ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) - Hundreds of New Mexico National Guard Troops are preparing to head overseas and their loved ones said farewell to them with a Yellow Ribbon Ceremony.
Troops are getting ready for a one year deployment to Kosovo, where they will work for a multinational battle group and peace support operation.
Governor Susan Martinez was at the ceremony to help send the troops off with an early good-bye.
"Please know that the state of New Mexico is very grateful for your service. Proud of your accomplishments and honored to call you our sons and daughters," Governor Martinez said.
A total of 450 National Guard Troops will head to Kosovo from units in Rio Rancho, Las Cruces, Albuquerque, Santa Fe and Roswell.
Another Yellow Ribbon Ceremony is scheduled for Thursday Jan. 13, 2011
A District Court judge has ordered city leaders respond to a petition filed by an animal activist on the city's trap-neuter-return approach of managing feral cats.
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.
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.