New Mexico

KSJD Local Newscast - September 16, 2020

Sep 16, 2020


KSJD Local Newscast - Dec. 23, 2019

Dec 23, 2019


The alleged leader of an armed militia group that has intercepted and detained migrant families along the southern border in New Mexico was charged with federal firearms offenses on Monday.

Larry Mitchell Hopkins, 69, of Flora Vista, N.M., appeared in federal court in Las Cruces after his arrest on Saturday on charges of illegally possessing firearms as a felon.

The 2,000 mile border between the U.S. and Mexico traverses hundreds of miles of public lands, including six national parks. Environmentalists have long argued that a border wall has negative impacts on wildlife and on delicate desert and mountainous terrains. With President Trump's national emergency declaration, those concerns will only grow.

Gage Skidmore

The U.S. Senate race in New Mexico may see a familiar name join this year’s election: former state Gov. Gary Johnson. 

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