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Bulldozers, aircraft used to fight fire near New Mexico city

More than 1,000 firefighters backed by bulldozers and aircraft battled the largest active wildfire in the U.S. on Saturday after strong winds pushed it across some containment lines and clos...

Dry Southwest braces for stiffer winds, ‘epic’ fire danger

ALBUQUERQUE – Thousands of firefighters continued to slow the advance of destructive wildfires in the Southwestern U.S., but officials warned they were bracing for the return Friday of the s...

Big U.S. energy transmission projects inch closer to approval

ALBUQUERQUE – The federal government has finished another environmental review of a proposed transmission line that will carry wind-generated electricity from rural New Mexico to big cities ...

Report recommends Albuquerque close public schools, cut jobs

SANTA FE – Albuquerque’s K-12 schools should cut staff members and close schools because of dwindling enrollment and spend more for the education of low-income students who fell further behi...

Navajo President Jonathan Nez says he’ll seek re-election

SHONTO, Ariz. – Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez, whose tenure has been dominated by the coronavirus pandemic, is seeking a second term in office. Nez made the announcement over the wee...

Southwest wildfire outlook grim as flames char New Mexico

ALBUQUERQUE – Bulldozers were busy Monday scraping through New Mexico’s high country as firefighters scouted more rugged terrain, looking for places where they could wield tools to dig lines...

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...