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Pelosi: US has to do more to help with wildfire recovery

Sep. 26, 2022 17:35 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Monday that the federal government has to do more to help with recovery in the wake of a devastating wildfire that charred several hundred homes and destroyed the livelihoods of many rural New Mexico residents. The...

New Mexico lawmaker removed from committee over allegations

Sep. 25, 2022 18:19 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — State Sen. Daniel Ivey-Soto has been removed from his position as chairman of the New Mexico Finance Authority interim committee due to sexual harassment allegations against him. Senate President Pro Tem Mimi Stewart announced the move Saturday, and appointed...

'Eco-warrior' and Earth First! co-founder Dave Foreman dies

Sep. 25, 2022 15:31 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Dave Foreman, a self-proclaimed eco-warrior who was a prominent member of the radical environmentalism movement and a co-founder of Earth First!, has died. He was 74. The New Mexico-based Rewilding Institute, which Foreman founded as a think tank to develop...

Albuquerque church security guard killed, suspect arrested

Sep. 25, 2022 13:26 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A suspect has been arrested in connection with the death of a security guard at an Albuquerque church, authorities said Sunday. City police said 35-year-old Marc Ward was taken into custody Saturday. It was unclear Sunday if Ward has a lawyer yet who can...

New Mexico St. runs for 353 yards in 45-26 win over Hawaii

Sep. 24, 2022 23:58 PM EDT

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Star Thomas had 144 yards rushing and a touchdown on 11 carries, Jamoni Jones scored on runs of 3 and 2 yards and New Mexico State beat Hawaii 45-26 Saturday night. New Mexico State coach Jerry Kill replaced Doug Martin, who went 25-74 overall and had one...

Abilene Christian cruises past Western New Mexico 34-7

Sep. 24, 2022 23:49 PM EDT

ABILENE, Texas (AP) — Ethan Long threw two touchdowns passes, Rovaughn Banks Jr. and Jermiah Dobbins each had more than 100 yards rushing and Abilene Christian cruised to a 34-7 victory over Division II-member Western New Mexico on Saturday night. Long was 22-of-34 passing for 251...

LSU survives Daniels' injury scare in romp over New Mexico

Sep. 24, 2022 23:36 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The LSU defense held New Mexico to 88 total yards and the Tigers survived an injury scare to starting quarterback Jayden Daniels in a 38-0 victory Saturday night at Tiger Stadium. “Once is an accident, twice is a coincidence, three times is a habit,” LSU...

US awards $73M contract for Navajo-Gallup water project

Sep. 23, 2022 18:17 PM EDT

GALLUP, N.M. (AP) — The federal government has awarded a $73 million contract to construct pumping plants as part of an ongoing project to bring drinking water to parts of the Navajo Nation and to residents in northwestern New Mexico. The Bureau of Reclamation announced Friday...

New Mexico allows funds for prosecutions in 'Rust' shooting

Sep. 23, 2022 13:12 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico has granted funds to pay for possible prosecutions connected to last year's fatal film-set shooting of a cinematographer by actor Alec Baldwin, the Santa Fe New Mexican reported Thursday. The state Board of Finance greenlit more than $317,000 to...

LSU favored big in nonconference tilt with New Mexico

Sep. 22, 2022 21:32 PM EDT

New Mexico (2-1) at LSU (2-1), Saturday, 7:30 p.m. ET (ESPN+) Line: LSU by 31 1/2, according to FanDuel Sportsbook. Series record: First meeting. WHAT’S AT STAKE? LSU is looking for a convincing victory fueled by clean execution under...