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Santa Fe complex residents must move after power outage

Jun. 24, 2022 12:15 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — More than 50 tenants at a Santa Fe apartment complex are being forced to move out because of electrical issues. Residents of the Railyard Flats told Albuquerque's KOB-TV that they lost power Friday and were told by management to leave by July 6. ...

Man gets life in prison for killing of Santa Fe prep star

Jun. 23, 2022 11:49 AM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A man convicted of fatally shooting a Santa Fe High School star basketball player after a fight at a house party nearly two years ago has been sentenced to life in prison. A New Mexico district court judge gave 18-year-old Estevan Montoya the maximum sentence...

Momentum grows for permanent protections for Caja del Rio

Jun. 20, 2022 10:35 AM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The convergence of culture, history and ecology on the stunning landscape of the Caja del Rio makes the rugged volcanic plateau critical to the story of New Mexico and the Pueblo and Hispano people whose ancestors have called this area home for generations, advocates say. ...

Today in Arizona History

Jun. 16, 2022 12:25 PM EDT

Sunday, June 19 On this date in 1895, J.O. Dunbar, editor of the Phoenix Gazette, who called the Governor, Territorial Secretary, Attorney General and the Marshal, “assassins, looters, hoodoos, patronage peddlers and land grant sharks” was convicted and fined $3,000 for libel by...

Biden ramps up federal help for New Mexico wildfire fight

Jun. 11, 2022 20:09 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — President Joe Biden said Saturday he was escalating federal assistance for New Mexico as it faces its largest wildfire in recorded state history. The fire began with prescribed burns that were set by the U.S. Forest Service, a standard practice that’s...

GOP taps seasoned broadcaster for New Mexico governor race

Jun. 08, 2022 15:43 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Republicans picked a seasoned TV broadcaster to take on New Mexico’s incumbent Democratic governor, nominating former network meteorologist Mark Ronchetti on his pledges to rein in state spending, shore up policing and unleash already record-setting oil production. ...

Mark Ronchetti wins GOP primary for New Mexico governor

Jun. 08, 2022 01:26 AM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Mark Ronchetti has won the Republican primary for governor to challenge incumbent Democratic Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham. The former television meteorologist on Tuesday defeated four other candidates including state Rep. Rebecca Dow. ...

Origami exhibit combines nature with grand art sculptures

Jun. 04, 2022 09:02 AM EDT

WINCHESTER, Va. (AP) — Origami in the Garden is the latest exhibit at the seven acres of gardens at the Museum of the Shenandoah Valley. The show will run through Nov. 13 at 901 Amherst St. in Winchester. Based on the Japanese art of folded paper, the origami...

Water drop on fire crew in New Mexico prompts investigation

Jun. 03, 2022 18:47 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Federal authorities confirmed Friday they are investigating how three firefighters battling the largest blaze burning in the U.S. were injured — one of them seriously — when a helicopter dropped part of a load of water on them. It happened last weekend in...

Biden to visit New Mexico as state battles record wildfire

Jun. 03, 2022 17:05 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden will travel to New Mexico next week to receive a briefing from state and federal officials as the state continues to deal with t he largest wildfire in state history, the White House announced Friday. Biden is expected to meet with New Mexico...