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New Mexico preps for future shortages on Pecos River

ALBUQUERQUE – New Mexico’s top water official has issued an order establishing the framework for dealing with future water shortages on the Pecos River. Water managers have been augmenting ...

New Mexican weaver joins university wool heritage project

CHIMAYÓ, N.M. (AP) – A New Mexico State University initiative aims to help secure the future of a pair of centuries-old practices in the state: herding sheep and weaving their wool into desi...

Democrat-led New Mexico delves into political redistricting

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Efforts to draw new political maps in New Mexico are beginning in earnest as a Democrat-led Legislature converges Monday on the state Capitol for a special legislative session.

Cultural property title gives New Mexico family peace

LAS CRUCES – Few community members know the role of Clara Belle Williams in Las Cruces education, but one family made it their mission to get Williams and her legacy recognized by the state....

U.S. Navy medics due at San Juan Regional Medical Center to help with critical care

FARMINGTON – A team of U.S. Navy health care providers is expected to arrive this weekend at San Juan Regional Medical Center, where an official said a continuing surge in COVID-19 patients ...

New Mexico governor seeks pay increase for public schools

SANTA FE – Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham announced Wednesday she will pursue a 7% pay increase for educators and staff at K-12 public schools as well as higher minimum salaries for teachers at...

New Mexico study highlights growing dependence on oil sector

SANTA FE – A study commissioned by a coalition of oil and natural gas businesses in New Mexico indicates that state and local governments are more reliant than ever before on the industry to...

Navy medical team heading to San Juan Regional to help with COVID-19

SANTA FE – The U.S. Navy is sending a 20-member medical team to New Mexico to help the San Juan Regional Medical Center cope with a staff shortage for treating COVID-19 patients. The militar...

Ancient juniper trees illegally cut in New Mexico monument

ALBUQUERQUE – Several dozen ancient alligator juniper trees have been illegally cut down at El Malpais National Monument in western New Mexico and authorities with the National Park Service ...

New Mexico oil regulators aim to limit seismic activity

ALBUQUERQUE – New Mexico oil and gas regulators are watching closely as increased seismic activity is being reported in the Permian Basin along the Texas state line. Under a plan recently r...

Man dies while snowboarding at resort near Taos

TAOS, N.M. – A Rio Rancho man has died while snowboarding at a popular northern New Mexico ski resort. Taos County Sheriff Jerry Hogrefe confirmed Monday that 28-year-old Jario Hernandez die...

Native American leaders say Chaco prayers being answered

CHACO CULTURE NATIONAL HISTORIC PARK, N.M. – The stillness that enveloped Chaco Canyon was almost deafening, broken only by the sound of a raven’s wings batting the air while it circled over...