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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...

Oil, gas leases on hold around New Mexico’s Chaco park, U.S. says

ALBUQUERQUE – New oil and gas leasing within 10 miles of Chaco Culture National Historical Park will be prohibited for the next two years as officials consider a proposal to withdraw federal...

New Mexico hospitals seek relief amid wave of patients

ALBUQUERQUE – Two of New Mexico’s largest hospitals on Thursday announced that they would be focusing on patients who need care the most, meaning non-medically necessary procedures will like...

New Mexico delegates push U.S. official on Chaco protections

ALBUQUERQUE – Members of New Mexico’s congressional delegation are putting more pressure on U.S. Interior Secretary Deb Haaland to take administrative action to prohibit oil and gas developm...

New Mexico officials tout strategy as economic springboard

ALBUQUERQUE – New Mexico’s top economic development officials said Wednesday they are ready to put into action a 20-year strategy for diversifying the economy, saying the state has no time t...

Study details environmental impacts of early Chaco residents

ALBUQUERQUE – Researchers at the University of Cincinnati say they have more evidence that Chaco Canyon in northwestern New Mexico was more than just an ancient gathering spot for Indigenous...

As immunity wanes, New Mexico pushes vaccines and boosters

ALBUQUERQUE – New Mexico was among the first states out of the gate when the COVID-19 vaccine push began. Now, top health officials say it looks like the state is among the first to see immu...

Warming climate means shortages on Pecos River, study says

ALBUQUERQUE – Federal water managers warned Wednesday that like other basins across the western U.S., the Pecos River Basin in New Mexico is likely to experience growing water shortages as t...

New Mexico clears way for hospitals to ration care if needed

ALBUQUERQUE – New Mexico on Monday cleared the way for hospitals to ration care if necessary, saying the state’s health care system has yet to see a reprieve as the nursing shortage continue...

U.S. nuclear repository completes key mining project in southern N.M.

ALBUQUERQUE – After seven years of mining, federal officials say work to carve out the eighth disposal area at the U.S. government’s underground nuclear waste repository is complete. Manage...

Navajo leaders seek hearing on oil and gas drilling dispute

ALBUQUERQUE – Top officials with the largest Native American tribe in the United States are renewing a request for congressional leaders to hold a field hearing before deciding on federal le...