New Mexico

NMDOH informs commission remote license acceptable for county hospital

The New Mexico Department of Health has given Valencia County commissioners some measured guidance on the decade-plus delayed county hospital project. At the end of last year, the commissioners directed staff to reach out to DOH to clarify whether a hospital in the county could operate under the license of a provider in another location, such as Albuquerque. At the ...

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Council Postpones Decision On Contract For Las Cumbres Pending Gap Analysis Approval

Los Alamos County Councilors, from left, Randy Ryti, Katrina Martin, David Izraelevitz, Sara Scott, Pete Sheehey, James Robinson and Antonio Maggiore. The award of a $1 million contract to Las Cumbres Community Services Inc. was postponed by Los Alamos County Council last week pending Council’s approval of a gap analysis performed by Kulik Strategic Advisors for the County’s Community Services ...

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New Mexico utility to allow nuclear leases to expire

A New Mexico utility will exit current leases for nuclear power and will instead develop renewable power by 2040, Kallanish Energy reports. PNM said it will allow leases for 114 megawatts of electricity power from the Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station in Arizona to expire. Replacing that reduced capacity will allow PNM “to integrate more renewable resources that provide the best value ...

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New Mexico Senate leaders lose primary bid amid liberal push

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Two key leaders in the New Mexico Senate have lost their primary bids amid a push by liberal advocacy groups to unseat Democratic lawmakers who have resisted their progressive agenda. Senate President Mary Kay Papen of Las Cruces and Senate finance committee leader John Arthur Smith of Deming were defeated as more votes were tallied Wednesday, marking ...

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