CARLSBAD, N.M. (AP) — With the recent oil and gas boom in the Permian Basin, charities are seeing an increase in donations from some of the oil companies that have come in, but the number of clients being served is also increasing as many workers can't afford rent and are looking for other help.The boom began in about mid-2017, the Carlsbad Current-Argus reported.

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PEORIA, Ill. (AP) — Anthony Mathis made a career-high tying seven 3-pointers and scored a season-best 23 points to help New Mexico beat Bradley 85-75 on Saturday night in the Missouri Valley-Mountain West Challenge.

Corey Manigault had 18 points and 10 rebounds and Dane Kuiper scored 15 on 6-of-10 shooting for New Mexico (4-1).



LAS VEGAS, N.M. (AP) — A northern New Mexico superintendent who recently was placed on paid administrative is facing charges after police say he drove through a resident’s fence and fled.

The Las Vegas Optic reports Kelt Cooper was charged with leaving the scene of an accident involving damage and immediate notice of accident.


LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — C.J. Bobbitt had 15 points, including three 3-pointers, and Terrell Brown scored 14 to help New Mexico State beat Washington State 69-63 on Saturday night.

Bobbitt made 5 of 6 from the field and grabbed seven rebounds and AJ Harris added 12 points for New Mexico State (6-1). The Aggies, who have won four in a row, beat a Power Five team at home for the first time since a 75-71 win over Colorado on Nov. 27, 2002.



ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico man is suing the city of Albuquerque after he says he and his service animal were attacked by a dog on a city bus.

The Albuquerque Journal reports an attorney for Vernon Lewis recently filed a lawsuit in state district court against the city stemming from an alleged attack last year.

According to the lawsuit, Lewis, who has one leg and uses a wheelchair, boarded a city bus in April 2017 with his small dog, Rocco, on his lap.

El Nino teases as Southwestern US remains in drought

Nov 30, 2018


New Mexico approves rules for industrial hemp cultivation

Nov 30, 2018


Ben Ray Lujan is commencement speaker at community college

Nov 30, 2018

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Congressman Ben Ray Lujan is giving the fall commencement address at Santa Fe Community College.The Democratic representative will be speaking to hundreds of students on Saturday, Dec. 8. The ceremony is open to the public and will be streamed live online.Lujan says the college has been a foundation of knowledge and economic growth in New Mexico since it was founded 35 years ago.Honduras native Rosa Turner will be the student speaker.Nearly 500 students are eligible to graduate in the fall, an increase of 12 percent over the previous year.

By SUSAN MONTOYA BRYAN, Associated PressALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The Archdiocese of Santa Fe announced Thursday it will soon be filing for bankruptcy protection, as the Catholic church in New Mexico has settled numerous claims of sexual abuse by clergy over the years and is close to depleting its reserves.About 20 dioceses and other religious orders around the U.S.

Thursday's Scores

Nov 30, 2018

By The Associated Press


Durango, Colo. 49, Bloomfield 35

Los Lunas 65, Kirtland Central 52

Navajo Prep 51, Aztec 40

Newcomb 65, Whitehorse, Utah 27

Raton 60, Hoehne, Colo. 57

Shiprock 76, Navajo Pine 56


Bloomfield 60, Newcomb 41

Capital 49, Aztec 35

Dulce 33, Durango, Colo. 32

Kayenta Monument Valley, Ariz. 60, Tohatchi 49

Kirtland Central 57, Phoenix Maryvale, Ariz. 16

La Junta, Colo. 44, Springer 14

Maxwell 52, John Mall, Colo. 40


Sex harassment case against New Mexico lawmaker dismissed

Nov 29, 2018

By MORGAN LEE, Associated PressSANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Sexual harassment charges based on allegations by a female former political lobbyist against New Mexico state Rep.

New Mexico prosecutors get documents on 2 former priests

Nov 29, 2018

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico prosecutors have obtained documents from the Archdiocese of Santa Fe regarding the service records of two former priests.Agents with the state Attorney General's Office served a search warrant to get the information.The Archdiocese in a statement identified the former priests as Marvin Archuleta and Sabine Griego.

Albuquerque returns electric buses over safety concerns

Nov 29, 2018


New Mexico land boss cancels auction for land along border

Nov 29, 2018

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico's top land boss says he is canceling next week's auction of a parcel of state trust land along the U.S.-Mexico border.Land Commissioner Aubrey Dunn initially pledged to auction the land along the international boundary after sparring with the federal government over trespass concerns.Dunn claims the government never received authorization to access the trust land via an easement and has not compensated the state for using the property.Dunn says he will leave the matter for the incoming land commissioner, Democrat Stephanie Garcia Richard, to handle.

