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5 months 2 weeks ago

New Mexico runs past Air Force, 45-37

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - Kasey Carrier ran for 179 yards, and Cole Gautsche added 140 yards and two touchdowns and threw a scoring pass to help New Mexico beat Air Force 45-37 on Friday night. New Mexico (3-6, 1-4 Mountain West) snapped a four-game losing streak, piling up 451 yards...

7 months 2 weeks ago

Firefighter still missing in New Mexico

The search is underway for a missing U.S. Forest Service firefighter in the mountains of New Mexico. Token Adams disappeared Friday after going out on an ATV to size up a wildfire's perimeter. More than 250 search and rescue members spent the holiday weekend scouring rough terrain. So far,...

10 months 3 weeks ago

2 Uncontained wildfires burning in New Mexico

PECOS, N.M (AP) - Crews fighting two large uncontained wildfires in New Mexico are focusing on building protection lines around the blazes and hoping a forecast of storms will bring moisture to help reduce the intensity of the fires. Still, the forecasted thunderstorms could also bring lightning that could start...

1 year 4 months ago

Colorado State beats New Mexico 24-20

FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) - Conner Smith threw a fourth-quarter touchdown pass, and Kevin Pierre-Louis batted away a last-play pass in the end zone as Colorado State held on to defeat New Mexico 24-20 Saturday night. With the Rams trailing 20-17 with 3:06 left, Smith, who was 19 for 26...

1 year 5 months ago

King Soopers, City Market recalling ice cream

DENVER (AP) - King Soopers and City Market are recalling ice cream because of concerns over pecan allergies. The recall involves Kroger Deluxe French Vanilla ice cream sold in Colorado, Arizona, Idaho, Kansas, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming. The federal Food and Drug Administration says people...

1 year 5 months ago

'Ether Man' gets 156 years for NM rapes

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - A Colorado inmate suspected of being the "Ether Man" serial rapist has been sentenced to 156 years in prison on rape charges in New Mexico. Robert Howard Bruce was sentenced Tuesday in an Albuquerque court after pleading guilty to nine charges of rape. Bruce is serving...

1 year 9 months ago

Feds expanding state access to immigration data

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - Federal officials are expanding access to an immigration database so that several states can use it to cleanse voter rolls. The Homeland Security Department first notified Florida officials last week that they could check to see if registered voters are actually noncitizens who should not be...

1 year 10 months ago

Huge New Mexico wildfire continues to grow

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - A giant wildfire in the Gila National Forest that is already New Mexico's largest ever has grown to nearly 300 square miles. Fire officials said Thursday that the erratic blaze grew overnight to more than 190,000 acres and is spreading in all directions, as officials in...

1 year 10 months ago

Marijuana activists try again on PTSD petition

DENVER (AP) - Marijuana advocates in Colorado are trying again to add post-traumatic stress disorder to the list of conditions for which doctors can recommend medical marijuana under Colorado law. A group of about 40 activists delivered petitions to the state board of health Tuesday afternoon. They say PTSD affects...

1 year 11 months ago

Tuition deal between Colo., NM renewed

DENVER (AP) - Colorado and New Mexico renewed a deal allowing students from each state to attend college at resident rates at participating institutions. The reciprocity agreement will be extended for three years beginning July 1. The cap for the number of eligible students will also be increased from 400...

1 year 11 months ago

CO horse advocates want fines on NM slaughterhouse

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) - A Colorado-based horse advocacy group says a New Mexico company seeking to become nation's first slaughterhouse for horses since 2007 should face fines for violating laws on waste disposal. The Albuquerque Journal reports that state Environment Department received a letter this week from Front Range...

2 years 1 month ago

New Mexico defeats Air Force 86-56

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - Drew Gordon scored 12 of New Mexico's first 18 points and Hugh Greenwood opened the second half with 14 straight points as the Lobos defeated Air Force 86-56 on Wednesday night. Greenwood finished with a game- and career-high 22 points with six rebounds, and Gordon had...

2 years 4 months ago

States suing over health care law collect funding

WASHINGTON (AP) - Federal officials are awarding more money to help states carry out President Barack Obama's health care overhaul. The surprise? The list includes seven states suing to overturn the landmark law. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced Tuesday that 13 states will split grants totaling...

2 years 6 months ago

Indy 500 winner Al Unser Jr. arrested for DWI

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - Two-time Indianapolis 500 winner Al Unser Jr. has been arrested on charges of drunken driving and reckless driving in New Mexico. Bernalillo County sheriff's spokeswoman Jennifer Brown confirmed that the 49-year-old was arrested Thursday morning in Albuquerque, where he lives. Authorities say Unser was drag...

2 years 7 months ago

Western farmers meet with Interior secretary

DENVER (AP) - The director of renewable energy for the Rocky Mountain Farmers Union says transmission lines could be an economic development tool for farmers and ranchers. Bill Midcap likens transmission lines to railroads or interstate highways. He and others met on Wednesday with Interior Secretary Ken Salazar,...

2 years 7 months ago

Colorado State holds off New Mexico 14-10

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - Defensive lineman Nordly Capi forced and recovered a fumble in the closing seconds Saturday to preserve Colorado State's 14-10 victory over New Mexico. With New Mexico at the Rams 15 with 23 seconds left, Capi stripped quarterback Tarean Austin, then fell on the ball to thwart...

