Latest Albuquerque News

New Mexico governor: Opening day will be July 1

Jun. 18, 2021 18:09 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham said Friday that all remaining pandemic-related public health restrictions on commercial and day-to-day activity in the state will be lifted July 1, clearing the way for restaurants and other venues to operate without any...

New Mexico water provider stops diverting from Rio Grande

Jun. 18, 2021 16:38 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — One of New Mexico’s largest drinking water providers has stopped pulling from the Rio Grande to help prevent the stretch of the river that runs through Albuquerque from going dry this summer. The curtailment that went into effect Friday came...

Albuquerque sues over lighting on problem-plagued bus route

Jun. 17, 2021 14:07 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico's largest city has sued companies involved in the design and construction of a rapid transit system over light fixtures that have fallen or weren't secured. The Albuquerque Rapid Transit bus system has been plagued with problems that...

Selection process begins for Supreme Court succession

Jun. 17, 2021 00:08 AM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The selection process is underway to fill a vacancy on the New Mexico Supreme Court with the departure of Barbara Vigil at the end of June. A bipartisan nominating commission is scheduled on Thursday to interview candidates for the high court...

Albuquerque officials hope to bring back traffic cameras

Jun. 16, 2021 18:00 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Officials in Albuquerque hope to bring back automated traffic cameras after the city discontinued a traffic camera system about a decade ago. The Albuquerque Journal reports that a proposed new system, unlike the widely disliked red light camera...

Man linked to 5 killings in 2 states faces more charges

Jun. 15, 2021 19:56 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A New Jersey man accused of killing four people in two states was charged Tuesday with the death of an Albuquerque man whose decomposed remains were found along with those of the suspect's ex-wife and two of her friends in a pickup truck that was left at an airport...

Longtime Sandia Labs airline safety research center moving

Jun. 15, 2021 10:41 AM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A decades-old program at Sandia National Laboratories that focused on new innovations in airplane inspection will be taking flight elsewhere. The Albuquerque-based weapons research and development facility announced Tuesday that the Federal...

Military veteran runs for New Mexico governor as Republican

Jun. 14, 2021 17:54 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Investment adviser and West Point graduate Greg Zanetti of Albuquerque says he'll seek the Republican nomination for governor of New Mexico in next year's election. In a news release Monday, Zanetti said he wants to “restore some dignity and...

New Mexico banks on cash incentives to meet vaccine goal

Jun. 14, 2021 16:57 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico residents who get vaccinated against COVID-19 will now be eligible for a $100 incentive as the state began a hard push Monday. The New Mexico Department of Health has announced the reward for anyone who gets their second dose of...

Albuquerque officer involved in 4 shootings over 6 years

Jun. 12, 2021 14:59 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An Albuquerque police officer who fatally shot a man two months ago during a domestic dispute call had shot three other people in earlier incidents. Police Chief Harold Medina said told the Albuquerque Journal that Officer Bryce Willsey asked to...