- Governor Susana Martinez continues to be very popular in New Mexico, with 66 percent of New Mexicans approving of the job Martinez is doing to just 29 percent disapproving of the way she is doing her job. The numbers come from a KOB poll by SurveyUSA.
- Attorney General Gary King defended the release of emails as part of the Inspection of Public Records Act. Republicans have criticized the release of the emails, saying they were stolen and involved non-public materials.
- New Mexico In Depth says 1,500 critically ill New Mexicans face an uncertain future as the state and federal governments decide who will fund their health care.
- Las Cruces' city commission approved strengthened campaign policies for municipal elections.
- The Santa Fe New Mexican looks at the possible electoral effects of annexation of areas of Santa Fe County into Santa Fe's city limits.
- A state district court judge will rule that taxpayer funds can go to fund textbooks for private schools, the Santa Fe New Mexican reports.
- New Mexico's Economic Development Department approved a small grant to train workers for a solar company in Northern New Mexico.
- Taos internet was affected by hackers looking to manipulate the internet currency known as Bitcoin.
- The Daily Drought Digest:
A forest fire that flared up Friday afternoon was quickly contained.
There are large brush fires in southern New Mexico the Las Cruces Sun-News reports.
- The oil and gas industry doesn't like the new rules on fracking.
- A former inspector has reservations about a proposed horse slaughterhouse.
Among his concerns is whether the horses can be humanely killed in the manner described by De Los Santos. De Los Santos took a Journal reporter on a tour of the plant recently and described the process, which involved shooting a retractable 8-inch-long bolt into the animal’s skull to destroy its brain. The horse would then be hung up, stabbed and drained of blood.
Friedlander also said that because horses are skittish and have longer necks, it is more difficult for slaughterhouse workers to effectively stun the animals with a bolt gun used on cattle.
- I haven't seen it since I read my news online, but the Deming Headlight announced a change in looks.
- Panelists at a hearing of commercial real estate leaders said that education is the key to a better workforce in New Mexico.
- The city of Rio Rancho was told to expect even bigger losses out of the Santa Ana Star Center next year. The arena has been a money pit for the city since it opened.
- The Town of Taos is really bracing for a Mumford and Sons concert.
Town Manager Oscar Rodríguez went over a draft map detailing closures, parking areas and shuttle routes with the council. He said once it has been finalized it will be widely distributed, including as an email to ticketholders, as an insert in The Taos News and at taosnews.com.
- Former Aztec mayor Michael Arnold died in a plane crash.
- Mayor Richard Berry's plan to improve Albuquerque received $3 million in funding.
- Labor will rally in favor of Northern New Mexico College after "mass firings" and a large increase in student fees.
- A ban on expanding an Army site in the Raton area was extended for another year.
- LULAC is not happy about what they say is a "disturbing" pattern of officials saying no Spanish is allowed in New Mexico high school athletics.
- Larry the Cable Guy was in Alamogordo for his show "Only in America" which is apparently pretty good.
The aquifer under Albuquerque is actually growing despite the drought.
The Los Alamos Reservoir is filling up again after a dam was rebuilt. But it is happening slowly.
The run off from winter snows has been disappointing this year and the reservoir is filling very slowly. Currently there are about three acre feet of water in the reservoir that has a capacity of approximately 25 acre feet.