque that meant a whole lot to a father and son has been found. As News 13 reported Thursday, someone stole the Harley from Holy Family Church in southwest Albuquerque during a funeral. It was a custom Harley built by Raul Perez and his 15-year-old son over several […]
ALBUQUERQUE, NM
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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.
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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

Reward offered for “Shop and Rob Bandit”

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – The Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Albuquerque Police Department are asking for the public’s help in identifying someone they’ve dubbed the “Shop and Rob Bandit.” Officials say he is responsible for a bank robbery that happened on Friday, May 20, 2022. They say around 11:13 a.m., a man entered the First […]
ALBUQUERQUE, NM
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Winds shift, bring smoke and cooler temps

It was another windy Friday across New Mexico today with peak gusts reaching 45-60 mph for the north. Gallup recorded 59 mph and Las Vegas reached 52 mph. Stronger wind gusts continue tonight bringing much colder air and moisture from the northeast. This is also having an effect on the smoke increasing towards Taos and Santa Fe. Wind gusts will continue overnight 20-30 mph for the east as this powerful late season storm dives into our state. Although we’ll miss out on the record cold and snow, our temps will cool down dramatically this weekend especially east. High temperatures will only be in the lower to middle 50s across northeast NM Saturday. This is 15-25° cooler than this past week and will wipe away the near record heat. The RGV will still be warm, but more seasonal with highs in the lower 80s. This change in our weather will set up a canyon wind into the ABQ metro area later Saturday into Sunday as another front drops through.
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6 Amazing Restaurants To Get A True Taste Of Santa Fe

I expected to love the art, architecture, and history of Santa Fe, and I certainly did. But I wasn’t sure how much I’d like the food. I had only visited once before, when I was in college, and my memories of the food were mixed. When I returned...
SANTA FE, NM
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Officials say woman set 12 fires in the bosque Wednesday morning

Fire crews from several different agencies jumped into action Wednesday morning after officials say a woman who appeared to be suffering from a mental illness lit 12 fires across 5 acres in the bosque south of the National Hispanic Cultural Center. She was taken into custody near Second and Woodward...
ALBUQUERQUE, 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 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
 

2022-05-20 BRIEFINGS

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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...
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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.

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
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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...

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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Cheech and Chong visit dispensaries in Albuquerque and Rio Rancho

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – The counter-culture comedy duo Cheech and Chong known for their movies, music, and pot-fueled adventures made stops at PurLife locations in Albuquerque and Rio Rancho today. They were promoting their brand “Cheech and Chong’s Cannabis Company.”. The staff at the Rio Rancho store...
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Officials say woman set 12 fires in the bosque Wednesday morning

Fire crews from several different agencies jumped into action Wednesday morning after officials say a woman who appeared to be suffering from a mental illness lit 12 fires across 5 acres in the bosque south of the National Hispanic Cultural Center. She was taken into custody near Second and Woodward...
ALBUQUERQUE, NM
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Silver City Report- Update on Black fire burning in Gila

This week: An update on the Black fire burning in the Gila National Forest. A new plaque commemorates the historic Empire Zinc strike. Also, we hear about more disagreement on the board of the Cobre School District.
GILA, 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

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
 

2022-05-19 BRIEFINGS

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.

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
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Navajo police seize bootlegged alcohol, make 11 arrests during 3-day operation

Navajo Nation police districts are working with the Navajo Police Department Proactive Crime Enforcement Unit (PACE) to deter the trafficking, distribution, and sales of narcotics and alcohol bootlegging. Earlier this month, the PACE team conducted a three-day operation in Shiprock, New Mexico, in response to community concerns regarding drug and...
NAVAJO, NM
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Silver City Report- Update on Black fire burning in Gila

This week: An update on the Black fire burning in the Gila National Forest. A new plaque commemorates the historic Empire Zinc strike. Also, we hear about more disagreement on the board of the Cobre School District.
GILA, NM

New Mexico, two pueblos come to cannabis tax agreement

NEW MEXICO (KRQE) – The State of New Mexico has reached an agreement with two pueblos about cannabis taxes. Under the agreement, the pueblos of Pojoaque and Picuris have the authority to administer their own taxes for cannabis sales. “New Mexico has a strong history of collaborating with tribes to efficiently administer taxes while recognizing tribal […]
ALBUQUERQUE, NM

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
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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...

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.
PANHANDLE, TX
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New Mexico Fireplace Now State’s Biggest Ever, Vacation resort Evacuated: What You Need to Know

Serious wind, heat and dry problems are driving big wildfires in the US Southwest with no signal of aid in the weather conditions forecast. About 16,000 households have been evacuated in New Mexico, with 40,000 folks impacted and no end in sight. What is up coming. Observers count on additional...
ENVIRONMENT
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Teen allegedly bear-hugs mother twice, damages bedroom door

An 18-year-old Rio Rancho male could face multiple charges including battery against a household member. On April 28, the Rio Rancho Police Department responded to a call of a disorderly subject on the 4000 block of Oasis Springs Road. RRPD learned that Aiden Burke reportedly bear-hugged his mother from behind...
RIO RANCHO, NM
 

2022-05-18 BRIEFINGS

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...

