Tribes urge U.S. to ban drilling around sacred New Mexico site

ACOMA PUEBLO, N.M. – Native American leaders are banding together to pressure U.S. officials to ban oil and gas exploration around a sacred tribal site that features massive stone structures and...

DATE: March 22, 2019 | CATEGORY: State Nation World

Former high school teacher convicted of raping student

TIERRA AMARILLA, N.M. – A former teacher at a northern New Mexico high school has been convicted of raping a student. The 1st Judicial District Attorney’s Office announced that jurors late Thursday...

DATE: March 22, 2019 | CATEGORY: State Nation World

Navajo Nation company ends bid to buy power plant, mine

ALBUQUERQUE – One of the largest coal-fired power plants in the West will close this year as planned after a Navajo Nation company ended its long-shot bid Friday to acquire it. The Navajo...

DATE: March 22, 2019 | CATEGORY: State Nation World

Ignacio man dies after five-hour standoff in Farmington

Authorities in New Mexico have identified the person killed after a five-hour standoff as a 50-year-old Ignacio man. The San Juan County, New Mexico, Sheriff’s Office and the U.S. Marshals Service...

DATE: March 20, 2019 | UPDATED: 2 days 13 hours ago | CATEGORY: State Nation World

Native Americans say movement to end ‘redface’ is slow

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – John Little can hardly go a week without a reminder that he and other Native Americans often are viewed as relics of the past: the Indian maiden on the butter container at the...

DATE: March 17, 2019 | CATEGORY: State Nation World

Three Arizona residents accused of selling fake Native American jewelry

PHOENIX – Three Arizona residents are among seven people charged with fraudulently selling jewelry imported from the Philippines as authentic Native American-made items. A federal grand jury in...

DATE: March 8, 2019 | CATEGORY: State Nation World

Plan to protect Colorado River isn’t done. Now what?

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Another federal deadline passed this week for seven states in the U.S. West to wrap up work on a plan to ensure the drought-stricken Colorado River can deliver water to the 40...

DATE: March 8, 2019 | CATEGORY: State Nation World

Nevada man suspected of poaching deer, elk reaches deal in New Mexico

SANTA FE – A Nevada man accused of illegally killing more than a dozen deer and elk will have 41 of 45 counts pending against him dismissed as part of a plea deal. The Santa Fe New Mexican reported...

DATE: March 8, 2019 | CATEGORY: State Nation World

Skier dies after being buried in Colorado avalanche

DENVER – A 48-year-old man has died after being caught in an avalanche while skiing in the Colorado backcountry. The Colorado Avalanche Information Center says the avalanche occurred about 2 p.m....

DATE: March 8, 2019 | CATEGORY: State Nation World

Rocky Mountain National Park was third most-visited U.S. park

FORT COLLINS – Rocky Mountain National Park recorded nearly 4.6 million visitors last year, making it the third most-visited national park in the U.S. The Fort Collins Coloradoan reports the...

DATE: March 8, 2019 | CATEGORY: State Nation World

Hearing to be held on Aspen airport curfew violations

ASPEN – An official says a hearing will be held to determine if American Airlines will be fined for two flights that took off after Aspen airport’s curfew this winter. The Aspen Times reports...

DATE: March 8, 2019 | CATEGORY: State Nation World

One injured in ski lift fall at Colorado resort

SNOWMASS – A 33-year-old woman has been injured after falling about 17 feet off a sit-ski lift at a Colorado ski area. An Aspen Skiing Co. statement says a lift attendant who attempted to keep the...

DATE: March 1, 2019 | CATEGORY: State Nation World

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