Santa Fe New Mexican - Your Morning Headlines


Oil boom, housing crisis bringing sewage problems in camps

State officials said more than 140 unregistered RV parks in Eddy County were violating liquid water requirements. Read more


Police arrest murder suspect

New Mexico State Police arrested James Garcia, 26, and an alleged accomplice Saturday morning on Forest Road 333 in Albuquerque. Read more


What happened to Carmela DeVargas in Santa Fe County jail?

Antonio DeVargas' daughter, Carmela DeVargas, died in the Intensive Care Unit at Christus St. Vincent Regional Medical Center. In telephone conversations with her while she was at the Santa Fe County jail, she told him how sick she felt and how guards laughed at and mocked her when she asked them for help. Read more


A year out, pro-Trump ‘dark money’ pours into 2nd congressional district

Dark money groups are taking an early swipe at Democratic U.S. Rep. Xochitl Torres Small. Read more


State police arrest murder suspect in death of Santa Fe man

New Mexico State Police arrested James Garcia, 26, and an alleged accomplice Saturday morning on Forest Road 333 in Albuquerque. Read more

PRC hearing on San Juan closure to begin

On Monday, the Public Regulation Commission will begin hearing a case on whether a new state clean energy law applies to the pending closure of the San Juan Generating station in Farmington. Read more


Former abuse victim now aiding others at Esperanza Shelter

She first arrived at Esperanza in 2011, hoping to turn her life around. Now, she's the nonprofit’s shelter manager in training. Read more


Big Brothers Big Sisters to mark 40 years in Santa Fe

The 40th anniversary celebration of Big Brothers Big Sisters is Sunday. Read more


EPA again allows use of cyanide ‘bombs’ on coyotes

But records show the state has approved fewer licenses for the controversial devices in recent years. Read more

New Mexico enacts emergency rules to regulate boarding homes

The New Mexico Department of Health has enacted emergency rules to regulate boarding homes, a longt… Read more

Empty Stocking Fund, Dec. 8, 2019

A 22-year-old Española woman lost her job after her car broke down. She is asking for help to pay her rent. Read more


Many don’t have enough food

Food stamps were a lifesaver for me (“Hundreds of thousands are losing access to food stamps,” Dec. 5). I was very pregnant and my husband … Read more

A teacher in every classroom — it's the least schools can do

Ensuring that every child has a qualified teacher seems the least that public schools can do. Read more


Girls high school basketball preview capsules

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Demons, Jaguars rivalry adds fuel to battle for district title

The change in the intensity level of the Jaguars-Demons rivalry coincided with rising fortunes of both teams.  Read more

Nation and World

Ban on surprise medical bills may pass after all

Turns out, even as the impeachment debate blazes, Democrats and Republicans can agree on one thing: They don’t like surprise medical bills. Read more

Aging survivors return to Pearl Harbor to recall '41 attack

About 30 World War II veterans and some 2,000 members of the public joined the survivors. Read more