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Cowboys For Trump leader fighting to keep job in New Mexico

Aug. 16, 2022 15:42 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Cowboys for Trump founder Couy Griffin is fighting to keep his seat as a New Mexico county commissioner as he faces possible removal and disqualification from public office for his participation in last year’s insurrection at the U.S. Capitol. Griffin was...

Coroner: Central Illinois plane crash killed Santa Fe couple

Aug. 15, 2022 18:58 PM EDT

PEORIA, Ill. (AP) — A coroner Monday identified a Santa Fe, New Mexico, couple as the two people killed when a single-engine plane crashed on a roadway in central Illinois. Killed in the crash Saturday in the small community of Hanna City were 75-year-old pilot James Everson and...

60 curators, 1 show: Native Americans pick favorite pottery

Aug. 06, 2022 12:24 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Native American voices and artistry are at the core of a new traveling exhibition of clay pottery from the Pueblo Indian region of the American Southwest, as major art institutions increasingly defer to tribal communities for displays of ancestral art and artifacts. ...

Prosecutors await forensic analysis in Alec Baldwin shooting

Aug. 04, 2022 15:02 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The investigation into the fatal film-set shooting of a cinematographer by actor Alec Baldwin is ongoing, and the New Mexico prosecutor overseeing the case says authorities are awaiting the analysis of key forensic evidence before a decision can be made about whether...

US doles out relief dollars to build employment pipelines

Aug. 03, 2022 14:36 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — With the highest unemployment rate in the nation, New Mexico is banking on a tiny infusion of federal relief money through the American Rescue Plan to boost the job market in a poverty-stricken corner of the state and in some cases provide a second chance to would-be...

5 high school students to serve as National Student Poets

Aug. 03, 2022 09:20 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Five high school students have received a prize that will enable them to share their passion for poetry in their communities and beyond, while receiving a $5,000 cash award. Students from New York City to Sante Fe, New Mexico have been named National Student Poets,...

People trade guns for gift cards in event held in Santa Fe

Jul. 31, 2022 10:53 AM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Guruka Singh Khalsa smiled as volunteers removed a rifle, a 12-gauge shotgun and a 1911 Colt semi-automatic pistol from the trunk of his car. “For a couple of years, I’ve been thinking, ‘I haven’t used a gun in 30 years, why do I keep these in the...

Man, girl killed in New Mexico crash involving train and SUV

Jul. 25, 2022 13:47 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Authorities said Monday that a man and a 6-year-old girl were killed in a crash involving a Rail Runner commuter train and an SUV at a private crossing in New Mexico. The collision occurred about 11:15 a.m. Sunday on State Route 313 near the San Felipe Pueblo,...

2 dead after commuter train and vehicle crash in New Mexico

Jul. 24, 2022 17:06 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Two people were killed Sunday in a crash involving a Rain Runner commuter train and a vehicle on State Road 313, according to New Mexico State Police. The names and ages of the two people who died weren't immediately released. According to a...

New Mexico, 'Stranger Things' backdrop, hits production peak

Jul. 14, 2022 22:30 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico's film and TV industry has hit a new peak, with record spending by video production companies in a state that drew projects including the Netflix series “Stranger Things." Production companies directly spent a record $855 million on films, TV...