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Record-setting wildfire in New Mexico declared contained

ALBUQUERQUE – More than four grueling months and $300 million later, the federal government has declared the largest wildfire in New Mexico’s recorded history 100% contained, a notable miles...

Afghan refugee faces murder charge in third Muslim killing

ALBUQUERQUE – An Afghan refugee charged in the slayings of two Muslim men is facing new charges in connection with the shooting death of another man in the parking lot of a refugee resettlem...

N.M. city, victim of government burn, now faces water shortage

LAS VEGAS, N.M. – In the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, buzzing chainsaws interrupt the serenity. Crews are hustling to remove charred trees and other debris that have been washing down t...

5 New Mexico jails less than half staffed; 1 moving inmates

ALBUQUERQUE – Five of New Mexico’s 26 county jails and detention centers are suffering from staff shortages that have pushed vacancy rates among correctional officers above 50%. At least one...

Employees at Santa Fe Starbucks store to pursue unionizing

SANTA FE – Workers at a Santa Fe Starbucks are taking steps to unionize. The Santa Fe New Mexican reports employees at the location on St. Michael’s Drive notified CEO Howard Schultz earl...

Oil, gas revenues to drive New Mexico’s next budget windfall

CHAMA, N.M. – Projected revenues for the next budget year are expected to deliver another windfall to New Mexico’s coffers. New estimates released Wednesday by legislative and executive eco...

Suspect in New Mexico Muslim killings detained pending trial

ALBUQUERQUE – An Afghan refugee charged in the shooting deaths of two Muslim men and suspected in the killing of two others was ordered held without bond pending trial as prosecutors argued ...

Cowboys For Trump leader fighting to keep job in New Mexico

SANTA FE – Cowboys for Trump founder Couy Griffin is fighting to keep his seat as a New Mexico county commissioner as he faces possible removal and disqualification from public office for hi...

Medical investigator rules Baldwin set shooting an accident

ALBUQUERQUE – The fatal film-set shooting of a cinematographer by actor Alec Baldwin last year was an accident, according to a determination made by New Mexico’s Office of the Medical Invest...

Son of suspect in Muslim slayings to remain in custody

ALBUQUERQUE – The son of an Afghan refugee suspected in the shooting deaths of four Muslim men in New Mexico will remain in custody pending trial on a charge that he allegedly provided a fal...

80 years later, Navajo Code Talker marks group’s early days

PHOENIX – It’s been 80 years since the first Navajo Code Talkers joined the Marines, transmitting messages using a code based on their then-unwritten native language to confound Japanese mil...

Suspect in 4 New Mexico killings left trail of violence

ALBUQUERQUE – In the six years since he resettled in the United States from Afghanistan, the primary suspect in the slayings of four Muslim men in Albuquerque has been arrested several times...