Latest Albuquerque News

New office in New Mexico to focus on Indigenous cold cases

Aug. 12, 2020 7:36 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — U.S. officials have opened an office in New Mexico dedicated to investigating cold cases involving Indigenous people who are missing or have been killed. The office in Albuquerque is part of an effort to address violence against Native Americans and Alaska Natives, particularly...

In this Sunday, Aug. 9, 2020, photo, a hand-painted sign at a post office keeps score of the COVID-19 cases and deaths in the village of Truchas, New Mexico. Nearby wilderness areas and logging roads have allowed residents to hunker down with family cookouts and outdoor recreation. (AP Photo/Cedar Attanasio)

School year begins for some New Mexico districts

Aug. 12, 2020 6:08 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The school year is underway at some of New Mexico’s largest public school districts as teachers, students and parents deal with remote learning amid the coronavirus pandemic. Albuquerque Public Schools started Wednesday as schools in the district have been busy distributing...

The pressroom is seen at the Albuquerque Publishing Company, publishers of the Albuquerque Journal in Albuquerque, N.M., on July 15, 2020. The Albuquerque Journal and the Santa Fe New Mexican are partnering to print both of their publications at the The New Mexican's production facility in Santa Fe. The state's two largest newspapers made the announcement Tuesday, Aug. 11, saying discussions about consolidation of the printing operations have been ongoing for years. (Dean Hanson/The Albuquerque Journal via AP)

New Mexico's largest newspapers combine printing operations

Aug. 12, 2020 1:33 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The Albuquerque Journal and the Santa Fe New Mexican newspapers are partnering to print both publications at the The New Mexican’s production facility in Santa Fe in a cost-cutting move. The state’s two largest newspapers made the announcement Tuesday, saying...

Albuquerque police fatally shoot 2 men in separate incidents

Aug. 11, 2020 6:34 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Albuquerque police fatally shot two men during separate incidents a few hours apart, authorities said. Deputy Police Chief Harold Medina said police fatally shot one man early Tuesday morning during an exchange of gunfire after a home invasion and that another man Monday evening...

New Mexico lawmaker resigns, will run for Bernalillo sheriff

Aug. 11, 2020 5:34 PM EDT

RIO RANCHO, N.M (AP) — New Mexico state Rep. Patricio Ruiloba has resigned from his Albuquerque-area seat and will run for Bernalillo County sheriff, the Democrat said Tuesday. He told The Associated Press he submitted his resignation letter to the New Mexico secretary of state and will begin organizing...

New Mexico State Fair to go on as planned but virtually

Aug. 10, 2020 2:45 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The New Mexico State Fair is going all virtual. Organizers in June had decided to cancel the annual event due to concerns over the coronavirus pandemic. On Monday, they announced that the fair will instead by held entirely online. State Fair General Manager Dan Mourning said the...

In this July 28, 2020 photo, Maciolek School of Dance owner and founder Karen Salb poses in her Hobbs, N.M. studio. She says the time has come to hand off dance instruction to the next generation and she's closing her studio after 50 years. (Blake Ovard/The Hobbs Daily News-Sun via AP)

New Mexico dance studio closing after a half-century run

Aug. 9, 2020 11:01 AM EDT

HOBBS, N.M. (AP) — The story can be seen in the floor. Dozens of perfect circles line the outer walls at Maciolek School of Dance, worn into the wooden floor. They mark the dreams and all the lives who have stepped onto the floor, and then tapped, jazzed and plie’d their way into adulthood. But as...

Colorado man sentenced threatening to kill official, lawyer

Aug. 8, 2020 7:11 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A Colorado man has been sentenced to 15 months in federal prison for threatening to kill a New Mexico state official and an attorney with a law firm in connection with a fraud case. Federal prosecutors said Andrew Graham , 40, of Snowmass, Colorado, had pleaded guilty to sending...

New Mexico insurance authority warns schools on virus rules

Aug. 7, 2020 8:04 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The New Mexico Public School Insurance Authority board unanimously voted Thursday to send a letter warning schools and districts about the dangers of not complying with coronavirus guidelines. The letter to member districts and charter schools warns that if they do not comply with...

FILE - In this Aug. 11, 2016, file photo, green chile from Hatch, N. M., goes on sale at a roadside roasting stand in Santa Fe, N.M. Organizers of the annual Hatch Chile Festival said Monday, July 6, 2020, that COVID-19 had forced the cancellation of the event for the first time in its 49-year-old history. (AP Photo/Morgan Lee,File)

Green chile distributors to sell directly to public

Aug. 7, 2020 5:58 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico green chile distributors say health restrictions amid the pandemic are forcing them to sell chiles directly to the public. KOB-TV in Albuquerque reports distributors have no choice but to sell directly because many restaurants are operating differently during the...