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New Mexico school football programs to see big realignments

Dec. 6, 2019 12:49 AM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The governing board for New Mexico high school sports has voted to realign several football programs. The Albuquerque Journal reports Mayfield High School, one of New Mexico’s most storied programs and winner of eight big-school state championships, is leaving the largest...

State will pay $10M to mental health providers after suit

Dec. 5, 2019 4:41 PM EST

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico will pay out $10 million to resolve the last remaining lawsuits over a shake-up of its behavioral health system in 2013 under the prior administration of Republican Gov. Susana Martinez. Disclosed Wednesday by the Human Services Department, the settlement locks in payments...

Appeals court tosses lawsuit from artist over dog poop flap

Dec. 5, 2019 12:30 AM EST

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico appeals court has upheld a decision to dismiss a lawsuit filed by a Native American artist who was cleaning up dog poop but mistaken for a burglar. The Albuquerque Journal reports the state Court of Appeals recently affirmed a District Court decision that the...

The Santa Fean Magazine’s future in doubt amid layoffs

Dec. 4, 2019 12:30 AM EST

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Santa Fe-based Bella Media and its flagship publication, the Santa Fean, are in flux following massive layoffs. The Santa Fe New Mexican reports the future of the nearly half-century-old, bi-monthly magazine is in doubt as planned editions have been put on hold. Associate publisher...

Permits on sale to harvest Christmas trees on federal land

Nov. 27, 2019 12:01 AM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Christmas tree permits are now available at Bureau of Land Management offices around New Mexico. Federal land managers say the $5 permits will be sold in Albuquerque, Socorro, Taos, Farmington and Santa Fe through Dec. 24. For the Rio Puerco and Taos areas, Christmas tree...

Elected city councilor used public financing for gift cards

Nov. 26, 2019 5:26 PM EST

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A newly elected city councilor in New Mexico has spent public financing on gift cards for her volunteers raising concerns about the use of public campaign funds. The Santa Fe-New Mexican reported Monday that Santa Fe city councilwoman Jamie Cassutt-Sanchez purchased $220 in gift cards...

Court official: New Mexico’s bail reforms are working

Nov. 25, 2019 5:33 PM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Bail reform is working and New Mexico needs to keep moving toward a stronger justice system, a top official with the state’s court system said Monday. Artie Pepin, director of the Administrative Office of the Courts, testified before a panel of state lawmakers as critics...

Lawmakers asked to boost spending on New Mexico court system

Nov. 24, 2019 11:34 AM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico Supreme Court Justice Barbara Vigil is asking legislators to boost spending on the state court system. The Albuquerque Journal reports Vigil joined other court officials Friday in Santa Fe to request an 8.9% increase in appropriations from the state’s general...

Brewer grows hops unique to New Mexico

Nov. 24, 2019 10:16 AM EST

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Matt Oler and Rich Headley knew of no other New Mexico hops grower when they decided to grow the crop at Crossed Sabers Ranch on the Turquoise Trail in 2012. Why should there be any this far south? Hops ideally grow near the 45th latitude north with the long days of summer: Washington...

From shoes to sausage, New Mexico reporter had it covered

Nov. 22, 2019 1:25 PM EST

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Notepads were scattered all over reporter Steve Terrell’s desk as he foraged through various drawers in anticipation of cleaning them out before his final day in the office. In doing so, he uncovered a slew of hidden treasures. Hearing aid batteries. Plastic packets of ketchup...