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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Federal records show Republican construction contractor Mick Rich is planning on making a second run for the U.S. Senate in New Mexico.The Mick Rich 2020 campaign committee filed paperwork August 1 with the Federal Election Commission, opening the door for the Albuquerque resident to seek the GOP nomination.The 65-year-old will face former Trump administration official Gavin Clarkson in the Republican primary.U.S. Rep.

By JIM MUSTIAN, MICHAEL R.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico State University's newest dormitory may not be open in time for the start of the fall semester.The university said Monday it's notifying students who wanted to move into Juniper Hall of the possible delay.Officials say all other residence halls will be ready for move-in day on Aug.

  • GYM-VIETNAM VETERAN

New Mexico school to name gym after Vietnam War vet(Information from: Las Vegas Optic, http://www.lasvegasoptic.com)LAS VEGAS, N.M.

  • OBIT-TRIBAL CHAIRMAN RONNIE LUPE

Former longtime White Mountain Apache tribal chairman dies
WHITERIVER, Ariz. (AP) — A former longtime chairman of the White Mountain Apache Tribe has died at age 89.
Tribal officials say Ronnie Lupe died Monday.
Lupe served as the tribe's chairman for 36 years before leaving office in May 2018 after deciding not to seek a 10th term.
Prior to his long tenure as chairman, Lupe served in the U.S. Marine Corps and as a member of White Mountain Apache Tribal Council.

  • MEDICAL MARIJUANA-NEW MEXICO

New Mexico prepares to overhaul medical marijuana marketSANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A hearing officer has endorsed key provisions of a plan to shore up cannabis supplies to New Mexico's medical marijuana program without flooding the expanding market.State Health Department Secretary Kathyleen Kunkel now has the final say on whether to limit medical cannabis cultivation to 1,750 mature plants per producer.

  • MASS SHOOTINGS-NEW MEXICO

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The administration of New Mexico Gov.

  • MASS SHOOTINGS-NEW MEXICO

New Mexico governor wary of fast reforms on US terrorismSANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The administration of New Mexico Gov.

  • PUBLIC LANDS-HISPANIC RANCHERS

National forest planning spurs worries for Hispanic ranchersALBUQUERQUE, N.M.

CAPITAN, N.M. (AP) — Smokey Bear, the icon of the longest-running public service campaign in the U.S., is set to turn 75.Birthday parties are scheduled to take place this week in honor of the bear that promotes forest fire prevention.The decision to use the Smokey Bear character happened on Aug. 9, 1944, when the U.S.

  • SMOKEY BEAR ANNIVERSARY

Smokey Bear, fire prevention icon in US, to turn 75CAPITAN, N.M. (AP) — Smokey Bear, the icon of the longest-running public service campaign in the U.S., is set to turn 75 years old.Birthday parties are scheduled to take place this week in honor of the bear used to promote forest fire prevention.Smokey Bear was born on Aug. 9, 1944, when the U.S.

  • IMMIGRATION-NEW MEXICO

US Border Patrol checkpoints in New Mexico reopenLAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — U.S. Border Patrol checkpoints in New Mexico have reopened.The Border Patrol announced Tuesday that the inland checkpoints that were closed earlier this year are back in operation.Officials say a decrease in the number of migrants arriving at the border has allowed for agents to return to the posts.

  • LAS CRUCES MUSEUM-GOING DIGITAL

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — A southern New Mexico city will be able to digitize its permanent museum collection with the help of a $50,000 grant from the Henry Luce Foundation American Art Program.The city of Las Cruces announced the funding Monday.

  • LAS CRUCES MUSEUM-GOING DIGITAL

Las Cruces to digitize permanent museum collectionLAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — A southern New Mexico city will be able to digitize its permanent museum collection with the help of a $50,000 grant from the Henry Luce Foundation American Art Program.The city of Las Cruces announced the funding Monday.

  • MALL SHOOTING-NEW MEXICO REAX

Albuquerque reacts to Texas shooting by deploying police
ALBQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico's most populous city is reacting to the mass shooting Saturday in El Paso, Texas, by stepping up security at shopping stores and some department stores such as Walmarts.
Albuquerque Mayor Tim Keller and Police Chief Mike Geier said the boosted police presence would continue through the back-to-school shopping weekend, which includes a tax-free holiday for school items.

  • RESTORING THE SILVERY MINNOW

Officials help endangered minnow amid strong Rio Grande(Information from: Albuquerque Journal, http://www.abqjournal.com)SAN ANTONIO, N.M. (AP) — A federal agency is taking advantage of high water levels in the Rio Grande to help a tiny minnow listed as an endangered species.U.S.

  • JUDGE-SECRET RECORDING

1 charge tossed against judge in secret recording case(Information from: The Daily Times, http://www.daily-times.com)FARMINGTON, N.M.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico utility's trimmings are becoming food for plant-eating animals at Albuquerque's zoo.Public Service Co. of New Mexico says it is collaborating with the Abq BioPark to have branches trimmed from trees routinely delivered to the zoo for donation as food for grazing animals such as giraffes and elephants.Utilities such as Albuquerque-based PNM routinely trim trees around power lines to maintain proper clearances under circumstances such as strong winds and sagging of wires because of heat. 

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Albuquerque police say a woman is accused of throwing her dog out of a window of her third-floor apartment and killing it and of then kicking officers who arrested her.Police said in a statement that 28-year-old Ashley Scott was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of extreme cruelty to animals and battery on a police officer.Police also say Scott allegedly threw the dog's body into a trash container.Scott remained in jail Friday and online court records don't list an attorney who could comment on her behalf regarding the allegations. 

  • YOUTH CONCUSSIONS-NEW MEXICO

New Mexico seeks concussion safeguards for more youth sportsSANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico is seeking to shore up safeguards against brain injuries in youth sports beyond schools in non-scholastic athletic leagues and clubs.Coaches and many youth athletes automatically would undergo training to detect signs of a concussion and potential consequences of a brain injury, under rules proposed by the Department of Health.State Sen.

  • YOUTH CONCUSSIONS-NEW MEXICO

New Mexico seeks concussion safeguards for more youth sportsSANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico is seeking to shore up safeguards against brain injuries in youth sports beyond schools in non-scholastic athletic leagues and clubs.Coaches and many youth athletes automatically would undergo training to detect signs of a concussion and potential consequences of a brain injury, under rules proposed by the Department of Health.State Sen.

  • NEW MEXICO RACINO LICENSE

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico horse racing regulators have declined to grant a sixth state horse track and casino license after months of uncertainty.The New Mexico Racing Commission announced Thursday it would not approve another license following months of debates and millions spent by applicants.Commission chair Beverly Bourguet says the decision was in "the best interest" of the state but the panel may reopen an application process in the future for another license.The decision follows appointments to the commission by Democratic Gov.

  • MUSEUM-HISTORIC SITES

Report: Visits to New Mexico museums, historic sites drop(Information from: Albuquerque Journal, http://www.abqjournal.com)ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.

  • ELECTION 2020-HOUSE-NEW MEXICO

Congresswoman Torres Small still outraising GOP opponentsLAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — U.S. Rep. Xochitl (ZOH'-cheel) Torres Small continues to outraise her Republican opponents in her re-election bid for a key Congressional seat in southern New Mexico.Federal election records show the Las Cruces Democrat pulled in $1,091,386 during her first six months in office after winning the seat in November.

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