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New Mexico Water Supplies at Risk, Task Force Says

Researchers from universities around the state say New Mexico is undoubtedly dealing with a dire situation thanks to a persistent drought and there’s no telling when conditions will improve. The task force of experts on Tuesday delivered their preliminary findings …

Attorney Wants Records From Franciscan Friars in News Mexico Abuse Case

An attorney for victims who claim they were sexually abused by priests in the Diocese of Gallup in New Mexico wants insurance and financial records from the Franciscan Friars, the Albuquerque Journal reported. Claimants attorney James Stang filed motions asking …

Vehicle Collision in Texas Panhandle Kills 5

Five people have been killed, including four members of a New Mexico family, in a late-night collision on a rural road in the Texas Panhandle. Texas Department of Public Safety Senior Trooper Chris Ray says 30-year-old Ryan Painter of Corpus …

Scientists in New Mexico Predict Post-Wildfire Erosion Risks

It’s nearly impossible to predict when and where the next major wildfire will be and whether an ill-timed thunderstorm could result in tons of ash and charred debris being washed down the bare mountainsides once the flames are out. But …

CIG Names Houghton as Regional Field Executive for Southwest

Capital Insurance Group has named Mark Houghton as the regional field executive for the Southwest region. Houghton, the former regional manager of CIG’s Anaheim, Calif. territory, will oversee field operations and business relations for CIG’s newest regional territory comprised of Nevada, Arizona and New Mexico. Houghton has …

Cold Onion Rings Sparked Attack at New Mexico Burger King, Suit Says

A New Mexico man is suing Burger King after he says a manager attacked him for complaining about cold onion rings. KRQE-TV reported the lawsuit filed in state district court says Robert Deyapp was assaulted in June 2013 when he …

Federal Aid OK’d For New Mexico Storm, Flood Damage

Local governments and some other entities in New Mexico are now eligible for federal assistance to recover from flooding and storm damage suffered during last summer. The White House says a disaster declaration by President Barack Obama applies to state, …

Tornado Touched Down Near New Mexico City: Weather Service

The National Weather Service says a tornado briefly touched down and caused some damage near Chama, in a sparsely populated mountainous area of northern New Mexico earlier this week. According to the weather service’s Albuquerque office, the tornado developed late …

New Mexico’s Green Chile Crop Endangered by Weather

Wet weather in recent weeks has left some of New Mexico’s green chile crop in danger. The Las Cruces Sun-News reported  that a hail storm last week was the latest in a spate of precipitation to plague chile fields in …

New Mexico Inmate Sues for Not Being Allowed to Worship Satan

A state prison inmate says New Mexico correction officials aren’t allowing him to practice his religion and properly worship Satan behind bars. KRQE-TV reported that Bernard Pritchard recently filed a lawsuit in state court alleging the chaplain and deputy warden …