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Tax filing day is April 15

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SANTA FE — New Mexico income tax returns for the 2023 tax year are due on April 15.

Taxpayers can check the status of their returns and refunds by creating an account on the New Mexico Taxation and Revenue Department's Taxpayer Access Point at tap.state.nm.us or by using the "Where's My Refund" tool (no account needed)...

NMDA issues advisory following animal feed recall In Arizona, Colorado, Texas

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LAS CRUCES, N.M. — The New Mexico Department of Agriculture issued an advisory following a manufacturer recall of chicken, swine, cattle, and horse feed products on April 12. While the 11 recalled feed products were not found at distributors in New Mexico, some of the products were distributed in the nearby states of Arizona, Colorado, and Texas.

NMDA has issued a recall advisory in order to alert New Mexico livestock owners who may have purchased the recalled feed products.

NMDA encourages both livestock producers and owners to keep all feed products in the original packaging in order to quickly and easily reference lot numbers, which are used to track products throughout the...

Moments in Time

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On April 22, 2000, 6-year-old Elián Gonzalez, who was the sole survivor of an abortive attempt by 13 other Cuban citizens to enter America as illegal immigrants, was taken by a S.W.A.T. team from his Miami relatives. Following a number of court battles, the child was returned to his father, Juan Miguel Gonzalez.

On April 23, 1898, Spain declared war on the U.S. after rejecting its ultimatum to withdraw from Cuba. Following the declaration, the American Asiatic Squadron, under Commodore George Dewey, engaged the Spanish Pacific squadron under Admiral Patricio Montojo y Pasarón in the Philippines’ Manila Bay, and decimated the Spanish squadron.

On April 24, 1942, singer/actress/ film...

This little dog has a lot of moxie

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DEAR PAW’S CORNER: I adopted a small mutt from the local shelter and named her “Moxie.” She’s adorable but really energetic. She’ll actually jump straight up in the air as high as my waist! She also tugs hard at the leash when we walk. How do I tame all of this energy? — Janice F., Hyde Park, New York

DEAR JANICE: Congratulations on your new pet! Moxie sounds like a bundle of joy. But I can understand that all her energy can be tiring.

In addition to walks twice a day (or more, if you can swing it), give Moxie plenty of puppy toys to play with at home, and spend time with her on the floor just playing fetch and helping her work off more of that energy.

She may also respond...

Governor’s executive order strengthens state agency cybersecurity

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SANTA FE — Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham issued an Executive Order on April 5 that reinforces New Mexico’s defenses against cybersecurity threats with stringent measures to safeguard sensitive state agency information.

“Cybersecurity is not just a technological issue; it’s a matter of public safety and national security,” she said in a press release published on the same day. «That’s why I’ve taken decisive action to fortify the resilience of our state agencies against potential cyber intrusions.”

In response to this pressing concern, EO 2024-011 mandates comprehensive action to enhance cybersecurity measures across state agencies. The order directs the Department of...

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