New Mexico

Evidence links quakes on Colorado border to energy waste wells

DENVER – Scientists say they have more evidence that an increase in earthquakes on the Colorado-New Mexico border since 2001 has been caused by wells that inject wastewater from oil and gas...

DATE: Oct. 25, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

San Juan Regional Medical Center to offer free flu shots

San Juan Regional Medical Center will offer free influenza vaccination clinics in October and November at five locations in northwestern New Mexico: Oct. 28: 9 a.m.-noon, San Juan Regional Medical...

DATE: Oct. 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: LIFESTYLE04

Law scholars urge Trump to keep program for young immigrants

ALBUQUERQUE – A group of legal scholars is urging President Donald Trump to keep a program protecting hundreds of thousands of young immigrants from deportation and is outlining a legal argument to...

DATE: Aug. 13, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Chaco Canyon petroglyph may represent ancient total eclipse

A University of Colorado Boulder faculty member says a petroglyph in New Mexico’s Chaco Canyon might represent a total eclipse that occurred there 1,000 years ago. The petroglyph depicts a circle...

DATE: Aug. 8, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Zinke coming to New Mexico in tightly controlled visit

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke is visiting New Mexico this week as part of his nationwide tour connected to a review of 27 national monument designations. But Zinke is...

DATE: July 27, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

New Mexico game wardens seize 17 game animal heads

The Journal FARMINGTON — New Mexico authorities have seized 17 illegal game animal heads while serving search warrants at multiple locations in Farmington. The state Game and Fish Department...

DATE: July 18, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bloomfield plans drilling to find second source for water

The Associated Press BLOOMFIELD, N.M. — Bloomfield plans to drill four test drills as it seeks a secondary water source for the northwestern New Mexico city. Public Works Director Jason Thomas says...

DATE: July 18, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fake art threatens Native American livelihood

SANTA FE – The recent spread of fake Native American art and jewelry has shown the need to update how the federal government protects tribal artists from fraud that undercuts the value of their...

DATE: July 11, 2017 | CATEGORY: Living

Navajo council OKs lease extension for coal plant

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. – The Navajo Nation Council has approved a lease extension that will allow a coal-fired power plant in northeastern Arizona to continue operating through December 2019. The 18-4...

DATE: July 5, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

New Mexico suit against Colorado in Gold King Mine spill fails

New Mexico’s petition to hold Colorado responsible for the Gold King Mine spill nearly two years ago was denied Monday by the U.S. Supreme Court. “Because it was the EPA and not Colorado that...

DATE: June 27, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

Family: Suspect in 4 slayings talked about killing for fun

ABIQUIU, N.M. – A man accused of killing his stepfather, brother and two strangers in a shooting rampage spanning nearly 200 miles across New Mexico had made troubling statements to family members...

DATE: June 17, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Former Cortez priest, Rev. Larry Gallegos, dies at 78

The Rev. Larry Gallegos, who had been with Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Durango on and off for nearly 30 years, died Friday. He was 78. “You won’t believe how many people I’ve had call me and...

DATE: June 13, 2017 | CATEGORY: Faith