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$2B power line project awaits green light in New Mexico

ALBUQUERQUE – Hours of testimony, reams of documents and the concerns of ranchers and others are being weighed as New Mexico regulators consider clearing the way for a $2 billion power line project...

DATE: June 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Outmigration stymies New Mexico state population growth

SANTA FE – An analysis from the Pew Charitable Trust shows the population of New Mexico has grown at the slowest rate of any state in the western U.S. during the past decade. The research released...

DATE: June 20, 2018 | UPDATED: 59 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Regional News

Wildlife sanctuary purchases land in southeastern Colorado

DENVER A nonprofit wildlife sanctuary nearly at full capacity has purchased 14 square miles of land in southeastern Colorado. KUSA-TV reports the Wild Animal Sanctuary in the town of Keenesburg...

DATE: June 20, 2018 | UPDATED: 59 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Regional News

New Mexico oil and gas lease sales net record revenues

SANTA FE The New Mexico State Land Office has collected nearly $5 million from its most recent oil and gas lease sale, continuing a record-setting pace for the 2018 fiscal year. State Land...

DATE: June 20, 2018 | UPDATED: 59 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Regional News

Closing arguments held in Colorado death penalty case

COLORADO SPRINGS Closing arguments were held Wednesday morning in the trial of a Colorado Springs man charged with killing an acquaintance and a former girlfriend he was convicted of stalking....

DATE: June 20, 2018 | UPDATED: 59 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Regional News

New Mexico senators plan visit to border detention facility

SANTA FE – New Mexico’s Democratic U.S. Senate delegation plans to travel to the border with Mexico to highlight objections to President Trump’s policy of separating immigrant children from parents...

DATE: June 20, 2018 | UPDATED: 59 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Regional News

Hailstorm kills hundreds of fish near Colorado Springs

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Officials say hundreds of fish were killed last week during the devastating hailstorm that hit areas near Colorado Springs. The Gazette reports the storm roared through El...

DATE: June 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Colorado to adopt California’s stricter car pollution rules

DENVER – Colorado’s governor on Tuesday ordered his state to adopt California’s vehicle pollution rules, joining other states in resisting the Trump administration’s plans to ease up on emission...

DATE: June 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

N.M. congressional candidate blames Congress for family separations

SANTA FE – New Mexico’s Republican congressional candidate in a district along the border with Mexico is blaming Congress for an immigration crisis that has led to the separation of immigrant...

DATE: June 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Gov. John Hickenlooper calls separating immigrant families ‘immoral and un-American’

Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper called out on Monday the Trump administration’s policy of separating immigrant families at the U.S.-Mexican border as part of a “zero-tolerance” policy enacted in...

DATE: June 18, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Panel: Nuclear contamination found on worker at weapons lab

LOS ALAMOS, N.M. – Reports from an independent safety panel show radioactive contamination was found on a worker’s hands and other places at a nuclear weapons lab in New Mexico — the latest safety...

DATE: June 18, 2018 | UPDATED: 1 day 22 hours ago | CATEGORY: Regional News

Ex-inmate threatens to sue Colorado county over alleged excessive force

COLORADO SPRINGS – A former inmate is threatening to sue a Colorado county, alleging a deputy shoved his already broken jaw against a cell wall after he complained he was served food he couldn’t...

DATE: June 18, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News