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Animas River closed in Farmington after raw sewage spill

The city of Farmington has closed recreational use of the Animas River and is warning residents to stay out of the water after an unknown amount of raw sewage leaked into the river Wednesday.


Off-duty Navajo police officer arrested on suspicion of DUI in San Juan County

MEXICAN HAT, San Juan County — An off-duty officer with the Navajo Police Department was arrested for investigation of DUI on Sunday, authorities said. Police got several calls reporting a drunk driver on state Route 163 about 8:40 p.m. on Sunday, according to a Facebook post from the Navajo Police


Teen arrested in killing of mail carrier in New Mexico

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Authorities have arrested a New Mexico teenager on charges he fatally shot a mail carrier after the man tried to intervene in an argument between the teen and his mother.


New Mexico community mourns beloved local business owner

NAVAJO DAM, NM. (KRQE) - It's a popular spot along the San Juan River for tourists and locals. Now, the community is mourning the loss of its founder. There's a turquoise GMC pickup truck that sits along the San Juan River beside a decades-old motel and beneath a sign that reads, "Abe's."


Albuquerque man accused of raping Farmington woman

FARMINGTON — An Albuquerque man is accused of raping a Farmington woman and attempting to intimidate her into dropping the investigation into him. Daniel Abeyta, 33, is accused of felony counts of criminal sexual penetration and bribery of a witness, according to court records.


Murdered mailman in New Mexico leaves behind family in Arizona

PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) - A mailman was shot dead in Albuquerque, New Mexico on Monday after trying to break up a fight he saw on his route, and now we've now learned he's from right here in Arizona.


Farmington police turn to public for help in missing person cold case

FARMINGTON, N.M. (KRQE) - Authorities in Farmington are hoping the public can help in the search for a woman who was last seen five years ago. Police say that on Sunday, April 20, 2014, Melanie James was last seen by her sister walking around McKinley Elementary School with an African American male.


Three New Mexico teachers receive grants providing opportunities for students

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) - Three New Mexico educators have received funds to help students who need a little extra help. The Society for Science and the Public awarded $3,000 grants to Melba Acantilado, Creighton Edington and Jennifer Nilvo. The grants are aimed to expand STEM education programs for


Defense Funds Being Used for Arizona, New Mexico Border Wall

YUMA, Ariz. — The U.S. government is moving forward with plans to use military funds to build border barriers in Arizona and New Mexico. The Department of Homeland Security issued waivers to environmental laws last week to build and replace 46 miles (74 kilometers) of barriers near Columbus, New Mex


Local Pet Publication goes above and beyond for New Mexico pet rescues

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) - Making New Mexico the nations top pet-friendly state, one donation at a time. That's the goal of the local publication "Your Pet Magazine." They promote and support our pet-friendly community and donate to local animal rescues all across the state.


New Mexico approves Dino Tracks study

The state of New Mexico has approved a $50,000 feasibility study for the construction of an outdoor recreation site and trail hub for the Rio Grande Trail at the Insights Dino Tracks site in nearby Sunland Park, New Mexico. Following the discovery of thousands of fossilized dinosaur footprints by Er


4 Investigates: 100+ New Mexico schools failed to keep track of vaccination records

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.- More than 100 New Mexico schools failed to keep track of student vaccination records as closely as they should, according to a review of state health records.


NM secretary of state announces run for US Senate seat

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.- Maggie Toulouse Oliver announced her intentions to run for the U.S. Senate seat that is being vacated by Tom Udall. In a video posted on Twitter, Toulouse Oliver asks if voters are ready to make history and elect the first female U.S. Senator from New Mexico.


Toulouse Oliver announces bid to become first New Mexico woman in Senate

The secretary of state’s job is not exactly a springboard to higher office in New Mexico. But Maggie Toulouse Oliver wants to make it one, formally jumping Wednesday into the Democratic primary for U.S. Senate in a bid to become the first woman New Mexico has ever sent to the chamber.


Heart Safe La Plata to offer CPR and first aid classes

Local nonprofit Heart Safe La Plata will offer basic first-aid and CPR trainings in May at Durango Fire and Rescue Station 1, 142 Sheppard Drive:. A basic first-aid class will be held at 3 p.m. and an adult/child/infant CPR class will be held at 6 p.m. Wednesday.An adult/child/infant CPR class and a


Commander of controversial militia group forced from border, attacked in jail

The so-called commander of an armed militia group recently forced from the border was the victim of an alleged attack at the Dona Ana County Detention Center. According to county officials Larry Hopkins was treated for non life-threatening injuries after officers say he was attacked by a federal det


Plein Air Painters of New Mexico to host 'Spring Paintout and Show'

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) - The Plein Air Painters of New Mexico (PAPNM) is a professional association of artists that are dedicated to the preservation and promotion of "en plein air," in the open air or outdoors.


BLM seeks comments on roads and trails

The Bureau of Land Management Tres Rios Field Office announced a 30-day public scoping period to initiate travel management planning efforts across approximately 100,000 acres in Archuleta, La Plata and Montezuma counties.


Border group member’s weapons charges stem from 2017 complaint

LAS CRUCES – The man who had identified himself as the “commander” of an armed group camped near the New Mexico border fence made an initial appearance in federal court on charges of being a felon in possession of firearms and ammunition.


La Plata Electric’s energy supplier funded firm that fought clean air rules

La Plata Electric Association’s wholesale energy supplier is one of more than 20 companies that funded a lobbying firm devoted to fighting environmental protections. The lobbying firm, Utility Air Regulatory Group, is facing a congressional investigation because its former employees are now official