New Mexico News

Former New Mexico County Manager Files Suit after Being Axed for 3rd DWI

A former top western New Mexico county official fired after her third drunken driving arrest just two days into her new job has filed a lawsuit. An attorney for former interim Cibola County manager Rheganne (RAY’-gun) Vaughn says in court …

New Mexico Governor Declares Emergency Amid Growing Wildfire

A wildfire burning in central New Mexico grew to more than three square miles late Wednesday, sending up a towering plume of smoke that swelled as afternoon temperatures soared and eventually blanketed the state’s largest city in a thick haze. …

New Mexico’s Budding Medical Marijuana Industry

The medical marijuana industry is growing in New Mexico. Several licensed growers are expected to open new facilities as well as dispensaries in the coming months, which would mean a boost in jobs and the economy, the Albuquerque Journal reported. …

New Mexico Immigrant Driver’s Licenses Jump Before Law Change

The number of immigrants seeking driver’s licenses in New Mexico surged during the first three months of the year as lawmakers debated changes to a long-contested policy that allowed for those living in the country illegally to obtain licenses, according …

Suit: Mcdonald’s Toilet Paper Dispenser Damaged New Mexico Woman’s Eye

A northern New Mexico woman is suing a Santa Fe McDonald’s franchise after she said a toilet paper dispenser fell off a bathroom stall door and slammed into her face. The lawsuit filed last week in Santa Fe District Court …

New Mexico Weather Creating Dangerous Wildfires Conditions

Authorities are warning that weather conditions across much of New Mexico are creating conditions ripe for dangerous wildfires. A red flag warning has been issued for portions of southern, central and eastern New Mexico due to strong winds and low …

New Mexico Governor Signs Ridesharing Bill

New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez arrived this week in her first Uber ride and signed a bill allowing ridesharing companies Uber and Lyft to operate in the state. The Republican governor said the measure ends the confusion over whether the companies …

Lyft Remains Quiet over Returning to New Mexico

An Albuquerque Republican says she is hopeful Lyft will return to New Mexico after state lawmakers passed a bill regulating similar ride-booking companies. Rep. Monica Youngblood says officials with the San Francisco-based company have signaled they would restart service in …

Lyft Remains Quite over Returning to New Mexico

An Albuquerque Republican says she is hopeful Lyft will return to New Mexico after state lawmakers passed a bill regulating similar ride-booking companies. Rep. Monica Youngblood says officials with the San Francisco-based company have signaled they would restart service in …

New Mexico’s High Court Will Hear Workers’ Comp Case

The New Mexico Supreme Court plans to review a lower court ruling that cleared the way for farm and ranch laborers across the state to receive workers’ compensation benefits. The justices issued a brief order suspending a ruling by the …