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New Mexico seeks opportunity in Texas border disruptions

SANTA FE – New Mexico is highlighting its support for proposals that would route an international rail line through its Santa Teresa border crossing, capitalizing on Mexico’s unease with dis...

President declares disaster in New Mexico wildfire zone

LAS VEGAS, N.M. – Firefighters slowed the advance of the largest wildfire in the U.S. as heavy winds relented Wednesday, while President Joe Biden approved a disaster declaration that brings...

New Mexico wildfire prompts call for U.S. disaster declaration

LAS VEGAS, N.M. – New Mexico’s governor on Tuesday asked President Joe Biden to declare a disaster as firefighters scrambled to clear brush, build fire lines and spray water to keep the larg...

Wind-whipped fire forces more New Mexico residents to flee

ALBUQUERQUE – Wind-whipped flames raced across more of New Mexico’s pine-covered mountainsides on Monday, forcing more residents to flee their homes and the evacuation of the state’s psychia...

Bulldozers, aircraft used to fight fire near New Mexico city

More than 1,000 firefighters backed by bulldozers and aircraft battled the largest active wildfire in the U.S. on Saturday after strong winds pushed it across some containment lines and clos...

Dry Southwest braces for stiffer winds, ‘epic’ fire danger

ALBUQUERQUE – Thousands of firefighters continued to slow the advance of destructive wildfires in the Southwestern U.S., but officials warned they were bracing for the return Friday of the s...

Big U.S. energy transmission projects inch closer to approval

ALBUQUERQUE – The federal government has finished another environmental review of a proposed transmission line that will carry wind-generated electricity from rural New Mexico to big cities ...

Report recommends Albuquerque close public schools, cut jobs

SANTA FE – Albuquerque’s K-12 schools should cut staff members and close schools because of dwindling enrollment and spend more for the education of low-income students who fell further behi...

Navajo President Jonathan Nez says he’ll seek re-election

SHONTO, Ariz. – Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez, whose tenure has been dominated by the coronavirus pandemic, is seeking a second term in office. Nez made the announcement over the wee...

Southwest wildfire outlook grim as flames char New Mexico

ALBUQUERQUE – Bulldozers were busy Monday scraping through New Mexico’s high country as firefighters scouted more rugged terrain, looking for places where they could wield tools to dig lines...

New Mexico politicians work to keep local VA clinics open

LAS VEGAS, N.M. (AP) – More than a month after the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs recommended closing down four New Mexico VA clinics, including the one in Las Vegas, Sens. Martin Heinr...

Report: Fire training, equipment lacking at U.S. nuclear dump

ALBUQUERQUE – The U.S. government’s nuclear waste repository in New Mexico has major issues in fire training and firefighting vehicles, with its fleet in disrepair after years of neglect, ac...