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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


Double Fatal Single Vehicle Rollover on I-40 in Guadalupe County

GUADALUPE COUNTY, N.M. (PRESS RELEASE) - Press release from New Mexico State Police:. On February 19, 2019, just after midnight, New Mexico State Police investigated a double fatal rollover crash on Interstate 40 around mile post 268 west of Santa Rosa.


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 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.


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


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


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


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


Man faces felony sex charges

A Tucumcari man faces four felony charges after being accused of having sexual contact with a child. Fernando Samaniego, 42, remained in the Quay County Detention Center on Monday morning after being booked Thursday on three counts of criminal sexual penetration and one count of criminal sexual cont


Jail log - Feb. 20

These individuals were booked into the Quay County Detention Center from Feb. 11 to Feb. 14:. • Joseph James Aragon, 33, Conchas Dam, felony contempt of court. • John Thomas Coston, 27, Tucumcari, charge not listed.


Police blotter - Feb. 20

These calls were made to the Tucumcari Quay Regional Emergency Communications Center from Feb. 11 to Feb. 17:. • 7:51 a.m.: Traffic accident with damage at mile marker 104 of Highway 104, Tucumcari.


Mesalands Community College seeking cast iron donations for 21st Annual Iron Pour

TUCUMCARI, N.M. (KVII) — Mesalands Community College in Tucumcari, N.M. needs donations of cast iron for the 21st Annual Iron Pour to take place on March 10-16. The items the college needs must be breakable, such as radiators, bath tubs and sinks. Engine blocks cannot be used for this purpose.


Racino license on commission meeting agenda

There may be light at the end of the tunnel regarding the New Mexico Racing Commission awarding a sixth racing license. The possibility of awarding a sixth license is on the commission’s agenda for the regular meeting Thursday, but it remains unlikely it will take action on that item while a legal m


13 wrestlers headed for state

Thirteen Tucumcari High School wrestlers - including four district champions crowned Saturday - qualified for the state tournament that begins Friday in Rio Rancho. Tucumcari coach Eddie Encinias knew Saturday afternoon at least nine wrestlers would advance. He didn't know until Sunday afternoon ano


Pages past - Feb. 20

1969: The “tool bandit” of Tucumcari struck again. City police are investigating $216 worth of tools stolen from Jene Klaverwiden’s Texaco gas station at First Street and Gaynell Avenue (Route 66). Taken were an air-impact wrench valued at $130, a muffler gun valued at $50, a 12-volt battery valued


Sheriff says he's open to 'red flag' bill

The sheriff who persuaded county commissioners Feb. 11 to adopt a resolution declaring Quay County a “Second Amendment sanctuary county” said days later he was open to possibly supporting a “red flag” gun-control bill in the New Mexico Legislature because it may reduce the number of suicides.


New Mexico county declares itself 'Second Amendment Sanctuary County' to protest gun law

A man fills out a federal background check form at Good Guys Guns & Range on February 15, 2018 in Orem, Utah. (Photo by George Frey/Getty Images) In protest of a pending law that expands background check requirements for gun purchases, a New Mexico County has deemed itself a "Second Amendment Sanctu


RPNM Roundup at the Roundhouse 021419

WHILE YOU WERE SLEEPING... House Republicans stand together in opposition; the Senate has various bills to consider. Stay tuned for more information. But do you see the pattern? Controversial bills -- just like HB 51 to decriminalize abortion -- are being moved around on the House floor schedule by


Man back in jail on burglary charges

A Tucumcari man briefly jailed on drug- and stolen-property complaints landed back in the county lockup days after his release after witnesses and surveillance video reportedly caught him breaking into several homes.


Tucumcari girls cruise to victory

The Tucumcari girls basketball team scored 17 unanswered points in the second quarter to coast to an unexpectedly easy 86-50 victory Saturday over state-ranked Tularosa in the Lady Rattlers' district opener.