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New Mexico Corrections Department statewide lockdown results in weapons, drugs and more.

New Mexico Corrections Department Secretary Gregg Marcantel ordered a statewide lockdown of all eleven (11) prison facilities as part of a periodic review to ensure safety and security. During the past 10 days officers and staff have reviewed procedures, searched and cleared every housing unit, cell and inmate, and took account of the current condition of the facilities.

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Halloween means monstrous business in NM

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) - It looks like those pumpkins, ghosts and clown costumers aren’t as popular as they once were here in New Mexico. The website SumoCoupon.com analyzed Google Halloween searches and found that in New Mexico, zombie costumes are trending the highest.


New Mexico candidates to disclose fundraising

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) - Candidates are to make a disclosure of their campaign spending during the final stretch leading to next week`s election.


Where’s the best place to open a restaurant in New Mexico?

Should you open a restaurant in Taos? According to a new report, the best place to open a restaurant in New Mexico might be in the ski and art-heavy northern town. Restaurant Business ranked 917 markets on a variety of markers that included population, number of restaurants, sales per capita and average sales per restaurant. The "Restaurant Growth Index" ranking was designed, it said, to help potential entrepreneurs and investors screen markets and find attractive areas for expansion and growth.


Pencils are New Mexicans` favorite Halloween treat, study says

Study looks at trending Halloween treats across USA
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. —The trendiest Halloween candy in New Mexico is not candy at all. According to a new study from SumoCoupon, the Land of Enchantment is buzzing over Halloween pencils.


New Orleans fire captain dies of illness during training in New Mexico

A 13-year veteran New Orleans Fire Department captain died Sunday (Oct. 26) while training in New Mexico, according to a department release.


Conservation district officials to take look at Clovis water issues

Conservation district officials around the state will get a first-hand look at Clovis’ challenges, and potential solutions, on long-term water supply issues. Officials will meet in Clovis and travel throughout Curry County as part of the annual New Mexico Association of Conservation Districts conference, scheduled Tuesday through Thursday next week. Between 150 and 200 are expected to attend the conference.


Former state Legislator Dub Williams from Lincoln County dies

Williams was recognized as a good teacher, coach, rancher, mentor and legislator
Dub Williams, former New Mexico state legislator from District 56, died Monday at home. The 87-year-old rancher, coach and teacher from Glencoe was a friend to everyone he met, was soft-spoken, gentle in spirit and nature and joked about how easily he cried.


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Interstate Stream Commission ordered to halt meetings

Non-Profits Sue To Block New Mexico Governor From Kicking 80,000 People Off Food Stamps

Mayor commissions second investigation into Tasmanian devil death