Associated Press New Mexico

North Dakota man to pay $74K for poaching trophy mule deer

SANTA FE – A North Dakota man has been ordered to pay $74,000 in restitution for poaching a trophy mule deer buck in northwestern New Mexico. The state Department of Game and Fish reported...

DATE: July 9, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Navajo Nation president vetoes items from federal virus aid

GALLUP, N.M. – The president of the Navajo Nation used line-item vetoes on two bills disbursing funds from a federal coronavirus relief package. The Navajo Nation Council passed two bills calling...

DATE: July 9, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Report: New Mexico’s suicide rate is highest in the nation

ALBUQUERQUE – New Mexico’s suicide rate reportedly is the highest in the nation. The Albuquerque Journal reported Sunday that New Mexico had 535 suicides in 2018, the most recent year for which...

DATE: July 5, 2020 | UPDATED: 5 days 20 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Roswell teen charged for November online school threat

ROSWELL, N.M. – The FBI says a teenage boy who made online threats that led to the lockdown of Roswell High School is facing a federal charge. FBI officials said in a news release Wednesday that...

DATE: July 2, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Groups call for meetings as US lab preps for weapons work

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Several groups are asking state and federal officials to hold semi-annual public meetings as Los Alamos National Laboratory prepares to resume and ramp up production of key...

DATE: July 2, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

New Mexico launches new anti-DWI campaign with mask twist

SANTA FE – New Mexico is launching a new anti-drunken driving campaign that also encourages people to wear face coverings and keep their distance from one another. Officials said Thursday this will...

DATE: June 25, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

COVID-19 outbreak reported at Otero County Prison Facility

ALAMOGORDO, N.M. (AP) — About 80% of inmates at the Otero County prison in southern New Mexico have tested positive for the coronavirus, officials said. The outbreak started in early May when...

DATE: June 25, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Tribe, environmentalists fight rollback of U.S. water rule

ALBUQUERQUE – The nation’s largest Native American tribe and several environmental groups are waging a legal challenge to a revised federal rule that lifts protections for many streams, creeks and...

DATE: June 25, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

New Mexico hospital under review over profiling allegations

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The findings of a recent survey at a women’s hospital in New Mexico are in the process of being referred to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office for...

DATE: June 23, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

New Mexico releases plan for reopening public schools

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico's public schools now have rules and suggestions for how to reopen in the fall in what could amount to a giant experiment during an uncertain time brought on by the...

DATE: June 23, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

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

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