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New Mexico wildfire claims second life, while rain offers hope of relief

Jun. 19, 2024 21:27 PM EDT

ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) — Heavy rain and hail fell Wednesday around an evacuated village in New Mexico threatened by wildfires that have killed at least two people and damaged more than 1,400 structures, offering the hope of some assistance for firefighters but adding the threat of high winds and...

At least 1 dead in New Mexico wildfire that forced thousands to flee, governor's office says

Jun. 19, 2024 00:49 AM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Thousands of southern New Mexico residents fled a mountainous village as a wind-whipped wildfire tore through homes and other buildings, and killed at least one person. Officials warned the danger isn't over. New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham declared a...

At least 1 person has died in a New Mexico wildfire that has forced thousands to evacuate, governor's office says

Jun. 18, 2024 21:21 PM EDT
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — At least 1 person has died in a New Mexico wildfire that has forced thousands to evacuate, governor's office says.

New Mexico governor declares a state of emergency after wildfires damage at least 500 structures in mountainous Ruidoso

Jun. 18, 2024 16:51 PM EDT
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico governor declares a state of emergency after wildfires damage at least 500 structures in mountainous Ruidoso.

Report says 'poor maintenance' led to deadly 2022 crash of firefighting helicopter in New Mexico

Jun. 13, 2024 20:15 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A loss of engine power due to poor maintenance caused a 2022 helicopter crash in New Mexico that claimed the lives of four Bernalillo County first responders as they were returning home from a firefighting mission, according to federal investigators. ...

Arizona man sold firearms to undercover FBI agent for mass shooting, indictment says

Jun. 12, 2024 21:20 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — A firearms dealer in Arizona sold weapons to an undercover federal agent he believed would help him carry out his plan for a mass shooting targeting minorities, an attack that he hoped would “incite a race war,” according to a federal grand jury indictment. Mark...

Native American tribe is on a preservation mission as it celebrates trust status for ancestral lands

Jun. 12, 2024 19:21 PM EDT

SANTA ANA PUEBLO, N.M. (AP) — When the sprawling Alamo Ranch first went up for sale nearly a decade ago, it was advertised as a working cattle ranch with incredible wildlife habitat and superb potential for development and recreation not far from New Mexico's largest metropolitan area. ...

Fight over constitutional provisions to guard against oil, gas pollution moves ahead in New Mexico

Jun. 10, 2024 20:54 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico judge cleared the way Monday for a landmark lawsuit to proceed that alleges the state has failed to meet its constitutional obligations for protecting against oil and gas pollution. Environmental groups and Native Americans who live near oil...

Judge dismisses Native American challenge to $10B SunZia energy transmission project in Arizona

Jun. 06, 2024 20:41 PM EDT

A U.S. district judge has dismissed claims by Native American tribes and environmentalists who sought to halt construction along part of a $10 billion energy transmission line that will carry wind-generated electricity from New Mexico to customers as far away as California. Judge...

New Mexico voters oust incumbents from Legislature with positive implications for paid family leave

Jun. 05, 2024 19:38 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico voters have ousted several incumbent lawmakers in the state's primary election, as ballots were tallied Wednesday. Former school board member and educator Jon Hill of Las Cruces defeated state Rep. Willie Madrid of Chapparal in Tuesday's primary...