New Mexico News

Navajo Nation President Extends Crop Insurance Amid New Mexico Drought

Outgoing Navajo Nation President Russell Begaye has extended the tribe’s crop insurance amid ongoing extreme drought conditions. The Gallup Independent reports Begaye signed the insurance contract earlier this month. He says it will protect the tribe’s pastures, rangelands and forage …

Insurer: Not liable for Claims of Embezzlement in New Mexico Matter

Another insurance company has gone to federal court in New Mexico to avoid paying millions of dollars in claims from victims whose trust funds and savings were embezzled. The Albuquerque Journal reported the Cincinnati Insurance Co., based in Fairfield, Ohio, …

New Mexico Man Files Suit Against Store over Chile Pod Slip

A New Mexico man suing a supermarket chain after he says he slipped and fell on a green chile pod. The Albuquerque Journal reported a lawyer for Richard Berman filed a lawsuit last week in Santa Fe District Court two …

Spike in New Mexico Traffic Deaths in August

New Mexico saw a spike in traffic fatalities in August as a deadly crash involving a passenger bus and a semi-trailer killed nine people. Preliminary data compiled by the state Transportation Department and the University of New Mexico shows more …

New Mexico Couple Wins $74M for Baby’s Brain Damage in Delivery

A jury has awarded a New Mexico couple $74 million in a medical malpractice lawsuit involving a son left with brain damage. KOB-TV in Albuquerque reported the jury this month ruled that a women’s health clinic in Hobbs, New Mexico, …

Heavy Rainstorm Damaged New Mexico Homes, Infrastructure

Raging waters from the Santa Fe River and arroyos have caused damage to Santa Fe, N.M. homes, city facilities and infrastructure following a heavy rainstorm. More than 3 inches of rainfall were reported in some areas of northern Santa Fe …

Passenger Bus Crash in New Mexico Kills 3, Injures 24

A crash involving a commercial passenger bus and three other vehicles on a New Mexico highway early Sunday killed three people and injured 24 others, some critically, authorities said. One of the people killed was in a car that struck …

Another Lawsuit From Ex-Worker in New Mexico City

A northern New Mexico city is facing another lawsuit from a former employer in yet another controversy involving its mayor. The Santa Fe New Mexican reports Martin Gonzales, a former public works director of Las Vegas, N.M., is suing the …

New Mexico County Suing over Opioid Crisis

A northwestern New Mexico county is the latest to sue over the opioid crisis. Lawyers for San Juan County filed the challenge late last week against numerous pharmaceutical companies and distributors. The county is seeking relief for the costs of …

Asbestos Found Throughout Giant New Mexico Apartment Complex

Testing has found that there’s asbestos nearly everywhere in an abandoned Alamogordo, N.M. apartment complex, a finding that complicates the city’s desire to demolish the dilapidated property. The Alamogordo Daily News reported that City Manager Maggie Paluch says the contractor …