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New Mexico candidate ends gun giveaway tied to $100 donations

SANTA FE – New Mexico’s Republican nominee for secretary of state has removed an online campaign flyer that offered the chance to receive a firearm in return for $100 donations to her campai...

Electric demand to outpace capacity for New Mexico utilities

ALBUQUERQUE – New Mexico regulators are concerned about the ability of the state’s largest electric providers to meet demands during peak seasons in 2023 and 2024. The Public Regulation Comm...

New Mexico braces for exodus from Medicaid insurance

SANTA FE – New Mexico is bracing for a rapid exodus of up to 100,000 people from subsidized Medicaid health care next year as the federal government phases out special pandemic-era spending ...

Climate-fueled wildfires worsen danger for struggling fish

AMALIA, N.M. – Biologist Bryan Bakevich unscrewed the top of a plastic bucket and removed a Rio Grande cutthroat trout that squirmed from his grasp and plopped onto the grassy bank of Middle...

New Mexico previously bused migrants during Trump years

SANTA FE – When migrants overwhelmed cities and shelters in New Mexico in 2019, Democratic Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham moved several dozen of them by bus from border communities to Denver, w...

Cowboys for Trump co-founder appeals ban from public office

SANTA FE – A New Mexico politician and Trump supporter who was removed and barred from elected office for his role in the U.S. Capitol riot on Jan. 6, 2021, is attempting to appeal that deci...

Dwindling Colorado River Basin key to New Mexico agriculture

SANTA FE (AP) – Glen Duggins, who grows chile, alfalfa and vegetables, found himself praying for rain in June and feeling grateful to receive some water from the Colorado River Basin. A La ...

Northern N.M. ranch wants to use wildfire to educate children, people with disabilities

CLEVELAND, N.M. – Lessons from the Hermits Peak-Calf Canyon Fire could soon be taught to people with disabilities and students at a ranch that was saved by fire suppression efforts. Collins ...

Official: New Mexico horse racing still in the ‘dark ages’

ALBUQUERQUE – Easing rules around online betting would help ensure the survival of New Mexico’s horse racing industry as it faces intensifying competition for attention from gamblers in the ...

Increasing pressures on Colorado River water in New Mexico

ALBUQUERQUE (AP) – Colorado River tributaries in New Mexico bring water to the alfalfa fields in the Four Corners and the forested hills of the Gila wilderness in the southwestern part of th...

Moth outbreak stresses trees in New Mexico forests

ALBUQUERQUE – An insect outbreak is believed to be causing conifer stands in some central New Mexico forests to lose their needles, further stressing trees amid an ongoing drought. Officials...

Inspections of chile imports heat up at New Mexico border

ALBUQUERQUE – New Mexico’s green chile season is in full swing as the aroma of fresh roasted peppers permeates the air, but growers and exporters in Mexico are just as busy and that’s causin...