Deadline Looms for NM Comments on Oil and Gas Methane Rule Rollbacks

By: August 7, 2017 8:45 am
Deadline Looms for NM Comments on Oil and Gas Methane Rule Rollbacks

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — New Mexico residents have until Wednesday to submit comments on stricter standards for methane leaks from new and modified oil and gas operations. The tougher rules were approved under the Obama administration, but they’re among those the Trump administration has promised to roll back. Environmental Protection Agency […]

More Diabetics in NM and US, But Doing Less About It?

By: August 2, 2017 8:32 am
The most common form of diabetes, Type 2, often can be prevented through lifestyle changes, although the latest poll shows Americans don't seem willing to make them. (Pixabay)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – About 230,000 adults in New Mexico are diabetic, and a new survey says most people with diabetes could be doing more about it. According to the Gallup organization, which has done health-related polling for the last decade, diabetes now affects 11.6 percent of the U.S. population, up from 10.6 […]

Deportation raids by ICE agents in Clovis and Portales

By: July 31, 2017 11:23 am
Deportation raids by ICE agents in Clovis and Portales

NEW MEXICO — A new wave of deportation raids by ICE agents was reported in Clovis and Portales, according to the immigrant rights group Somos un Pueblo Unido. At least eight Clovis residents were detained by ICE agents, including workers supporting the local economy, according to Emmanuelle Leal-Sanchez, communications coordinator with the […]

Deportation Raids in New Mexico, Immigrant-Rights Groups Concerned

Residents of Southeastern New Mexico are concerned about deportation raids combined with President Trump's tough talk on immigration. (Somos un Pueblo Unido)

ROSWELL — President Trump’s tough talk on immigration last week has New Mexico immigrant-rights groups worried it could create a dangerous ripple effect. In remarks to police in New York on Friday, the president suggested officers don’t need to be “too nice” when making arrests. Trump’s comments follow a new […]

Underground leaked jet fuel headed towards ABQ municipal wells

By: July 27, 2017 12:22 pm
Underground leaked jet fuel headed towards ABQ municipal wells

ALBUQUERQUE — The jet fuel that has been seeping into the ground for decades from a spill at Kirtland Air Force Base in Albuquerque has migrated thousands of feet toward drinking-water wells connected to the aquifer that provides 60% of Albuquerque’s drinking water, according to at least one report. The leak […]

Police: Hiker Dies in White Rock Canyon After Fall

By: 10:36 am
Police: Hiker Dies in White Rock Canyon After Fall

LAS ALAMOS — Authorities say a 19-year-old hiker has died after losing his footing in the White Rock Canyon in northern New Mexico. According to a report from The Los Alamos Monitor (https://goo.gl/ea2vmL), 19 year old Los Alamos resident Trevor Matuszak died Sunday while hiking with two of his friends […]

Legislative Disabilities Concerns Subcommittee to hold public meeting

By: 10:17 am
Legislative Disabilities Concerns Subcommittee to hold public meeting

ALBUQUERQUE — The Disabilities Concerns Subcommittee of the Legislative Health and Human Services Committee will have its second meeting of this interim on Thursday, August 3, at the UNM Science and Technology Center Rotunda, located at 801 University Blvd., in Albuquerque. The meeting will begin at 9:00 a.m. At this meeting, the […]

Cancelled Meeting on Kirtland Jet Fuel Cleanup Angers Locals

Cancelled Meeting on Kirtland Jet Fuel Cleanup Angers Locals

ALBUQUERQUE — The cancellation of this week’s meeting to update the public on progress at Kirtland Air Force Base on cleaning up a decades-old jet fuel leak has angered local environmental groups. Kirtland has said the meeting was canceled to allow the air base staff more time to review two […]

Albuquerque BioPark to celebrate Global Tiger Day

By: July 25, 2017 6:06 pm
Albuquerque BioPark to celebrate Global Tiger Day

ALBUQUERQUE — The Albuquerque BioPark is hosting an event to celebrate Global Tiger Day on Saturday. In the early 1900s there were 100,000 tigers, today only about 3,000 exist in the entire world. Albuquerque BioPark will host an event where you can learn more about tigers and their conservation efforts. […]

Business owned by governor candidate’s family faces lawsuit

By: 11:02 am
Business owned by governor candidate’s family faces lawsuit

SANTA FE — The family of a New Mexico Democratic candidate for governor, state Sen. Joseph Cervantes, is being sued by a group of farmworkers. The Santa Fe New Mexican reports (https://goo.gl/xokyQZ) that the farmworkers accuse the business of trying to use a federal visa program and passing over foreign […]