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New Mexico politicians work to keep local VA clinics open

LAS VEGAS, N.M. (AP) – More than a month after the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs recommended closing down four New Mexico VA clinics, including the one in Las Vegas, Sens. Martin Heinr...

Report: Fire training, equipment lacking at U.S. nuclear dump

ALBUQUERQUE – The U.S. government’s nuclear waste repository in New Mexico has major issues in fire training and firefighting vehicles, with its fleet in disrepair after years of neglect, ac...

New Mexico extends COVID public health emergency through May 16 as positivity rate ticks up

New Mexico extended the statewide public health emergency caused by the COVID-19 pandemic through May 16. Under the public health order, universal masking is required in health care faciliti...

New Mexico fines film company over Alec Baldwin shooting

SANTA FE – New Mexico workplace safety regulators on Wednesday issued the maximum possible fine of nearly $137,000 against a film production company for firearms safety failures on the set o...

Vice President Harris to officiate New Mexico governor’s May wedding

SANTA FE – New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham is getting married, and Vice President Kamala Harris has been picked to officiate. The first-term Democratic governor made the announcement ...

Santa Fe’s transparency regulations withstand final appeal

SANTA FE – The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear a challenge to Santa Fe campaign disclosure requirements stemming from a failed city ballot initiative in 2017 to tax sugary beve...

5,000 under evacuation orders as New Mexico wildfire rages

Douglas Siddens’ mother was among those who made it out with just the clothes on her back when a deadly, wind-fueled wildfire ripped through a mountain community in southern New Mexico. The ...

New Mexico village seeks prayers as deadly wildfire rages

With towering pine trees and cool mountain breezes, a pocket of southern New Mexico draws thousands of tourists and horse racing fans every summer. It’s also a community that knows how devas...

New Mexico GOP tells schools to reject social studies change

SANTA FE – A Republican lawmaker is telling New Mexico school districts to defy state education rules and ignore newly overhauled K-12 social studies standards enacted by the state’s educati...

Wind whips destructive wildfires in New Mexico

Firefighters scouted the drought-stricken mountainsides around a New Mexico village on Wednesday as they looked for opportunities to slow a wind-driven wildfire that a day earlier had burned...

New Mexico boosts its free college program, at least for now

SANTA FE – Even after failing a test that set her back a semester, Maribel Rodriguez will head back to nursing school next spring with a generous new state scholarship that abandons eligibil...

New Mexico fires gain ground amid dry, windy conditions

ALBUQUERQUE – It’s a simple recipe that requires only a couple ingredients, and New Mexico has them all. Strong winds, low humidity and dry conditions that stem from two decades of persisten...