February 23, 2013 6:35 PM
FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) - Kendall Williams sank a Mountain West Conference record 10 3-pointers on his way to a career-high 46 points and No. 16 New Mexico ended No. 22 Colorado State's 27-game home-court winning streak 91-82 Saturday. Alex Kirk added 19 points and 10 rebounds for the Lobos... more »
February 6, 2013 11:40 PM
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - Jamal Fenton scored all five of his points in a late surge for No. 15 New Mexico to help the Lobos beat Air Force 81-58 on Wednesday. With New Mexico (20-3, 7-1 Mountain West) leading 57-51, Fenton started a 14-1 run with a time-clock beating, turnaround... more »
January 23, 2013 10:36 PM
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - Tony Snell scored 23 points and No. 15 New Mexico held off a late Colorado State rally Wednesday night for a 66-61 victory. The Lobos (17-2, 4-0 Mountain West) led 54-32 with 12:26 left before the Rams (15-4, 2-2) began a comeback behind Dorian Green. He... more »
January 13, 2013 2:51 PM
ELEPHANT MOUNTAIN, Maine (AP) - The B-52 Stratofortress is a legendary aircraft, one of the longest-serving in U.S. military history, even flying missions in Afghanistan and Iraq. But it would not have become the workhorse it is without one disastrous flight 50 years ago next week, when a B-52 on... more »
November 24, 2012 11:04 PM
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... more »
November 11, 2012 9:22 PM
The Air Force men's soccer team capped an incredible four-day run Sunday with a shootout victory over #9 New Mexico in the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Tournament championship game at the UNM Soccer Complex in Albuquerque, N.M. The Falcons, who got a game-tying goal with 16 seconds left in regulation... more »
November 7, 2012 10:22 AM
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... more »
November 6, 2012 2:30 PM
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... more »
October 20, 2012 10:15 PM
AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. (AP) - Wes Cobb scored on a trio of 1-yard runs and Air Force overcame Kasey Carrier's Mountain West Conference-record 338 yards rushing with a 28-23 win over New Mexico on Saturday night. The Falcons (4-3, 2-1) won despite losing Cody Getz, the nation's second-leading rusher,... more »
August 18, 2012 1:41 PM
A New Mexico man was rescued late Friday after a fall while mountain biking on the Colorado Trail northwest of Durango.
Jim Chavez, 54, was riding on the Colorado Trail, south of Kennebec Pass when he fell off the trail and sustained a significant leg injury.
Another man who... more »
August 8, 2012 7:35 PM
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A Louisiana charter school is changing a policy that kicked pregnant students out of class and required them to be home-schooled, the school's board chairman said Wednesday. No one at Delhi Charter School in rural northeast Louisiana realized there was anything wrong with the policy until... more »
July 16, 2012 7:57 PM
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... more »
June 13, 2012 7:37 PM
GALLUP, N.M. (AP) - Police in Gallup, N.M., say a family dog surprised its owner when it returned home with a scary find - a human skull. Local media reports the family beagle brought home the human skull after likely finding it somewhere near the Gallup airport Saturday. Detective John... more »
May 31, 2012 11:10 AM
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... more »
May 29, 2012 3:29 PM
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... more »
May 22, 2012 8:31 PM
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... more »
May 19, 2012 12:10 PM
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... more »
May 5, 2012 2:53 PM
DENVER (AP) - Colorado officials are warning livestock owners to take extra precautions now that two horses in New Mexico have been found with a painful disease. State agriculture officials say two confirmed cases of vesicular stomatitis in horses were reported in New Mexico this week. The disease can cause... more »
April 1, 2012 12:24 AM
Searchers have found the body of renowned long-distance runner Micah True, who vanished four days ago after going for a run near New Mexico's Gila National Forest. New Mexico State Police Lt. Robert McDonald says True's body was found Saturday in a remote area of the Gila Wilderness. The Boulder... more »
March 8, 2012 11:20 PM
LAS VEGAS (AP) - Demetrius Walker scored 13 of his 19 points during a 22-3 run in the first half that helped carry New Mexico to a 79-64 victory against Air Force in the Mountain West Conference tournament quarterfinals Thursday night. No. 2 seed New Mexico (25-6), which shared the... more »
February 29, 2012 10:23 PM
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... more »
November 29, 2011 12:11 PM
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... more »
November 8, 2011 8:41 PM
DENVER (AP) - Wyoming is tops among states that shared in revenues from oil, gas and mineral production on federal land within their borders in the last fiscal year.
The Interior Department said Monday it collected $11.16 billion from energy production on public lands and offshore areas in fiscal... more »
October 4, 2011 7:38 PM
LAS VEGAS (AP) - Democratic strategists say rapid population growth in the West means Colorado, Montana, Nevada and New Mexico will be major battleground states during the 2012 elections.
