The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory until 4p Sunday for north central and north western New Mexico, with a Winter Storm Warning in effect for the higher elevations of the northern mountains. Gusty winds will bring some bitter cold temperatures, with wind chill factors making it feel significantly colder.
When Albuquerque photographer Wes Naman invited friends to pose for a series of what was meant to be goofy portraits, neither he nor his models had any idea the images would end up reaching millions of people across the globe.
KUNM Call In Show Thu. 12/5 8a: The City of Rio Rancho experienced an 80 per cent increase in its population from the year 2000 to 2013. Neighbor to the state's largest city, Albuquerque, Rio Rancho continues to grow and has blossomed into New Mexico's third-largest city.
We'll take a close look at the rapid growth - has the city been able to meet the challenges of providing essential services and health care, protecting the environment and creating jobs?
UPDATE 10:20a: UNM Police say classes can return to normal after an anonymous bomb threat was called in Tuesday morning. The LoboAlert system sent an "All Clear" message at 10:15a thanking the campus for its cooperation.
UNM's Mitchell, Ortega and Popejoy Halls were evacuated at 8:20a Tuesday. According to a UNM Emergency Alert text message sent to staff and students, police are investigating an anonymous bomb threat.
Police have asked people to avoid these areas of the Albuquerque campus until further notice.
An effort to establish a high-tech research and development center in downtown Albuquerque could get an infusion of some serious cash depending on what the University of New Mexico's Board of Regents decides.
The regents will review proposals to invest $13 million in the Innovate Albuquerque initiative during a special meeting Friday. This will be their first opportunity to fully vet the project.
Gov. Susana Martinez will ask the Legislature to provide $600,000 next year for telemedicine services to help provide access to medical specialists for patients and primary care providers in rural areas.
The governor proposed Monday that the money be used for buying and installing equipment and computer technology, such as teleconferencing video systems.
If the money is approved by lawmakers, Martinez said, health care provider organizations could apply for grants.
Carlsbad Caverns National Park in southeastern New Mexico is considered to be a natural wonder of the world. Recently, cavers surveying the limestone caverns formed over millions of years came across an unexplored chamber. It's the largest discovery at the park in decades.
A lawsuit says a New Mexico corrections officer used a "chemical agent" on a woman's genitals after authorities found a plastic baggie protruding from her vagina.
The federal lawsuit filed last week by the American Civil Liberties Union of New Mexico says the Bernalillo County corrections officer sprayed the chemical agents twice on the woman's genitals during a strip search in Nov. 2011.
ACLU officials say the chemical agent was pepper spray and was used to "punish" the woman.
The 400-year-old San Miguel Church in Socorro County is getting a $1.1 million grant to complete a restoration and expand services.
The grant from the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation, along with $400,000 dollars raised in the community, will be used for a museum, a gift shop and a classroom for at risk youth programs at the historic church, which was founded in 1598.
Conrad Hilton of the famous hotel line was baptized at the San Miguel Mission, and Pastor Andy Pavlak says he got help from some of Hilton’s distant relatives when he applied for the funding.
Two New Mexico citizen groups are repeating demands for the federal Environmental Protection Agency to conduct an independent review of the Kirtland Air Force Base groundwater contamination.
The Albuquerque Journal reports that the Albuquerque-based Citizen Action and the environmental group Amigos Bravos sent a letter last week calling on the EPA to conduct its own preliminary assessment.
By The Santa Fe New Mexican and The Associated Press
A dispatch recording reveals that New Mexico State Police never provided a reason for a high-speed pursuit the night a 39-year-old Santa Fe woman was shot and killed by police.
The Santa Fe New Mexican reports that recently released audio recorded early on Nov. 7 between a Santa Fe police dispatcher and state police dispatcher shows that state police failed to provide a reason before reporting shots were fired.
As a result, Santa Fe police never came for backup.
ByAndy Lyman and The Santa Fe New Mexican and The Associated Press
A state District Court judge has ruled in favor of Gov. Susana Martinez's administration and its implementation of new teacher evaluations.
Democratic State Senator Howie Morales joined two other lawmakers and the state's teachers unions to try and stop the Public Education Department from moving forward with the new plan.
Morales, who is running for the Democratic nomination for Governor next year, says the Martinez Administration shouldn't have used a top-down process of adding the new plan without buy-in from lawmakers.
A watchdog group has filed a lawsuit seeking the release of nuclear safety records for Sandia National Laboratories.
The suit filed Friday in federal court in Albuquerque alleges the National Nuclear Security Administration has withheld documents and work papers for more than two years about whether nuclear reactors at Sandia have experienced shutdowns, accidents or violated safety regulations.
It also alleges a continuing pattern and practice of wrongful delay by the NNSA to violate the Freedom of Information Act.
In Socorro County this week, the Festival of the Cranes draws thousands of tourists. Sandhill cranes and snow geese draw the big crowds, but the Bosque del Apache Wildlife Refuge hosts more than just migrating birds.
Six sandhill cranes swirl above us, deciding whether or not they’re going to land. We’re standing at a pullout along Highway 1, south of San Antonio, New Mexico.
The US Fish and Wildlife Department held a 3-hour meeting Wednesday night to receive public comment on a controversial new recovery plan for the endangered Mexican Gray Wolf. The proposed changes have created quite a stir and people logged nearly 100 comments.
It was cold and rainy Wednesday night, but that didn’t stop about 200 hundred people from gathering in Albuquerque to express their widely disparate views on one pesky animal. The topic was the Mexican Gray Wolf.
NM Teachers Object To Evaluation System - Associated Press
Unions representing teachers and other educational employees organized protests Wednesday against a teacher evaluation system by Republican Gov. Susana Martinez's administration that heavily bases ratings on student performance on standardized tests.
National Education Association and the American Federation of Teachers encouraged teachers to wear black and participate in rallies across the state.
Flamenco was born when wandering Roma gypsies blended dance and musical traditions with those of southern Spain. Award winning dancer and Albuquerque native Alice Blumenfeld recently spent a year in Spain delving into the tradition.
"I don't know, maybe I was born dancing ," she said. "I started taking dance classes when I was 3, starting with ballet."
The measure to ban abortions at 20 weeks has been defeated by Albuquerque voters.
With 48 of 50 vote centers reporting, 54 percent of voters rejected the ordinance. Forty-five percent of voters supported it.
Turnout in the city's special election surpassed turnout in the recent mayoral race and early voting played a large part. Nearly 44,000 voters cast their ballots early while over 33,000 voters went to the polls on election day.
Voters in Albuquerque will soon decide the fate of a controversial ballot measure that would limit abortion rights. If approved, the measure would prohibit Albuquerque doctors from terminating a pregnancy, in any way, past the 20 week gestational mark. It does include an exception to the rule though- for when a woman's life is in immediate danger. But some argue the exception doesn't go far enough, and that it could end up dangerously tying the hands of doctors treating women with complicated pregnancies.
The City of Albuquerque, along with a regional recycling company, are drawing back the curtain to give the public a behind-the-scenes peek at more than just the usual boxes and cans. They're offering tours of the new facility on Saturday.
By now, most Albuquerque residents know they can put recyclable materials in their newly issued blue bins. What might be a surprise is that the list of approved materials is extensive and has been expanded.
President Barack Obama held a press conference Thursday in Washington D.C. He announced that his repeated promise, that people who liked their current insurance plans could keep them, was made in good faith and will be honored. Then reporters pressed him over a flawed rollout of the Affordable Care Act.