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Proposed revision of Mexican wolf management plan draws fire

ALBUQUERQUE – U.S. wildlife managers want to see at least 320 Mexican gray wolves roaming the Southwest within the next several years as they try to recover an endangered species that for de...

New Mexico fires prompt forest closures; governor seeks aid

ALBUQUERQUE – New Mexico's governor said Tuesday that given the ferocity and swift movements of a record-setting wildfire burning in the northeastern part of the state, the damage will be si...

New Mexico marks record with massive wildfire

A monster blaze churning in northern New Mexico for more than a month has blackened enough acreage to earn a place in the state’s record books. Aside from being the largest wildfire current...

Massive New Mexico wildfire grows, but Taos safe for now

Burning now for more than a month, the largest wildfire in the U.S. was spreading toward mountain resort towns in northern New Mexico on Wednesday, prompting officials to issue another set o...

Cost of fighting New Mexico wildfires reaches $65M so far

Many homes near America’s largest wildfire survived the latest barrage of howling winds and erratic flames, but New Mexico’s governor said Tuesday the risk of more destruction is high and th...

Wind-whipped fire forces more New Mexico residents to flee

ALBUQUERQUE – Wind-whipped flames raced across more of New Mexico’s pine-covered mountainsides on Monday, forcing more residents to flee their homes and the evacuation of the state’s psychia...

Southwest wildfire outlook grim as flames char New Mexico

ALBUQUERQUE – Bulldozers were busy Monday scraping through New Mexico’s high country as firefighters scouted more rugged terrain, looking for places where they could wield tools to dig lines...

Report: Fire training, equipment lacking at U.S. nuclear dump

ALBUQUERQUE – The U.S. government’s nuclear waste repository in New Mexico has major issues in fire training and firefighting vehicles, with its fleet in disrepair after years of neglect, ac...

U.S. wildlife officials aim to address illegal wolf killings

ALBUQUERQUE – Prompted by a court order, federal wildlife managers have issued a new draft plan for managing Mexican gray wolves in the Southwest in an effort to address illegal killings of ...

5,000 under evacuation orders as New Mexico wildfire rages

Douglas Siddens’ mother was among those who made it out with just the clothes on her back when a deadly, wind-fueled wildfire ripped through a mountain community in southern New Mexico. The ...

New Mexico village seeks prayers as deadly wildfire rages

With towering pine trees and cool mountain breezes, a pocket of southern New Mexico draws thousands of tourists and horse racing fans every summer. It’s also a community that knows how devas...

Discovery of radioactive liquid pauses work at U.S. nuclear dump

ALBUQUERQUE – An area at the U.S. government’s nuclear waste repository in southeastern New Mexico was evacuated over the weekend after workers handling a shipping container discovered a sma...