SANDOVAL COUNTY – Sandoval County Clerk Eileen Garbagni said the New Mexico Supreme Court’s ruling on Thursday allowing same-gender couples to marry cleared the way for her to issue marriage licenses.
PLACITAS – Sen. Martin Heinrich, D-N.M., and Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham, D-N.M., have introduced legislation in the U.S. Senate and House to add the Crest of Montezuma to the north end of the Cibola National Forest and shift its management from the Bureau of Land Management to the U.S. Forest Service.
NORTH VALLEY – The Environmental Education Building at Bachechi Open Space has been recognized for its design.
RIO RANCHO – Ryan Smith, online marketing manager for Ad House Advertising in Rio Rancho, was chosen as one of five Ambassadors for the Google Partner program, a certification of digital ad agencies worldwide, Ad House said in a news release.
RIO RANCHO – AT&T announced that it has activated two new 4G mobile Internet cell sites in the city.
WEST SIDE – Albuquerque’s Animal Welfare Department is holding two pet adoption events on the West Side today.
RIO RANCHO – Outdated and unwanted telephone books will be collected from Jan. 2 through March 7 in the city by Dex, Waste Management and the city’s Keep Rio Rancho Beautiful Division.
Two men driving a Lincoln Navigator were arrested in Santa Fe late Wednesday after a report that they were pursuing another vehicle driven by a woman who said the men had attacked her car with a machete and possibly shot at it.
A man and a woman were found dead from gunshot wounds in a home south of Española on Wednesday morning in what is believed to be a murder-suicide, a Rio Arriba County Sheriff’s Office spokesman said.
Trees found in the Sandia Mountains that have been decorated with Christmas ornaments, strings of cranberries, popcorn and apples might be pretty, but they have Forest Service officials concerned.
Kathy Guimond, chief of police at the University of New Mexico for more than 18 years, plans to retire in June.
SANTA FE – The state’s Alcohol and Gaming Division has imposed a $20,000 fine and other penalties on a Roswell bar for over-serving patrons before a deadly 2009 motorcycle crash.