2 years 9 months ago

GOP-leaning group hits Democrats in new TV ads

WASHINGTON (AP) - A Republican-leaning fundraising group with ties to GOP strategist Karl Rove has launched a new phase of its $20 million ad campaign attacking Democrats. Crossroads GPS is running television ads targeting five Democratic senators up for re-election in 2012. They are Bill Nelson of Florida, Claire...

2 years 9 months ago

Las Conchas Fire update

The cause for the Las Conchas Fire that is burning near Los Alamos fire has been determined. An Interagency fire investigation team says that the fire was caused by a fallen tree that caught fire after coming into contact with nearby power lines. Evacuation orders have been lifted...

2 years 9 months ago

Los Alamos lab closed due to fire

Thousands of residents remain evacuated around Los Alamos, New Mexico due to a wildfire that covers 93 square miles. Los Alamos is home to a nuclear laboratory. That lab is closed and will be for at least two more days. Lab officials say all nuclear and hazardous materials, including...

2 years 10 months ago

Track fire nearly contained

RATON, N.M. (AP) - Firefighters are close to containing a wildfire that charred nearly 28,000 acres along the New Mexico-Colorado border. The Track fire had initially forced the evacuation of several hundred residents and the closure of Interstate 25 between Raton and Trinidad, Colo. Crews were focused Tuesday on mopping...

2 years 10 months ago

Blaze along NM-Colo. destroys 14 structures

A wildfire racing across rugged terrain along the New Mexico-Colorado border has charred more than 25,000 acres and has destroyed more than a dozen structures. Fire officials say 14 structures, including outbuildings and uninhabited hunting cabins, have burned. Officials say none of the structures were primary residences. Crews...

2 years 10 months ago

More evacuations near New Mexico/Colorado fire

Raton, New Mexico (AP)--- Fire officials have ordered more evacuations as a wildfire continues to rage along the New Mexico-Colorado border. The Track Fire has charred more than 24,000 acres along the border since starting Sunday. It has destroyed 11 structures, including outbuildings and hunting cabins, and had forced...

3 years 3 months ago

Colo-New Mexico drug ring busted

Colorado Attorney General John Suthers provided a press release statement today that his office, working in conjunction with the Northern Colorado Drug Task Force, has made a major bust of a marijuana-distribution ring. The drug ring used state-issued medical marijuana records in an attempt to conceal its distribution of large...

3 years 4 months ago

Might Billy the Kid get a pardon?

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - Descendants of Old West lawman Pat Garrett and New Mexico Territorial Gov. Lew Wallace are outraged over the possibility that Gov. Bill Richardson will pardon Billy the Kid. They contend Wallace never offered a pardon in return for the Kid's testimony in a murder case....

3 years 5 months ago

Three men charged with hate crime in New Mexico

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - A federal grand jury in Albuquerque has indicted three Farmington men on hate-crime charges in what prosecutors say was a racially motivated attack on a mentally disabled Navajo man. Justice Department officials say 27-year-old Paul Beebe, 29-year-old William Hatch and 25-year-old Jesse Sanford face charges...

3 years 5 months ago

Colorado State defeats New Mexico 38-14

FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) - Freshman quarterback Pete Thomas ignited a 21-point first quarter with a touchdown pass, Leonard Mason ran for 124 yards and three scores, and Colorado State defeated winless New Mexico 38-14 Saturday night. New Mexico lost starting quarterback B.R. Holbrook to a right shoulder injury late...

3 years 7 months ago

Four Corners gets new visitor plaza

The monument that marks the spot where Colorado, Arizona, News Mexico and Utah meet has been spruced-up. It has a new plaza and interpretive panels for visitors. A dedication of the new plaza is scheduled for Friday. Randy Bloom of the National Society of Professional Surveyors will speak about...

3 years 7 months ago

Family sues after son hit by fly ball

The New Mexico Supreme Court is allowing a family to sue because their son was hit in the head by a ball during batting practice before an Albuquerque Isotopes game. The court on Friday outlined a new legal standard in New Mexico for determining the liability of owners and operators...

3 years 8 months ago

Tranquilized bear tumbles from tree

Residents of Albuquerque, New Mexico's Northeast Heights neighborhood came face-to-face with a bear Sunday morning. Jackie Vigeon first spotted the bear in one of the trees in her yard. She called the Department of Game and Fish and they told her to try and keep the bear scared...

3 years 8 months ago

One Arizona prison escapee caught

Federal agents on Monday captured one of two inmates who escaped from an Arizona prison as he walked, armed with a handgun, outside a Wyoming church, and were still hunting for the other fugitive and a suspected accomplice. Convicted killer Tracy Province told authorities he was relieved that the...

3 years 8 months ago

Pueblo West man reported missing

A Pueblo West man with diabetes and possibly dementia has been reported missing by his family. Joe Sanchez, 69, left his home two weeks ago. He told family members he was going for a drive to clear his head. He was driving a gold, 2008 Ford F250 4x4 bearing...

3 years 9 months ago

Colorado escapee caught in New Mexico Friday

New Mexico authorities caught the second of two escaped Colorado jail inmates Friday, less than a day after police officers fatally shot the other in northern New Mexico. A New Mexico Department of Public Safety spokesman, Peter Olson, says 24-year-old Jason Snow was found hiding in an outhouse about...

3 years 9 months ago

Investigation: Firing AGs was not a crime

WASHINGTON (AP) - Prosecutors have concluded their two-year investigation into the Bush administration's firing of U.S. attorneys, and the Justice Department says no charges will be filed. The probe examined whether the Bush administration improperly dismissed nine U.S. attorneys in 2006 as a way to influence investigations. Criticism that...

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