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ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) — Authorities are cleaning up the remaining fireworks at a New Mexico storage area where an explosion earlier this week critically injured two firefighters who were moving the material for an upcoming show.The city of Roswell said Friday that the decommissioning process would result in loud noises and some aerial fireworks to be set off. Authorities say heat from Wednesday's blast potentially damaged the remaining fireworks.The explosion injured a total of 12 firefighters working at the storage area.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Police are investigating damage to a rainbow-colored crosswalk created in honor of Albuquerque Pride after videos emerged of several motorcyclists trying to deface it.One video posted online shows dozens of bikers riding along Route 66 before a couple of them take turns burning rubber over the crosswalk, the Albuquerque Journal report ed.

  • NATIVE AMERICAN SCHOOL-ASSAULT

DA studying Institute of American Indian Arts assault claims(Information from: The Santa Fe New Mexican, http://www.santafenewmexican.com)SANTA FE, N.M.

  • NATIVE AMERICAN SCHOOL-ASSAULT

DA studying Institute of American Indian Arts assault claims(Information from: The Santa Fe New Mexican, http://www.santafenewmexican.com)SANTA FE, N.M.

  • NATIVE AMERICAN SCHOOL-ASSAULT

DA studying Institute of American Indian Arts assault claims(Information from: The Santa Fe New Mexican, http://www.santafenewmexican.com)SANTA FE, N.M.

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The independent feature "Silk Road" will be filling in New Mexico this summer.The state film office says the work will happen in Santa Fe and Albuquerque through mid-July.The film will be directed by Tiller Russell, who recently moved to New Mexico.

ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico (AP) — New Mexico's pension program for public employees is not expected to hit its investment target this year.The Albuquerque Journal reported Thursday that the executive director of the Public Employees Retirement Association told lawmakers Wednesday that missing the target could have a serious impact.Wayne Propst says investment returns this year may come in at 3% to 5%, not the standard 7.25% target used by many plans in the nation.The association handles a $15 billion pension fund.Propst says that if the state program achieves a 5% return this year, the plan's

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — The men's and women's rodeo teams from New Mexico State University are headed to Wyoming for the College National Finals Rodeo.The university announced Thursday that both teams finished second in the Grand Canyon region this season, qualifying them for the finals.Head coach Logan Corbett doesn't want to make any predictions. He says anything is possible during finals since the best student athletes from across the country will be participating.The men's team has six riders who will compete for points.

  • ALBUQUERQUE-POSTAL INVESTIGATION

Audit finds deficiencies with Albuquerque postal facilitiesALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The U.S. Postal Service Office of Inspector General has issued recommendations following an investigation into maintenance, safety and staffing concerns at postal facilities in New Mexico's largest city.The inspector general's audit was prompted by requests from members of the state's congressional delegation.Investigators found deficiencies at all 13 postal facilities in Albuquerque that were part of the audit.

  • ALBUQUERQUE-POSTAL INVESTIGATION

Audit finds deficiencies with Albuquerque postal facilitiesALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The U.S. Postal Service Office of Inspector General has issued recommendations following an investigation into maintenance, safety and staffing concerns at postal facilities in New Mexico's largest city.The inspector general's audit was prompted by requests from members of the state's congressional delegation.Investigators found deficiencies at all 13 postal facilities in Albuquerque that were part of the audit.

SILVER CITY, N.M. (AP) — Officials with the Gila National Forest say warmer temperatures and windy conditions are increasing fire danger across the southern New Mexico forest.The conditions have prompted managers to bump up the fire danger rating to "high." That means fine fuels can ignite readily and unattended campfires are likely to escape.Officials considered several factors in raising the level, including data from weather stations across the forest.They're asking people to be vigilant and avoid using anything with an open flame or spark.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The U.S. Postal Service Office of Inspector General has issued recommendations following an investigation into maintenance, safety and staffing concerns at postal facilities in New Mexico's largest city.The inspector general's audit was prompted by requests from members of the state's congressional delegation.Investigators found deficiencies at all 13 postal facilities in Albuquerque that were part of the audit.

  • CHACO CANYON-DRILLING

US land managers shift position on Chaco protection billALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — U.S.

