64 Articles in Southern News
img Violence looms over New Mexico Legislature as work begins

New Mexico legislators prepared to tap a multibillion-dollar budget surplus as they take on daunting challenges of surging gun violence and more.


Published: Sunday January 29 2023

img Some details emerge in fatal I-25 crash as investigation continues

An NMSP spokesperson said the crash involved a Chevy pick-up truck and a semi-truck. Police are still working to identify the victim.


Published: Sunday January 29 2023

img Prosecutors: New Mexico candidate is a danger to community

Prosecutors say Solomon Peña is a danger to the community and should be detained pending trial.


Published: Sunday January 29 2023

img Police: Las Cruces man dealing drugs sexually assaulted teen boy

Acuna is currently being held in jail as of the publication of this article, as the court determines whether Acuna's arrest constitutes a violation of his release conditions.


Published: Sunday January 29 2023

img Police provide update on Solano, Lohman crash

The victim at the center of a crash on Lohman Avenue and Solano Drive has died, according to a statement released by police Thursday.


Published: Sunday January 29 2023

img Jonathan Smith takes plea deal for involvement in Mike Peake attack

One of the suspects involved in an attack on New Mexico State basketball player Mike Peake in November has pleaded guilty for his involvement.


Published: Sunday January 29 2023

img I-25 near University closed after a fatal crash

An NMSP spokesperson confirmed that one person died while another person was airlifted to an El Paso hospital.


Published: Sunday January 29 2023

img Here’s who’s vying for the open bench in district court

The Nominating Commission announced the start of the nominating process Tuesday after Judge Mary Rosner left the court on Dec. 31, 2022.


Published: Sunday January 29 2023

img Flood infrastructure and housing among southern NM legislative asks

During a two-hour meeting, the air buzzed with requests, concerns and questions for state lawmakers about how to spend a $3.6 billion budget surplus.


Published: Sunday January 29 2023

img Fire damages mobile home on south Valley Drive

Las Cruces firefighters extinguished a mobile home fire on south Valley Drive early Tuesday evening.


Published: Sunday January 29 2023

img Feds will not seek death penalty in El Paso Walmart mass shooting case

Federal prosecutors said "the Government will not seek the death penalty" in the mass shooting that targeted Hispanics.


Published: Sunday January 29 2023

img El Paso man charged with killing two in Chapparal crash

According to a criminal complaint, Jose Marrero and Desiree Seanez died in the wreck.


Published: Sunday January 29 2023

img Clean air in schools could become New Mexico law

The Public School Ventilation Act would help keep students, staff and teachers healthy, the bill's sponsor says.


Published: Sunday January 29 2023

img City warns of wallet-busting gas bills in January

With the expected increase, LCU said they would offer additional payment plans for the foreseeable future.


Published: Sunday January 29 2023

img City preparing expo to make a case for electric homes

On Friday and Saturday, the City of Las Cruces will host an exposition and training seminar making the case that homeowners and developers should electrify their homes.


Published: Sunday January 29 2023

img City OKs reimbursements for storefronts. Here's who is eligible

Councilors approved a resolution establishing the Small Business Store Front Repair Program with some modifications.


Published: Sunday January 29 2023

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Deming Headlight

by: Headlight Staff 

img Deming couple charged in December shooting

The couple were charged following an investigation in which shots were fired at a group of teenage boys on Dec.


Published: Saturday January 28 2023

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Roswell Daily Record

by: By Alex Ross Roswell Daily Record

imgBill to redefine combined cycle natural gas as renewable energy defeated

A bill to define combined cycle natural gas as a renewable energy source under state law was defeated in its first legislative committee.


Published: Friday January 27 2023 08:26AM

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Roswell Daily Record

by: By Terri Harber Roswell Daily Record

imgAssessment of Roswell Animal Services complete


Published: Friday January 27 2023 00:30AM

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Roswell Daily Record

by: By Terri Harber Roswell Daily Record

imgCost rises for cemetery project


Published: Friday January 27 2023 00:15AM

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Roswell Daily Record

by: By Alex Ross Roswell Daily Record

imgVasquez assigned to House Armed Services Committee

U.S. Rep. Gabe Vasquez of New Mexico's 2nd Congressional District has been assigned to serve on the U.S. House Armed Services Committee.


Published: Friday January 27 2023

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Roswell Daily Record

by: By Lisa Dunlap Roswell Daily Record

imgCounty commissioners will consider tax extension

Chaves County residents will have an opportunity next month to give their views on whether the county should continue one of its gross receipts taxes beyond this summer.