Democrats are heading to Las Vegas this month to host a conference on how to appeal to the new voters... more »
September 29, 2011 4:32 PM
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... more »
September 25, 2011 8:57 PM
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - The University of New Mexico has fired head football coach Mike Locksley. A school official said Sunday that defensive coordinator George Barlow will serve as interim head coach for the rest of the season. A news conference is scheduled Monday afternoon. The Lobos are 0-4 this... more »
September 17, 2011 2:14 PM
BLOOMFIELD, N.M. (AP) - The Western New Mexico football team has made it to Colorado for its game against Fort Lewis College, but its equipment didn't.
The chartered bus carrying the Mustangs caught fire Friday night on a freeway about 25 miles south of Bloomfield.
Authorities say nobody... more »
September 14, 2011 10:35 PM
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,... more »
September 3, 2011 10:30 PM
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... more »
August 4, 2011 11:41 AM
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - Sunland Park, N.M., Mayor Martin Resendiz says he was drunk when he signed nine contracts with a California company that is now suing the city for $1 million.
The Albuquerque Journal reports Thursday that Resendiz acknowledged during a deposition that he had been drinking for... more »
July 30, 2011 12:14 PM
PAGOSA SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) - A teenager found drowned in a southwest Colorado lake last week has been identified as a Utah member of the Navajo Nation who traveled to Lake Capote with a group of dancers from tribes in New Mexico.
The director of the Department of Justice... more »
July 23, 2011 6:58 PM
DENVER (AP) - Democrats are launching Spanish-language television ads targeting Hispanic voters in three Western states.
The ad, entitled "Who to Trust", touts President Barack Obama's work on extending health insurance to children, including legal immigrant children, increasing the number of Pell Grants and cutting middle class taxes.
... more »
July 10, 2011 5:15 PM
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... more »
July 4, 2011 8:59 AM
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... more »
July 3, 2011 3:44 PM
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) - An aircraft monitoring the area near Los Alamos where a huge wildfire has been burning has picked up no sign of unusual radiation levels.
New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez announced Sunday that flights by a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency plane in the past week... more »
June 28, 2011 12:59 PM
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... more »
June 26, 2011 12:34 PM
PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. (AP) - Peterson Air Force Base is sending two planes to New Mexico to help fight wildfires in that state and Arizona.
The planes from the 302nd Airlift Wing, a reserve unit, will be based at Kirtland Air Force Base in New Mexico. The... more »
June 21, 2011 7:11 PM
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... more »
June 19, 2011 3:55 PM
CHAMA, N.M. (AP) - The full route of the historic Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad will be open for the first time in a year after repairs were completed to a fire-damaged trestle.
A work train made the first crossing of the Lobato Trestle about four miles north of... more »
June 15, 2011 2:28 PM
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... more »
June 15, 2011 1:25 PM
RATON, N.M. (AP) - Forest Service officials say the Track fire burning in New Mexico and Colorado is now 5 percent contained. The wildfire has burned 25,349 acres or 39 square miles north of Raton and south of Trinidad, Colo.
Residents will get a chance Wednesday to hear from... more »
June 14, 2011 8:13 PM
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... more »
June 14, 2011 10:46 AM
A fire near the New Mexico/Colorado border has burned more than 24,000 acres.
The latest update from fire bosses came this morning as crews work to contain the massive blaze. The fire has destroyed seven structures. Firefighters say all of the structures were either outbuildings or hunting cabins.
... more »
June 12, 2011 4:35 PM
New Mexico's State Forestry is responding to a fire in Raton Pass.
New Mexico State Police have closed I-25 in both directions from Raton to the Colorado border because of poor visibility from the smoke. Colorado State Patrol has I-25 closed in both directions from the New Mexico state... more »
June 6, 2011 4:24 PM
ALAMOGORDO, N.M. (AP) - A New Mexico man's decision to lash out with a billboard ad saying his ex-girlfriend had an abortion against his wishes has touched off a court battle over free speech and privacy rights.
The sign on Alamogordo's main thoroughfare shows the 35-year-old man holding the... more »
June 4, 2011 9:04 PM
Firefighters spent Saturday mopping up and securing the two fires; the Bear and Purgatoire Fires located in Las Animas County
The Bear Fire has burned 6885 acres. The Purgatoire Fire is still burning 6140 acres. Both fires are putting up very little smoke and are looking to be 100... more »
May 29, 2011 5:22 PM
A spokesperson with the Las Animas County Sheriff's Office tells News First 5 that there are currently 75 firefighters working the fire lines in the Colorado portion of the "Bear Fire." Additional resources have been requested and are en-route from the Colorado State Forest Service. Currently only one helicopter unit... more »
May 28, 2011 5:59 PM
As News First 5 reported late Friday night a fire that had started in New Mexico has spread into Colorado. The fire began late Thursday evening when lightning from a passing thunderstorm sparked dry fuel in a rugged canyon area just west of Sugarite Canyon State Park in northern New... more »
May 19, 2011 1:18 PM
SANTA TERESA, N.M. (AP) - It wasn't drugs or human trafficking but illegal bologna that caught the attention of border agents at a New Mexico port of entry. U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at Santa Teresa seized 385 pounds of the Mexican contraband meat from behind the seat of... more »
April 2, 2011 1:08 PM
Colorado Springs Police are pleased to announce the capture of a man they say is the most prolific identity thief in Colorado Springs' history. You may remember Randall Heath from our extensive coverage one month ago today where we outlined his frequent trips in and out of jail for multiple... more »
March 20, 2011 4:02 PM
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - A badly burned trestle along the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad route should be replaced in time for the May 28 opening of the seasonal railway.
