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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...

Judge: District Attorney’s Office off case after Farmington Police recorded defendant’s call with attorney

FARMINGTON – A New Mexico judge has ruled that a district attorney’s office must be replaced as prosecutors in a homicide case in which Farmington police violated the defendant’s constitutio...

Visiting New Mexico’s Capitol? Bring vaccine proof, not guns

SANTA FE – New Mexico’s state legislative complex will be open to the public during upcoming Legislative sessions, but only for those who provide proof of vaccination. New rules will also pr...

Appeals court: Albuquerque ordinance violates First Amendment

ALBUQUERQUE – A federal appeals court on Wednesday upheld a lower court’s ruling that an Albuquerque ordinance aimed at curbing panhandling in certain places wasn’t sufficiently narrow to av...

2 New Mexico school districts close down, citing COVID surge

SANTA FE – At least two schools in New Mexico are sending students home early this week for remote learning, citing concerns about a coronavirus infection surge. Students at Santa Fe Public ...

Interior head: Chaco protections ‘millennia in the making’

CHACO CULTURE NATIONAL HISTORICAL PARK, N.M. – A few big rigs carried oilfield equipment on a winding road near Chaco Culture National Historical Park, cutting through desert badlands and sa...

New Mexico foresees robust growth in state government income

SANTA FE – Forecasts for state government income have increased slightly as New Mexico legislators prepare to meet in January to craft a general fund budget. The state’s top taxation officia...

Risk of quakes caused by oil, gas in New Mexico rising

CARLSBAD, N.M. – Multiple earthquakes were felt earlier this fall in West Texas, leading regulators in that state to designate a seismic response area and call for less wastewater from oil...

Interior secretary seeks to rid U.S. of derogatory place names

ALBUQUERQUE – U.S. Interior Secretary Deb Haaland on Friday formally declared “squaw” a derogatory term and said she is taking steps to remove it from federal government use and to replace o...

Cannabis bust on Indigenous land highlights legal divide

SANTA FE – A federal raid on a household marijuana garden on tribal land in northern New Mexico is sowing uncertainty and resentment about U.S. drug enforcement priorities on Native American...