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Regents to meet on report critical of N.M. university leader

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The University of New Mexico Board of Regents is holding a meeting Wednesday to discuss possibly suspending or firing university President Bob Frank in response to a report...

DATE: Dec. 5, 2016 | CATEGORY: Regional News

New Mexico budget crisis rears its head in courts, colleges

SANTA FE – New Mexico’s grinding budget crisis is taking a toll in courtrooms where overburdened attorneys have denied legal counsel to poor defendants, at museums reeling from layoffs and...

DATE: Dec. 4, 2016 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Researchers grow protective biological soil crusts

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – In a greenhouse at Northern Arizona University, a professor is researching an oft-overlooked ecological field that could play an important role in preventing erosion and helping...

DATE: Dec. 4, 2016 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Law enforcement gathers for Colorado state trooper funeral

ENGLEWOOD – Hundreds of people turned out Friday to honor a Colorado state trooper hit and killed by a truck while investigating a crash. Members of law enforcement joined family and friends at the...

DATE: Dec. 3, 2016 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Professional mediator takes on New Mexico budget impasse

SANTA FE – He is a mild mannered attorney who negotiates out-of-court resolutions to legal disputes for a living. In his unsalaried job as the next New Mexico state Senate majority leader, Peter...

DATE: Dec. 2, 2016 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Aspen Skiing Co. a model for water conservation

ASPEN (AP) – Most people would probably pack it in if they discovered 75 percent of their work was getting flushed down the toilet. Brad Hardman took it as a challenge. Hardman started working for...

DATE: Dec. 2, 2016 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Manitou Incline reopens after 3-month closure

COLORADO SPRINGS – A popular hiking route near Manitou Springs is open after three months of repair work. The Manitou Incline reopened Friday, and hikers immediately began climbing the route, which...

DATE: Dec. 2, 2016 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Woman won’t face charges for rant against shopper wearing a hijab

ALBUQUERQUE – Charges won’t be filed against a woman who yelled at a Muslim shopper in an Albuquerque grocery store and called her a “terrorist,” according to police. The shopper was wearing a...

DATE: Dec. 2, 2016 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Board calls for investigation of Albuquerque police videos

ALBUQUERQUE – The Police Oversight Board is asking authorities to investigate allegations that Albuquerque police have altered or deleted video recordings from officers’ lapel cameras. Board...

DATE: Dec. 1, 2016 | CATEGORY: Regional News

U.S. overhauls public land-use planning

BILLINGS, Mont. – U.S. government officials on Thursday finalized an overhaul of how they plan for oil and gas drilling, mining, grazing and other activities across public lands in the West. The...

DATE: Dec. 1, 2016 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Judge orders suspect in Old Navy case to remain behind bars

ALBUQUERQUE – A federal judge has ordered that a man accused of using an explosive device to damage an Old Navy store in Albuquerque remain in jail while awaiting trial. The Albuquerque Journal ...

DATE: Nov. 30, 2016 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Colorado sees looming challenges with aging population

DENVER – Colorado needs to create a top executive-level position in state government to help public and private groups handle the needs of the state’s rapidly growing population of those 65 and...

DATE: Nov. 29, 2016 | CATEGORY: Regional News

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