Middle of Nowhere: New Mexico’s Multi-Million Dollar Blunder

A four month KRQE News 13 Investigation SOCORRO COUNTY (KRQE) – Established 400 years ago by Spanish Conquistador Juan de Oñate, the Royal Road of the Interior extended 1600 miles from Mexico City to Santa Fe. For three centuries, the El Camino Real de Tierra Adentro played a critical role in the history of the southwest.

Why is New Mexico’s prison population on the decline?

NEW MEXICO (KRQE) – There’s been a “dramatic” decline in the state’s prison population from summer of 2020 to summer of 2021, according to the New Mexico Sentencing Commission (NMSC). In early November, the commission, which evaluates policies related to the criminal justice system, told state legislators that the recent declines in part are likely due to ongoing […]

Stalking incidences went up by 33% on UNM campuses

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – Stalking incidents on the University of New Mexico campus are going up, even during a year when hardly any students were actually on campus. That is in part because some stalkers are turning to technology to track their victims.

Colorado governor calls out New Mexico’s mask mandate

SANTA FE, N.M. (KRQE) – The mask debate continues. This time, it’s governor versus governor. Colorado Gov. Jared Polis said last week he won’t be requiring masks like New Mexico and will be leaving it up to counties, even as their cases keep climbing. He’s claiming masks haven’t helped improve New Mexico’s case count.

With warm temperatures, Monday is calmest day of the week

NEW MEXICO (KRQE) –  On Monday we’ll see mostly sunny skies and very warm temperatures, especially east of the mountains. Highs will be within a couple of degrees or right on par with record highs for places like Roswell, Tucumcari, and Las Vegas.

Who’s applying to be New Mexico’s first cannabis producers?

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – In just two months since the Cannabis Control Division (CCD) began accepting applications for producer licenses, there have already been more than 1,500 applications started by would-be entrepreneurs, according to the CCD. Of those, more than 1,000 of the applications are for what are called “microbusinesses,” or smaller cannabis growers who can produce […]

New Mexico United’s Troy Lesesne to step down as head coach

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – New Mexico United Heach Coach and Technical Director Troy Lesesne will be leaving the club after three and a half years with the team. A press release from New Mexico United credited the club’s first head coach with many successes on and off the field

Tim Keller wins reelection as Albuquerque mayor

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – Incumbent Tim Keller has secured the victory in the Albuquerque mayoral race taking a swift lead over opponents, Bernalillo County Sheriff Manuel Gonzales and Conservative radio host, Eddy Aragon, with nearly 60% of the vote.

Stars stunned by ‘mismanaged set’ in fatal prop-gun shooting

LOS ANGELES (AP) — As questions linger about safety protocols on the movie set where Alec Baldwin killed a cinematographer with a prop gun he’d been told was safe, Hollywood professionals say they’re baffled by the circumstances and production crews have quickly stepped up safety measures.