New Mexico finance secretary resigns as budget crisis builds

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico’s top finance official is leaving the administration of Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham as the state anticipates a budget crisis linked to the coronavirus pandemic, a spokeswoman for the governor said Tuesday.

Lawmakers call for start of special session

SANTA FE, NM – Despite calls from both Democrats and Republicans for a special session, it could be another month or more before it happens. They said a big factor is figuring out how all 112 legislators will meet while continuing to stay with in the governor’s public health order.

Future of Isotopes season unclear

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – It is one of the most popular places to be in the summer. Isotopes Park would have been packed Wednesday night as the Albuquerque Isotopes would have taken on the Reno Aces. However, the team doesn’t even know if they will even have a season.

Powerful Message: New Mexico Launches COVID-19 Campaign

New Mexico state government has launched a series of public service announcements intended to highlight the personal stories of New Mexicans who have experienced first-hand the pain and suffering of COVID-19. The videos underscore the importance of remaining physically distant and protecting public health.

Notah Begay III Foundation offers support to Native American communities amid COVID-19

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – Amid the coronavirus outbreak, many organizations have stepped up and answered the call to help their neighbors during this time. One of those organizations is the Notah Begay III Foundation that created the NB3 Foundation COVID-19 Response Fund to help provide rapid support to Native families and communities that have been heavily impacted by […]

Defying state order Grants Mayor opens city up for business

GRANTS, N.M. — Diane Rowe was worried the cops were going to come when she decided to open up her Grants pawn shop Monday. Many businesses in Grants were faced with a tough decision Monday. Do they support Mayor Martin Hicks who is asking them to defy Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham’s public health orders, or do they […]

El Paso Walmart shooting victim dies, death toll now 23

EL PASO, Teas (AP) — A hospital official says that a man shot in the Aug. 3 attack targeting Latinos in an El Paso Walmart has died after months in the hospital. Guillermo ‘Memo’ Garcia was fundraising for his daughter’s soccer team in front of the Walmart when he was shot nine months ago.