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People beating heat as they tube to work in Colorado

BOULDER – Some people in Colorado are staying cool on their commutes by tubing down a snow-fed creek. Friday’s 12th annual Tube to Work Day in Boulder comes on a day when the temperature is...

DATE: July 19, 2019 | CATEGORY: Regional News

University of New Mexico brings in experts to move beehive

ALBUQUERQUE – Thousands of swarming bees and several pounds of dripping honeycomb have been removed from a building on the University of New Mexico’s main campus. Officials said Thursday the...

DATE: July 19, 2019 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Colorado town honors Green Beret killed in Afghanistan

COLORADO SPRINGS – A Colorado town has honored a fallen Green Beret with a candlelight vigil after he was killed during combat in Afghanistan. The Gazette reports that a crowd of more than 200...

DATE: July 18, 2019 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Juvenile accused of sparking western Colorado brush fire

GRAND JUNCTION – A juvenile has been charged with arson after authorities say he sparked a brush fire by setting off an illegal firework in western Colorado. The Daily Sentinel reported Thursday...

DATE: July 18, 2019 | CATEGORY: Regional News

U.S. lawmakers propose ban on export of tribes’ sacred items

ALBUQUERQUE – New Mexico Democrats are making a renewed push in Congress to ban collectors and vendors from exporting Native American ceremonial items. Sen Martin Heinrich, U.S. Reps. Ben Ray Lujan...

DATE: July 18, 2019 | CATEGORY: Regional News

U.S. Air Force warns against joke event to ‘storm Area 51’

LAS VEGAS – The U.S. Air Force has warned people against participating in an internet joke suggesting a large crowd of people “storm Area 51,” the top-secret Cold War test site in the Nevada...

DATE: July 18, 2019 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Convicted University of Utah shooter extradited to Colorado

SALT LAKE CITY – A man convicted of the fatal shooting of a University of Utah student has been extradited to Colorado to face additional charges. The Deseret News reports 25-year-old Austin...

DATE: July 18, 2019 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Report: U.S. nuclear lab gives New Mexico economy $3B boost

LOS ALAMOS, N.M. – Los Alamos National Laboratory supports more than 24,000 direct and indirect jobs and infuses more than $3 billion a year into New Mexico’s economy through federal funding and...

DATE: July 18, 2019 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Ex-CIA operative Plame’s N.M. House bid gets many small donors

SANTA FE – Thousands of small campaign contributions have helped propelled former CIA operative and author Valerie Plame to the financial lead in a crowded primary competition for an open New...

DATE: July 17, 2019 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Coal-fired plant in Southwest Colorado will shut down early

NUCLA – The operators of a coal-fired power plant in southwestern Colorado say it will shut down early next year, nearly three years sooner than planned. The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel reported...

DATE: July 17, 2019 | CATEGORY: Regional News

New Mexico candidate wants US immigration agency abolished

SANTA FE – A candidate seeking the Democratic nomination to an open Senate seat announced her support Tuesday for disbanding U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement and turning its...

DATE: July 17, 2019 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Lab officials report progress on chromium plume cleanup

LOS ALAMOS, N.M. – Officials at Los Alamos National Laboratory say they’re seeing positive results from efforts to contain and control a plume of chromium contamination located in two canyons at...

DATE: July 17, 2019 | CATEGORY: Regional News

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