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Rice 3-pointer puts New Mexico St. past Utah Valley 84-82

Feb. 15, 2020 9:24 PM EST

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Jabari Rice had a career-high 29 points, including a 3-pointer in the final second that made the difference, as New Mexico State won its 15th consecutive game, narrowly defeating Utah Valley 84-82 on Saturday. The Aggies trailed by a point late in the game when Rice got an assist...

Balanced attack leads UNLV past New Mexico 78-73

Feb. 15, 2020 9:13 PM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Four UNLV players scored at least 16 points, led by Bryce Hamilton and Elijah Mitrou-Long with 17 each as the Runnin’ Rebels beat New Mexico 78-73 on Saturday. Amauri Hardy and Marvin Coleman each had 16 points for UNLV (13-14, 8-6 Mountain West). The Lobos (17-10, 6-8), who...

US service member dies in non-combat incident in Djibouti

Feb. 14, 2020 7:01 PM EST

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The Pentagon has released the identity of a U.S. soldier who was killed Thursday in a non-combat-related incident in the Horn of Africa nation of Djibouti. A spokesperson says Pfc. Walter Lewark, 26, from Mountainair, New Mexico, died Thursday at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti. The incident...

McCants leads New Mexico State past Seattle 72-64

Feb. 14, 2020 12:07 AM EST

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Johnny McCants had 14 points and 18 rebounds to lead five New Mexico State players in double figures as the Aggies stretched their winning streak to 14 games, beating Seattle 72-64 on Thursday night. Ivan Aurrecoechea and Shawn Williams added 11 points apiece for the Aggies. Jabari...

FILE - This April 6, 2018, file photo shows the leaves of a marijuana plant inside Ultra Health's cultivation greenhouse in Bernalillo, N.M. New Mexico would legalize recreational marijuana sales without exceptions for dissenting cities and counties under a rebooted proposal form legislators that emphasizes small business opportunities and ready access to pot for 80,000 current medical cannabis patients. Legalization for the first time enjoys the full throttled support of second-year Democratic Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham, who set up a volunteer commission last year to vet health and public safety concerns about recreational cannabis and on Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020, pitched the benefits of the pot economy to a gathering business leaders. (AP Photo/Susan Montoya Bryan, File)

New Mexico bid for recreational marijuana is all but doomed

Feb. 13, 2020 7:50 PM EST

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico's bid to become the 12th U.S. state to legalize recreational use of marijuana abruptly fell flat after state senators in a legislature dominated by Democrats rejected a bill that would have forced permission for sales in all of the state's cities and towns. In a late-night...

Elle Purrier reacts after winning the NYRR Wanamaker Mile at the Millrose Games track and field meet Saturday, Feb. 8, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)

Cream rises: Purrier's track feats paved by dairy farm work

Feb. 13, 2020 2:46 PM EST

The determination of Elle Purrier to churn through the last lap on her way to breaking an American indoor mile record last weekend can be traced to many, many things. Like growing up on a dairy farm in Vermont, where she milked 30 cows at the crack of dawn before heading to school. That work ethic has spilled...

This undated photo provided by the Georgia O'Keeffe Museum shows Anne Marion. Texas oil and ranching heiress Marion, who founded the Georgia O'Keeffe Museum in Santa Fe, N.M., has died. She was 81. Cody Hartley, director of the O'Keeffe museum, said in a statement that Marion died Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020, in California. (Georgia O'Keeffe Museum via AP)

Anne Marion, founder of Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, dies

Feb. 12, 2020 8:04 PM EST

DALLAS (AP) — Texas oil and ranching heiress Anne Marion, who founded the Georgia O'Keeffe Museum in Santa Fe, New Mexico, has died. She was 81. Cody Hartley, director of the O'Keeffe museum, said in a statement that Marion died Tuesday in California. He called her a “passionate arts patron,...

In this undated photo provided by the Chaves County Detention Center is Jeremy Graves. The pursuit of a wanted man by New Mexico deputies ended after he called his mother and then got a call from the sheriff, another one of his relatives who urged him to surrender. Chaves County Sheriff Mike Herrington said he called 29-year-old Jeremy Graves as Graves was being chased Friday, Feb. 7, 2020, in the Roswell area. The sheriff said he made the call after Graves' frantic mother called him at home about the ongoing pursuit. (Chaves County Detention Center via AP)

Wanted man pulls over after sheriff calls during pursuit

Feb. 12, 2020 4:40 PM EST

The pursuit of a wanted man by New Mexico deputies ended after he called his mother and then got a call from the sheriff — another one of his relatives — who urged him to surrender. Chaves County Sheriff Mike Herrington said he called 29-year-old Jeremy Graves as Graves was being chased Friday night...

San Diego State forward Matt Mitchell (11) shoots past the defense of New Mexico guard Vance Jackson (2) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Denis Poroy)

Mitchell, No. 4 SDSU beat New Mexico 82-59, win MWC title

Feb. 12, 2020 2:28 AM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The San Diego State Aztecs won the Mountain West Conference championship, were showered with confetti, cut down a net at Viejas Arena, doused coach Brian Dutcher with Gatorade and then reset their goals. Just keep winning. Junior forward Matt Mitchell had 22 points and 12 rebounds for his...

Aurrecoechea carries New Mexico St. over Kansas City 67-61

Feb. 8, 2020 11:07 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Ivan Aurrecoechea tied his career high with 23 points as New Mexico State won its 13th straight game, defeating Kansas City 67-61 on Saturday night. Jabari Rice had 13 points for New Mexico State (19-6, 10-0 Western Athletic Conference). Terrell Brown added 10 points. Johnny McCants...