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NM Supreme Court orders Otero County to certify primary results

The New Mexico Supreme Court on Wednesday granted a petition by Secretary of State Maggie Toulouse Oliver requiring that the Otero County Commission certify the results of the 2022 primary election no later than today. Commissioners voted unanimously on Monday against certifying the results, citing distrust of Dominion vote-tallying machines. “The voters and candidates of…
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Over and Over and Over Again

It happened again. That phrase has become a platitude. Three empty words we end up typing and speaking every few weeks, every few days. Funerals began this week for 10 people killed in Buffalo, New York. Ten lives ended by an 18-year-old with a rifle. Someone who drove a long distance to cause death. Mass…
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‘Rust’ production company fined for fatal on-set shooting

The production company behind the movie “Rust” was fined the maximum amount allowed under New Mexico law Wednesday for not following safety protocols on set. Details of an investigation by the New Mexico Environment Department’s Occupational Health and Safety Bureau determined that managers with Rust Movie Productions, LLC knew that firearm safety procedures were not…
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United, Sunport partner for ‘immersive experience’

Travelers arriving at the Sunport in Albuquerque will soon be greeted by an “immersive experience” that includes videos, messages, and projections featuring New Mexico United players throughout the facility. The displays are part of a new partnership between the Albuquerque International Sunport, the City of Albuquerque and New Mexico’s favorite soccer team that makes the…
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FAA allows Fiesta balloons to fly over ABQ

The Federal Aviation Administration has agreed to allow hot air balloons to fly over the Albuquerque metro without a costly GPS device required on other aircraft. In September 2021, the FAA began enforcing a 2020 rule that requires all aircraft flying over Albuquerque to have onboard tracking technology installed in the on-board flight computer, something…
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Audiences return to Popejoy for first time since 2019

Popejoy Hall has been closed to the public since March 2020 due to the pandemic, but this week, it welcomed actors and audiences back as the national tour of “Mean Girls” made a stop in Albuquerque. With a book written by Tina Fey, “Mean Girls” is adapted from the 2004 film, also written by Fey.…
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State, UNM require booster shots for most employees

A recent amended state public health order added new vaccine requirements for many workers in New Mexico — requiring those in “higher-risk environments” to receive an additional vaccination against Covid-19. The amended health order, issued Dec. 2 by Acting Health Secretary David R. Scrase, requires a range of workers — such as state employees and…
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Ronchetti quits KRQE, signals run for governor

Now former Chief Meteorologist Mark Ronchetti has submitted his resignation to KRQE, the station announced Thursday. Ronchetti apparently quit abruptly, citing that he planned to run for governor next year. The abrupt resignation could be due in part to reports that Ronchetti’s campaign website went live while he was on the air Thursday evening. Progress…
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Popular app AllTrails leads people to sacred sites, some on tribal lands

by Shaun Griswold, Source New Mexico Leaving the hazy Albuquerque skies, escaping the smoke of distant wildfires covering the Sandia Mountains, you cross west past Nine Mile Hill — maybe make a quick stop to place a wager at the casino — and then drive on until you reach the red rocky mesas. Here, 18-wheelers from…
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No vaccine requirement, capacity limit for Balloon Fiesta

The 49th Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta is set to launch Oct. 2 without capacity restrictions or proof of vaccination against the coronavirus. Face coverings will be required in all indoor areas, and in “crowded outdoor settings,” according to an update provided by Fiesta officials on Wednesday. Masks are also required for passengers riding on enclosed…
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