Navajo Nation purchases land that includes gravel pit

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. – The Navajo Nation has purchased 1,250 acres of land that includes a gravel pit the tribe plans to use to obtain sand and gravel for roadwork and other projects. The Gallup...

DATE: Jan. 25, 2020 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Elections loom over Democrats on guns, marijuana, pensions

SANTA FE – Legislative elections and ideological divisions among Democrats are looming over major initiatives backed by Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham – from new gun restrictions to recreational...

DATE: Jan. 25, 2020 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Man makes plea deal in connection with kidnapping, slaying

ALBUQUERQUE – A 33-year-old man pleaded guilty to kidnapping and conspiracy to kidnap in a case that involved the death of a man and the kidnapping of his friend, the Albuquerque Journal reported...

DATE: Jan. 25, 2020 | CATEGORY: Regional News

New Mexico State University suspends fraternity over hazing

LAS CRUCES, N.M. – New Mexico State University suspended a fraternity for five years after a student was shot in the leg during an initiation event, officials said. The Kappa Sigma fraternity held...

DATE: Jan. 24, 2020 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Access road to top of extinct volcano reopens in New Mexico

CAPULIN, N.M. – The only road to the top of an extinct volcano in northeastern New Mexico has reopened after being closed for five months. Capulin Volcano National Monument officials reopened the...

DATE: Jan. 24, 2020 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Environmentalists worried about Gila forest management plan

SILVER CITY, N.M. – Some environmental groups are concerned that a proposed management plan for the Gila National Forest in southwestern New Mexico falls short of protecting more than 3 million...

DATE: Jan. 23, 2020 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Albuquerque man gets life prison term for heroin trafficking

ALBUQUERQUE – An Albuquerque man convicted of distributing heroin that resulted in the death of an 18-year-old addict in 2011 has been sentenced to life in federal prison. Prosecutors say...

DATE: Jan. 23, 2020 | CATEGORY: Regional News

New data book covers New Mexico social, health statistics

SANTA FE – The New Mexico Human Services Department has published a first-of-its-kind data book that summarizes the state’s social, economic and health statistics. Department officials said the...

DATE: Jan. 23, 2020 | CATEGORY: Regional News

New Mexico officials call U.S. water rollbacks ‘disastrous’

ALBUQUERQUE – New Mexico officials on Thursday said the Trump administration’s move to end federal protections for many of the nation’s streams, arroyos and wetlands will be “disastrous” for the...

DATE: Jan. 23, 2020 | CATEGORY: Regional News

New Mexico county looks at closing juvenile detention center

ALBUQUERQUE – A New Mexico county is considering shutting down its juvenile detention center because of a decrease in the detention population, officials said. Santa Fe County is looking at the...

DATE: Jan. 23, 2020 | CATEGORY: Regional News

New Mexico minimum wage could affect Medicaid eligibility

SANTA FE – Thousands of New Mexicans who are enrolled in the Medicaid program could end up losing their eligibility because of the recent increase in the state’s minimum wage. Starting Jan. 1, base...

DATE: Jan. 23, 2020 | CATEGORY: Regional News

University of New Mexico asks students to vote on new seal

ALBUQUERQUE – New Mexico’s largest university is asking students to help with picking a new school seal to replace one that had sparked protests. The University of New Mexico is allowing students...

DATE: Jan. 23, 2020 | CATEGORY: Regional News

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