Published: Friday January 27 2023

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Deming Headlight

by: Algernon D'Ammassa, Deming Headlight 

img Deming woman speaks out on harassment, sexual assault

On Feb. 22, 2019, 17-year-old Sierra Valdespino came home from work, immediately walked into her bathroom and began washing her mouth.


Published: Friday January 27 2023

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Deming Headlight

by: Algernon D'Ammassa, Deming Headlight 

img Deming school board welcomes good audit, leases air space for solar project

The school board entered into an unusual lease with a solar developer aiming to build car ports with solar panels.


Published: Thursday January 26 2023

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Deming Headlight

by: Algernon D'Ammassa, Deming Headlight 

img Deming closes city hall to public after threats against staff

The city of Deming’s municipal offices were abruptly closed to the public Wednesday morning in response to threats against city staff after shockingly.


Published: Thursday January 26 2023

img New Mexico lawmakers advance bill to fund local climate change response

The bill would require New Mexico adopt a statewide plan to address climate change and take preventative measures for the impacts of extreme weather.


Published: Wednesday January 25 2023

img City mulls aggressive redevelopment plans, debates where to focus

As the city prepares for aggressive redevelopment in blighted areas, Council was forced to pick between two districts: West Picacho and El Paseo.


Published: Wednesday January 25 2023

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Deming Headlight

by: Billy Armendariz 

img Deming High plans FFA expansion

Austin Polk and student officers of the Future Farmers of America program at Deming High School discuss plans for program.


Published: Wednesday January 25 2023

img Who backed Solomon Peña’s campaign?

Before he was accused of orchestrating the shootings at elected officials’ homes, he was able to court an influential New Mexico conservative.


Published: Tuesday January 24 2023

img Planners for southern N.M. reproductive health clinic talk next steps

Lawmakers could approve a one-time $10 million investment to build the facility in Las Cruces, N.M., near the Texas border.


Published: Tuesday January 24 2023

img Oil and gas companies moving into Permian Basin in $100M string of deals

The Permian Basin was forecast to produce about 5.65 barrels of oil a day (bpd)in February, growing by 30,000 bpd from January.


Published: Tuesday January 24 2023

img New Mexico AG seeks to codify abortion rights, nullify bans

New Mexico's attorney general is asking the state Supreme Court to nullify abortion ordinances passed in recent months in some communities.


Published: Tuesday January 24 2023

img Mothers speak out as judge sentences teen convicted of murder

Police don't believe he pulled the trigger. But a jury convicted him of murder anyway. Now, a judge decided on a sentence for a convcted teen.


Published: Tuesday January 24 2023

img 'Local control' of renewable energy pushed in New Mexico Senate bill

The bill would authorize city, county or Indigenous governments to purchase or generate renewable energy for sale to constituents.


Published: Tuesday January 24 2023

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Deming Headlight

by: Algernon D'Ammassa, Deming Headlight 

img Deming residents hit with shocking natural gas bills


Published: Tuesday January 24 2023

img New Mexico candidate charged in shooting case denied bond

Solomon Peña, 39, is charged with multiple counts that include shooting at a dwelling and possession of a firearm by a felon.


Published: Monday January 23 2023

img Fire in vacant building causes minor damage

Las Cruces firefighters were called to a fire in a vacant building on north Main Street Saturday morning.


Published: Monday January 23 2023

img Defendant in Walmart mass shooting set to plead guilty in federal case

The shooting left 23 people dead and dozens more injured.


Published: Monday January 23 2023

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Deming Headlight

by: Algernon D'Ammassa, Deming Headlight 

img El Paso Diocese sex abuse lawsuit settled

A civil complaint alleged sexual abuse by a priest based in El Paso over 50 years ago.


Published: Monday January 23 2023

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Alamagordo Daily News

by: Submitted to the Alamogordo Daily News

img Mirhonda Good a candidate for U.S. Presidential Scholarship

The U.S. Presidential Scholars Program was established in 1964 by Executive Order of the President to recognize some of our nation’s most distinguished graduating seniors.


Published: Sunday January 22 2023

img How did pro-oil candidates fare in New Mexico's 2022 elections?

In New Mexico, 89 percent of voters polled said conservation issues were important, and 79 percent said they would directly influence who they voted for.


