ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) - Action is being taken over suspicions of groundwater pollution caused by copper mining.
Attorney General Gary King, environmentalists and a New Mexico ranch owned by ted turner are appealing new state regulations on groundwater pollution by copper mines.
They are objecting to rules adopted last month by the water quality control commission.
Critics say the rules provide mining companies too much leeway to pollute groundwater and violate state law.
The state environment department says the rules are the most stringent of any in a copper producing state.
After getting out of federal prison early this week it looks like former state Sen. Manny Aragón isn't at a halfway house after all. He's back at his own house in the South Valley.
The owner and an employee of a local smoke shop are in federal custody accused of selling spice at the Rio Rancho store.
The New Mexico State Police officer who fired his weapon at van filled with kids during a traffic stop gone bad has been fired.
The civil case filed against former cop Levi Chavez in the gunshot death of his wife is coming to an end without a trial.
Could there be a serial dog snatcher in Roswell?
New Mexico is at the beginning of a deep freeze, and state officials are paying close attention.