Albuquerque man gets probation for mail theft

Nov 29, 2018

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An Albuquerque man will be confined to home for the next eight months as part of his sentence for stealing mail.Federal prosecutors say 33-year-old Eric Powell was sentenced Wednesday in U.S. District Court on a charge of theft or receipt of stolen mail. He also will be on probation for five years.He was accused of causing his victims more than $13,000 in financial losses. Court documents say he had mail from more than 1,300 people.In pleading guilty, Powell admitted stealing from numerous mailboxes in Albuquerque using a counterfeit U.S.

Nuclear safety panel to discuss changes during hearing

Nov 28, 2018


New Mexico crafts new rules for crisis triage centers

Nov 28, 2018


ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A new proposal would designate Route 66, the Mother Road that connected Chicago to Los Angeles, as a National Historic Trail.U.S. Sens. Tom Udall and Jim Inhofe recently introduced a bill that would amend the National Trails System Act in an effort to help revitalize cities and small towns that sit along the historic Route 66 corridor.The U.S. House of Representatives passed a similar bill in June.Route 66, one of the first roads in the U.S. highway system, spanned more than 2,400 miles (4,020 kilometers).

Ex-Customs officer gets prison for obstruction of justice

Nov 27, 2018

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — A former U.S.


New Mexico certifies election sweep by Democrats

Nov 27, 2018

By MORGAN LEE, Associated PressSANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico's State Canvassing Board certified midterm election results Tuesday that consolidate Democratic control over all statewide elected offices and the state's five-member delegation to Capitol Hill.The board, which is composed of termed-out Republican Gov.

Dental board subpoenas New Mexico dentist's records

Nov 27, 2018

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The New Mexico Board of Dental Health is seeking records from a dentist accused of practicing without a license.The Albuquerque Journal reports the board filed a motion in state district court this month ordering William Gardner to comply with a Sept. 4 subpoena.According to the filing, the board received a formal complaint July 9 stating Gardner was practicing dentistry without a license.

By SUSAN MONTOYA BRYAN, Associated PressALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A shake-up has resulted from a recent decision by New Mexico oil and gas regulators to ease restrictions on well locations for a Texas-based company operating in one of the nation's oldest producing basins.New Mexico Land Commissioner Aubrey Dunn has removed his agency's appointee to the Oil Conservation Commission after that staffer voted in favor of the request by Hilcorp Energy during a Nov.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Bernalillo County Sheriff's officials say they're investigating the death of a man considered a possible suspect in a convenience store shooting earlier this month.They say 22-year-old Brian Romero was found dead in Belen and it's a homicide case.Sheriff's officials say multiple suspects fled the scene of a Nov. 9 convenience store shooting, but there were no reported injuries.They say Romero was identified as one of the individuals from the shooting incident before he was reported missing by a family member on Feb.

New Mexico certifies election sweep by Democrats

Nov 27, 2018

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico is certifying election results that give Democrats unfettered control of every statewide office and the state's five-member delegation to Capitol Hill.The State Canvassing Board was prepared to meet Tuesday morning to confirm election results in all but a handful of state legislative races.The state governor, secretary of state and chief justice of the New Mexico Supreme Court compose the board.Results in three state House races are close enough to trigger automatic recounts.

1 dead after small plane crashes in Santa Fe

Nov 27, 2018

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say one person is dead after a small plane crashed in Santa Fe.Police tell the Santa Fe New Mexican that the pilot was the only one on board when the plane went down about a mile short of the runway at Santa Fe Municipal Airport.Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Lynn Lunsford says a single-engine Mooney M20 crashed Monday while apparently attempting to land. The aircraft was destroyed by fire.Lunsford says the pilot had not been in contact with air traffic controllers prior to the accident.It wasn't immediately known how many people were on board.


The Latest: Mexico to deport migrants who rushed US border

Nov 26, 2018

TIJUANA, Mexico (AP) — The Latest on the migrant caravan pushing toward the U.S. border (all times local):4:30 p.m.The Mexican Interior Ministry has said it would immediately deport Central American migrants who tried to "violently" breach the border with the U.S. just south of California and that it would reinforce the border.Meanwhile, Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen said Sunday that U.S. authorities will continue to have a "robust" presence along the Southwest border and that they will prosecute anyone who damages federal property or violates U.S.