Published: Sunday January 22 2023

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Deming Headlight

by: Algernon D'Ammassa, Deming Headlight 

img Village of Columbus cancels regular meeting amid accounting questions


Published: Sunday January 22 2023

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Deming Headlight

by: Billy Armendariz 

img Mimbres Valley students lead workforce initiative

Student officers reflect on their leadership of New Mexico SkillsUSA, a student workforce development organization.


Published: Sunday January 22 2023

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Deming Headlight

by: Algernon D'Ammassa, Deming Headlight 

img Deming City Council: No federal, state help available for heating bills

City administrator Aaron Sera said the city was hoping a new pricing agreement would bring relief to Deming households in the coming weeks.


Published: Sunday January 22 2023

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Deming Headlight

by: Algernon D'Ammassa, Deming Headlight 

img Silver Linings cheers plans for transitional housing

Although Deming's resource center for unhoused people is not a shelter, its presence and the need it serves is felt in a neighborhood one block away f.


Published: Friday January 20 2023

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Deming Headlight

by: Headlight Staff 

Republicans propose limits to emergency powers

GOP lawmakers in the New Mexico Legislature are heading a new effort at limiting the governor's emergency powers.


Published: Friday January 20 2023

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Deming Headlight

by: Headlight Editorial, The Deming Headlight 

img Time to modernize New Mexico Legislature

Proposal to lengthen sessions would be a step toward modernizing the Roundhouse


Published: Thursday January 19 2023

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Deming Headlight

by: Robert Nott, The Santa Fe New Mexican 

img Nostalgia and Relief: Former lawmakers miss the action — somewhat


Published: Thursday January 19 2023

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Deming Headlight

by: Algernon D'Ammassa, Deming Headlight 

img Luna County lawmakers react to governor’s budget


Published: Thursday January 19 2023

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Deming Headlight

by: Billy Armendariz 

img ‘A historian for our school district’

The man known as 'the picture guy' is retiring.


Published: Wednesday January 18 2023

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Deming Headlight

by: Headlight Staff 

Friday the 13th was a busy day for Deming police

The weekend was comparatively quiet after several arrests on Friday


Published: Wednesday January 18 2023

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Deming Headlight

by: Headlight Staff 

Former provost sues NMSU over firing

Carol Parker is taking New Mexico State University to court over her termination.


Published: Wednesday January 18 2023

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Deming Headlight

by: James Wayne, Galehead Development 

img Opinion: South Peak solar development would be a resource for Luna County


Published: Monday January 16 2023

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Deming Headlight

by: Algernon D'Ammassa, Deming Headlight 

img Deming will see ‘damaging’ gas bills; solution in the works

At a town hall meeting, city leaders warned that natural gas prices increased again; but a negotiated rate may bring bills down by March.


Published: Saturday January 14 2023

img US border authorities roll out updated pursuit policy

U.S. border authorities announced changes to their policy for pursuing smugglers and other crime suspects.


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img The Reporter's Notebook Podcast, Ep. 51: Migratory Birds are Dying

This week, we’re talking to NMSU professors Martha Desmond and Tim Wright about the recent deaths of migratory birds — and what can be done about it.


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img Permian Basin production expected to grow, industry curbs impacts

New Mexico added three oil and gas drilling rigs in the last week for a total of 103 rigs as of Jan. 13, records show.


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img Otero County Commission rejects bid from CSG to run detention center

The evaluation committee recommended the commission not approve the bid.


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img New Mexico debates impacts of proposed federal oil and gas reforms

Industry leaders in New Mexico argued ongoing efforts to reform federal oil and gas regulations could impede fossil fuel development.


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Alamagordo Daily News

by: Kiwanis Club

img Kiwanis Club BUG students named

Bring Up Grades, or BUG, is a program designed to provide recognition to students who raise their grades from one grading period to the next.


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Alamagordo Daily News

by: Rio Yamat

img Ex-GOP candidate arrested in shootings at lawmakers' homes

Albuquerque Police Chief Harold Medina describes Pena as the "mastermind" of what he says appears to be a politically motivated conspiracy.


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img Energy and environmental takeaways from 2023 Mexico State of the State

The speech marked the opening of the 60-day Legislative Session, intended to focus on policy initiatives lawmakers will consider for the coming years.


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img Energy and environment bills to watch in the New Mexico Legislature

Here’s a look at energy and environment bills to watch or look out for at the start of the 2023 Legislative Session.


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