Tribes plead with Bureau of Land Management for protection of Chaco

SHIPROCK – Over the years, Anthony Lee, a Navajo medicine man, has watched the sacred land around Chaco Canyon where he gathers herbs and performs ceremonies slowly turn into an industrial...

DATE: Feb. 2, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

New Mexico Land Office suggests land swap for border wall

SANTA FE, N.M. – New Mexico Land Commissioner Aubrey Dunn is proposing a federal land swap in order to make room for President Donald Trump’s promised border wall. In a letter to Trump signed...

DATE: Feb. 2, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Navajo lawmakers table measure to change name to Dine Nation

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. – Navajo Nation lawmakers have postponed consideration of a proposal that called for changing the name of the tribal government from Navajo to Diné. After nearly two hours of...

DATE: Jan. 28, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News

New Mexico lawmakers near compromise to fix budget deficit

SANTA FE – The New Mexico state Legislature moved closer Monday to approval of a solvency package to fix a budget deficit and shore up depleted reserves, with the endorsement of school district...

DATE: Jan. 23, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Oil and gas lease sale near Chaco Canyon scheduled

An oil and gas lease sale that would auction off about 840 acres near Chaco Culture National Historical Park will proceed on Jan. 25 after five years of challenges from opponents. The Bureau of...

DATE: Jan. 13, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Navajo Nation faces possible plant, mine closure

PAGE, Ariz. – Communities on the Navajo Nation are bracing for the economic fallout from the possible shutdown of a coal-fired power plant. Closing the Navajo Generating Station and a coal mine...

DATE: Jan. 8, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Farmington man accused of resisting arrest, hitting officer

The Assocaited Press FARMINGTON – Authorities say a Farmington man accused of assaulting his roommate with a baseball bat has been arrested after a confrontation with city police. Farmington police...

DATE: Jan. 3, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Protection sought for New Mexico park’s geothermal deposits

ALBUQUERQUE – Underground pockets of boiling water and steam in a northern New Mexico national preserve that represent the heart of an ancient collapsed volcano could get extra federal protection...

DATE: Jan. 2, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News

N.M. Democrat-led Legislature likely to increase minimum wage

SANTA FE – The new Democratic majority in the New Mexico Legislature is likely to take up a statewide minimum wage increase next year and send the proposal to Republican Gov. Susanna Martinez, who...

DATE: Dec. 28, 2016 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

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: Dec. 27, 2016 | CATEGORY: Regional News

New Mexico delegation: Bill has provisions to aid mine spill payouts

ALBUQUERQUE – Members of New Mexico’s congressional delegation say a newly approved water bill includes provisions to expedite reimbursements to state, local and tribal governments for a 2015 Gold...

DATE: Dec. 10, 2016 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Farmington police: Standoff with suspect ends peacefully

FARMINGTON – Farmington police say an eight-hour standoff with an armed suspect in a sexual assault and robbery case ended peacefully. Police say 34-year-old David Reimers’ surrender ended the...

DATE: Dec. 10, 2016 | CATEGORY: Regional News

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