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Steam railroad to postpone season opening due to fire threat

Jun. 01, 2022 20:09 PM EDT

The commission that oversees a historic steam railroad in northern New Mexico and southern Colorado voted Wednesday to delay opening its operating season by nearly three weeks because of the extreme wildfire threats in the region. The Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad operates...

2 seriously hurt in fireworks incident at Nevada desert site

May. 30, 2022 18:47 PM EDT

Two men were seriously injured in a northern Nevada desert fireworks weekend incident at a large gathering of people at a popular off-roading and party area, authorities said. One man was hospitalized in critical condition for a punctured lung he suffered when he was struck in the...

Crews make gains against New Mexico wildfire, largest in US

May. 30, 2022 16:33 PM EDT

Crews were making progress in stopping the nation's largest active wildfire from spreading on Monday, the fourth straight day of warnings of extreme fire conditions in northern New Mexico. The nearly 8-week-old fire was surrounded by containment lines cut and scraped around half of...

Critical fire condition warnings issued across US Southwest

May. 28, 2022 20:15 PM EDT

Warnings of critical fire conditions blanketed much of the U.S. Southwest on Saturday, as crews in northern New Mexico worked to stop the growth of the nation's largest active wildfire. The 7-week-old fire, the largest in New Mexico history, has burned 491 square miles (1,272 square...

Better weather conditions aid crews working New Mexico fires

May. 21, 2022 14:48 PM EDT

Improved weather conditions Saturday helped firefighters battling several large wildfires in New Mexico, including the largest active fire in the nation. A cold front that blew in Friday lowered temperatures, raised humidity levels and provided cloud cover over the largest fire,...

Execution ends Arizona 8-year hiatus with the death penalty

May. 12, 2022 20:46 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona’s nearly eight-year hiatus in using the death penalty ended with the execution of Clarence Dixon for killing a college student 44 years ago, making him the sixth person to be put to death in the U.S. so far this year. Dixon's death Wednesday for the 1978...

Clarence Dixon dies in Arizona's 1st execution since 2014

May. 11, 2022 19:41 PM EDT

FLORENCE, Ariz. (AP) — An Arizona man convicted of killing a college student in 1978 was put to death Wednesday after a nearly eight-year hiatus in the state’s use of the death penalty brought on by a nearly two-hour execution that critics say was botched. Clarence Dixon, 66,...