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Clovis woman convicted of 4th DWI

CLOVIS, NM (KFDA) - A jury convicted a Clovis woman on Friday of her 4th DWI. According to Ninth Judicial District Attorney Andrea Reeb, Josett Anaya, 36, was convicted by a jury of her 4th DWI, a fourth degree felony.


Police insist discovery of bodies in Norther New Mexico not suspicious

In early February, the Rio Arriba County Sheriff’s Office was called to a home near Dulce, a rural town in the Jicarilla Apache Nation in far Northern New Mexico, where family members checking on a young man and woman had found them dead.


Rio Rancho student wins 2019 New Mexico Spelling Bee

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Hard work and long hours of studying paid off for 14-year-old Eliana Juarez, who took first place in the 2019 Albuquerque Journal New Mexico Spelling Bee.


New Mexico Unemployment Rate 5.1 Percent

New Mexico’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 5.1 percent in February 2019, unchanged from the rates in January 2019 and February 2018. The national unemployment rate in February 2019 was 3.8 percent, down from 4.0 percent in January and down from 4.1 percent in February 2018.


Wins set up Demons-Horsemen clash

The matchup everyone wants to see will take place a day early, but it will definitely happen. Friday’s semifinal round of the Jim Pierce Memorial Tournament at St. Michael’s will feature the host Horsemen against Santa Fe High.


New Mexico Sues Air Force for Toxic Groundwater Contamination

The New Mexico Environmental Defense agency is suing the U.S. Air Force for toxic contamination of groundwater surrounding multiple Air Force bases across the state, resulting from past military firefighting activities.


Leaders gather to discuss eastern New Mexico water pollution problem

CLOVIS, N.M. (KRQE) - Eastern New Mexico leaders are trying to figure out how to best handle water pollution in the area. The Environment Department discovered public and private water supplies near both Holloman and Cannon Air Force Bases are polluted from toxic foam used to clean up fuel spills. T


Youth Across New Mexico Join National Day Of Action Advocating Tobacco-Free Schools

ALBUQUERQUE – Today, youth leaders at 15 schools across New Mexico are hosting “Kick Butts Day” events to raise awareness about their schools’ tobacco- and e-cigarette-free policies.


Female Air Commando embraces local community

CANNON AFB, N.M. (KVII) — Cannon Air Force Base is full of airmen making a difference in the community and in honor of Women's History Month, ABC 7 News chose to feature one female air commando who came in excited to make memories.


History Museum honors women at work

SANTA FE, N.M. — It was good timing for a Rosie the Riveter sculpture at the New Mexico History Museum. The big monument – six feet tall excluding its platform and made from more than 2,600 3-D printed parts – was installed at the start of March, Women’s History Month.


City of Clovis reminding residents, businesses to ensure roof contractors are licensed

CLOVIS, N.M. (KVII) — The City of Clovis Building Safety Department is reminding residents and business owners to ensure any roof contractor they hire to repair damages caused during Wednesday's wind storm is licensed through the state and bonded.


2 Clovis elementary schools operate without full electricity service

CLOVIS, N.M. (KVII) — Two Clovis elementary schools had classes Thursday, despite starting the day without full power in the buildings. According to Clovis Municipal Schools, Highland and Lockwood Elementary Schools lost power as a result of storms on Wednesday. At 6:30 a.m., the district was notifi


Clovis man sentenced to 12 years, license revoked for life after 8th DWI

CLOVIS, NM (KFDA) - A Clovis man has been sentenced to 12 years in prison for his eighth DWI conviction. In December of 2018, a Curry County grand jury found 55-year-old Randall Pruitt guilty of driving under the influence of intoxicating liquor or drugs, failure to use due care and leaving the scen


BioFire Machine redefines healthcare at Roosevelt General Hospital

PORTALES, N.M. (KVII) — Roosevelt General Hospital in Portales, N.M., wants to be a model for how rural healthcare should be and it recently took a huge step in that direction.


Reese and Carrillo lead Goddard to Albuquerque

In a game that was like pulling teeth to find any offense, Goddard showed why they won district in the regular season and the district tournament. It looked like the game would be a formality as they punched their ticket to Albuquerque.