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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...

Fencing blocks an entrance to the New Mexico State capitol building on Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2021, in Santa Fe, New Mexico. The barriers were erected following the Jan. 6 riot in Washington, D.C., after safety concerns for the upcoming legislative session. (AP Photo/Cedar Attanasio)

New Mexico legislators look for solutions to hobbled economy

Jan. 19, 2021 12:04 AM EST

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Daunting challenges await the New Mexico Legislature as it convenes a 60-day session amid an unrelenting pandemic and concerns of violence at a Statehouse building guarded by troops and encircled by fencing, barricades and mobile security cameras. Proposals aimed at reviving the...

New Mexico reopens classrooms to some students after halt

Jan. 18, 2021 8:48 PM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Classrooms in some New Mexico schools were scheduled on Monday to allow in-person education for the first time this semester. In-person classes were temporarily suspended by the state for two weeks earlier this month to prevent a feared increase in COVID-19 cases, the Albuquerque...

Section of Navajo Nation road closed because of drag racing

Jan. 18, 2021 8:22 PM EST

FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — Officials have closed a section of road on the Navajo Nation through the end of February because of concerns about persistent drag racing. The Farmington Daily Times reported Monday that the Bureau of Indian Affairs Division of Transportation closed 2.5 miles (4.02 kilometers) of...

New Mexico reports 628 new virus cases Monday, 26 deaths

Jan. 18, 2021 7:21 PM EST

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Health officials in New Mexico said 628 new coronavirus cases and 26 deaths were reported Monday. The latest numbers from the Department of Health bring the total known cases to 163,637 and deaths from COVID-19 to 2,958. Of the new cases, 161 are in Bernalillo County, the...

People protesting the health orders of Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham stand outside the state Capitol on Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2020, in Santa Fe, N.M. The Capitol, which houses the offices of the governor and the legislature, was closed to the public at the start of the coronavirus pandemic. Legislators are meeting Tuesday to pass an economic relief bill. (AP Photo/Cedar Attanasio)

New Mexico governor postpones annual address to Legislature

Jan. 18, 2021 7:12 PM EST

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham has delayed indefinitely her annual State of the State address amid the dangers and logistical challenges of the coronavirus pandemic. Lujan Grisham spokeswoman Nora Meyers Sackett says the speech will not take place at the opening of the...

Gov. Lujan Grisham not planning to attend Biden inauguration

Jan. 18, 2021 5:27 PM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M (AP) — New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham will not be attending President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration in Washington on Wednesday. Lujan Grisham's office told KOB-TV i n Albuquerque that the Democratic governor does not plan to attend the ceremony at the U.S. Capitol. Washington,...

Albuquerque schools appeals fines for late filings, payments

Jan. 18, 2021 4:24 PM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Albuquerque Public Schools officials say they are appealing more than $650,000 in fines from the IRS due to late tax form filings and payroll tax payments. The Albuquerque Journal reported that an audit of the school district's budget year that ended in June 2020 found the...

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...

New Mexico reports 751 new COVID-19 cases, 22 more deaths

Jan. 17, 2021 6:02 PM EST

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Health officials in New Mexico on Sunday reported 751 new COVID-19 cases and 22 additional deaths. The latest numbers increased the state’s totals to 163,637 cases and 2,932 deaths since the pandemic began. Of the 751 new cases, 173 were reported in Bernalillo County, the...