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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...

Nuclear downwinder reparations bill clears US House

CARLSBAD, N.M. – When America’s first nuclear weapons were tested in south-central New Mexico they set off generations of strife as nearby communities struggled with cancers and other health...

Menaced by flames, nuclear lab peers into future of wildfire

LOS ALAMOS N.M. – Public schools were closed and evacuation bags packed this week as a stubborn wildfire crept within a few miles of the city of Los Alamos and its companion U.S. national se...

Governor promises a temporary halt to prescribed burns while wildfires rage in New Mexico

New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham said Tuesday that it was “negligent” for the United States Forest Service to ignite a prescribed burn in early April, and that she has received assuran...

Film producers defend safety in Alec Baldwin shooting

SANTA FE, N.M. – A film production company is contesting sanctions by New Mexico officials for alleged workplace safety violations on the set of “Rust,” where actor and producer Alec Baldwin...

Massive New Mexico wildfire grows, but Taos safe for now

Burning now for more than a month, the largest wildfire in the U.S. was spreading toward mountain resort towns in northern New Mexico on Wednesday, prompting officials to issue another set o...

Cost of fighting New Mexico wildfires reaches $65M so far

Many homes near America’s largest wildfire survived the latest barrage of howling winds and erratic flames, but New Mexico’s governor said Tuesday the risk of more destruction is high and th...

More New Mexico residents warned they may need to flee fire

LAS VEGAS, N.M.– Firefighters in New Mexico’s Rocky Mountain foothills prepared Monday to excavate new firebreaks and clear brush to create more defensive lines aimed at preventing a massive...

Unprecedented gusts expected to fan wildfires in New Mexico

LAS VEGAS, N.M. – Weather conditions described as potentially historic were on tap for New Mexico on Saturday and for the next several days as more than 1,400 firefighters and a fleet of air...

Fire crews close in around massive New Mexico wildfire

LAS VEGAS, N.M. – Firefighters in New Mexico took advantage of diminished winds Thursday to build more fire lines and clear combustible brush near homes close to the fringes of the largest w...

New Mexico seeks opportunity in Texas border disruptions

SANTA FE – New Mexico is highlighting its support for proposals that would route an international rail line through its Santa Teresa border crossing, capitalizing on Mexico’s unease with dis...

President declares disaster in New Mexico wildfire zone

LAS VEGAS, N.M. – Firefighters slowed the advance of the largest wildfire in the U.S. as heavy winds relented Wednesday, while President Joe Biden approved a disaster declaration that brings...