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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...

New Mexico delivers inflation relief payments to residents

SANTA FE – New Mexico is delivering the first in a series of direct payments to the state’s adult residents to offset higher consumer costs amid inflation. Individual taxpayers who get direc...

Crews slow New Mexico fires, brace for dangerous conditions

ALBUQUERQUE – More than 2,000 firefighters battling the largest U.S. wildfire dug back-up fire lines and rearranged fire engines around homes in northeast New Mexico on Wednesday in anticipa...

Proposed revision of Mexican wolf management plan draws fire

ALBUQUERQUE – U.S. wildlife managers want to see at least 320 Mexican gray wolves roaming the Southwest within the next several years as they try to recover an endangered species that for de...

States struggle to replace fossil fuel tax revenue

In New Mexico, oil and gas account for 42% of state government income

Court weighs clash on online publication of voting records

ALBUQUERQUE – A conservative-backed foundation that aims to post online registration records for voters across the country urged a federal judge Tuesday to override objections by New Mexico ...

$121.5M settlement in New Mexico clergy sex abuse scandal

SANTA FE – One of the oldest Catholic dioceses in the United States announced a settlement agreement Tuesday to resolve a bankruptcy case in New Mexico that resulted from a clergy sex abuse ...

New Mexico fires prompt forest closures; governor seeks aid

ALBUQUERQUE – New Mexico's governor said Tuesday that given the ferocity and swift movements of a record-setting wildfire burning in the northeastern part of the state, the damage will be si...

New Mexico marks record with massive wildfire

A monster blaze churning in northern New Mexico for more than a month has blackened enough acreage to earn a place in the state’s record books. Aside from being the largest wildfire current...

New Mexico governor seeks more US aid for wildfire response

SANTA FE – New Mexico’s governor is asking for additional federal assistance to respond to wildfires burning across the state’s north, including one that is the second-largest in the state’s...