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N. Scott Momaday remembers 1969 Pulitzer, promises memoir

Nov. 15, 2019 12:30 AM EST

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Kiowa writer N. Scott Momaday, who won a Pulitzer Prize in 1969 for his groundbreaking novel “House Made of Dawn,” said he’s not done writing and vows to finish his long-anticipated memoir. In a rare interview at his Santa Fe home, the 85-year-old author told The...

A New Mexico icon, Spanish conquistador faces attacks

Oct. 10, 2019 2:00 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The Spanish conquistador is an image found throughout New Mexico, the most Hispanic state in the United States. Depictions of men such as 17th century explorers Don Juan de Oñate and Don Diego de Vargas have long adorned murals and been honored at commemorations as symbols of...

Court battle looms over land leased to Jeffrey Epstein

Oct. 8, 2019 12:02 AM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A court battle is brewing over public grazing leases that New Mexico officials believe were used to help shield a remote desert ranch owned by financier Jeffrey Epstein, who was accused of abusing young women there before he died behind bars. State Land Office General Counsel Ari...

Joe Wilson, skeptic on Iraq War intelligence, dies at age 69

Sep. 28, 2019 10:39 AM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Joseph Wilson, the former ambassador who set off a political firestorm by disputing U.S. intelligence used to justify the 2003 Iraq invasion, died Friday, according to his ex-wife. He was 69. Wilson died of organ failure in Santa Fe, said his former wife, Valerie Plame, whose identity...

Thief nets $4K worth of ornamental fish from New Mexico pond

Sep. 27, 2019 11:29 AM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — It's a fishy mystery caught on camera. KOB-TV reports authorities say fish worth thousands of dollars recently were stolen from a Santa Fe, New Mexico, business and the alleged theft was captured on video. Owner Melissa D'Angelico says the thief hit the pond in front of Santa Fe...

Court halts timber activity in Southwest over threatened owl

Sep. 19, 2019 3:08 PM EDT

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — A U.S. judge has halted tree-cutting activities across thousands of square miles of the Southwest until federal agencies can get a better handle on how to monitor the population of a threatened owl. The order issued by the U.S. District Court in Tucson, Arizona, covers 18,750 square...