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New Mexico fires gain ground amid dry, windy conditions

ALBUQUERQUE – It’s a simple recipe that requires only a couple ingredients, and New Mexico has them all. Strong winds, low humidity and dry conditions that stem from two decades of persisten...

New Mexico governor’s mother, Sonja Lujan, dies at age 82

SANTA FE – Sonja Lujan, New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham’s mother and an advocate for children with disabilities, has died of natural causes. Sonja Lujan was 82. The governor’s office...

Ted Turner land in New Mexico conserved in U.S. military deal

CARLSBAD, N.M. (AP) – Habitat for about a million bats will be protected from human impacts through a deal between a nonprofit and the federal government. About 315,000 acres of southern New...

Defendants protest trial delays in New Mexico compound raid

SANTA FE – A second defendant is invoking the right to a speedy trial in the 2018 raid on a squalid family compound in northern New Mexico that uncovered the remains of a 3-year-old boy and ...

Heat, wind hit New Mexico as crews battle blazes

ALBUQUERQUE – Warnings that strong winds and hot and dry weather could produce dangerous wildfires blanketed most of New Mexico on Saturday as crews continued to battle at least two blazes t...

Judge acquits New Mexico man of misdemeanors in Capitol riot trial

WASHINGTON – A federal judge on Wednesday acquitted a New Mexico man of misdemeanor charges that he illegally entered the U.S. Capitol and engaged in disorderly conduct after he walked into ...

New Mexico regulators to review coal plant financing dispute

ALBUQUERQUE – It will be up to New Mexico regulators to settle a feud over financing and customer electricity rates stemming from the upcoming closure of one of the last remaining coal-fired...

Recreational marijuana sales to begin Friday in New Mexico

SANTA FE – Marijuana aficionados and entrepreneurs across New Mexico are bracing for the April 1 start of state-regulated retail marijuana. New Mexico joins 17 other states that have legali...

Bureau of Land Management extends comment period on Chaco proposal

ALBUQUERQUE – Land managers have scheduled two more public meetings and extended the comment period for a proposal that would prohibit oil and gas development on federal land surrounding a n...

Warily, tribes prepare for cannabis ventures in New Mexico

SANTA FE – Two tribal communities have been reassured they’ll be able to take part in New Mexico’s marijuana market opening in April without the threat of federal law enforcement interferenc...

White House releases report on Native American voting rights

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Local, state and federal officials must do more to ensure Native Americans facing persistent, long-standing and deep-rooted barriers to voting have equal access to ballots...

Methane survey from small plane finds more pollution, waste

SANTA FE – A pollution survey using sensors on small airplanes to detect methane emissions across a major U.S. oil and natural gas production zone points to greater releases of the potent cl...