Pileup during blinding dust on New Mexico highway kills 6

LORDSBURG, N.M. – Six people died in a 25-vehicle pileup caused by a sudden dust storm along an interstate highway in New Mexico where such conditions have caused deadly collisions in the past,...

DATE: June 20, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Fire crews in New Mexico brace for hot, dry weather

Smoke blanketed much of the Jemez Mountains on Friday as firefighters battled a blaze that forced evacuations and the closure of a highway through one of northern New Mexico’s popular mountain...

DATE: June 16, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News

New Mexico fire prompts evacuation of as many as 200

Firefighters faced hot, dry conditions as they tried to get a handle on a blaze that grew out of control Thursday, prompting evacuations in one of New Mexico’s popular mountain getaways and sending...

DATE: June 15, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Durango junior selected for Native All-Star Camp

Hilda Garcia, a junior guard for Durango High School girls basketball team, was one of 25 Native American girls selected to play in the Native Top 50 High School Camp and Combine. The four-day...

DATE: June 15, 2017 | CATEGORY: Sports

U.S. 550 continues to be deadly major highway in New Mexico

SANTA FE – Government traffic data shows that highway U.S. 550 in northwestern New Mexico could be the state’s deadliest major highway. U.S. 550 continued to have a high fatality rate after the...

DATE: June 13, 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

New Mexico marks 50th anniversary of Chicano courthouse raid

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – It was a local dispute over land in rural, northern New Mexico that turned violent, forced the governor to call the National Guard and catapulted a former Pentecostal preacher...

DATE: June 5, 2017 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

The only mall for miles

PUEBLO – Hair freshly done from the beauty parlor on a recent Friday morning, Ada Clark, 93, and her daughter Carol, 63, met in front of the J.C. Penney in the Pueblo Mall, about 100 miles south of...

DATE: May 25, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

New Mexico school buses drive over potential sinkhole

CARLSBAD, N.M. (AP) — A potential massive sinkhole worries some New Mexico parents whose kids ride the school bus. About half of Carlsbad school buses drive over the former I&W Brine Well, which...

DATE: May 15, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Aztec family of four dies in fiery head-on crash

ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico – An Aztec family of four and another driver died Friday night in a fiery crash on U.S. Highway 550 about 15 miles south of Cuba. Jimmie and Melissa Crawford and their...

DATE: May 15, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Earthquake rattles Utah south of Bluff

A minor earthquake measuring 3.8 magnitude occurred Friday night south of Bluff, Utah, on the Navajo Reservation, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The quake occurred at 10:01 p.m. A...

DATE: April 25, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Rick Stallings competent to stand trial in killing of Karen Cugnini

Rick Stallings will go to trial Sept. 18 for allegedly killing longtime Durango resident Karen Cugnini after a mental evaluation determined he is competent to stand trial. In November, Stallings,...

DATE: April 11, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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