#New Mexicans

Child poverty rate improves in New Mexico

Even as child poverty rates worsened nationwide in 2021, they improved slightly in New Mexico. New Mexico’s child poverty rate fell from 24.9% in 2019 to 23.9% in 2021, according to the recently released U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey. Nationally, child poverty worsened slightly from 16.8% in...
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RPLA’s 7th Annual Constitution Day Dinner Is Oct. 1

Harry Montoya, Republican candidate for State Treasurer is the guest speaker for the 7th Annual RPLA Constitution Day Dinner Oct. 1. Courtesy photo. The Republican Party of Los Alamos County invites you to attend the annual Constitution Day Dinner on Saturday, Oct. 1, at Cottonwood on the Greens. The Mingle, Cash Bar and Silent Auction will begin at 5:00 p.m. Following dinner, which begins at 6:00 p.m., the winners of the student Constitution Day Essay contest will be announced and presented with their cash awards. Come meet local, state and national candidates.

Get Outside On National Public Lands Day

Today is National Public Lands Day, a great time to visit one of New Mexico’s incredible national parks, monuments, forests, and wilderness areas—most have waived their entrance fees to mark the occasion. The outdoors has always been at the center of my life. When other kids were playing...

State pledges $1.1M for movie-making hub in Raton

RATON, N.M. (KRQE) – Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham has pledged $1.1M to create a new movie-making hub in Raton. The city of Raton is partnering with a non-profit to renovate the old Kearney Elementary School into a film school. By next summer, the center will be training New Mexicans to work in the film industry. By […]

Governor Touts Abortion, But What About Economy, Education?

With just a few weeks left before early voting kicks off, what issues will motivate how New Mexicans vote? According to one recent poll the top issue this fall is inflation/ the economy (at 59%). Crime was right behind at 58% followed by immigration and health care. Abortion was down the list at just 29%.