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  • WHITHER SPANISH CONQUISTADORS?

Long a New Mexico icon, Spanish conquistador faces attacksALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The Spanish conquistador, a New Mexico icon that has long been celebrated in art and honored at festivals as a homage to Hispanic heritage, is under attack.A new generation of Native American and Latino activists in the state is demanding that conquistador images and reenactments be removed from schools, seals and celebrations.

  • OIL INDUSTRY-NEW MEXICO

New Mexico governor praises oil industry for opportunitiesSANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico Gov.

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  • JEFFREY EPSTEIN-NEW MEXICO

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A court battle is brewing over public grazing leases that New Mexico officials believe were used to help shield a remote desert ranch owned by financier Jeffrey Epstein, who was accused of abusing young women there before he died behind bars.State Land Office General Counsel Ari Biernoff said Monday that the state will defend in court its right to terminate two leases to a company previously controlled by Epstein.Cypress Inc.

  • JEFFREY EPSTEIN-NEW MEXICO

Court battle looms over land leased to Jeffrey EpsteinSANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A court battle is brewing over public grazing leases that New Mexico officials believe were used to help shield a remote desert ranch owned by financier Jeffrey Epstein, who was accused of abusing young women there before he died behind bars.State Land Office General Counsel Ari Biernoff said Monday that the state will defend in court its right to terminate two leases to a company previously controlled by Epstein.Cypress Inc.

  • NUCLEAR LEGACY-MINORITIES

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Officials say federal research shows that about a quarter of Navajo women who participated in a study of uranium exposure had high levels of the radioactive metal in their systems.Dr. Loretta Christensen, the chief medical officer for Indian Health Service facilities that serve the Navajo Nation, cited the research at a congressional field hearing in Albuquerque.The Monday hearing centered on the atomic age's legacy on Native American communities.

By SUSAN MONTOYA BRYAN Associated PressALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A California-based renewable energy developer plans to increase by seven-fold its investments as it prepares to build more wind farms in New Mexico over the next several years.A recent analysis commissioned by Pattern Development shows a $1.2 billion economic impact from its wind farms in eastern New Mexico and West Texas.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Joshua Mack ran for a 4-yard touchdown with six minutes left and Liberty held off New Mexico State for a 20-13 victory on Saturday night.Jason Huntley's 12-yard TD run pulled the Aggies (0-6) even at 13-apiece with 7:46 remaining. On the ensuing series, Stephen Calvert threw a 54-yard pass to Mack, who scored on the next play. New Mexico State drove to the Liberty 8, but Jessie Lemonier forced a fumble from quarterback Josh Adkins with 3:15 remaining.

  • INTERNATIONAL BALLOON FIESTA

International balloon fiesta grounded by fogALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The annual Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta kicked off Saturday but balloons were mostly tethered to the ground because of fog.The fiesta draws pilots from around the world and from 41 U.S. states.

 ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The annual Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta kicked off Saturday but balloons were mostly tethered to the ground because of fog.The fiesta draws pilots from around the world and from 41 U.S. states.

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Josh Love passed for 405 yards and two TDs and San Jose State beat New Mexico 32-21 on Friday night.The Spartans (3-2, 1-1 Mountain West Conference) scored the first 26 points of the game and Matt Mercurio added a pair of field goals in the fourth quarter to make it 32-14.Cedric Patterson capped the scoring for the Lobos (2-3, 0-1) with a 38-yard TD catch from Sheriron Jones with 4:52 left in the game.Nick Nash made it 6-0 with a 9-yard TD run in the middle of the first quarter.

  • NATIVE AMERICANS-VIETNAM WAR

2 Isleta Pueblo members receive lost Vietnam War-era medalsISLETA PUEBLO, N.M. (AP) — Two Isleta Pueblo members who served in the U.S. military during the Vietnam War have been presented with military medals they earned but never received.U.S. Sen. Tom Udall on Friday pinned the replacement medals to All Pueblo Council of Governors Chairman E.

  • OIL COMPANY LARGESS-NEW MEXICO

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A major oil company is encountering criticism and appreciation for its pledge to donate $1 to local school math, technology and science projects for every tank of gasoline purchased.Chevron said Wednesday it would make up to $75,000 available to support schools in three New Mexico cities through its “Fuel Your School” program.The company invests heavily in local oil production.

  • ELECTION 2020-HOUSE-NEW MEXICO

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A northwestern New Mexico woman has announced she is running for an open U.S. House seat in New Mexico and wants to become the first Republican Native American female in Congress.Karen Bedonie recently filed papers with the Federal Election Commission to seek the GOP nomination for open U.S.

  • NORTHERN NAVAJO FAIR

Oldest of Navajo Nation fairs runs through SundaySHIPROCK, N.M. (AP) — The oldest of several Navajo Nation fairs starts this week in Shiprock.The Northern Navajo Nation Fair features traditional dances and ceremony, art displays, livestock sales, a rodeo, parade and royalty pageants. The exhibit hall, Indian Market and carnival open Thursday on youth and elder day _ a popular day for school children to visit.Thousands of people are expected to attend the fair that runs through Sunday.Organizers say the fair is in its 108th year.

  • FLU-NEW MEXICO

New Mexico reports season’s first confirmed flu casesSANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Health officials have confirmed the first flu cases of the season in New Mexico.The state health department reports all five cases involve adults: three cases in Sandoval County, one in Santa Fe County and one in Bernalillo County in which a 90-year-old patient died.State Health Secretary Kathy Kunkel says flu can be fatal if left untreated or if a person has a weakened immune system.

  • DRIVER'S LICENSES-NEW MEXICO

New Mexico streamlines requirements for state ID cardsSANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New application rules for driver's licenses are going into effect in New Mexico that relax identification requirements in some instances.Requirements were streamlined on Tuesday to receive a standard driver's license that will not be valid for boarding commercial airline flights starting in October 2020.

  • DRIVER'S LICENSES-NEW MEXICO

New Mexico streamlines requirements for state ID cardsSANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New application rules for driver's licenses are going into effect in New Mexico that relax identification requirements in some instances.Requirements were streamlined on Tuesday to receive a standard driver's license that will not be valid for boarding commercial airline flights starting in October 2020.

Personal firewood permits excluded from tree-cutting banFLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — People who rely on firewood from national forests in New Mexico and one in Arizona now can cut and gather it.A federal judge on Tuesday excluded personal firewood cutting and gathering from a larger ban on timber management activities in all five New Mexico national forests and the Tonto National Forest outside metropolitan Phoenix.Environmentalists who sued the federal government over the threatened Mexican spotted owl had asked U.S. District Judge Raner Collins to amend the ban.

  • DRIVER'S LICENSES-NEW MEXICO

New Mexico streamlines requirements for state ID cardsSANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New application rules for driver's licenses are going into effect in New Mexico that relax identification requirements in some instances.Requirements were streamlined on Tuesday to receive a standard driver's license that will not be valid for boarding commercial airline flights starting in October 2020.

  • DRIVER'S LICENSES-NEW MEXICO

New Mexico streamlines requirements for state ID cardsSANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New application rules for driver's licenses are going into effect in New Mexico that relax identification requirements in some instances.Requirements were streamlined on Tuesday to receive a standard driver's license that will not be valid for boarding commercial airline flights starting in October 2020.

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