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Española city manager resigns, offers no explanation
The Española city manager, who regained his job earlier this year after resolving a high-profile whistleblower lawsuit against the city and a previous mayor who had fired him two years ago, has resigned.
Turnovers cost New Mexico State in loss to Lobos
Turning the ball over has plagued the New Mexico State women’s basketball team throughout much of the early portion of the season, but the Aggies, for the most part, have been able to overcome that and get results.
Sexual abuse survivor finds solace in conviction of former teacher
ESPANOLA, N.M. (KRQE) - Nallely Hernandez said she's been waiting for the moment to look Gary Gregor in the eye and tell him the pain he caused her. Wednesday, the now former Española teacher was convicted of molesting Hernandez and another classmate. Hernandez was 9 years old at the time of the abu
Ruling in Mass. opioid treatment case could affect New Mexico
A federal judge’s decision enforcing opioid addiction treatment in a Massachusetts jail has proponents excited about a potential ripple effect in New Mexico. The ruling stems from the case of Geoffrey Pesce, 32, whose addiction to opioids cost him his job, his parental rights and more, according to
Most Blue Buses operating after false bomb threat
TAOS — A bomb threat made on a public Blue Bus traveling near Ranchos de Taos late Thursday morning led authorities to temporarily park buses at transit stations in Santa Fe and Española, according to reports from Taos Central Dispatch. Investigators later determined the threat was not credible.
Recruiting cops will take planning, innovation
Isolated in Santa Fe and even New Mexico as a whole, it is sometimes easy to forget that what happens here likely could be happening elsewhere. Take, for example, the difficulty Santa Fe is having recruiting police officers. We know departments all across the state are shorthanded, but it turns out
Defense to consider appeal after Gregor sentencing
Gary Gregor’s lawyer said Thursday he’ll wait until after the former Española and Santa Fe schoolteacher is sentenced before deciding whether to appeal his client’s felony convictions on child molestation charges.
Radiation exposure victims deserve compensation
Thank you for the Los Alamos National Laboratory investigation by reporter Rebecca Moss, The New Mexican and ProPublica (“Exposed: The life and death of Chad Walde,” Oct. 26). What a powerful story.
Chevel Shepherd needs New Mexico to stream her music on iTunes
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – As New Mexico’s Chevel Shepherd climbs to the top of the Voice competition, she needs the state’s help. According to her manager, shepherd needs people to stream her music on iTunes leading up to the finale.
Scientists in New Mexico reveal new dinosaur species
Paleontologists from the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science in Albuquerque recently determined that bones of a dinosaur found about 20 years ago in southern Arizona represent a new species of the animal — known as a ceratopsid, or horned dinosaur — that walked the earth 73 million year
'Roswell, New Mexico': Everything you need to know about the 'Roswell' reboot
After the aliens graduated from high school in 2002, they fled the town along with their human allies in order to seek refuge from the constant threat by the government. Almost a decade and a half later, the Roswell teens are returning, but this time we will not see the cast who had introduced us to
Sheriff’s deputy on leave after DWI arrest
A Santa Fe County sheriff’s deputy has been on administrative leave since late November, when Rio Rancho police charged him with driving under the influence. Cody Lattin, a former Rio Arriba County sheriff’s deputy hired by Santa Fe County in 2017, was arrested Nov. 21 in Rio Rancho on suspicion of
Elkettes playing for Alice King Invitational title
The Miyamura girls basketball team made it rain 3-pointers Friday night. The Lady Patriots almost overwhelmed the Pojoaque Valley Elkettes with six 3-pointers in the second half, but it couldn’t withstand Pojoaque’s man-to-man defense in the fourth quarter. It proved to be enough for the Elkettes to
Demons sruggle to matchup with Rio Rancho, beaten 75-64
There is no 17-point shot in basketball, but the Santa Fe High Demons kept looking for it on Friday night. It was only the biggest game of the season for Santa Fe High (so far) against the biggest team they have faced (so far), and plenty of star power in Toby Roybal Memorial Gymnasium, to boot. Wit
Santa Fe police say tipsy trucker tipped tanker
Alcohol, roundabouts and water tankers just don’t mix. Julian Barela learned that the hard way, police reports say, when he tipped a water tanker belonging to an Albuquerque-based construction company while speeding down Beckner Road on Santa Fe’s south side with a cab full of empty beer and liquor
GED-seeker needs help to get caught up on mortgage
• • • The Empty Stocking Fund is a project of the Santa Fe New Mexican. The Santa Fe Community Foundation, Los Alamos National Bank, the Salvation Army, Presbyterian Medical Services, the Life Link, Habitat for Humanity and the Housing Trust donate services to jointly administer the Empty Stocking F
Gunman prompts lockdown at Northern New Mexico College
ESPAÑOLA — Officials said a gunman forced Northern New Mexico College to lockdown its campus. KOB-TV reported that students at the Española college were urged Monday night to stay indoors as authorities searched for a gunman who confronted two female student-athletes.
Animal Control Picks Up Pit Bull Being Grinch
The police blotter is published to give readers an abridged look at criminal activity in their community and neighborhood. It is simply an illustration of what local law enforcement, funded by taxpayers, must deal with daily throughout the Española Valley.
Jury finds ex-teacher Gregor guilty in child molestation case
More than a decade after she recalls first telling authorities at Española’s Fairview Elementary School that Gary Gregor was touching her inappropriately, Nallely Hernandez said she feels justice finally has been served.
Responding To Today’s Nationwide Bomb Threat Campaign ... Los Alamos Bomb Squad Stands Ready To Handle Any Threats To County Or Laboratory
The Los Alamos Police Department released a statement this evening saying it is aware of the bomb threat campaign that is happening across the country. The Los Alamos Bomb Squad stands ready to handle any and all threats to this County including the National Laboratory. Cmdr. Preston Ballew said LAP