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New Mexico State to drop parking citations for peanut butter

Nov. 30, 2021 00:18 AM EST

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico State University is offering anyone with a campus parking citation the chance to get out of their jam with some peanut butter. The university will accept at least 80 ounces (2,270 grams) of peanut butter — the equivalent of five-six...

New Mexico sees lower costs worker's compensation insurance

Nov. 30, 2021 00:15 AM EST

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico insurance regulators are reducing a key component in rates for workers' compensation coverage that should help employers spend less, starting next year. The Superintendent of Insurance Office on Monday announced a 5.5% reduction in...

New Mexico oil regulators aim to limit seismic activity

Nov. 29, 2021 16:51 PM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico oil and gas regulators are watching closely as increased seismic activity is being reported in the Permian Basin along the Texas state line. Under a plan recently rolled out by the New Mexico Oil Conservation Division, pending...

Rio Rancho man dies while snowboarding at resort near Taos

Nov. 29, 2021 13:49 PM EST

TAOS, N.M. (AP) — A Rio Rancho man has died while snowboarding at a popular northern New Mexico ski resort. Taos County Sheriff Jerry Hogrefe confirmed Monday that 28-year-old Jario Hernandez died over the weekend at Sipapu Ski and Summer Resort. ...

UNM to appeal allowing grad student workers to unionize

Nov. 28, 2021 16:29 PM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The University of New Mexico plans to appeal a ruling that graduate student employees can unionize. The Albuquerque Journal reported Sunday that UNM has filed notice of intent to appeal in 2nd Judicial District Court. ...

In the Hatch, Andy Nuñez wraps up 21 years in politics

Nov. 28, 2021 11:10 AM EST

HATCH, N.M. (AP) — On a recent Tuesday afternoon, Andy Nuñez, the 85-year-old mayor of Hatch, made no bones about not wearing a mask in the village offices, despite New Mexico’s indoor masking mandate for public spaces. “I never wore the damn thing — unless I had...

New Mexico St. parts with coach Doug Martin after 9 seasons

Nov. 27, 2021 20:04 PM EST

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico State announced Saturday it is making a coaching changes, moving on from Doug Martin after nine seasons. Aggies athletic director Mario Moccia said after New Mexico State (2-10) ended its regular season by beating UMass that Martin's...

Price with 4 TDs, New Mexico State tops UMass to end season

Nov. 27, 2021 19:00 PM EST

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Juwaun Price ran for 156 yards and scored four touchdowns, leading New Mexico State to a 44-27 season-ending win over UMass on Saturday. Price scored on runs of 5 and 19 yards to stake New Mexico State to a 14-0 lead early in the second quarter,...

2 suspects dead after 2 separate New Mexico police shootings

Nov. 27, 2021 11:50 AM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Law enforcement officers in New Mexico were investigating two separate shootings where officers fired at suspects Friday, leaving two people dead and another wounded. No officers were injured. One of the shootings broke out in the Albuquerque...

Resurrecting a rural church’s treasures in New Mexico

Nov. 27, 2021 11:01 AM EST

CORDOVA, N.M. (AP) — The treasures hidden inside San Antonio de Padua church in Cordova are about to undergo a painstaking restoration. The retablos (painted altar screens) and bultos (statues) date to the historic church’s construction in 1832; they depict Catholic...