• N.M. youth tobacco use rates hit historic lows

    The rate of cigarette smoking by New Mexico high school students has dropped by more than 50 percent over the last decade to the lowest…

  • Caverns’ main elevators still out of service for another holiday

    There could be long lines at Carlsbad Caverns National Park during one of the tourist attraction’s biggest weekends since a deadline to modernize the park’s…

  • All state courts to fully open to public beginning July 2

    All state courts will be fully open to the public during daily business hours with the beginning of the new fiscal year in July. “The…

  • Land office sues state engineer to stop unlawful water use

    State Land Commissioner Aubrey Dunn filed a petition late Thursday in district court that seeks to prevent the State Engineer from issuing unlawful temporary water…

  • Feeling sunny

    10-year-old Lariah Leon chooses to paint her sunflower yellow based on her perspective of the music being played in the background this morning during an…

  • N.M. counties receive $42.6M in PILT payments

    U.S. Sens. Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich have announced counties across New Mexico will receive more than $42.6 million through the Payment in Lieu of…

  • ‘Sicario’ sequel depicts border sans political agenda

    The action thriller “Sicario: Day of the Soldado” on the surface looks like a political movie. The sequel to the 2015 hit “Sicario” presents a…

  • Commission hears public comment on right-to-work

    Although the Eddy County Commission was not yet presenting a definitive ordinance on the issue, Tuesday’s board meeting at the Artesia Public Schools Administration Building…

  • Archaeologist for a Day

    More than 85 aspiring young archaeologists spent the morning digging up bones during an “Archaeologist for a Day” event at the Artesia Historical Museum and…

  • N.M. falls into last place in child wellbeing

    As the number of children living in poverty and without health insurance increased in New Mexico, the state fell to last place nationwide in child…