Latest New Mexico News

New York will set aside money to help local news outlets hire and retain employees

May. 23, 2024 12:56 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York is offering up to $90 million in tax credits for news outlets to hire and retain journalists in an effort to help keep the shrinking local news industry afloat. The U.S. newspaper industry has been in a long decline, driven by factors including a loss...

New endangered listing for rare lizard could slow oil and gas drilling in New Mexico and West Texas

May. 17, 2024 17:58 PM EDT

Federal wildlife officials declared a rare lizard in southeastern New Mexico and West Texas an endangered species Friday, citing future energy development, sand mining and climate change as the biggest threats to its survival in one of the world’s most lucrative oil and natural gas basins. ...

A Lakota student's feather plume was cut off her cap during commencement at a New Mexico high school

May. 17, 2024 16:44 PM EDT

FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — A Lakota student's traditional feather plume was cut off her graduation cap during her high school commencement ceremony this week in northwestern New Mexico. It was during the national anthem Monday night when Farmington High School faculty members...

Federal agency takes control of investigation of fiery train derailment in New Mexico

May. 16, 2024 18:11 PM EDT

MANUELITO, N.M. (AP) — The Federal Railroad Administration is now leading the investigation of last month’s fiery train derailment in New Mexico. National Transportation Safety Board officials said Thursday that the FRA will determine the probable cause of the April 26...

Texas man accused of killing New Mexico women and kidnapping an infant faces federal charge

May. 15, 2024 17:24 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A Texas man accused of fatally shooting two New Mexico women and taking one of their children and seriously injuring another is now facing a federal kidnapping charge. Alek Isaiah Collins, 26, appeared Tuesday before a federal judge in Abilene, Texas. He...

Day care prices aren't getting better. So states are stepping in

May. 14, 2024 11:12 AM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Across the country, the story for families is virtually the same: Child care is unaffordable for many, hard to find for those who can pay, and financially precarious for day care operators and their employees. The Biden administration and Congress tried to...

New Mexico judge halts state mandate for school districts to adopt calendars with more school days

May. 13, 2024 22:41 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A new mandate that requires school districts across New Mexico to adopt calendars that consist of at least 180 days was put on hold by a judge on Monday while he considers the change's legality. Dozens of school districts and superintendents have been...

New Mexico forges rule for treatment and reuse of oil-industry fracking water amid protests

May. 13, 2024 22:13 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Environmental officials in New Mexico took initial steps Monday toward regulating the treatment and reuse of oil industry fracking water as the state grapples with scarce water supplies and fossil fuel producers confront shrinking opportunities for wastewater disposal. ...

Body of New Mexico man recovered from Colorado River in Grand Canyon National Park

May. 13, 2024 20:23 PM EDT

GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, Ariz. (AP) — The body of a New Mexico man has been recovered from the Colorado River in Grand Canyon National Park, authorities said Monday. National Park Service personnel were notified Friday about a body being spotted in the river. ...

New Mexico to stand in for California as McConaughey stars in film about a 2018 deadly wildfire

May. 13, 2024 16:55 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico is standing in for California in a new film as Jamie Lee Curtis’ production company and others tell the story of a bus driver and a school teacher who rescued students during the deadliest and most destructive wildfire in California’s history. ...