Governor Announces Historic ‘Duran’ Settlement

Filed in 1978, the lawsuit alleging civil rights violations led to a 1980 consent decree, named after the since-deceased lead plaintiff, Dwight Duran, that established requirements for inmate living conditions within the state’s correctional system. 

Local Casinos Used By Secretary Of State Duran In Money Laundering

DiannaDuran(1)

Secretary of State Dianna Duran Local Casinos Used By Secretary Of State Duran In Money Laundering: Charges Filed Staff Report New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas charged Secretary of State Dianna Duran Friday in District Court with 64 counts including embezzlement, fraud, money laundering, violations of the Campaign Practice Act, tampering with public records, conspiracy and […]

New Mexico Judiciary Endorses Bail Reform Constitutional Amendment

Supreme court

New Mexico Judiciary Endorses Bail Reform Constitutional Amendment ALBUQUERQUE ― The New Mexico Judiciary will ask the Legislature to let voters decide whether to approve reforms to the bail system for the release of criminal defendants awaiting trial. The proposed amendment to the New Mexico Constitution will allow judges the lawful option of denying pretrial release […]

Newest Judge Visits With County Commissioners

DSC_4149

Newest Judge Visits With County Commissioners TIERRA AMARILLA — Northern New Mexico’s newest District Court Judge, Jennifer Attrep attended Thursday’s County Rio Arriba Commission meeting in Tierra Amarilla to introduce herself to the County Commissioners and listen to their concerns. Attrep, who was appointed to the First Judicial District Court by Governor Susana Martinez in […]

Felon From Pojoaque Sentenced To Federal Prison For Unlawfully Possessing Ammunition

fbi

Felon From Pojoaque Sentenced To Federal Prison For Unlawfully Possessing Ammunition ALBUQUERQUE—Nicholas Mondragon, 32, of Pojoaque was sentenced late Thursday afternoon in federal court in Albuquerque to a year and a day in prison for being a felon in possession of ammunition. Mondragon will be on supervised release for three years after completing his prison […]

U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján Applauds Supreme Court Decision In Support Of Marriage Equality

Ben Ray Lujan 3-2015

U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján Applauds Supreme Court Decision In Support Of Marriage Equality WASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján of New Mexico’s Third District released the following statement today on the Supreme Court’s decision in favor of marriage equality. “With this decision, the Supreme Court has reaffirmed that equality is a fundamental right […]

New Mural Project Completed By Muni-Court Outreach Program

Mural1

New Mural Project Completed By Muni-Court Outreach Program ESPANOLA – The Española Municipal Court’s Community Outreach Program announced that they have recently completed  their most beautification project, to help beautifying our community. This striking mural is located on Industrial Park Road & Calle Mercid. Richard Marquez, Community Outreach Coordinator for the project said “We are […]

Emergency Funding For Magistrate Courts Denied

Magistrate_Court

Emergency Funding For Magistrate Courts Denied SANTA FE – Administrative Office of the Courts Director Artie Pepin expressed disappointment Friday that the state Board of Finance denied a request for emergency funding of $750,000 for magistrate court operations in the final weeks of the current budget year. AOC sought the emergency funding because magistrate courts do […]