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13 min ago | Yes! Magazine

How Residents of a Rural New Mexico County Fought the Fracking Barons and Won-For Now

My parents live in Chacon, New Mexico, in a wind-chapped finger of high-mountain Mora Valley. My grandparents were determined to spend their last days there and are buried in Chacon's campo santo .


Related Topix: Chacon, NM, Mora County, NM, Agriculture, Science, Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought, US News, Liberal Political News

4 hrs ago | Business Journal

New Nmhix Ceo says brokers will be key to the exchange's success

New Mexico Health Insurance Exchange CEO Amy Dowd said working with insurance brokers and agents will be a key to the exchange's ability to get more New Mexicans to enroll in health plans. The new CEO of the New Mexico Health Insurance Exchange said that working with insurance agents and brokers will be a key to the marketplace's success during the upcoming open-enrollment period.


Related Topix: New Mexico Government, Health Insurance, Health

5 hrs ago | KOB-TV New Mexico

NM nonprofit receives $150,000 grant from Blue Cross and Blue Shield

A New Mexico nonpartisan, nonprofit organization received a $150,000 grant over a three-year period from Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Mexico Monday. BCBSNM provided the grant to New Mexico Appleseed to help continue their work on hunger, homelessness, child abuse, and poverty in New Mexico.


Related Topix: New Mexico Government

10 hrs ago | National Public Radio

Who Determines Whether Someone Has A 'Latino Heart'?

When New Mexico Democratic gubernatorial candidate Gary King told the crowd at the Democratic Party of Valencia County annual fundraiser on September 6, that Republican Governor Susana Martinez "does not have a Latino heart," he was reportedly paraphrasing previous remarks made by the famous labor icon and native New Mexican Dolores Huerta. King probably meant to say that Governor Martinez's policies don't align with the policy preferences of New Mexico's Latino electorate, but by parroting Huerta, he may have inserted a racial element into the campaign that could cause some Latino voters to pause.


Related Topix: New Mexico Government, Susana Martinez, US Governors, US News

11 hrs ago | Business Journal

New Mexico health centers to share $4 million

Sixteen health centers in New Mexico will receive more than $4 million to expand primary care services. The money is available through the Affordable Care Act.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Senator Tom Udall, Tom Udall, US Senate, US House of Representatives, Representative Martin Heinrich, Democrat, Senator Martin Heinrich, New Mexico Government

12 hrs ago | Business Journal

Night work keeping parts of interchange closed

According to the New Mexico Department of Transportation, I-25 southbound will be closed at Alameda. from 7 p.m. through 6 a.m. daily through Friday.


Related Topix: New Mexico Government

Sun Sep 14, 2014

National Journal

How a Republican Stays Afloat in a Hispanic-Majority Border District

Inside a local radio station near New Mexico's dusty eastern border, Steve Pearce needs just one take as he breezily speaks-in English-to his district's Hispanic community during a mock 15-minute radio "interview" for a paid campaign infomercial to be aired next month on Spanish-language stations. A conservative white lawmaker who is not fluent in Spanish, Pearce, 67, is seen nationally as a bit of a curiosity: A Republican who keeps getting reelected in this sprawling district that is more than half Hispanic and where Democrats have an 8-point edge in voter enrollment.


Related Topix: Immigration Reform, US News, US Politics, John Boehner, Republican, US House of Representatives, Artesia, NM, Reince Priebus

Greenwich Citizen

Climate change threatens New Mexico birds

File-This undated file image provided by the Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge shows sandhill cranes at the refuge near Socorro, N.M. About 50 bird species in New Mexico are being threatened by climate change, according to the study released earlier this week. The study said New Mexico birds at risk include the Bullock's oriole, the prairie falcon, the pinyon jay and the mallard duck, the Santa Fe New Mexican reported Sunday, Sept.


Related Topix: Socorro, NM, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM


New Mexico: No Texting and Driving

A statewide ban on texting while driving takes effect Tuesday in New Mexico. Under the new law, drivers are prohibited from sending or reading text message and e-mails -- even while at a stop light or temporarily stuck in a However, the law does allow a driver to pull over to the side of the road to send or receive a text message.


