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Taos police arrest 38-year-old suspect in homicide case

Dec. 06, 2021 00:08 AM EST

TAOS, N.M. (AP) — A suspect has been arrested in connection with a homicide case in Taos, according to authorities. Taos police said 38-year-old Ray Rivera was taken into custody on suspicion of first-degree murder and charges could be modified as investigators continue...

Old WAC foes UTEP, Fresno State meet in New Mexico Bowl

Dec. 05, 2021 19:14 PM EST

UTEP (7-5, Conference USA) vs. Fresno State (9-3, Mountain West), Dec. 18, 2:15 p.m. ET LOCATION: Albuquerque, New Mexico TOP PLAYERS UTEP: QB Gavin Hardison has thrown for 2,966 yards and 17 touchdowns. ...

Authorities: 2 children killed in a house fire near Española

Dec. 05, 2021 16:11 PM EST

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Authorities investigating a pre-dawn house fire near Española that left two children dead said Sunday that the cause of the blaze was still unclear. New Mexico Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management officials said the two victims...

New Mexican weaver joins university wool heritage project

Dec. 05, 2021 15:21 PM EST

CHIMAYÓ, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico State University initiative aims to help secure the future of a pair of centuries-old practices in the state: herding sheep and weaving their wool into designs, both spectacular and utilitarian. The Wool Heritage Project’s inaugural...

2 dead in 3-vehicle crash near a small village in New Mexico

Dec. 05, 2021 10:32 AM EST

MADDALENA, N.M. (AP) — Two people were killed in a three-vehicle crash on Highway 60 near Magdalena, according to New Mexico State Police. They said the crash involved a semi-truck and two other vehicles, The crash occurred about 10 a.m. Saturday. ...

New Mexico National Guard adjutant general set to retire

Dec. 04, 2021 15:45 PM EST

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The New Mexico National Guard's top uniformed general is stepping down. Maj. Gen. Kenneth Nava announced Friday his last day as the state adjutant general before retiring will be Dec. 31. Nava will have...

Cultural property title gives New Mexico family peace

Dec. 04, 2021 11:01 AM EST

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Few community members know the role of Clara Belle Williams in Las Cruces education, but one family made it their mission to get Williams and her legacy recognized by the state. Alice Chavez Villa grew up at 722 N. Mesquite St., the home...

Rice leads New Mexico St. past UTEP 72-69 at buzzer

Dec. 03, 2021 23:57 PM EST

EL PASO, Texas (AP) — Jabari Rice hit a 3-pointer as time expired to lead New Mexico State to a 72-69 win over UTEP on Friday night. Rice scored 19 points to lead the Aggies. Will McNair Jr. added 18 points, while Teddy Allen chipped in 15. Johnny...

Details of teacher raise proposal emerge in New Mexico

Dec. 03, 2021 18:40 PM EST

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico's top educator says a staffing crisis is the top problem facing public schools. On Friday, the state's education secretary shared details of a $200 million plan to increase teacher salaries by at least 7%, part of a budget proposal to...

US Navy medics due at New Mexico hospital strained by COVID

Dec. 03, 2021 18:08 PM EST

FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — A team of U.S. Navy health care providers is expected to arrive this weekend at San Juan Regional Medical Center, where an official said a continuing surge in COVID-19 patients has pushed the hospital to more than 200% of its critical care capacity. ...