In an ongoing effort to recover six guns stolen in a Christmas day burglary, the Los Lunas police department is offering to buy back the weapons taken from a local Wal-Mart.
Police Chief Roy Melnick says the department will pay anyone who may have bought the stolen guns the same price they paid, as long as they give them information that might lead them to the suspects who burglarized the store early Christmas morning.
Among the items stolen were five Remington rifles and a Remington shotgun.
Los Lunas police say the suspects were in a white pickup.
Gov. Susana Martinez's administration says New Mexico is on track to establish a health insurance exchange this year now that the federal government has given the green light to the state's plan for a clearinghouse to help small businesses and individuals buy affordable health coverage.
New Mexico received conditional approval from the federal government on Thursday for its plan for a state-run exchange.
Governors of five states that are home to the lesser prairie chicken, including Governor Susana Martinez of New Mexico, say they're disappointed the federal government has proposed listing the bird as threatened.
However they said they're encouraged that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service isn't proposing listing the lesser prairie chicken as endangered. A final decision on a listing is expected this fall.
Some ranchers, wind farms and others have worried that listing the bird as threatened could hurt their operations by leading to more regulations on the bird's habitat.
Republican Gov. Susana Martinez says she will ask the Legislature to lower New Mexico's corporate income tax rate to provide an incentive for economic development.
Martinez proposes to reduce the corporate tax rate to 4.9 percent from 7.6 percent over several years. The governor says New Mexico's tax rate is higher than neighboring states and needs to be reduced to make New Mexico more competitive.
That's right in line with economists' expectations and is another sign of steady, though modest, growth in employment. In November, employers added an estimated 161,000 jobs. The average monthly gain in 2012 was 153,000 jobs, BLS says. That's the same average as in 2011.
First, people wore suits and ties, dresses or skirts to work. Then came casual Fridays. Then the tech industry destroyed dress codes. Congress is one of the last places people dress up, and we know how that's turned out.