New Mexico seeing longest drought it has in years

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — With two active fires right now, New Mexico has the longest drought it has seen in years. The Land of Enchantment is known for its beautiful landscape, for years the sun has been shining.

FDA unveils plan to ban menthol cigarettes, flavored cigars

Menthol-flavored cigarettes and all flavors of cigars would be banned in the U.S. under a new plan unveiled Thursday by federal health officials. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said it will issue a proposal “within the next year” to ban menthol in cigarettes and ban all flavors, including menthol, in cigars.

Sandia tech transfer expert garners national award

Albuquerque, NM (KKOB) –Licensing expert Bob Westervelt, who has worked to transfer Sandia National Laboratories technologies in the medical, solar and hydrogen production fields, received the 2021 Outstanding Technology Transfer Professional Award from the Federal Laboratory Consortium.

New Mexico tourist wins $10.5M Las Vegas casino slot jackpot

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A visitor from New Mexico won a $10.5 million slot machine jackpot early Tuesday at a Las Vegas casino, the property reported. The South Point Hotel Casino & Spa said the Megabucks payout was Nevada’s largest jackpot of the year.

Red Cross asking for help for Three Rivers Fire victims

Red Cross says shelter for victims, changed due to COVID-19 RUIDOSO, N.M. — It is a visitor residents in the Ruidoso area are tired of seeing. Raging fires have come to this beautiful part of southern New Mexico too many times, forcing many people out of their homes.