Commissioner makes pitch for Tesla
State Land Commissioner Ray Powell is making an economic development push for Tesla Motors to build its new gigafactory here. Powell is touting the Land Office’s long history of partnerships with renewable energy companies and the office’s expertise in developing business parks, such as the Sandia Science and Tech Park.
Professor scammed out of more than $100K
Invested in condo he never owned
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. —A retired Eastern New Mexico University professor said he`s out more than $100,000 after buying a condo he never owned. Donald Paschke is 84 years old. He just moved into senior housing in northwest Albuquerque, and has been on his own since his wife died in 2005. That`s when he first spoke with a man named Hugh Elliot.
Feds discuss WIPP at town hall meeting
It was not a huge turnout Thursday night at the Walter Gerrells Performing Arts Center in Carlsbad. The U.S. Department of Energy held a town hall meeting to release more information on its efforts to recover from a radiation leak last month at the nation`s only underground nuclear waste dump.
Thirsty pot crops threaten forests, boost fire danger
ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – As New Mexico heads toward a potentially devastating fire season, there’s a threat to to the state’s public lands that may come as a surprise. People are illegally growing marijuana, hiding the plants deep within national forests and public lands. The plants are stealing precious water the state desperately needs.
Gov. OKs one-stop online business portal
Businesses in New Mexico should have an easier time navigating government red tape, say supporters of a bill signed into law Thursday by Gov. Susana Martinez.
Mom who sparked Taos chase asks for police investigation
TAOS, N.M. —Movement is expected in the case of the woman who made national headlines for leading New Mexico State Police on a high-speed chase in Taos. In October 2013, officers said they pulled over Oriana Farrell for speeding. They said she wasn`t cooperative, argued with officers and tried to flee.
Help trumps research during Bolivian floods
Researchers in UNM’s anthropology department are helping an indigenous group combat and overcome flood devastation in Bolivia.