ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) - The continuing government shutdown is now causing defense contractors to lay off workers.
Among them is Lockheed Martin, which operates Sandia National Laboratories.
Lockheed Martin said it will furlough 3,000 employees on Monday and that number will rise weekly if the shutdown continues.
However, Lockheed is not saying if any New Mexico workers will be affected.
Sandia has said they currently are operating on money it had set aside. What they have not said is how long that can last.
Deputies were led on a chase around 4 p.m. Monday after a person called 911 to report their vehicle had been stolen and was being driven recklessly around Albuquerque.
New Mexico could have hundreds of millions of dollars more to spend as legislators get ready to put together next year's budget in the upcoming legislative session.
Organizers of the Gildan New Mexico Bowl are hoping to shed the disappointing attendance numbers that weighed down the event last year when the Colorado State Rams and the Washington State Cougars face off Dec. 21.
It appears there's a temporary fix for the quickly dwindling lottery scholarship program.
A San Juan County man has been arrested for his sixth DWI by the same officer who's arrested him before.
A police shooting was avoided in this weekend in Clovis after officers came face to face with an armed man.