Latest Albuquerque News

'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...

Police: 4 randomly stabbed in Albuquerque, suspect arrested

Sep. 19, 2022 14:10 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Police on Monday released the name of a suspect who has been arrested after allegedly stabbing and wounding four people in Albuquerque in apparent random acts. Albuquerque police said 33-year-old Leroy Lopez is facing several counts of aggravated assault...

Dwindling Colorado River Basin key to New Mexico agriculture

Sep. 18, 2022 10:11 AM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Glen Duggins, who grows chile, alfalfa and vegetables, found himself praying for rain in June and feeling grateful to receive some water from the Colorado River Basin. A La Nina weather pattern had caused an exceptionally dry winter and spring, depleting the...

US judge in New Mexico remembered for work ethic, energy

Sep. 17, 2022 14:19 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — U.S. District Court Judge James A. Parker, who served in New Mexico for more than three decades and a had a courtroom named after him, has died. Parker died Friday at the age of 85, according to a statement from the U.S. District Court in New Mexico. A...

Official: New Mexico horse racing still in the 'dark ages'

Sep. 15, 2022 20:46 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Easing rules around online betting would help ensure the survival of New Mexico's horse racing industry as it faces intensifying competition for attention from gamblers in the state and around the world, a top racing official told a panel of state lawmakers Thursday. ...

New Mexico city to monitor compliance with police reforms

Sep. 15, 2022 20:17 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The U.S. Department of Justice says New Mexico’s largest city has made enough progress with court-ordered police reforms that oversight of much of the ongoing process will be turned over to Albuquerque officials. The announcement was made Thursday with a...

Moth outbreak stresses trees in New Mexico forests

Sep. 14, 2022 12:52 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An insect outbreak is believed to be causing conifer stands in some central New Mexico forests to lose their needles, further stressing trees amid an ongoing drought. Officials with the Cibola National Forest said Wednesday that Douglas fir, white fir and...

Increasing pressures on Colorado River water in New Mexico

Sep. 14, 2022 11:33 AM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Colorado River tributaries in New Mexico bring water to the alfalfa fields in the Four Corners and the forested hills of the Gila wilderness in the southwestern part of the state. But Colorado River and reservoir management was designed during a much wetter...

Hatch woman, son facing fraud charges over fake parking fees

Sep. 11, 2022 12:32 PM EDT

HATCH, N.M. (AP) — A woman and her son are facing fraud charges for an alleged parking scheme outside the annual Hatch Chile Festival earlier this month, according to authorities. Hatch Police said 68-year-old Celeste Zimmerman and 31-year-old Raymond Swingle allegedly collected...