New Mexico News

Scientists in New Mexico Predict Post-Wildfire Erosion Risks

It’s nearly impossible to predict when and where the next major wildfire will be and whether an ill-timed thunderstorm could result in tons of ash and charred debris being washed down the bare mountainsides once the flames are out. But …

CIG Names Houghton as Regional Field Executive for Southwest

Capital Insurance Group has named Mark Houghton as the regional field executive for the Southwest region. Houghton, the former regional manager of CIG’s Anaheim, Calif. territory, will oversee field operations and business relations for CIG’s newest regional territory comprised of Nevada, Arizona and New Mexico. Houghton has …

Cold Onion Rings Sparked Attack at New Mexico Burger King, Suit Says

A New Mexico man is suing Burger King after he says a manager attacked him for complaining about cold onion rings. KRQE-TV reported the lawsuit filed in state district court says Robert Deyapp was assaulted in June 2013 when he …

Federal Aid OK’d For New Mexico Storm, Flood Damage

Local governments and some other entities in New Mexico are now eligible for federal assistance to recover from flooding and storm damage suffered during last summer. The White House says a disaster declaration by President Barack Obama applies to state, …

Tornado Touched Down Near New Mexico City: Weather Service

The National Weather Service says a tornado briefly touched down and caused some damage near Chama, in a sparsely populated mountainous area of northern New Mexico earlier this week. According to the weather service’s Albuquerque office, the tornado developed late …

New Mexico’s Green Chile Crop Endangered by Weather

Wet weather in recent weeks has left some of New Mexico’s green chile crop in danger. The Las Cruces Sun-News reported  that a hail storm last week was the latest in a spate of precipitation to plague chile fields in …

New Mexico Inmate Sues for Not Being Allowed to Worship Satan

A state prison inmate says New Mexico correction officials aren’t allowing him to practice his religion and properly worship Satan behind bars. KRQE-TV reported that Bernard Pritchard recently filed a lawsuit in state court alleging the chaplain and deputy warden …

$1.6M in Preparedness Grants Go to Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas

Emergency management agencies in five states – Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas – have been awarded more than $1.6 million in preparedness grants from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the agency announced. In Arkansas, the grants total $149,515 and …

New Mexico Traffic Deaths Up 20% This Year

A government report shows that traffic deaths in New Mexico have increased about 20 percent this year. According to preliminary figures from the Department of Transportation, 204 people have died in traffic accidents from January through July. That’s up from …

Ban on Texting While Driving Among New State Laws in New Mexico

A new law is ready to take effect that will ban texting while driving in New Mexico. Starting today, the law will prohibit drivers from sending or reading text messages and emails, even while at a stop light. Drivers also …