New Mexico cactus no longer on endangered list

KOB.com Web Staff ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service says there’s good news for a species of New Mexico cactus. Officials say the Kuenzler hedgehog cactus has been down-listed from endangered to threatened. The hedgehog cactus is native to southern New Mexico. When it was first listed,…

NM auditor candidates tout personal experiences

SANTA FE – The two Democrats running for state auditor say they’d bring plenty of experience to the office charged with examining the financial affairs of public agencies in New Mexico. Bill McCamley State Rep. Bill McCamley of Las Cruces is a former Doña Ana County commissioner and current chairman…

Critical drought in NM incites increased awareness of water conservation and activism
Critical drought in NM incites increased awareness of water conservation and activism

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M – One of the creative responses to the water crisis is the National Water Dance. The live-streamed event features dancers from across the USA, Canada, Mexico and Puerto Rico who form a movement choir to inspire environmental action. Representing the water crisis in New Mexico, Keshet Dance has…

Utah’s suit over mine spill transferred to New Mexico court

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) – A panel of federal judges says Utah’s lawsuit over a mine waste spill will be transferred from a Salt Lake City court to one in New Mexico, where three similar suits were filed. The ruling Wednesday by the U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation means the…

New Mexico regulators OK massive wind farms near Texas
New Mexico regulators OK massive wind farms near Texas

In this Aug. 17, 2015, file photo, a farmer plows his recently harvested field under wind turbines in the agricultural area north of Rio Hondo, Texas, near the New Mexico border. New Mexico regulators on Wednesday, March 21, 2018, approved a $1.6 billion plan that calls for building two massive…

Niche names the best places to live in New Mexico – Albuquerque Business First
Niche names the best places to live in New Mexico – Albuquerque Business First

When it comes to education, cost of living and housing and other factors, Los Alamos is the best place to live in New Mexico, according to Niche, a Pittsburgh-based website that analyzes and ranks neighborhoods and schools. The website released its 2018 Best Places to Live list, ranking the Atomic…

Jamie Rayne, Quint Lears named on Professional Builders’ 40 Under 40 list – Albuquerque Business First
Jamie Rayne, Quint Lears named on Professional Builders’ 40 Under 40 list – Albuquerque Business First

Two New Mexico homebuilding leaders landed on Professional Builders’ 40 Under 40 list. Professional Builders, a national trade magazine, recently published its list that included Jamie Rayne, vice president at Bain Cochran Construction, and Quint Lears, sales consultant for Hakes Brothers Homes. The Professional Builders list is the latest accolade…

Report: New Mexico sees increase in anti-Semitic incidents

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) – A civil rights group says harassment, vandalism and assaults against Jewish people and institutions have increased for a third straight year in New Mexico. The Anti-Defamation League released figures Tuesday showing there were 15 reported anti-Semitic incidents in the state in 2017, up 37 percent from…

Armed Fan Christopher Giles Invaded YouTube Couple Gavin Free, Megan Turney’s House
Armed Fan Christopher Giles Invaded YouTube Couple Gavin Free, Megan Turney’s House

An Albuquerque, New Mexico, man broke into the residence of YouTube celebrity couple Gavin Free and Megan Turney on Jan. 26, forcing them to hide in a closet and call 911. Police arrived at the scene and an altercation ensued between the law enforcement officers and the perpetrator. The latter…

Mike Roach takes over as United Business Bank’s new regional senior VP – Albuquerque Business First

Mike Roach has extended and received loans. Working years for both commercial lending banks and commercial real estate development, Roach said he is comfortable in his new role as regional senior vice president for United Business Bank in Albuquerque. The bank is located at 1500 Mercantile Ave., N.E., which was…