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Lea County sheriff doesn’t want to enforce proposed state gun control laws he views as unconstitutional

A month ago, the 2019 legislative session in Santa Fe began on an ominous note for gun rights advocates when sheriffs were barred from taking their service weapons into the House chamber to listen to the new governor’s State of the State speech.


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.


Hard working Hobbs man dies in trailer fire last week

Jimmy Armitiage was known as a hard-working man who loved his family. His uncle, Melvin Armitiage, said Jimmy Armitiage’s health began failing within in the past six months. He had trouble walking and remembering things. He was scheduled for an MRI later this week.


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.


Lawmaker hopes to boost rainfall in New Mexico via weather modification

SANTA FE, N.M. (KRQE) - A state lawmaker is trying to make it rain. No, really—a House Democrat is hoping the legislature will fund a weather modification program that will help squeeze precipitation from clouds over New Mexico.


Missing 21-year-old man found dead in field north of Hobbs, police still investigating

HOBBS, NM (BIG 2 / FOX 24) - The Hobbs Police Department is still investigating the death of a missing person who was found in a field on February 10. According to police, 21-year-old Josue Orosco, a resident of Lovington, disappeared on February 5.


Snowstorm moving across New Mexico hits Albuquerque metro

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) - Snow and rain have been moving through the Albuquerque area for most of the evening. It made for a quiet Friday night in the downtown bar district. Up in the Northeast Heights, they got a steadier dose of snow. There are some slushy roads up there, but nothing too difficul


Lady Texans move closer to WJCAC title

LEVELLAND — Gabbie Green, for all her individual talent, never played on the best team. She could be days away from being able to claim that for the first time. Green played her usual dynamic all-around game Monday night and top-ranked South Plains College dispatched Western Texas College 75-52 at T


The Latest: New Mexico may block right-to-work ordinances

SANTA FE, N.M. — The Latest on activity in the New Mexico Legislature (all times local):. The New Mexico House of Representative is poised to vote on a measure that would prohibit local governments from enacting right-to-work ordinances that prevent employees from being required to join a union or p


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


Is there a war on oil?

As one Capitol news crew writes, recent days in the state Senate briefly resemble “Groundhog Day,” the movie about a befuddled weatherman who relives the same day in the same small town.


Smells Like Teen Spirit – Roswell, New Mexico

ROSWELL, NEW MEXICO – Tuesday, February 26, 2019, at 9pm on CW50. FLASHBACKS TO 2008 — In a series of flashbacks to 2008, secrets are uncovered about Rosa’s final day, Isobel’s (Lily Cowles) mysterious blackouts and Alex (Tyler Blackburn) and Michael’s (Michael Vlamis) relationship in high school.


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.


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


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


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


University of New Mexico 'Fiesta Dancers' sculpture restored

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A famous sculpture by the late Luis Jimenez at the University of New Mexico has been restored. KRQE-TV reports the restoration of "Fiesta Dancers," a standing piece of Hispanic dancers, recently was completed after university officials noticed it was showing its age.


From the A-J's pages: Explosions, fire cause up to $2M in damage at Denver City natural gas plant

NEW YORK - Almost half of U.S. adults and a majority of those over the age of 35 say the advance of technology is leaving them behind, according to an Associated Press poll. DENVER CITY - A series of explosions and flash fire swept a part of the Shell Oil Co. Wasson Natural Gas Processing Plant No.


Crews battle large grassfire in Lea County, New Mexico

LEA CO. -- Over a dozen agencies from two states flocked to Lea County near Hobbs on Saturday to battle a large grass fire. According to Lorenzo Velasquez with Emergency Management, the fire burned over 1600 acres and was under control by Saturday evening.