Can churches endorse political candidates? Tax laws say no

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — On Tuesday, Pastor Steve Smothermon at Legacy Church, told his congregation to vote for Lori Robertson, a candidate in Albuquerque’s upcoming city council run-off race. “Listen, early voting is open now. Go vote till Dec. 4 because we need people like her on the city council,” said Smothermon at Tuesday’s service.

New Mexico’s COVID-19 numbers not looking good

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — When it comes to COVID-19, the numbers in the Land of Enchantment are not looking good. “I think we’re the victims to a large degree of our own success,” Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham said in an interview with KOAT.

DA files petition against Facebook

District attorney taking on Facebook, seeking info on militia group ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Prosecutors in Bernalillo County are taking on Facebook, asking for information about members of the New Mexico Civil Guard. District Attorney Raul Torrez says members of that group are far-right extremists and were at the Onate sculpture protest last year.

Former New Mexico military base town is up for sale

FORT WINGATE, N.M. — Looking to buy an old military base town? Well, you’re in luck because the town of Fort Wingate, New Mexico, just east of Gallup, is for sale. Founded in 1867, the area was home to former Generals, Buffalo Soldiers and Navajo Code Talkers.

UNM students at risk of losing enrollment for not following COVID-19 vaccine mandate

A UNM spokesperson said 256 students across the five branch campuses were texted and emailed everyday for over a month to submit their documentation. ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The University of New Mexico notified hundreds of students on Friday they were being disenrolled for failing to submit their COVID-19 vaccination proof or valid exemption.

First Hospital in NM reaches crisis standard of care, what this means for you

San Juan Regional Medical Center in Farmington has declared crisis standards of care Our state enacted crisis standards of care back in October. San Juan Regional is the first hospital to make those changes. They say they’ve hit a breaking point because of pockets of mostly unvaccinated people. San Juan County recorded 287 new coronavirus […]

T or C football season canceled after 5 players are accused of assault

“It’s despicable. It’s disgusting, and we have to send a message it’s not going to be tolerated,” Sierra County Sheriff Glenn Hamilton said. TRUTH OR CONSEQUENCES, N.M. — The remainder of one high school’s football season has been called off after a player reported an alleged assault by teammates.