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Governor’s resumes publication of her meetings, travel

Nov. 18, 2019 6:54 PM EST

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham resumed publication Monday of a running list of her appointments and work travel after a seven-week lapse, with her agendas showing recent meetings with variety of energy companies amid an overhaul of methane regulations and new mandates for cleaner sources...

Santa Fe Opera finds additional revenue streams

Nov. 17, 2019 11:28 AM EST

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The Santa Fe Opera is collaborating with other venues and opening up its stage to other performers as a means to build up its bottom line. The money that comes in from non-operatic performances such as this season’s concerts by Ringo Starr and Bobby McFerrin and the sharing of...

Trial date postponed in drunken driving case against senator

Nov. 15, 2019 2:33 PM EST

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A November trail date is being postponed for a New Mexico state senator charged with drunken driving in connection with a car crash. Court records on Friday showed that the trail date for Sen. Richard Martinez of Ojo Caliente is rescheduled for late December. Martinez has pleaded not...

N. Scott Momaday remembers 1969 Pulitzer, promises memoir

Nov. 15, 2019 12:30 AM EST

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Kiowa writer N. Scott Momaday, who won a Pulitzer Prize in 1969 for his groundbreaking novel “House Made of Dawn,” said he’s not done writing and vows to finish his long-anticipated memoir. In a rare interview at his Santa Fe home, the 85-year-old author told The...

US forest chief, New Mexico governor sign stewardship pact

Nov. 14, 2019 4:21 PM EST

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The chief of the U.S. Forest Service and New Mexico’s governor signed an agreement on Thursday aimed at strengthening relations as they work to represent diverse interests concerning natural resources on public forest lands. New Mexico became the ninth state to sign a so-called...

Ex-County deputy indicted for using stun gun on student

Nov. 14, 2019 1:06 PM EST

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A grand jury has indicted a former Rio Arriba County deputy Wednesday on a child abuse charge and other counts after authorities say he used a stun gun on a high school student. New Mexico authorities say former deputy Jeremy Barnes is suspected of shocking a 15-year-old student with...

Taxpayer money, state endorsement fuels Meow Wolf expansion

Nov. 11, 2019 6:28 PM EST

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The arts-based entertainment company Meow Wolf continues to leverage public incentives and subsidies in its home state of New Mexico as it prepares to expand to major U.S. cities, winning approval for a half-million dollars in state job-training funds on top of recent awards that...

Judge Ortiz to retire from 1st Judicial District Court

Nov. 9, 2019 11:17 AM EST

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A judge for the state District Court that serves Santa Fe, Los Alamos and Rio Arriba counties plans to retire Jan. 1, creating an opening for Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham to fill. Lujan Grisham will select her appointee for the 1st Judicial District Court from among those recommended...

GOP daughter of key Democrat to run for New Mexico Senate

Nov. 8, 2019 12:15 PM EST

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The daughter of Democratic New Mexico Senate leader Mary Kay Papen is running for a seat in the same chamber as a Republican — and her mom isn't supporting her. Papen, who has represented Las Cruces since 2001, said Wednesday she was not in favor of her daughter's plan to run...

Ballot error casts doubt on college's plan to reopen campus

Nov. 7, 2019 11:47 PM EST

TAOS, N.M. (AP) — Election officials are trying to figure out what to do about a ballot mix up that may have spoiled Northern New Mexico College's effort to reopen a campus. The Albuquerque Journal reports a property tax proposal that was supposed to be decided by voters didn't appear on the ballot in two...