  • IMMIGRATION-NEW MEXICO

New Mexico city gets state funding for migrant aidLAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — The city of Las Cruces has been awarded a $250,000 grant from the state to offset costs that the border city has incurred as it provides temporary shelter and food for migrants.About 8,200 migrants have been brought to Las Cruces since mid-April as shelters in El Paso, Texas, have been overwhelmed by the surge of asylum seekers .The funding awarded to Las Cruces is a one-time allotment provided through a grant from New Mexico's homeland security agency.Gov.

  • IMMIGRATION-NEW MEXICO

New Mexico city gets state funding for migrant aidLAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — The city of Las Cruces has been awarded a $250,000 grant from the state to offset costs that the border city has incurred as it provides temporary shelter and food for migrants.About 8,200 migrants have been brought to Las Cruces since mid-April as shelters in El Paso, Texas, have been overwhelmed by the surge of asylum seekers .The funding awarded to Las Cruces is a one-time allotment provided through a grant from New Mexico's homeland security agency.Gov.

  • HEMP-PUBLIC HEARINGS

Hearings planned on New Mexico's hemp manufacturing ruleLAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — The New Mexico Department of Agriculture will be hosting two public hearings on a newly developed hemp manufacturing rule.The first meeting will be June 27 in Albuquerque.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — The New Mexico Department of Agriculture will be hosting two public hearings on a newly developed hemp manufacturing rule.The first meeting will be June 27 in Albuquerque.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The state's chief medical investigator plans to resign from his post next month after five years in the position.The Office of the Medical Investigator, or OMI, announced on Monday that Dr. Kurt Nolte is stepping down from his post. But he will remain a professor in the University of New Mexico's School of Medicine Department of Pathology.OMI is part of the UNM Health Sciences Center, and investigates more than 7,000 deaths annually in New Mexico.Nolte has worked for OMI for 29 years in all.Dr.

PORTALES, N.M. (AP) — The president of Eastern New Mexico University will be getting a raise.KENW-FM Radio News reports the university's board of regents voted 4-1 over the weekend to increase Jeff Elwell's salary by 4%. Student Regent Joseph Gergel was the dissenting vote.The increase will bump Elwell's annual salary from $245,000 to $254,800. The raise will take effect with the start of the fiscal year July 1.Earlier this year, the regents voted to authorize 4% salary increases for all other university employees.

  • MEOW WOLF-WORLD BUILDER

George R.R. Martin joins Meow Wolf as 'chief world builder'(Information from: Albuquerque Journal, http://www.abqjournal.com)SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — George R.R.

  • FARMINGTON-HOMICIDE

Farmington police arrest suspect in stabbing death of a manFARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — Police in Farmington have identified the victim in a homicide case along with the suspect who's now in custody.Police say officers were dispatched to an apartment complex about 3:30 a.m.

  • FARMINGTON-HOMICIDE

Farmington police arrest suspect in stabbing death of a manFARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — Police in Farmington have identified the victim in a homicide case along with the suspect who's now in custody.Police say officers were dispatched to an apartment complex about 3:30 a.m.

  • STUN GUN-SLUR-STUDENT

Video: Deputy used stun gun, shouted gay slur at teen boy(Information from: The Santa Fe New Mexican, http://www.santafenewmexican.com)ESPANOLA, N.M.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico woman is facing charges after police say her 4-week-old infant suffered skull and rib fractures.Las Cruces police say Elvia Hilaria Dorado was arrested Thursday following an investigation into the boy's injuries.According to police, the 27-year-old Dorado and her boyfriend took their son to a Las Cruces hospital Sunday after claiming the young boy fell from a bed.

  • ELECTRIC SCOOTER-DWI ARREST

Albuquerque police make 1st DWI arrest of e-scooter driverALBUQUERQUE, N.M.

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico Gov.

By SUSAN MONTOYA BRYAN Associated PressALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A coalition of state lawmakers and nonprofit groups took the first step toward suing the U.S. Air Force on Friday, saying it wants firm deadlines for cleaning up jet fuel contamination at a base bordering New Mexico's largest city.The coalition filed a notice of intent to sue , saying the contamination at Kirtland Air Force Base near Albuquerque is a danger to public health and the environment.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — President Donald Trump is expressing condolences following the death of New Mexico Sen. John Pinto, a Democrat and Navajo Code Talker, who died last week at age 94.Trump tweeted Friday that he was saddened to hear about Pinto's death.

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