Family searches for answers after brother dies in motorcycle crash

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – A New Mexico family still has questions, nearly three months after their brother was killed in a motorcycle crash. While the driver of the SUV he hit was allegedly drunk, deputies say the speed of the motorcycle was also a factor. The Ramirez family is heartbroken after their 19-year-old brother, Candelario Ramirez was […]
ALBUQUERQUE, NM

Behind the Story: New Mexico woman fights to stay in home she paid for

NEW MEXICO (KRQE) – After paying $85,000 over several years to buy her forever home, Maria Zaragoza is now fighting foreclosure. Her home sale was never recorded in county records, and meanwhile, unbeknownst to Zaragoza, the original home seller took out a mortgage on the property that’s now several years delinquent. A recent investigation by KRQE […]
REAL ESTATE

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.

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

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

NMDOH issues updated public health order

SANTA FE, N.M. (KRQE) – The latest public health order expires Monday but another is on the way. Under the order, masks are required in all healthcare facilities, nursing homes, community homes, and residential treatment centers. It also still requires businesses open to the public and schools to report COVID outbreaks. The only change from the previous […]
PUBLIC HEALTH

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

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.

New Mexico State Police investigating fatal crash outside of Farmington

FARMINGTON, N.M. (KRQE) – New Mexico State Police are investigating a crash outside Farmington that killed a pedestrian. They say it happened May 16 just before 9:15 p.m., on U.S. 64 near Farmington. Their investigation showed that 63-year-old Keederson Benally was walking in the east lane of U.S. 64 when a truck traveling east hit Benally. […]
FARMINGTON, 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

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 […]
KVIA

Alamogordo man sentenced to life in prison for 2020 murder

ALAMOGORDO, New Mexico -- A 32-year-old Alamogordo man was sentenced to life in prison on Friday, May 13, for a 2020 murder carried out with an AK-47. According to the Twelfth Judicial District Attorney, Scot D. Key, Christopher Huble, 32, was sentenced for the murder of Harley Benedict in April.
ALAMOGORDO, NM

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...
CNET

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

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
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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

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.

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.
 

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...
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
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

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.

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

Storehouse New Mexico hosts car show event for food pantry

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – Storehouse New Mexico is known as one of the state’s largest food pantries. They provide food for 40,000 New Mexicans a year. They have an upcoming event to raise funds to continue the work that they do. ‘Hot Rods for Hunger Car Show‘ is happening on May 22 at the Alberton’s on 2801 […]
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...
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
krwg.org

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

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.
 

2022-05-15 BRIEFINGS

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.

Man accused of shooting at family driving in Albuquerque pleads not guilty

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – A man accused of opening fire on an out-of-town family driving in Albuquerque pleaded not guilty Friday. Antonio Brower-Walsh is accused of shooting at a family driving on Coors in April. The family told police Brower-Walsh cut them off and slammed on his brakes before he pulled out a gun and fired […]
ALBUQUERQUE, NM
Phys.org

Colorado has been unusually windy this spring. Here's why you should care

Think it's been unusually windy on the Front Range this spring? You're right. The National Weather Service in Boulder issued a record 16 red flag warnings—a measure of fire risk based on warm temperatures, very low humidity and strong winds—in April alone. That's the most issued in a month in the history of the office. And some number-crunching by CU Boulder researchers confirms it was among the windiest Aprils in the last two decades, with day after day of strong or long-lasting gusts across the state.
travelawaits.com

Santa Fe’s Newest Luxury Resort Is Perfect For A Weekend Getaway

Just 10 minutes from Santa Fe’s historic city center is the city’s newest luxury resort, Bishop’s Lodge. The 5-star lodge is located on 317 secluded acres bordering the vast Santa Fe National Forest. Over 150 years ago, Bishop Jean-Baptiste Lamy, Santa Fe’s first archbishop, built and resided...
SANTA FE, NM
rrobserver.com

BREAKING: Motorcycle crash at Summer Winds and Western Hills causes fatality

Rio Rancho Police late Friday afternoon were investigating a fatal motorcycle crash in Rio Rancho. The motorcycle lay on its side in the intersection of Summer Winds Drive SE and Western Hills Drive SE. Both Summer Winds and Western Hills were closed by Rio Rancho Police. As of 6 p.m.,...
RIO RANCHO, NM

Man who pointed a gun at customers sentenced to 5 years in prison

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – Eagleboy Martinez-Schildt will spend five years in prison after pleading guilty to aggravated battery for pointing a gun at customers in the drive-thru at a restaurant. One of the women recorded him in a Snapchat video pointing the gun at them. Under a plea deal, Martinez-Schildt pleaded guilty to aggravated battery, aggravated burglary, […]
ALBUQUERQUE, 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...
gallupsun.com

Court sides with parents in Gallup High student prank case

It’s been over a month since Gallup High seniors snuck into their high school on the night of March 31, decorating the school’s commons and the principal’s office with streamers, balloons, signs, and glitter, among other things. A lot has happened since then. According to a criminal...
GALLUP, 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.

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.
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