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Wrongful death lawsuit filed against Santa Fe senior living center
SANTA FE, N.M. (KRQE) - A man in Santa Fe has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against a senior living facility for the death of his father. The suit claims Pacifica Senior Living is responsible for the death of 83-year-old Julian Gaul. Documents say it took staff over an hour to find Julian after a b
House, Senate pass competing bills on time change
If the moon turns blue or a million-to-one shot comes in, New Mexico legislators might be able to agree that time marches on. But, chances are, the Senate and the House of Representatives would still have opposite views of what the clock should say.
Teen once charged in Santa Fe shooting death arrested in new case
A 17-year-old Santa Fe boy who prosecutors maintain was involved in the slaying of a Michigan man in September, despite dropping a murder charge against him, has been arrested in a new shooting case, authorities say.
Art piece in Santa Fe hauled away to dump
SANTA FE, N.M. (KRQE) - An old dumpster turned into a piece of art has now returned to the dump. In 2014, a New Mexico sculptor created the "Love Transfer Station" out of the old dumpsters along Santa Fe's Saint Michael's corridor.
Judge denies Santa Fe wrestler’s bid to compete in state tournament
Santa Fe High wrestler Isaac Beltran won’t compete in this weekend’s state tournament. A judge on Wednesday denied a motion for a temporary restraining order filed by Beltran’s family, ending the Demon star’s bid to compete in the Class 5A State Wrestling Championships.
Third lane on I-25 between Bernalillo, Santa Fe on unfunded project wishlist
ALBUQUERQUE, NM (KRQE) - For the first time, the state has expressed its plans to add more lanes on I-25 between Bernalillo and Santa Fe, but it may not happen for a while because of the cost.
In lawsuit, inmate alleges guard raped her at New Mexico prison facility
A Portales woman serving a 30-year prison sentence has filed a lawsuit against the state in which she says she was raped in 2017 by a guard at the Western New Mexico Correctional Facility in Grants.
Bill would allow homemade food to be sold legally without inspections
SANTA FE, N.M. (KRQE) - If you want to buy a slice of a farmer's homemade pie, you might be able to soon buy it, legally. A new bill would allow the sale of homemade foods at select places, but with restrictions.
Video: Trump Touts Completed Border Wall Construction in New Mexico
President Trump on Wednesday tweeted he’s pleased with the progress being made on his border wall project. “We have just built this powerful Wall in New Mexico,” the president wrote on Twitter. “Completed on January 30, 2019 – 47 days ahead of schedule! Many miles more now under construction!”
Christus St. Vincent CFO to become COO: 3 things to know
Christus St. Vincent Health System in Santa Fe, N.M., tapped Hope Wade to serve as COO. 1. Ms. Wade has served as CFO of the organization since July 2017. 2. She has previous experience serving as CFO for Albuquerque, N.M.-based Lovelace Medical Group and interim CFO with Northern Arizona Healthcare
Santa Fe school board approves student transfer reform
The Santa Fe school board voted 3-2 on Tuesday evening to amend its policy on interzone transfers to give preference to students with a parent or guardian who works near a school.
New Mexico lawmakers debate budget bill on the House floor
SANTA FE, N.M. (KRQE) - Arguably one of the most important bills, the state's budget is being debated on the House floor right now. House Bill 2 lays out lawmakers' plans for a $7 billion budget, one of the highest in state's history thanks to an oil and gas boom.
Santa Fe man convicted of raping child
A Santa Fe jury convicted 60-year-old David Hyams of Santa Fe on two counts of criminal sexual penetration and one count of criminal sexual contact stemming from accusations that he twice raped the 10-year-old daughter of an acquaintance in 2014.
Free parking at Santa Fe Railyard now starts an hour earlier
SANTA FE, N.M. (KRQE) - Free parking near the Santa Fe Railyard now starts an hour earlier. This week, the city launched a pilot program, only requiring people to pay for metered parking from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. instead of 6 p.m.
Santa Fe Fiesta queen made her mark on community
Funeral services are scheduled Monday for Marie Pino Ortiz, who had been one of the oldest living Santa Fe Fiesta queens until her death this week at age 86. Daughter Angela Evans said her mother died Monday following a lengthy illness.
New Mexico Senate backs lottery changes
SANTA FE - The New Mexico Lottery would no longer have to send at least 30 percent of its revenue to a popular scholarship program, under a bill that won broad approval Wednesday in the state Senate.
Bobby Beals is Over Canyon Road
After nearly 18 years in his small gallery space near the top of. Canyon Road, gallerist and curator Bobby Beals is ready to pursue other opportunities. "I've been doing it a really long time, and I've enjoyed every minute of it," Beals tells SFR, "so I figured I'd go out on a high note."
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.
Bill aims to reduce recidivism by cutting offenders a break
SANTA FE, N.M. (KRQE) - Lawmakers are looking to reshape the way probation and parole works in New Mexico by cutting criminals some slack if they behave while they're out. They're also looking into giving them a break if they get into minor trouble.
Lawmaker wants to make New Mexico charter school public
SANTA FE, N.M. (KRQE) - A state lawmaker wants to change the New Mexico School for the Arts' title from a state-chartered school to a 'special' public school. "What we're doing is we're changing the board composition to make sure that everyone is represented throughout the state," Sen. Bill B. O'Nei