The New Mexico State football team hasn’t played in a bowl game since 1960.
The Aggies haven’t fielded a team with a winning record since 2002 and attendance has slipped.
Now the hottest debate on the Las Cruces campus is whether the football team should keep playing at the college football’s highest level , consider going down a step [...]
Employees who injure themselves on the job while drunk or under the influence of drugs can continue to receive workers’ compensation benefits because a legislative move to deny such claims has stalled.
Proponents say refusing such payouts is simple common sense.
“I believe it’s a personal responsibility question,” said Rep. Dennis Roch, R-Texico, after his House Bill [...]
After saying she would pay a fine to the Secretary of State’s Office stemming from questionable campaign spending and then saying she would contest it, state Sen. Mary Jane Garcia (D-Doña Ana) announced Thursday (Oct. 26) that she would pay the $1,200 fine after all — as well repaying $3,980 that had been withdrawn from [...]
Mary Jane Garcia has been a Democratic state senator for 23 years and in her bid for a seventh term in the Roundhouse, she has a 3-to-1 edge in campaign contributions on her Republican rival, Lee Cotter. But will charges of campaign finance violations and a $1,200 fine jeopardize her chances of winning a seventh [...]
The board of regents at New Mexico State University didn’t like the job that school president Barbara Couture was doing.
So they got rid of her and gave her a $453,000 buy-out to make her go away and that has more than a few NMSU alums, faculty, students and New Mexico taxpayers hopping mad.
Angry comments ranging [...]
Red-light cameras that communities install to catch drivers speeding or running stop signs cause some people to see red.
In Santa Fe earlier this year, a 63-year-old became a statewide Internet video sensation when, clad in a nightshirt, he fired five shots at a speed camera set up on Bishops Lodge Road.
Last fall in Albuquerque, voters [...]
Senator Mary Kay Papen, D-Las Cruces, and Representative Patricia A. Lundstrom, D-Gallup, co-chairs of the Legislature’s New Mexico Finance Authority Oversight Committee, urged the New Mexico Finance Authority Board to affirm the decision to hire outside legal counsel to investigate the “fake” audit for NMFA’s 2011 fiscal year, according to a report by the Las [...]
Add another weird chapter in the long, strange political trip in Sunland Park.
On Friday (May 4), the city council of the troubled border town in southern New Mexico was supposed to appoint a new mayor after the state Attorney General’s Office had ruled last week that a previous council meeting that appointed 24-year-old Javier Perea [...]
And the charges just keep on comin’ for Sunland Park’s Daniel Salinas. The count is now up to 33.
The man who used to be the mayor pro tem of the New Mexico border town and actually won election to the mayor’s office in March but was denied taking office due to extortion, bribery and election [...]
Some 10 days after being selected as the mayor of Sunland Park, 24-year-old Javier Perea stepped down — for now — from the position on Friday (April 27) after the office of Attorney General Gary King declared that the border town’s city council violated the state’s Open Meetings Act when it selected Perea.
Back on April [...]