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Former New Mexico spaceport CFO alleges fraud, retaliation

ALBUQUERQUE – The former chief financial officer for the New Mexico Spaceport Authority filed a whistleblower lawsuit alleging that he was forced to resign after raising concerns about finan...

New Mexico tribes concerned about plan to power nuclear lab

ALBUQUERQUE – New Mexico Indigenous leaders are concerned about a proposed multimillion-dollar transmission line that would cross what they consider sacred lands. The transmission line plann...

New Mexico lawmakers want to study costs, benefits of public power

ALBUQUERQUE – More than a dozen New Mexico lawmakers are petitioning state utility regulators to study the potential costs and benefits of publicly owned electrical power for the state. The ...

New Mexico urges caution for holidays amid virus threat

ALBUQUERQUE – New Mexico health officials on Wednesday warned that COVID-19 transmission rates remain high across the state and they urged people to be cautious over the holiday weekend, ack...

New Mexico regulators reject proposed utility merger

ALBUQUERQUE – A panel of New Mexico regulators on Wednesday rejected global energy giant Iberdrola’s proposed multibillion-dollar acquisition of the state’s largest electric provider, saying...

New Mexico preps for future shortages on Pecos River

ALBUQUERQUE – New Mexico’s top water official has issued an order establishing the framework for dealing with future water shortages on the Pecos River. Water managers have been augmenting ...

Ancient juniper trees illegally cut in New Mexico monument

ALBUQUERQUE – Several dozen ancient alligator juniper trees have been illegally cut down at El Malpais National Monument in western New Mexico and authorities with the National Park Service ...

Native American leaders say Chaco prayers being answered

CHACO CULTURE NATIONAL HISTORIC PARK, N.M. – The stillness that enveloped Chaco Canyon was almost deafening, broken only by the sound of a raven’s wings batting the air while it circled over...

Interior head: Chaco protections ‘millennia in the making’

CHACO CULTURE NATIONAL HISTORICAL PARK, N.M. – A few big rigs carried oilfield equipment on a winding road near Chaco Culture National Historical Park, cutting through desert badlands and sa...

Interior secretary seeks to rid U.S. of derogatory place names

ALBUQUERQUE – U.S. Interior Secretary Deb Haaland on Friday formally declared “squaw” a derogatory term and said she is taking steps to remove it from federal government use and to replace o...

New Mexico governor: Full vaccination means boosters too

ALBUQUERQUE – Going a step beyond federal guidance, New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham said Wednesday that she believes being fully vaccinated means three shots and she pushed for all ad...

New Mexico lawmakers pressed to make water a priority

ALBUQUERQUE – With a legal battle over management of the Rio Grande before the U.S. Supreme Court and more hot and dry weather in the forecast, New Mexico’s top water official said Wednesday...