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Fatburger to open first location in New Mexico
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.- Isleta Resort & Casino will be the home for the first Fatburger location in New Mexico. The resort made the announcement Thursday. In addition to Fatburger, the release said it's building a food court, which will include a Panda Express.
Woman steals ambulance from New Mexico hospital 'to get heroin,' police say
A woman was arrested Saturday after stealing an ambulance from a New Mexico hospital and driving it around in circles to look for heroin before crashing it, police said. Ashley Ulibarri, 25, allegedly stole the vehicle from the University of New Mexico Hospital where she was a patient, the Albuquerq
NM: Business briefs: Carlsbad Transit named agency of the year
April 16-- Apr. 16--Leadership NM graduates locals. Leadership New Mexico announced Melissa Washburn, Chief Deputy Assessor, Eddy County, was among 32 statewide professionals who recently graduated from the seventeenth Local Government Leadership Program.
720 migrants arrested in New Mexico in 24 hours
LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) - More than 700 migrants have been taken into custody in less than 24 hours along the border in southern New Mexico. The U.S. Border Patrol says a group of 230 people was encountered at the Antelope Wells port of entry after midnight Tuesday. A second group of more than 360 peo
Young man becomes deputy for a day in Eddy County
EDDY COUNTY, N.M.- A young man's wishes to become a deputy came true, just in time for his birthday. "His mom contacted me and said his 18th birthday is coming up, and he's always dreamed of being a deputy," said Sheriff Mark Cage from Eddy County Sheriff's Department.
New Mexico county asks governor to send in National Guard to deal with migrants
PHOENIX — A New Mexico county near El Paso, Texas, declared a state of emergency Thursday over migrants arriving at and being released in the region. The board of commissioners in Otero County voted unanimously on the declaration, which includes a request for Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham, D-N.M., to
New Mexico leaders react to Mueller report
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — U.S. senators and representatives from New Mexico are reacting to the Department of Justice's release of the Mueller report. Watch this video to find out where they stand.
New Mexico led US pecan production after storm hit Georgia
CARLSBAD, N.M. – New Mexico became the national leader in pecan production last year after Hurricane Michael struck down large swaths of Georgia's crop, new U.S. Department of Agriculture numbers show.
New Mexico man accused in crime spree sentenced to probation
TAOS, N.M. (KRQE) - A man accused of going on a violent crime spree in northern New Mexico is not headed to prison. Martin Rivera was accused in a string of meth-fueled crimes around Taos in 2017, including an armed robbery at Walmart, a carjacking outside a post office, and a stabbing and attempted
Conversion helps fill need for housing in Carlsbad
CARLSBAD – The former Post Time Saloon is set to become part of the solution to one of Carlsbad’s biggest problems: housing. Many Carlsbadians remember getting drinks at the popular saloon, and then when it closed a few years ago and became the Luxe Nightclub.
ACLU calls for investigation of armed vigilantes detaining migrants in New Mexico
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Videos have surfaced online that show a vigilante group trying to privately detain hundreds of migrants near New Mexico's southern border. The American Civil Liberties Union of New Mexico is calling for an investigation of an armed vigilante militia group that is detaining migran
ACLU: Lawsuit says New Mexico corrections officers sexually abused inmate
ALBUQUERQUE - An inmate has sued the New Mexico Corrections Department, saying authorities retaliated against her after she reported being sexually abused by an officer in 2017.
Woman 'infatuated' with Columbine, connected to Colorado school threats found dead, sheriff says
A manhunt for a woman allegedly "infatuated" with the Columbine massacre who traveled from Florida and forced schools in Colorado to close after threatening violence came to an end Wednesday after she was found dead of an apparent suicide in the mountains southwest of Denver.
New Mexico fights federal proposal to change water protections
The Trump administration wants to eliminate federal Clean Water Act protections for certain waterways — a move that would leave more than 90 percent of New Mexico’s fragile rivers and arroyos vulnerable to pollutants and other contaminants, critics say.
Service dogs of New Mexico helping those eligible for a service dog
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) - Service Dogs Of New Mexico is a 501c3 non-profit, woman veteran owned and operated organization providing life-changing services and education for those eligible for a service dog or companion dog.
Roswell, New Mexico Recap: The Last of Us
Though the central alien trio in Roswell are all orphans, Michael is the only one who grew up without parents. When Max and Isobel were chosen, Michael was not. While they grew up with human parents who loved them, he’s never had a home or a family or anything that felt like safety, and he’s learned
Sheriff office deputizes New Mexico teen for his birthday
EDDY COUNTY, N.M. (KRQE) - It's the birthday wish he always hoped would come true, and Monday it did. On his 18th birthday, in front of family and friends, Roman Leos was deputized a special deputy by the Eddy County Sheriff's Office.
NM County Could Take Over Volunteer Fire Department
The Village of Loving and Eddy County Fire Services have been discussing consolidation with the village's volunteer fire department, a process that could take up to two years. Eddy County, NM, Fire Service/Loving, NM, Volunteer Fire Department — Eddy County Fire Services could take over management a
Water district considers energy company requests
Oil and gas businesses want access for pipelines, pads. Some oil and gas businesses want to access Eddy County property owned by the Pecos Valley Artesian Conservancy District.
Video: Carlsbad Wendy's employee puts hands in icebox, eats ice
An employee at a Wendy's in Carlsbad New Mexico was caught on video doing something some might find appalling. Dalton Gooch filmed the incident that seemed to have happened several times .