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Proposed New Mexico utility merger spurs numerous concerns

Apr. 19, 2021 21:25 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Consumer advocacy groups, environmentalists and the New Mexico attorney general’s office are concerned about a proposed multibillion-dollar merger of the state’s largest electric utility with a U.S. subsidiary of global renewable energy giant Iberdrola. ...

Cowboys for Trump founder appeals recall bid to high court

Apr. 19, 2021 21:00 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Cowboys for Trump founder Couy Griffin has filed an appeal with the state Supreme Court as he seeks to fend off an effort to recall him from office as a county commissioner in southern New Mexico. Griffin filed a notice of appeal Monday with the...

Bernalillo County sheriff to run for Albuquerque mayor

Apr. 19, 2021 15:44 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Bernalillo County Sheriff Manny Gonzales is making a pitch to be Albuquerque's next mayor. Gonzales declared his candidacy in an official online campaign video Monday. The sheriff, who was born in Albuquerque, says Mayor...

Police: Drug activity caused Albuquerque apartment explosion

Apr. 19, 2021 10:44 AM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say a man accused of manufacturing drugs in an Albuquerque apartment was injured in an explosion. Albuquerque police say the suspect was transferred to a burn unit in Texas on Sunday with critical injuries. ...

New Mexico acequias prepare for brutal year amid drought

Apr. 19, 2021 10:07 AM EDT

TALPA, N.M. (AP) — It was a scenic day in Talpa, a small village in Taos County, and that concerned Darryl Maestas. The sky was blue, temperatures were warm and a slight breeze moved through the valley. Meanwhile, the clear waters of the Acequia Madre del Rio Chiquito,...

State Police: Gun-brandishing man fatally shot after pursuit

Apr. 17, 2021 18:06 PM EDT

ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) — Law enforcement officers fatally shot a 22-year-old Roswell man when he brandished a gun outside a bank as he tried to run away after an attempted traffic stop and vehicle pursuit, authorities said Saturday. The New Mexico State Police identified...

The Latest: Minnesotan charged with attacks over mask demand

Apr. 17, 2021 17:43 PM EDT

HUTCHINSON, Minn. — Prosecutors have charged a Minnesota man with felony assault and allege that he attacked a home improvement store employee and a police officer after the store worker told him to wear a mask. The Minneapolis Star Tribune reported that the incident...

Pandemic fuels business and politics for GOP nominee

Apr. 17, 2021 14:59 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...

First lady Jill Biden to visit Albuquerque, Navajo capitol

Apr. 17, 2021 14:38 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — First lady Jill Biden's office announced Saturday that she will visit the U.S. Southwest in the coming week, with stops planned in New Mexico's most populous city and the Navajo Nation's capitol in Arizona. The announcement said Biden will...

Albuquerque officer fatally shoots man involved in dispute

Apr. 17, 2021 13:08 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An Albuquerque police officer fatally shot a man who had earlier fired a gun during an altercation stemming from a domestic dispute Friday night, a Police Department statement said. Officers responding to the reported gunshot tried for about an...