• Recent rains have little effect on Ogallala Aquifer

    Southeastern New Mexico has had some rain, but it’s likely not doing much to recharge the Ogallala Aquifer. Mike Johnson with the Office of the…

  • New Mexico museums to cease free admission on Sundays

    Starting next month, New Mexico residents will no longer be able to enjoy the state’s museums for free every Sunday. In an effort to reduce…

  • Oil-rights sales dip on trust lands

    Annual revenues from the sale of oil and natural gas leases on New Mexico trust land have dipped to their lowest level in at least…

  • Slumping oil economy still hurting eastern N.M.

    The slumping oil economy in eastern New Mexico is continuing to affect the once booming region. The Hobbs News-Sun reports that gross receipts tax revenues…

  • Not ‘Stairway’… denied: Jury finds Zeppelin didn’t steal riff

    Led Zeppelin did not steal a riff from an obscure 1960s instrumental tune to use for the introduction of its classic rock anthem “Stairway to…

  • Obamas enjoy the wonder of the Caverns

    A member of the National Park Service leads Malia Obama, President Barack Obama, first lady Michelle Obama, and Sasha Obama on a tour of Carlsbad…

  • Martinez eyes statewide fireworks ban amidst dry weather

    New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez is urging local leaders to consider the viability of banning fireworks amid dangerous wildfire conditions. The Portales News-Tribune reports Martinez…

  • Roswell slaying suspect in custody of Interpol

    The New Mexico attorney general says the man accused of killing his wife and four daughters before escaping to Mexico has been transferred into the…

  • Obama, family visiting Carlsbad Caverns

    After an emotionally trying week, President Barack Obama is heading west to celebrate the raw beauty of America’s national parks as the system nears its…

  • State settles with Midland oil well operator

    New Mexico oilfield regulators have reached a settlement agreement with a Texas well operator in response to spills of oily salt water at the company’s…