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Emergency dispatch services consolidated in Ruidoso

Under a joint powers agreement signed Wednesday, the emergency dispatch operations of the village of Ruidoso and the city of Ruidoso Downs will be consolidated under one operation in Ruidoso.


Ruidoso mayor reacts to attending Trump rally in El Paso

The crowd at the Trump rally in El Paso was enormous, polite and enthusiastic. That was the impression from Ruidoso Mayor Lynn Crawford, who was with one of the groups that drove to Texas Monday to hear the president. Although he ended up in the crowd of thousands blocked from entering the actual ra


Exhibit part of Smokey Bear's 75th anniversary as forest service icon

This year, Smokey Bear will celebrate 75 years at the forefront of the U.S. Forest Service’s wildfire prevention campaign. To commemorate contributions to the Forest Service and its wildfire prevention efforts, replicas of historic portraits by artist Rudolph Wendelin will travel to National Forests


Town Plaza apartments subject of court proceedings

The owner of the now-closed Town Plaza apartments is in court with a Clovis bank regarding possible foreclosure of that property and a Ruidoso office complex. But representatives of the owner have also talked about a possible sale of the apartment property.


New Mexico delegation reacts to border security deal, Trump's emergency declaration

WASHINGTON - New Mexico's congressional delegation, all Democrats, are opposed to President Donald Trump's declaration of a national emergency at the United States-Mexico border.


Conditions better, but not great, for streamflow and snowpack

The Feb. 1 Basin Outlook report for the Rio Hondo that includes the Rio Ruidoso and the village of Ruidoso forecast 28 percent of the average for stream flow. The report on the snowpack and streamflow is issued January through April by the New Mexico Natural Resources Conservation Service.


Police ID New Mexico man wanted after fleeing from officers

SOCORRO, N.M. (KRQE) - Police have identified a man who is still on the run after getting away during a dramatic chase. Socorro police say 25-year-old Eric Todd Garcia was first pulled over around 5 a.m. on Jan. 27.


Pedigree grant will groom adoptable dogs

The Humane Society of Lincoln County received a grant from the Pedigree Foundation for $1,050, which will be used for grooming for shelter animals prior to adoption. Kelley Rowland at All 4 Pets Grooming, 1301 Mechem Drive, Ruidoso, agreed to reduce her fees and to provide five free groomings. With


Hunting and Fishing Show kicks off at Expo New Mexico

ALBUQUERQUE, NM. (KRQE) - The New Mexico Department of Game and Fish is hosting its annual Hunting and Fishing Show this weekend with some exciting new additions. This year, the event will have new exhibits and activities including a catch and release pond with multiple prize opportunities.


Teen accused of shooting New Mexico man

MORA, N.M. (KRQE) - A 16-year-old is accused of shooting a man in Mora. State Police are still investigating what led up to the shooting on State Road 518 on Wednesday. The victim, who survived, identified his shooter as a teen from Chacon. He's been booked into the Santa Fe juvenile jail, but since


'Baby Brianna,' New Mexico child brutally beaten, would have turned 17 today

LAS CRUCES, New Mexico - Brianna Lopez would be 17 years old today, Valentine's Day. She was brutally beaten and sexually assaulted to death only several months old, in 2002 by family members. There is always a large group that celebrates her birthday at the Doña Ana Cemetery.


Moon Mountain recreation master plan headed for last revision

By April, Ruidoso village councilors may see the final recreation plan for 630 acres of state trust land leased on the top of Moon Mountain. Monday, about 35 residents of the lower reaches of the mountain and representatives of special interest groups such as mountain bikers, hikers and equestrians


Student charged with attempted murder after gunshot at New Mexico high school

RIO RANCHO - Authorities say a 16-year-old boy suspected of opening fire inside a New Mexico high school is being charged with three counts of attempting to commit murder. Police and school officials said no one was injured, but the incident sparked an evacuation and had worried parents rushing to t


Local professor presents at Latino history Texas symposium

Dr. Cynthia E. Orozco, ENMU-Ruidoso professor of history and humanities, recently attended a National Endowment for the Humanities conference commemorating the achievements of Texas state legislator J.T. Canales, a critic of the Texas Rangers.


Wild horse advocates fighting for protection

Advocates for the wild horse herds in Alto and other herds in New Mexico are busy testifying before New Mexico legislative committees on two bills they are pushing and another they adamantly oppose.


Convicted New Mexico library killer offers apology

CLOVIS — A man who was convicted of first-degree murder in a fatal shooting at a New Mexico library made his first public address in court since the 2017 rampage, using the event to say he is sorry.


Governor touts bill to make hemp production easier in New Mexico

SANTA FE, N.M. (KRQE) - The governor tweeted out Wednesday night saying she's supporting a bill that would expand the commercial and industrial use of hemp. The bill's sponsor says it's going to bring an economic boom to the state.


Crossing the desert along New Mexico's remote border

In one of the most sparsely populated parts of the country, it can be hard to tell where the U.S. ends and Mexico begins. Trymaine Lee reports for All In: Live at the Border.


An 11-year-old lesbian was beaten up at school & it was caught on video

An 11-year-old girl in New Mexico has faced severe and violent bullying since she came out at school. This past Friday, she was beaten up at school and other students recorded it.


Convicted child rapist flees court in Alamogordo

ALAMOGORDO, N.M. (KRQE) - A now-convicted child rapist is on the run after his trial took a bizarre turn in Alamogordo. Antonio Gonzales, 36, was still considered innocent until proven guilty when he went on trial Wednesday for the rape of a minor, but after a lunch break, Gonzales failed to return