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DA not pursuing charges following safe return of New Mexico family's dog

CARLSBAD, N.M. (KRQE) - For now, no one will face charges after surveillance video captured a dog being taken from a New Mexico family. KRQE News 13 reported on the Sappington family's story earlier this month. Their bulldog, "Valentino," was lured into a stranger's truck, leaving the family heartbr


New Mexico militia detains migrants at gunpoint until Border Patrol arrives: report

An armed right-wing militia group operating along the U.S.-Mexico border posted several videos to social media this week, including one in which they held about 200 asylum-seeking migrants at gunpoint near Sunland Park, N.M., until U.S. Border Patrol agents arrived, according to a report.


Natural force: Taos Environmental Film Fest explores Earth’s challenges

For four years, the Taos Environmental Film Festival has screened films with a message. This year is no different. The fifth annual festival prides itself in presenting beautiful, thought-provoking and award-winning films by professional filmmakers who seek truth and scientific knowledge regarding o


New Mexico Racing Commission accepts settlement proposal on racino license

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) - A settlement with New Mexico's Racing Commission has been made. Now, it heads to a judge for officials approval. According to the Santa Fe New Mexican, the settlement aims at ending a legal dispute that would award the state's 6th and final license for a new Hidalgo Downs


New Mexico man accused in crime spree sentenced to probation

TAOS, N.M. (KRQE) - A man accused of going on a violent crime spree in northern New Mexico is not headed to prison. Martin Rivera was accused in a string of meth-fueled crimes around Taos in 2017, including an armed robbery at Walmart, a carjacking outside a post office, and a stabbing and attempted


Federal judge approves settlement in 32-year-old New Mexico lawsuit

SANTA FE, N.M. (KRQE) - New Mexico could soon settle a 32-year-old lawsuit. According to the Albuquerque Journal, the lawsuit filed in 1987 centers on abuse and neglect from people with developmental disabilities while being housed in state-run institutions. On Thursday, a settlement was approved by


Taos sprinter, fighting illness, sets personal records in 200, 400 meters

RIO RANCHO — Beware Jonah Vigil when he’s not at his best. That’s when great things seem to happen for the Taos senior. Vigil came into Saturday’s Rio Rancho Invitational at Rio Rancho High School battling an illness, and Tigers head coach Benny Mitchell gave him an out — he could skip the meet and


"Pretty Little Liars" and "Roswell, New Mexico" Star Tyler Blackburn Talks About Being Queer for the First Time

Tyler Blackburn, former star of Pretty Little Liars and current Roswell cast member, has shared that he's queer in a new interview. As the cover star of The Advocate's April issue, Tyler talked about his sexuality and announced that he intends to be “as happy as possible, as free as possible." That


State Police are searching for man missing since Monday

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The family of Patrick Ryan Golden is hoping someone has seen him. The last time someone saw him was April 8. His family says his car was found abandoned on Tuesday near Springer, east of Taos.


EPA Seeks Bids To Clean Up Uranium Mines, New Mexico Panel Surprises Facebook With $39M Utility Bill

EPA Seeks Bids To Clean Up Uranium Mines In Southwest - Associated Press. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is seeking proposals from small businesses to clean up abandoned uranium mines on the Navajo Nation and in northwestern New Mexico.


Animal Welfare Coalition of Northeastern New Mexico show off the Pet of the Week

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) - This week's Pet of the Week goes to Hermere, the most loving, affectionate dog around. He is about one and a half years old and was found as a stray in San Miguel County. While Hermere does great with other dogs, he is even better with humans and loves to cuddle.


New Mexico leads pecan production in US

ROSWELL, N.M. — New Mexico is first in pecan production across the United States. Ever since Hurricane Michael wiped out almost half of Georgia's pecan crop last year, New Mexico was bumped to number one in production, while Texas ranked third.


New Mexico reaches deal in long-running suit over care for disabled

The state of New Mexico on Thursday reached a preliminary settlement in a nearly 32-year-old lawsuit over the rights of developmentally and intellectually disabled individuals, a step that could mark the end of one of the longest-running cases of its kind in the nation.


Editorial: PRC’s 5-0 vote ‘unfriends’ New Mexico’s economy

Don’t even think about it. That’s the message the New Mexico Public Regulation Commission sent Tuesday via a 5-0 vote that essentially says, “Thanks, Facebook, for deciding to invest $1 billion in New Mexico. Now here’s a surprise bill for $39 million.”


Taos and Los Alamos take a win apiece

The first game of the Taos versus Los Alamos double-header Saturday (April 12) carried on for 12 innings and almost four hours. The score was tied 2-2 for most of the game. The Tigers got their first two runs on the board in the first inning. Los Alamos soon picked up two of their own, and from ther


Own a B&B in the Land of Enchantment

Beyond Santa Fe, New Mexico, just 30-minute drive north, rests the village of Chimayo. Nested in the Sangre de Cristo Mountain foothills of the Rocky Mountains. The dessert is peaceful here, some ancients viewed it as magical and healing. Today the spiritual mood of the place still exists. And the n


Gila River named most endangered

The Gila River in Southwestern New Mexico has topped nonprofit American Rivers' list of the nation's most endangered waterways. Not only is climate change affecting the river's flow, but a controversial diversion project has been brewing for decades, and this year will be pivotal as to whether or no


Left behind: Special needs students suffer when schools skimp on funding.

QUESTA – When the fire alarm sounded before lunch last month, the staff at Alta Vista Elementary School knew they had a problem. A 7-year-old boy confined to a wheelchair needed to evacuate with the rest of his class. Unfortunately, the school had never purchased a chair that would let him leave the


Police Blotter: Dog Tied Up 'All of Its Life' Gets Loose

The police blotter is published to give readers an abridged look at criminal activity in their community and neighborhood. It is simply an illustration of what local law enforcement, funded by taxpayers, must deal with daily throughout the Española Valley.


RCLC grants said to be focus of federal investigation

SANTA FE, N.M. — The U.S. Department of Energy’s Inspector General’s Office is investigating the handling of DOE grants to the Regional Coalition of LANL Communities, a consortium of nine northern New Mexico communities that advocates for jobs and federal environmental cleanup funding at Los Alamos