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Volcanic cones near peak sacred to tribes gain protection

ALBUQUERQUE – A yearslong effort to protect land around a New Mexico mountain peak held sacred by many Native American tribes got a major boost Thursday with the announcement that dozens of ...

Cumbres & Toltec railroad to postpone season opening because of fire threat

The commission that oversees a historic steam railroad in northern New Mexico and southern Colorado voted Wednesday to delay opening its operating season by nearly three weeks because of the...

Fire can’t extinguish Mora educator’s passion for teaching

At hotel, Alyssa Sanchez is helping students forced to evacuate

Crews make gains against New Mexico wildfire, largest in U.S.

Crews were making progress in stopping the nation’s largest active wildfire from spreading on Monday, the fourth consecutive day of warnings of extreme fire conditions in northern New Mexico...

Students displaced by fire hold prom at governor’s mansion

SANTA FE (AP) – The largest wildfire in New Mexico history wouldn’t stand in the way of a normal prom for Mora High School students. Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham saw to that. Students laughed...

New Mexico wildfire nears 50% containment as weather shifts

SANTA FE – Crews in northern New Mexico have cleared and cut containment lines around nearly half of the perimeter of the nation’s largest active wildfire while bracing for a return of weath...

New Mexico Democrats seek new gun restrictions, enforcement

SANTA FE – Responses from public officials in New Mexico to the killing of 19 children and two teachers by a lone gunman at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas, are falling along partisan ...

New Mexico advocates review plan aimed at education deficits

SANTA FE – New Mexico’s governor has presented a long-awaited plan that would set goals for academic proficiency as the state struggles to resolve a lawsuit by frustrated parents who won a c...

Rain, snow slow New Mexico fire, but hot, dry weather looms

SANTA FE – The largest wildfire in North America slowed to a near standstill in northern New Mexico on Tuesday amid light rain and a bit of snow in the mountains as nearly 3,000 firefighters...

Cooler weather helps firefighters battling New Mexico blaze

MORA, N.M. – Firefighters in New Mexico who are battling the nation’s largest active wildfire said Monday that cooler weather helped them prevent the blaze from growing as nearly 3,000 firef...

2 New Mexico tribes closer to recreational cannabis sales

SANTA FE – Two New Mexico tribes have signed an agreement with state officials recognizing the tribes’ authority to collect taxes on sales of cannabis products. The move announced by state o...

Gusty winds fan wildfires in Texas, New Mexico, Colorado

ALBUQUERQUE – More than 5,000 firefighters battled multiple wildland blazes in dry, windy weather across the Southwest on Thursday, including a fire that has destroyed dozens of structures i...