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Abundant rain brings mixed blessings to New Mexico

Jul. 31, 2021 12:57 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Four months ago, Paul Skrak was among the New Mexico farmers who braced themselves for a bleak summer when acute drought conditions delayed the growing season by 30 days. But the past few weeks have brought rainfall that’s defying earlier doubts...

Fireflies rare in southern Arizona but, yes, there are some

Jul. 31, 2021 10:37 AM EDT

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — The first flashes appeared as the sky grew dark behind a thick stand of cottonwood trees at Las Cienegas National Conservation Area. They started at ground level, in a marshy area where the tall grass had been flattened by a recent monsoon flood —...

New Mexico House leader resigns in face of corruption probe

Jul. 30, 2021 20:46 PM EDT

SANTE FE, N.M. (AP) — The second-ranking legislator in the New Mexico House of Representatives resigned Friday amid criminal investigations into her ties to a private contractor for the Albuquerque school district where she also works. Democratic House leaders announced...

Bob Odenkirk says he had a small heart attack, will be back

Jul. 30, 2021 19:02 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — “Better Call Saul” star Bob Odenkirk said Friday that he “had a small heart attack” but will “be back soon.” The 58-year-old actor took to Twitter to make his first public statement since collapsing on the show's Albuquerque, New...

Governor says lawmaker must go if charged in kickback probe

Jul. 29, 2021 19:19 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A leading New Mexico legislator should be prepared to resign if she is indicted in an investigation into possible racketeering, money laundering, kickbacks and violations of a law governing the conduct of state lawmakers, said New Mexico’s Democratic governor. ...

New Mexico mandates vaccination or testing for state workers

Jul. 29, 2021 18:55 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico will require that all state government employees get the coronavirus vaccine or face weekly COVID-19 testing, moving in sync Thursday with federal authorities to shore up rates of immunization. Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham announced at...

Longtime New Mexico lawmaker focus of criminal investigation

Jul. 29, 2021 14:04 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Authorities are investigating longtime New Mexico legislator Sheryl Williams Stapleton's possibly illegal connections to a company that received more than $5 million in contracts to do business with the school district where she works and whether she got financial...

Bob Odenkirk condition stable after 'heart related incident'

Jul. 28, 2021 22:31 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — “Better Call Saul” star Bob Odenkirk had a “heart related incident” when he collapsed on the show's New Mexico set, and his condition is stable as he recovers at a hospital, his representatives said Wednesday. “We can confirm Bob is in...

Body of woman swept away in Albuquerque arroyo is recovered

Jul. 28, 2021 16:57 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Crews recovered the body of an unidentified woman who was swept away by floodwaters in an arroyo in northeast Albuquerque, authorities said Wednesday. Albuquerque Fire Rescue officials said the body was found at a washout. ...

3 people believed swept away in an arroyo in Albuquerque

Jul. 27, 2021 20:33 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Rescue crews were searching for three people believed to have been swept away in an arroyo in northeast Albuquerque on Tuesday evening, authorities said. After heavy rain hit the area, the Albuquerque Fire Rescue unit was called out to search...