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FILE - In this April 24, 2015, file photo, pumpjacks work in a field near Lovington, N.M. Oil and gas development infused $2.8 billion into New Mexico coffers during the 2020 fiscal year and marked its second-highest total revenue ever reported despite a global price war and plummeting demand amid the coronavirus pandemic, according to a report released Monday, Dec. 21, 2020. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)

Biden's pause on oil cause for big concern in New Mexico

Jan. 22, 2021 7:57 PM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — President Joe Biden’s 60-day moratorium on new oil and natural gas leases and drilling permits is prompting widespread concerns in New Mexico, where spending on education and other public programs hinges on the industry’s success. Top Republicans in the state as well...

Maluach carries New Mexico over San Jose St. 67-51

Jan. 21, 2021 6:26 PM EST

ST. GEORGE, Utah (AP) — Makuach Maluach had a season-high 25 points as New Mexico defeated San Jose State 67-51 on Thursday. The game was played at the home of Dixie State due to COVID-19 concerns in New Mexico. The lobos have been based in St. George, Utah, since playing the Thunderbirds on Jan. 13. So...

New Mexico quarterback Isaiah Chavez (13) runs by Fresno State defensive back Reggie Strong (7) for a touchdown during the first half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Dec. 12, 2020, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)

New Mexico college teams finally returning home

Jan. 20, 2021 4:35 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — New Mexico State relocated to Arizona in an attempt to play a basketball season. Restrictions in the Aggies' home state made it impossible for them to even practice there, so they packed up and moved into a Phoenix resort. The pandemic had other plans. Hamstrung by COVID-19 issues inside and...

This Jan. 15, 2021 image provided by the ABQ BioPark shows a male endangered Mexican gray wolf named Ryder at the zoo in Albuquerque, N.M. It is part of a pack that has been transported to Mexico for eventual release into the wild as part of conservation efforts in that country. (ABQ BioPark via AP)

New Mexico zoo sends endangered wolf pack to Mexico

Jan. 20, 2021 2:28 PM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A pair of endangered Mexican gray wolves and their seven pups have been sent from a zoo in New Mexico's largest city to Mexico as part of conservation efforts in that country. Officials at the ABQ BioPark in Albuquerque confirmed Tuesday that the wolves were loaded up in separate...

Defense shines as UNLV beats New Mexico 53-46

Jan. 19, 2021 12:15 AM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Bryce Hamilton recorded 14 points as UNLV topped New Mexico 53-46 on Monday night. Nicquel Blake added 10 points and Cheikh Mbacke Diong had 10 rebounds for UNLV (4-6, 2-2 Mountain West Conference), which forced a season-high 20 turnovers. Saquan Singleton had 11 points, six rebounds and...

FILE - In this March 12, 2019, file photo, Cowboys for Trump leader and Otero County Commissioner Couy Griffin, center, talks with Republican New Mexico state Rep. Candy Ezzell of Roswell, N.M., at a protest against gun control and pro-abortion rights legislation outside the New Mexico State Capitol, in Santa Fe, N.M. A New Mexico county official who runs a group called

Cowboys for Trump leader arrested over US Capitol riot

Jan. 17, 2021 7:38 PM EST

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico county official and founder of the group Cowboys for Trump who had vowed to return to Washington after last week’s riot at the U.S. Capitol to place a flag on House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s desk has been arrested Sunday by the FBI. Otero County Commissioner...

Diong scores 20 to carry UNLV past New Mexico 77-54

Jan. 16, 2021 8:23 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Mbacke Diong had a career-high 20 points as UNLV easily beat New Mexico 77-54 on Saturday. Diong hit 9 of 11 shots. The win came hours after UNLV announced that starting point guard Marvin Coleman (6.7 ppg, 4.0 assists and 2.5 rebounds) was out for the remainder of the season with a stress...

Members of the Washington National Guard stand at a sundial near the Legislative Building, Sunday, Jan. 10, 2021, at the Capitol in Olympia, Wash. Governors in some states have called out the National Guard, declared states of emergency and closed their capitols over concerns about potentially violent protests. Though details remain murky, demonstrations are expected at state capitols beginning Sunday and leading up to President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration on Wednesday. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

States declare emergencies, close capitols ahead of rallies

Jan. 15, 2021 5:55 PM EST

Responding to warnings of potentially violent demonstrations, governors across the nation are calling out National Guard troops, declaring states of emergency and closing their capitols to the public ahead of President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration next week. Though details remain murky, demonstrations are...

New Mexico wildlife officer charged in decapitated cat case

Jan. 14, 2021 5:26 PM EST

BLOOMFIELD, N.M. (AP) — A wildlife officer in New Mexico has been arrested after police say he allegedly decapitated a 9-week-old gray kitten at his home in Bloomfield, authorities said. Jicarilla Apache Game & Fish employee Joseph Weaver, 40, was arrested on a fourth-degree felony charge of extreme...

Singleton leads New Mexico past Dixie State

Jan. 14, 2021 12:36 AM EST

ST. GEORGE, Utah (AP) — Saquan Singleton scored 17 points to lead New Mexico to a 72-63 win over Dixie State on Wednesday night. Isaiah Martin added 13 points and Makuach Maluach 12 for the Lobos (4-6). Rod Brown had 12 rebounds. Andre Mulibea had 15 points for Dixie State (4-3). Frank Staine added 13...