Railroad spokesman Nick Quintana tells the Albuquerque Journal that the historic railroad expects to be open along its entire... more »
March 5, 2011 5:49 PM
USAFA, Colo. - In a game that was close throughout, the Air Force women's basketball team fell short in a 73-70 overtime loss to New Mexico Saturday afternoon in Clune Arena.
The Lobos rallied from a five-point deficit with just under six minutes remaining in regulation, taking a 57-56... more »
February 12, 2011 11:37 PM
FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) - Andy Ogide scored 17 points as Colorado State avenged an earlier season loss to New Mexico with a 68-62 victory Saturday night. Greg Smith added 14 and Adam Nigon had 13 for Colorado State (17-7, 7-3 Mountain West). The Rams, winners of four of their... more »
January 7, 2011 2:49 PM
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... more »
December 22, 2010 1:18 PM
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.... more »
November 13, 2010 9:34 PM
AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. (AP) - Asher Clark rushed for 95 yards and two touchdowns and Air Force overcame the loss of quarterback Tim Jefferson to beat New Mexico 48-23 on Saturday. Backup quarterback Connor Dietz threw for one touchdown and ran for another, and Nate Walker ran for 95... more »
November 13, 2010 8:14 PM
AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. (AP) - Air Force quarterback Tim Jefferson has left the game against New Mexico with an undisclosed injury. Jefferson was injured on a 12-yard run late in the second quarter. He was tackled by two Lobos defenders and stayed on the ground. He was helped off... more »
November 12, 2010 3:18 PM
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... more »
October 30, 2010 9:40 PM
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... more »
October 5, 2010 10:48 AM
The America's Challenge gas balloon race in New Mexico will pay tribute to two balloonists who disappeared last week in the Adriatic Sea.
The deputy director of the race says pilots are being asked to hang two chile ristras, or strings of dried chiles, from their balloons, which are... more »
September 15, 2010 10:21 AM
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... more »
September 3, 2010 8:34 PM
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... more »
August 16, 2010 3:22 PM
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... more »
August 9, 2010 1:48 PM
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... more »
August 9, 2010 11:49 AM
The search for two men who escaped from a private Arizona prison and their suspected accomplice has turned to the Yellowstone National Park area.
Efforts to find them have intensified after one of the inmates was linked to a double homicide in Santa Rosa, New Mexico.
The U.S.... more »
July 27, 2010 3:07 PM
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... more »
July 23, 2010 10:15 AM
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... more »
July 23, 2010 9:34 AM
New Mexico authorities say an escaped inmate from a southern Colorado jail has been fatally shot and the search continues for another man who's on the run.
A spokesman for the New Mexico Department of Public Safety says state and tribal police found the two escaped inmates in an... more »
July 21, 2010 6:20 PM
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... more »
July 13, 2010 9:13 AM
A conservation group says it's concerned about vandalism, looting and destruction at the Canyons of the Ancients National Monument in southwest Colorado and other protected lands.
The nonprofit Conservation Lands Foundation, based in Durango, said Monday it's leading a volunteer restoration project at the Canyons of the Ancients.
... more »
July 7, 2010 8:12 AM
The Cumbres and Toltec Scenic Railroad has returned to its normal operating schedule, despite last month's fire at an historic trestle in northern New Mexico. It's expected to take months to replace the decades-old Lobato Trestle - four miles from Chama, New Mexico - that was burned on June 23.... more »
June 25, 2010 1:48 PM
CHAMA, N.M. (AP) - Business owners in Chama who rely heavily on summer tourists are concerned about their prospects, now that the New Mexico side of the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad has suspended operations because of a fire on a 100-foot trestle.
The fire that started late Wednesday... more »
June 24, 2010 11:04 AM
Rail traffic from Chama, New Mexico to Antonito on the 64-mile-long Cumbres and Toltec Railroad has been halted because of a trestle fire.
The historic steam train is owned by the states of New Mexico and Colorado. It runs from Chama to Antonito, Colorado. The railroad says the fire... more »
June 10, 2010 9:53 AM
The nation's minority population is steadily rising and now makes up 35 percent of the U.S., boosted by a surge in Hispanic births and more Americans who describe themselves as multiracial.
New Census estimates for 2009 show minorities added 2.5 percent, or 107.2 million people. The white population remained... more »
June 2, 2010 3:58 PM
Jack Nicholson, Val Kilmer and Dean Stockwell were among the actors who mixed Wednesday in New Mexico with dozens of Dennis Hopper's relatives, friends and Taos locals to remember the two-time Oscar nominee at a memorial Mass. Hopper's simple wooden coffin was ushered into the adobe chapel at historic San... more »