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Past articles by Rick:

Bill seeks to bring transparency to New Mexico’s beleaguered CYFD

Some contend a lack of transparency has allowed the agency to function without much oversight or accountability. → Read More

Man claims casino refused massive payout on slot machine jackpot

The 74-year-old man from Las Cruces says he won $542,000 on a slot machine at San Felipe Pueblo's Black Mesa Casino on Feb. 25. → Read More

Kidney transplant trailblazer to speak at symposium in Albuquerque

900 New Mexicans are newly added to the dialysis list each year. → Read More

Rescued tiger cub gets new home at Colorado animal sanctuary

The male Bengal tiger cub that Albuquerque police found inside a mobile home while investigating a shooting last month is healthy and content in his new Colorado home — and has gained 5 pounds since he entered quarantine at the ABQ BioPark Zoo. → Read More

Month-long city operation leads to capture of nearly 90 violent offenders

Nearly 90 violent fugitives were arrested during a 30-day multi-agency operation in Albuquerque &#15 ... → Read More

UNM youth leadership program seeks funding

The leadership of the local African American community is aging, and there are not enough young Blac ... → Read More

Here's how much the 2022 Balloon Fiesta generated for the Albuquerque economy

The nine-day event attracted nearly 828,800 guest visits — about 76% of them from outside of New Mexico. → Read More

Hispano Chamber launches online crime stats portal

Access is free and users can see the rates of violent and property crime within a selected New Mexico legislative district. → Read More

Dudley called New Mexico's 'grandmother of childhood development'

An author, poet and photographer, Mary Neary Dudley died unexpectedly at a local hospital on Jan. 27. She was 79. → Read More

Satanic Temple to offer abortion services in New Mexico

Services offered online at The Samuel Alito's Mom's Satanic Abortion Clinic include health screenings. → Read More

Longtime pilot Chuck Leonard found his calling in the sky

It was a life-threatening, nightmarish situation that could have turned out a lot worse. In 1985, ai ... → Read More

Anti-retail theft operation results in 11 arrests

Bernalillio County Sheriff's Sgt. Donnie Hix said 2022 statistics show that the busiest time of the week for shoplifting is between 11 a.m. and 8 p.m. Thursdays, B. → Read More

'It's been a great ride': Longtime Balloon Fiesta executive director is retiring

Longtime Balloon Fiesta executive director is retiring → Read More

COVID still affecting children after pandemic

Kids Count says economic impacts highly inequitable → Read More

Top leadership changes at Balloon Fiesta

Paul Smith, who has served as executive director of the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta for 26 years, will retire at the end of the month and Sam Parks, the fiesta’ current operations manager, will step into Smith’s vacated position. The change in leadership, along with other top positions, was announced in a Wednesday news release […] → Read More

Light wind, dust of snow in Albuquerque metro forecast

But find your flannel pj’s asap. Duke City temps expected to dip to around 20 Wednesday night → Read More

Hilton Foundation grant boosts ECECD

The New Mexico Early Childhood Education and Care Department just got an economic boost in the form of a $6.4 million grant from the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation. The grant is part of the Global Early Childhood Development Initiative, a Hilton Foundation project that takes a two-generation approach in support of the well-being of children […] → Read More

United Way adopts a new name

Change meant to reflect addition of Santa Fe County to its services → Read More

RV spaces for 2023 Balloon Fiesta gone in record time

All 1,785 reservations were taken within 70 minutes of opening → Read More

Cuddly cat being cared for by BioPark Zoo

No question, a Bengal tiger cub is 20-pounds of furry cuteness. Of course, they lose much of that warm and cuddly appeal when they grow into massive carnivores tipping the scale at around 500 pounds. The ABQ BioPark Zoo is now caring for the 20-pound cub confiscated by Albuquerque police from a mobile home while […] → Read More