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New Mexico Governor Announces Priorities For Legislative Session

Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham on Wednesday announced her agenda for the second session of the 54th New Mexico Legislature.   Here is a statement from the Governor’s office: The governor’s call for the 30-day legislative session scheduled to begin Tuesday, Jan. 21, encompasses the priority areas of education, the economy, public safety, health, and the environment. “Year One was a tremendous start, and I’m incredibly enthusiastic about the opportunity to keep building on that foundation over the next month – indeed, over the next year and beyond,” Gov. Lujan Grisham said. “My call for this legislative session underscores the work we are undertaking on two fronts: addressing urgent needs and strategically investing in sustainable improvements over the long term. 

Snow, rain move north across New Mexico on Thursday

Rain, wintry mix and snow are moving north this morning, causing school delays and potentially slick road conditions through the commute. Winter weather advisories and winter storm warnings are in effect across the northern half of NM through Friday.

NMED discovers more potential methane emission violations

The New Mexico Environment Department (NMED) announced more possible emission violations produced by oil and gas operations around the state. The department said it acquired video footage collected by citizens using forward-looking infrared (FLIR) cameras documenting methane and other air contaminants. NMED believes the emissions depicted in the video footage are “potential violations of existing state permits or regulations,” the department said in a statement.

Lawmakers from New Mexico hold out on review of nuke plan

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Members of New Mexico’s congressional delegation are finding themselves in an awkward position as watchdog groups claim the U.S. government is skirting one of the nation’s key environmental laws.

Black Hawks to start border flights in New Mexico

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Black Hawk helicopters will start flights over a stretch of the U.S.-Mexico border including New Mexico and Texas for border enforcement and search and rescue operations, federal border agency officials said.

Internationally Sanctioned State Pinball Championship Coming To New Mexico

New Mexico pinball players will have an opportunity to participate in the state’s first International Flipper Pinball Association state championship on January 18th. KSFR’s Tom Trowbridge chats with the IFPA’s New Mexico Representative Nick Schademann about that news and the game of pinball.

Senior Forward Carlton Bragg kicked off UNM Hoops Team

The basketball player was arrested for DWI and is facing allegations related to rape

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The University of New Mexico Lobos Head Basketball Coach Paul Weir removed Senior Forward Carlton Bragg from the team, following his arrest this morning on a DWI charge. Coach Weir said in a statement Sunday evening:

US Hostilities Against Iran Prompt Local Protest

KSFR News Director Tom Trowbridge speaks with Retake Our Democracy Host and Political Activist Paul Gibson about the local protest following Trump’s order of a US drone strike that killed Top Iranian Commander Qasem Soleimani at a Baghdad airport. 

City mayor in New Mexico resigns amid criminal charges

The mayor of the northern New Mexico city of Las Vegas has resigned two weeks after she was indicted on charges of bribery and accepting kickbacks. Mayor Tonita Gurule-Giron announced the decision in a letter read Wednesday at a City Council work session. 

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