Awareness

Human rights panel to hear Navajo uranium contamination case

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A group representing Navajo communities is presenting its case to an international human rights body, saying U.S. regulators violated the rights of tribal members when they cleared the way for uranium mining in western New Mexico years ago.

10-digit dialing begins Sunday for New Mexico

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Soon you’ll have to start using ten digits instead of seven digits when you make a local phone call in New Mexico. It’s all part of a nationwide plan to roll out a new and easy to remember number to access mental health services.

Supply chain issues begin to hit some New Mexico businesses

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – This year’s holiday shopping may mean a shorter gift list as stores across the country feel the brunt of international supply chain issues. Businesses say a lack of drivers to transport goods from shipping ports along the coasts, could mean empty aisles.

Increased New Mexico earthquakes likely tied to oil and gas industry

Earthquake activity has increased dramatically in southern New Mexico likely due to injection wells in the Permian Basin. These are used to store wastewater that comes is produced during oil and gas drilling. Jerry Redfern covers the industry here for Capital & Main and he broke that story.

Ex-chairwoman of Grant County GOP dies in small plane crash

SILVER CITY, N.M. (AP) — Authorities have identified a Silver City woman who died in the crash of a small plane in Gila National Forest. New Mexico State Police say 74-year-old Linda Pecotte was pronounced dead at the scene of Friday’s crash south of Reserve.

Rio Rancho Walgreens ranked No. 1 in the country

RIO RANCHO, N.M. — A Walgreens in Rio Rancho has just been named the best in the country. The study, done by SingleCare’s Best of the Best Pharmacy Awards, recognizes the top 25 of the nation’s top pharmacists, techs and teams.

New Mexico looks to expand job safety workforce

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) – New Mexico is looking to hire more than 30 new state workers who will be part of its Occupational Safety and Health program. The New Mexico Environment Department announced Tuesday that it will be hosting hiring events next week in Las Cruces, Santa Fe, and Albuquerque

Las Cruces Job Fair Planned For November 4

The City of Las Cruces Economic Development Department and the New Mexico Workforce Connection will partner to promote a free Job Fair. The event will be from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Nov. 4, 2021 at the Las Cruces Convention Center, 680 E. University Ave. Free workshops will be conducted for those