College enrollment numbers in New Mexico dropped 2% from 2013 to 2014, according to the state's higher education department. Despite the overall decline, officials at New Mexico State University say they have enrolled a record number of first-time freshmen in 2015.
A storm on Sunday in Clovis, N.M., sent tumbleweeds tumbling -- into roads and backyards -- leaving some residents unable to get out of their homes. Crews will work 10-hour days to clean up, a job that is expected to take a couple of weeks. Airmen and equipment from Cannon Air Force Base will assist.
A school in New Mexico is awaiting word on whether it will be able to offer the International Baccalaureate program. If approved, it would be the eighth school in the state with an IB program, but it is believed to be the only one nationwide serving primarily students who are Native American. The program is being touted as beneficial for students' achievement and offering a head start on college.
New Mexico state Senator Tim Keller has proposed a two-pronged piece of legislation aimed at tackling alleged fraud and overbilling by providers in New Mexico's mental health system. Under the Behavioral Health Fair Contracting Act, mental health providers would participate in a competitive bidding process before receiving a contract. The Behavioral Health Reporting and Accountability Act calls for an oversight and accountability board to keep tabs on service providers' performance.
Officers of the Mora County, N.M., Sheriff's Department cannot make DWI arrests after a recent incident in which the county's sheriff was taped telling a deputy to release a DWI suspect with whom he is friends. The sheriff's certification is suspended until November and no one else on the force is certified, so state police officers will make DWI arrests in the county until the sheriff's certification is reinstated and more deputies receive certifications.