Vandals cause estimated $100K of damage to Indian restaurant

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Vandals damaged the interior furnishings of of an Indian restaurant in downtown Santa Fe and spray-painted racist comments on walls and art objects in the building. Cost of...

DATE: June 23, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

State Police: Wanted man was 1 of 2 killed in head-on crash

GALLUP, N.M. (AP) — One of two people killed in a head-on crash on Interstate 40 near Gallup following a police chase was a wanted man from northwestern New Mexico, authorities said Tuesday....

DATE: June 23, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

Albuquerque balloon fiesta postponed because of coronavirus concerns

FARMINGTON – The world’s largest balloon fiesta has joined the growing list of canceled or postponed events as a result of coronavirus concerns. The 49th Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta,...

DATE: June 23, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

Rain or shine: Volunteer network helps track drought

FARMINGTON – For the last 13 years, Joe Ward has walked out to his backyard every morning at 7 a.m. and inspected a small cylinder for any drops of precipitation. He records each entry online,...

DATE: June 23, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

Bureau of Land Management announces openings in northwest New Mexico

FARMINGTON – The U.S. Bureau of Land Management field office in Farmington announced Monday some recreation areas will begin opening this week, in another sign of relaxing social-distancing and...

DATE: June 22, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

N.M. law enforcement responds to nationwide calls for reform

FARMINGTON – Advocates across the state and country are demanding police reforms, including a ban on the use of chokeholds, with some pushing to defund police departments in favor of community...

DATE: June 19, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

New Mexico reopens breweries as COVID-19 cases trend upward

FARMINGTON – The state of New Mexico took a big step toward reopening recently when Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham announced breweries could open with limited occupancy. But the data show COVID-19...

DATE: June 17, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

Paramedic receives state, local first-responder procession

FARMINGTON – A paramedic who died from COVID-19 received a first responder escort last weekend from Albuquerque to Farmington. First responders and members of the community lined streets Sunday in...

DATE: June 15, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

Man shot during protest over Spanish conqueror’s statue

ALBUQUERQUE – A man was shot Monday night as protesters in New Mexico’s largest city tried to tear down a bronze statue of a Spanish conquistador outside the Albuquerque Museum, prompting the city...

DATE: June 15, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

Decade-old quest for hidden treasure chest ends

A real-life treasure hunt is over. A New Mexico art and antique collector announced 10 years ago that he hid a chest containing $2 million in riches deep in the Rocky Mountains. He told people to...

DATE: June 12, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

With limited electricity, Navajo Nation students receive kits for distance learning

FARMINGTON – Completing his homework under a kerosene lamp or in front of a wood burning stove, Mylo Fowler graduated high school almost 20 years ago on the Navajo Nation near Steamboat, Arizona....

DATE: June 11, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

Farmington Growers Market to kick off Saturday

FARMINGTON – The Farmington Growers Market, which started 29 years ago, will open Saturday with additional public safety measures as a result of the coronavirus. The market received approval from...

DATE: June 10, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

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