Local and State News

  • Navajo Nation reports 18 additional COVID-19 cases, 4 deaths

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. (AP) — The Navajo Nation on Saturday reported 18 additional confirmed COVID-19 cases and four more deaths. The pandemic totals on the tribe's reservation that includes parts of Arizona, New Mexico and Utah increased to 30,164 cases and 1,257 deaths. Tribal President Jonathan Nez encouraged people to celebrate the Easter weekend safely while following COVID-19 protocols.

  • VIRUS OUTBREAK-NEW MEXICO

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico health officials reported 218 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday and seven additional deaths. The state's has reported a total of 192,152 known COVID-19 cases and 3,949 related deaths since the pandemic began. Bernalillo County, the state's largest that includes metro Albuquerque, had 70 of the new cases Friday—more than any other county. Doña Ana County reported 29 new cases and Sandoval County reported 22 new cases.

  • VIRUS OUTBREAK-NEW MEXICO

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico health officials reported 218 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday and seven additional deaths. The state's has reported a total of 192,152 known COVID-19 cases and 3,949 related deaths since the pandemic began. Bernalillo County, the state's largest that includes metro Albuquerque, had 70 of the new cases Friday—more than any other county. Doña Ana County reported 29 new cases and Sandoval County reported 22 new cases.

Today in History

Apr 3, 2021

Today in History 

  • Today is Saturday April 3, the 93rd day of 2021. There are 272 days left in the year. 

Today's Highlight in History: 

  • Albuquerque Academy 45, Los Alamos 34
  • Rio Rancho 59, Atrisco Heritage 30
  • Sandia 48, Eldorado 41
  • Shiprock 78, Newcomb 32
  • Tucumcari 64, Robertson 22
  • Volcano Vista 63, Cibola 45
  • West Las Vegas 54, Maxwell 47

Some high school basketball scores provided by Scorestream.com, https://scorestream.com/

  • Albuquerque High 24, Manzano 12
  • Artesia 55, Alamogordo 28
  • Aztec 40, Miyamura 8
  • Bernalillo 7, Grants 6
  • Eunice 26, Texico 19
  • Farmington 48, Mayfield 28
  • Hondo 47, Elida 19
  • Jal 32, NMMI 7
  • Silver 40, Kirtland Central 7
  • Tohatchi 34, Gallup 20
  • West Mesa 37, Sandia 26

 ___Some high school football scores provided by Scorestream.com, https://scorestream.com/

  • A ghostly set of images, and a glimpse of border danger

PHOENIX (AP) — A short, grainy video recently released by U.S. authorities captures the dangers for migrant children at the southern border. In it, a man straddles a 14-foot barrier near Santa Teresa, New Mexico. He dangles one toddler before letting her drop, then does the same to a second, slightly larger child. Then the smuggler and another man run off into the desert. Border authorities say the children are sisters, ages 3 and 5, and from Ecuador.

Today in History

Apr 2, 2021

  • Today in History 

Today is Friday, April 2, the 92nd day of 2021. There are 273 days left in the year. 

  • Today's Highlight in History: 

On April 2, 1792, Congress passed the Coinage Act, which authorized establishment of the U.S. Mint. 

  • A ghostly set of images, and a glimpse of border danger

PHOENIX (AP) — A short, grainy video recently released by U.S. authorities captures the dangers for migrant children at the southern border. In it, a man straddles a 14-foot barrier near Santa Teresa, New Mexico. He dangles one toddler before letting her drop, then does the same to a second, slightly larger child. Then the smuggler and another man run off into the desert. Border authorities say the children are sisters, ages 3 and 5, and from Ecuador.

  • VIRUS OUTBREAK-NAVAJO NATION

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. (AP) — The Navajo Nation on Thursday reported five new COVID-19 cases and five deaths. The tribe had reported no deaths in three of the previous four days and six of the last 11 days overall. Tribal health officials said the latest figures bring the total number of cases since the pandemic started to 30,108 with the known death toll at 1,252.

