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Interior: $580M headed to 15 tribes to fulfill water rights

Feb. 02, 2023 19:10 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Fifteen Native American tribes will get a total of $580 million in federal money this year for water rights settlements, the Biden administration announced Thursday. The money will help carry out the agreements that define the tribes' rights to water from rivers...

Court: US needs to consider effects of drilling near Chaco

Feb. 02, 2023 17:09 PM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A federal appeals court has sided with environmentalists, ruling that the U.S. government failed to consider the cumulative effects of greenhouse gas emissions that would result from the approval of nearly 200 drilling permits in an area surrounding Chaco Culture National...

Bairstow scores 20, Utah State defeats New Mexico 84-73

Feb. 02, 2023 01:35 AM EST

LOGAN, Utah (AP) — Sean Bairstow's 20 points helped Utah State defeat New Mexico 84-73 on Wednesday. Bairstow added five rebounds for the Aggies (18-5, 7-3 Mountain West Conference). Steven Ashworth scored 19 points, going 4 of 8 from the floor, including 2 for 5 from distance, and...

Bill advances that would ban guns at polls in New Mexico

Feb. 02, 2023 01:30 AM EST

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A bill that would prohibit firearms at New Mexico polling places during elections with exceptions for police officers cleared its first hurdle at the Legislature on Wednesday. A Senate panel voted 6-3 along party lines, with Republicans in opposition, to...

New Mexico considers roasted chile as official state aroma

Feb. 01, 2023 16:34 PM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The sweet smell of green chile roasting on an open flame permeates New Mexico every fall, wafting from roadside stands and grocery store parking lots and inducing mouth-watering visions of culinary wonders. Now one state lawmaker says it's time for...

Alec Baldwin scheduled for court on charges in set death

Feb. 01, 2023 15:23 PM EST

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Alec Baldwin’s first court appearance has been set as he confronts accusations of firearm safety failures and involuntary manslaughter in the fatal shooting of a cinematographer on a New Mexico film set. A New Mexico court on Wednesday scheduled Baldwin and...

Manslaughter charge for Alec Baldwin in 'Rust' set shooting

Jan. 31, 2023 18:48 PM EST

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Actor Alec Baldwin and a weapons specialist have been formally charged with involuntary manslaughter in the fatal shooting of a cinematographer on a New Mexico movie set, according to court documents filed by prosecutors Tuesday. Santa Fe District Attorney...

Prosecutor in New Mexico files criminal charges in fatal shooting of cinematographer by Alec Baldwin

Jan. 31, 2023 15:51 PM EST
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Prosecutor in New Mexico files criminal charges in fatal shooting of cinematographer by Alec Baldwin.

New Mexico candidate indicted in drive-by shooting case

Jan. 31, 2023 11:30 AM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A political newcomer who lost his bid for the New Mexico statehouse has been indicted on charges of allegedly orchestrating a series of drive-by shootings at the homes of Democratic officials. A Bernalillo County grand jury returned a 14-count indictment...

Proposed utility merger in New Mexico prompts recusal

Jan. 30, 2023 18:54 PM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — One of the governor’s picks for a powerful regulatory commission has recused himself from any decisions involving a proposed multibillion-dollar merger between a U.S. subsidiary of global energy giant Iberdrola and New Mexico’s largest electric utility. ...