New Mexico

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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

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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

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A search for truth: Albert Pfeiffer, Kit Carson and the Long Walk

Just west of Pagosa Springs is a small roadside park north of the highway. A bronze plaque set in granite says that more than a century ago Capt. Albert Pfeiffer stripped naked on behalf of Utes in...

DATE: June 13, 2017 | COLUMN: Gulliford's travels

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Aztec Ruins to host archaeology lecture

A free lecture about a 4,000-year-old bison-processing site in the San Juan Basin will be offered at 7 p.m. June 2 at the Aztec Ruins National Monument. In the summer of 2013, before construction...

DATE: May 27, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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New Mexico archbishop uses ‘Social Gospel’ to fight poverty

ALBUQUERQUE – When Pope Francis appointed a new archbishop of New Mexico’s largest diocese last year, some anti-poverty advocates expressed optimism given his previous work on immigration reform...

DATE: March 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Faith

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New Mexico sues EPA, Sunnyside Mine owners

New Mexico filed a lawsuit Monday in federal court against the Environmental Protection Agency , its contractor and two Colorado mine owners over the Gold King Mine spill’s impact on the state. The...

DATE: March 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

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New Mexico attorney general dissatisfied with mine spill response

ALBUQUERQUE – The federal government and Colorado have made little progress in remedying damage from the release of millions of gallons of wastewater last year from the Gold King Mine near...

DATE: March 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

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New Mexico officials say rivers still tainted from Gold King Mine spill

DENVER – A $1.5 million bill sent by New Mexico to the Environmental Protection Agency on Friday could be the last chance for federal officials and the state of Colorado to avoid a lawsuit related...

DATE: March 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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'Right to die' bill in New Mexico heads to Senate committee

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A proposal that would allow terminally ill patients in New Mexico to end their lives with help from doctors faces its first test in the state Senate. The...

DATE: March 5, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Feds propose wolf releases in southwestern New Mexico

ALBUQUERQUE — Federal wildlife managers want to release two packs of Mexican gray wolves in wilderness areas near the Arizona-New Mexico border this year in an effort to bolster a struggling...

DATE: Feb. 18, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Feds seek to dismiss New Mexico’s claims over Gold King Mine spill

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Attorneys with the U.S. Justice Department are asking a federal judge to dismiss claims by New Mexico and the Navajo Nation that stem from the 2015 Gold King Mine waste spill...

DATE: Feb. 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: State Nation World

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Ancient Chaco Canyon inhabitants relied on imported food

ALBUQUERQUE – Salty soils and dry conditions throughout northwestern New Mexico’s Chaco Canyon would have made it difficult to grow enough corn to sustain the multitudes of people who resided at...

DATE: Jan. 5, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News