LOS LUNAS, N.M. (KRQE) - Valencia County is in a tight financial situation and is putting the brakes on any spending that's not absolutely necessary.
This comes after the Internal Revenue Service demanded payment for $30,000 in outstanding taxes due from 2007 to 2010.
New County Manager Bruce Swingle says the shortfall results from a miscalculation.
He also says the county owed about $20,000 in other unpaid bills.
Swingle sys with the property tax coffers near empty, they've had to crack down on spending and shuffle around funds to make sure necessary services aren't compromised.
Swingle says the situation will ease in November when property tax payments start coming in.
Should a doctor be able to help a patient end his or her life? It's a controversial question that has been debated across the U.S. and on Wednesday, it was New Mexico's turn.
Investigators called it one of the worst animal cruelty cases they've seen. Now, more than a month after dozens of animals were seized from a property in San Miguel County, the owners are facing jail time.
The Office of the Medical Investigator identified the two victims in Sunday's plane crash which happened just south of the airport.
Gov. Susana Martinez is ordering that flags be flown at half-staff on Thursday to honor a Sandoval County sheriff's sergeant who died after being struck by a vehicle during a snow storm.
While Bernalillo County leaders continue to look for a way out of a risky investment plan that’s already cost taxpayers hundreds of thousands of dollars, the Treasurer’s Office insists it has an exit strategy well in hand.
A woman has pleaded guilty to embezzling nearly $9,000 that was supposed to be going to kids.