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Pandemic fuels business and politics for GOP nominee

Apr. 16, 2021 21:29 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The Republican nominee for a vacant congressional seat in New Mexico is bringing an unusual perspective to the national discourse over pandemic restrictions and federal relief. Mark Moores, a state senator and co-owner with his wife of the...

‘Godzilla’ shark discovered in New Mexico gets formal name

Apr. 16, 2021 16:52 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The 300-million-year-old shark’s teeth were the first sign that it might be a distinct species. The ancient chompers looked less like the spear-like rows of teeth of related species. They were squatter and shorter, less than an inch long, around...

US water managers warn of dismal year along the Rio Grande

Apr. 15, 2021 18:56 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — It has been 30 years or so since residents in New Mexico's largest city last saw their stretch of the Rio Grande go dry. There's a possibility it could happen again this summer. Federal water managers released their annual...

Famed Laguna Pueblo photographer Lee Howard Marmon dies

Apr. 15, 2021 17:40 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Lee Howard Marmon, a self-taught photographer from Laguna Pueblo whose photographs are in galleries and museums around the world, has died. He was 95. The Albuquerque Journal reported Thursday that Marmon died March 31 of...

Production of 'Outer Range' TV series underway in New Mexico

Apr. 15, 2021 14:34 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A television series starring Josh Brolin and now in production in New Mexico will employ up to 300 crew members and 2,000 people as extras and background actors, the state Film Office announced Thursday. “Outer Range" is produced by Amazon...

The Latest: California governor says all schools must reopen

Apr. 14, 2021 19:19 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO — California Gov. Gavin Newsom is urging all schools in the state to reopen, saying there are no health barriers to getting children back into classrooms and ending distance learning. Speaking Wednesday, he said: “Money is not an object now. It’s an...

New Mexico school district wants 20,000 youth vaccinated

Apr. 14, 2021 17:50 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Albuquerque Public Schools says 50 students have received shots as part of a pilot program to promote vaccines for teenagers. State residents aged 16 and up became eligible for the vaccine last week. The school district plans...

Energy, voting rights loom in congressional special election

Apr. 13, 2021 22:02 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Republican congressional nominee and New Mexico state Sen. Mark Moores is staking out a campaign platform based on support for the oil and natural gas industry, robust police funding and taxation issues, ahead of a rapid-fire special election. The...

New Mexico freshens up 'True' campaign to reignite tourism

Apr. 13, 2021 18:44 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Authenticity and the idea of adventure steeped in culture have fueled New Mexico’s award-winning “True” tourism campaign for more than a decade. That won’t change, but state Tourism Secretary Jen Paul Schroer said Tuesday it was time to...

Crews work to contain 2 small wildfires on Rio Chama bosque

Apr. 12, 2021 12:40 PM EDT

ABIQUIU, N.M. (AP) — Crews were working Sunday to fully contain two small wildfires on the Rio Chama bosque near Abiquiu that forced some evacuations of residents. Rio Arriba County Sheriff’s officials said evacuations were lifted Saturday night and the cause of the...