  • CLEAN WATER RULE-TRIBES

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Two Indigenous communities in New Mexico are suing the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency over a revised federal rule that lifts protections for many streams, creeks and wetlands across the nation. The pueblos of Jemez and Laguna are the latest to raise concerns over inadequate protections for local water sources in the desert Southwest. The challenge follows a similar case filed in 2020 by the Navajo Nation, the nation's largest Native American tribe, and several environmental groups.

  • Democrats pick Melanie Stansbury to seek congressional seat

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Democratic Party leaders rallied behind state Rep. Melanie Stansbury as the nominee to defend an Albuquerque-based congressional seat left open by newly confirmed Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland. Stansbury on Wednesday edged out state Sen. Antoinette Sedillo Lopez by four votes in runoff balloting among 200 members of the state central committee on the nomination. The second-term legislator will confront Republican state Sen.

Today in History

Apr 1, 2021

  • Today in History 

Today is Thursday, April 1, the 91st day of 2021. There are 274 days left in the year. This is April Fool's Day. 

  • Today's Highlight in History: 

On April 1, 1954, the United States Air Force Academy was established by President Dwight D. Eisenhower. 

  • Democrats pick Melanie Stansbury to seek congressional seat

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Democratic Party leaders rallied behind state Rep. Melanie Stansbury as the nominee to defend an Albuquerque-based congressional seat left open by newly confirmed Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland. Stansbury on Wednesday edged out state Sen. Antoinette Sedillo Lopez by four votes in runoff balloting among 200 members of the state central committee on the nomination. The second-term legislator will confront Republican state Sen.

Today in History

Mar 31, 2021

Today in History 

  • Today is Wednesday, March 31, the 90th day of 2021. There are 275 days left in the year. 

Today's Highlight in History: 

  • On March 31, 1931, Notre Dame college football coach Knute Rockne (noot RAHK'-nee), 43, was killed in the crash of a TWA plane in Bazaar, Kan. 

On this date: 

  • IMMIGRATION-CHILDREN DROPPED

SANTA TERESA, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say two Ecuadoran children were abandoned by smugglers after being dropped over a 14-foot-high barrier along the U.S.-Mexico border Tuesday evening. The toddler and her 5-year-old sister were unhurt, but officials with the U.S. Border Patrol called the incident near Santa Teresa, New Mexico, appalling. It comes as the Biden administration struggles with finding space to house the several hundred kids and teenagers who are crossing the border daily. In some cases, parents refused entry into the U.S.

  • New Mexico weighs automated expungement of pot offenses

SANTA FE, N.M (AP) — New Mexico would automatically erase pot convictions and reconsider sentences for some as legislators advance a package of bills to legalizing recreational marijuana. A Senate panel advanced the expungement bill Tuesday evening toward a Senate floor vote, after hours of discussion and revisions. Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham called a special session of the Legislature to legalize recreational cannabis for adults 21 and older.

  • AP-US-VIRGIN-GALACTIC

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Virgin Galactic rolled out its latest spaceship as the company gets ready to resume test flights in the coming months at its headquarters in the New Mexico desert. The newest ship dubbed the VSS Imagine was designed and manufactured in California. Company officials say it will likely be summer before the ship begins glide flight testing at Spaceport America in southern New Mexico.

  • New Mexico lawmakers reconvene to consider legalizing pot

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico lawmakers are responding to the call of Democratic Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham to try and forge an agreement on legalizing recreational marijuana in a special legislative session that convenes at noon on Tuesday. Legalization has won state House approval for three consecutive years but failed to gain full approval, despite support from an array of proponents.

Today in History

Mar 30, 2021

  • Today in History

Today is Tuesday, March 30, the 89th day of 2021. There are 276 days left in the year.

