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February 22 Morning Rush: New Mexico prepares for another winter storm

1. New Mexico's next big weather maker will cross the state Friday bringing with it rain, snow and strong winds. Snow showers will favor northern and western New Mexico through the day with central and eastern New Mexico getting in on the storm action late afternoon and evening. These showers will i


Jim Eckles to Speak at the February Westerners International Meeting

Jim Eckles is the scheduled speaker for our next Westerners’ meeting to be held on Tuesday, February 19, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. at the Silver City Cross Point Church Fellowship Hall, located at 11600 Highway 180 East. Come join us for a delicious meal and his presentation based on his book, Deming, New M


Teenager accused of killing New Mexico man

CARLSBAD, N.M. (KRQE) - Police in Carlsbad have arrested a teenager for murder. Tyler Riley, 18, is accused of shooting 49-year-old Melvin Mason at a home near Alta Vista Middle School on Monday night.


Bill that would keep New Mexico on daylight saving time year round passes Senate

Las Cruces, NM - A bill that would keep New Mexico on mountain daylight time throughout the year passed the senate on Thursday 25 to 17. If this bill were to get signed into law, that would mean Southern New Mexico would be on a different time than El Paso four months out of the year.


Water contamination puts New Mexico dairy farmer out of business

CLOVIS, N.M. (KRQE) - A New Mexico dairy farmer says he may have to kill thousands of his cows and he's dumping out tens of thousands of gallons of their milk daily. He says it's all a result of the water contamination caused by Cannon Air Force Base and the firefighting foam they used.


Oil, gas and water in New Mexico: The complicated relationship between important natural resources in New Mexico

Sen. Antoinette Sedillo Lopez, D-Albuquerque, has proposed legislation (SB 459) that would place a four year moratorium on hydraulic fracturing (i.e. fracking) of oil and gas wells in New Mexico. Before passing such legislation our elected leaders and the public must understand if fracking really is


New Mexico Girls Make Movies inspires female filmmakers

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) - New Mexico Girls Make Movies (NMGMM) is a free statewide program that provides education and job training to New Mexico girls and young women ages 12 – 25. Through filmmaking programs, screenwriting competitions, grants, internships, set placement, and networking, we empow


New Mexico State Police to host car seat clinic

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) - New Mexico State Police and Safer New Mexico would like to invite the public to join them for a car seat clinic in Albuquerque. Public Information Officer Dusty Francisco and Jerremy Manzanares, resource center manager of Safer NM Injury Prevention visited the studio to di


Diving Deep Into Poetry With New Mexico Students

In early March, ten young people representing high schools across New Mexico will stand on the stage of the St. Francis Auditorium in Santa Fe, before a panel of judges, to recite poetry. The competition is part of a national program called Poetry Out Loud, created by the National Endowment for the


Mimbres Memorial Hospital taps new CEO: 4 points

Mimbres Memorial Hospital in Deming, N.M., hired Gary Poquette to serve as CEO, effective Feb. 1, according to a Deming Headlight report. 1. Mr. Poquette was previously CEO of a rural critical access hospital in Maine.


Bills would complicate future of Gila diversion

It’s no secret that the newly elected, heavily Democratic government in Santa Fe is not supportive of the Gila River Diversion Project planned by the New Mexico Entity of the Central Arizona Project, and a number of bills making their way through the state Legislature could have major effects on Gra