Related Topix: New Mexico Government

Sat Sep 13, 2014

Farmington Daily Times

Sutherland Farms' Animas River Green Chile Festival offers 'agricultural experience'

Espanola resident Michael Heil, at center, and Farmington resident Marilyn Heil, at right, pick up their roasted green chiles on Saturday at the Animas River Green Chile Festival at Sutherland Farms in Aztec AZTEC - While the most common question asked in New Mexico is red or green, the most frequent inquiry at Sutherland Farms' Animas River Green Chile Festival was bushel or half-bushel. The eighth annual festival provided a chance for people around the Four Corners to get their chile fix while supporting the family-run farm in Aztec.


Related Topix: Life, Food, Food Festival, Agriculture, Science, Espanola, NM, Farmington, NM, Aztec, NM

Farmington Daily Times

First-ever Walk for Autism in San Juan County aims to raise awareness, acceptance

Sarah Shelby, a New Mexico Autism Society board member, poses for a photo on Thursday at her workplace in Farmington. Shelby organized the first-ever Walk for Autism, which will take place later this month at Berg Park in Farmington.


Related Topix: San Juan County, NM, Farmington, NM, Gallup, NM

National Parks Traveler

Special Tours At Fort Union National Monument Offer Rare Chance To Visit Site Of The First Fort Union

The remains of the third, and final, Fort Union are the major feature at the park, and are located about 3/4 mile from the first fort. NPS photo.


Related Topix: US National Parks, Fort Union National Monument, Cimarron, NM, Glorieta, NM

Same-sex marriage one-year anniversary marked in GC

"He said he had gone out of town unexpectedly but was planning to give us flowers,' Katz said. " When we first talked to Robert , he was like, 'I'm not doing that.'


Related Topix: Wedding, Gay/Lesbian

Hispanic Business

The Santa Fe New Mexican Listen Up column

More than a few of those cultural tourists express surprise when they are told that the city does not lapse into silence during the other months. In fact, one would be hard pressed to find an American city of fewer than 100,000 souls that enjoys as rich a classical concert scene when only the locals are listening -- at least if one excluded towns that happen to house music-oriented colleges and conservatories where notes pour forth around the clock.


Related Topix: Arts, Opera, Symphony

American Reporter

MomentumHOW Very High School

What if you woke up and found out the "recession" means that the number of your unemployed friends and neighbors in your home state, New Mexico, rocketed up an astounding 6.3% in one single, solitary, sad and sorry day? You won't hear any tv or radio reports or read any news articles framing the crisis in these terms, but I actually went to the raw numbers, and with a tiny bit of poetic license - which comes from actually having owned and managed businesses - I am fairly certain my numbers are solid. In one 24-hour period, New Mexico - whose officials cautiously bragged that its former 3.9 - 4.9 percent unemployment rate was among the 10-lowest the country - got rocked and socked with bad news.


Related Topix: Questa, NM

Fri Sep 12, 2014

KRQE Albuquerque

O'Keeffe painting could bring in $15M for museum

A Santa Fe museum could soon be more than $10 million richer. That's if one of its most famous paintings, inspired by New Mexico's landscape, sells for as much as experts expect it to in an auction later this year.


Related Topix: Arts, Painting

Silver City Sun-News

Farmers near Mimbres River threaten lawsuit over water meters

ALBUQUERQUE >> Farmers from a narrow strip of fertile land in southwestern New Mexico are accusing the state's top water management agency of violating their constitutional rights. The group is threatening to sue the state engineer's office over a mandate that calls for metering devices to be installed along the Mimbres River.


Related Topix: Mimbres, NM, Albuquerque, NM, Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought, Santa Fe, NM


Legislator critical of spending for break rooms

A New Mexico legislator is criticizing a state agency for spending $600,000 on employee break rooms. KRQE-TV reports that the Department of Health found the money in its budget and used it to build four break rooms in its multistory building in Santa Fe.

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Related Topix: New Mexico Government, Science / Technology

KOB-TV New Mexico

New Mexico ballot to list GOP candidates first

The secretary of state's office said a GOP candidate's name will be listed first in a contested race, and then the Democrat. A minor party candidate, if there's one, appears next and then an independent.



Same-Sex Couples From Texas Flock to New Mexico for Weddings

Rabbi Harry Rosenfeld of Congregation Albert of Albuquerque signs a marriage certificate for a same-sex couple in Albuquerque's Civic Plaza on Aug. 27, 2013. Hacienda DoA a Andrea de Santa Fe is the perfect place for a dream wedding dream.


Related Topix: Wedding, Santa Fe, NM, Santa Fe County, NM, Gay/Lesbian, Taos County, NM


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