  • Today's Highlight in History:

On March 30, 1981, President Ronald Reagan was shot and seriously injured outside a Washington, D.C. hotel by John W. Hinckley, Jr.; also wounded were White House press secretary James Brady, Secret Service agent Timothy McCarthy and a District of Columbia police officer, Thomas Delahanty.

  • New Mexico lawmakers reconvene to consider legalizing pot

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico lawmakers are responding to the call of Democratic Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham to try and forge an agreement on legalizing recreational marijuana in a special legislative session that convenes at noon on Tuesday. Legalization has won state House approval for three consecutive years but failed to gain full approval, despite support from an array of proponents.

  • AMBER ALERT-MISSING TEEN GIRLS

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Authorities are searching for two teenage girls last seen at an Albuquerque hotel. New Mexico State Police said Monday they no longer believe the girls were abducted. They issued a revised Amber Alert characterizing 14-year-old Zuriah Castillo and 16-year-old Jaylynn Miller as missing. The teens were in the Santo Domingo Pueblo area on Saturday shortly after 7 p.m. when they asked for a ride. They were dropped off at the Courtyard by Marriott.

  • VIRUS OUTBREAK-NAVAJO NATION

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. (AP) — The Navajo Nation is reporting seven new COVID-19 cases but no additional deaths. Tribal health officials on Sunday said the latest figures bring the total number of cases since the pandemic started to 30,059. The number of deaths remains 1,246. The number of infections is thought to be far higher than reported because many people have not been tested, and studies suggest people can be infected with the virus without feeling sick.

  • VIRUS OUTBREAK-NEW MEXICO

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Health officials in New Mexico on Sunday reported 167 confirmed COVID-19 cases, but no new deaths amid continued slowing of the coronavirus outbreak. The state's pandemic totals rose to 191,048 cases and 3,925 known deaths as seven-day rolling averages of daily new cases and daily deaths declined over the past two weeks. In the latest numbers, Bernalillo County had 50 of the new cases.

Today in History

Mar 29, 2021

  • Today in History 

Today is Monday, March 29, the 88th day of 2021. There are 277 days left in the year.

  • Today's Highlight in History: 

On March 29, 1974, eight Ohio National Guardsmen were indicted on federal charges stemming from the shooting deaths of four students at Kent State University. (The charges were later dismissed.) 

  • New Mexico reports 167 new COVID-19 cases but no new deaths

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Health officials in New Mexico on Sunday reported 167 confirmed COVID-19 cases, but no new deaths amid continued slowing of the coronavirus outbreak. The state's pandemic totals rose to 191,048 cases and 3,925 known deaths as seven-day rolling averages of daily new cases and daily deaths declined over the past two weeks. In the latest numbers, Bernalillo County had 50 of the new cases.

  • VIRUS OUTBREAK-NEW MEXICO

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Health officials in New Mexico on Sunday reported 167 confirmed COVID-19 cases, but no new deaths amid continued slowing of the coronavirus outbreak. The state's pandemic totals rose to 191,048 cases and 3,925 known deaths as seven-day rolling averages of daily new cases and daily deaths declined over the past two weeks. In the latest numbers, Bernalillo County had 50 of the new cases.

  • AMBER ALERT-TEEN GIRLS ABDUCTED

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say they're searching for two teenage girls who reportedly were abducted in the Albuquerque area. New Mexico State Police say an Amber Alert was issued late Saturday night after a man allegedly abducted the girls at a gas station in Santo Domingo Pueblo. They have identified as 14-year-old Zuriah Castillo and 16-year-old Jaylynn Miller. State Police and the Bureau of Indian Affairs say a 37-year-old Albuquerque man is wanted in the case.

  • MARIJUANA-NEW MEXICO

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico lawmakers are embarking on an unusual legislative session that focuses on the legalization of recreational marijuana. Efforts at legalizing the sale of cannabis to adults 21 and older faltered during the regular annual session that ended March 20, amid divergent views about government oversight among supporters of legalization. Gov.

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