RIO RANCHO, N.M. (AP) - The University of New Mexico has received a federal loan guarantee for more than $143 million to build and equip a state-of-the-art teaching hospital in Rio Rancho.
The university is receiving the loan guarantee for the new Sandoval Regional Medical Center from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
The 200,000-square-foot medical center will have 68 beds and will be located on 18 acres of land currently owned by the university.
UNM regents have authorized a contribution of about $49 million to the project.
Once complete, the hospital is expected to support more than 1,500 full-time employees and contribute more than $250 million to the local economy each year.
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Police responded to dozens of weather-related crashes in only a matter of hours Sunday.
A small plane crashed at about 8 a.m. Sunday morning on the Canyon Rim Trail near N.M. 502 and the entrance of Los Alamos.
Another officer-involved shooting left one man dead Sunday night in Albuquerque, according to APD interim Chief Allen Banks.
Sunday night in Albuquerque and around the world people gathered for candlelight vigils to remember the loss of their children.
Department of Agriculture officials are warning customers to not get burned when buying firewood.
Church groups, parents and teachers met Sunday at the 20th annual Albuquerque Interfaith Convention. State education reform was their central focus.