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Panel picks finalists for New Mexico regulatory commission

Dec. 02, 2022 16:18 PM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico’s governor will have nine candidates to choose from as she fills a powerful regulatory commission that oversees utility rates and will help chart the state’s course toward more renewable energy development. A nominating committee voted...

New Mexico visits new political landscape in four-day trip

Dec. 02, 2022 15:57 PM EST

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham is traveling to a convention of Democratic governors in New Orleans on the heels of her reelection victory, with additional engagements in Philadelphia and Washington, D.C. Lujan Grisham's office announced Friday in a...

Ex-deputy who used stun gun on Espanola teen gets plea deal

Dec. 02, 2022 11:47 AM EST

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A former New Mexico sheriff's deputy who faced charges for using a stun gun on a teen with special needs has agreed to never work in law enforcement again. The Santa Fe New Mexican reported Thursday that attorneys for Jeremy Barnes, a fired Rio Arriba County...

New Mexico issues public health order amid RSV case surge

Dec. 02, 2022 11:03 AM EST

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico health officials are mandating hospitals revert to a “hub-and-spoke” model to ensure patients get the care they need amid an alarming rise in respiratory infections among children. The New Mexico Department of Health announced the public health...

New Mexico expands its help with filling out court forms

Dec. 01, 2022 19:36 PM EST

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico's judiciary is expanding public access to court-scribe services that ensure people with limited literacy or disabilities can still fill out crucial court forms. Under the program, trained court employees or volunteers read court forms aloud and...

Colorado expert hired as New Mexico education adviser

Dec. 01, 2022 15:09 PM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham has hired an expert from Colorado to serve as her education policy adviser as the state struggles to reverse a long-term trend in which the majority of public school students fall short of reading and math standards. ...

House scores 17 in New Mexico's 69-65 win over Saint Mary's

Dec. 01, 2022 01:11 AM EST

MORAGA, Calif. (AP) — Jaelen House scored 17 points as New Mexico beat Saint Mary's (CA) 69-65 on Wednesday. House also contributed five rebounds and six steals for the Lobos (7-0). Donovan Dent scored 13 points while going 5 of 8 and 2 of 4 from the free throw line, and added six...

Roy scores 23 in New Mexico State's 95-70 win against UTEP

Dec. 01, 2022 00:05 AM EST

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Anthony Roy had 23 points in New Mexico State's 95-70 win over UTEP on Wednesday. Roy was 7-of-10 shooting, including 3 for 4 from distance, and went 6 for 6 from the line for the Aggies (3-2). Xavier Pinson was 5 of 8 shooting, including 3 for 5 from...

US agencies sued over fate of rare Rio Grande minnow

Nov. 30, 2022 18:40 PM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Environmentalists on Wednesday accused the U.S. government of not doing enough to ensure the survival of the Rio Grande silvery minnow as drought tightens its grip on one of the longest rivers in the West. In a lawsuit filed in federal court, the group...

NMSU coach offers condolences to family of slain UNM student

Nov. 30, 2022 15:57 PM EST

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico State basketball coach Greg Heiar says he feels responsible for a fatal shooting that involved one of his players and has offered condolences to the family and friends of the deceased University of New Mexico student. Heiar gave a news conference...