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New Mexico to open up vaccine eligibility next week

ALBUQUERQUE – New Mexico will be expanding vaccine eligibility next week to everyone 16 years of age and older, state health officials said Wednesday. The federal government has directed states to...

DATE: March 31, 2021 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Judge tosses New Mexico rancher’s claim after he kills wolf

SANTA FE – A federal judge has tossed a rancher’s claim that he should still have the right to use federal land in New Mexico after it was revoked for killing a wolf. Craig Thiessen killed an...

DATE: March 31, 2021 | CATEGORY: Regional News

New Mexico State to hold limited in-person graduation events

LAS CRUCES, N.M. – New Mexico State University has said it will hold limited in-person commencement events in May in addition to its previously planned virtual ceremony for its spring graduates....

DATE: March 31, 2021 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Man gets 30 years in Oregon in shooting of an ex-fire chief ; extradited to Colorado

ROSEBURG, Ore. – A man accused of crimes spanning four states that culminated with an attempted murder in Oregon has been sentenced to 30 years in prison and will be extradited to Colorado to face...

DATE: March 31, 2021 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Democrats narrow congressional nomination to two contenders

SANTA FE – Two state legislators advanced to a runoff for the Democratic nomination to defend an Albuquerque-based congressional seat left open by newly confirmed Secretary of the Interior Deb...

DATE: March 31, 2021 | CATEGORY: Regional News

New Mexico lawmakers reconvene to consider legalizing marijuana

SANTA FE – New Mexico lawmakers redoubled efforts Tuesday to legalize recreational marijuana for adults 21 and older during a special legislative session on marijuana reform called by Democratic...

DATE: March 30, 2021 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Virus variant identified in Britain found on Navajo Nation

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. – A coronavirus variant first identified in Britain has been found on the Navajo Nation, tribal health officials said Tuesday. The United Kingdom strain was confirmed in a sample...

DATE: March 30, 2021 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Man who died after being shot by deputies is identified

GREELEY – A man who died after being shot by sheriff’s deputies responding to a potential domestic assault incident in northern Colorado has been identified as Steven Michael Kielian, 32, from the...

DATE: March 30, 2021 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Service honors Colorado officer killed in mass shooting

LAFAYETTE – A slain Colorado police officer credited with preventing more deaths in a mass shooting at a supermarket was being honored at a memorial service before he is laid to rest Tuesday. More...

DATE: March 30, 2021 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Colorado lawmakers halt plans for permanent fence at Capitol

DENVER – The Colorado Legislature has halted plans to build permanent fencing around most of the state Capitol after criticism from residents. Lawmakers previously considered allocating more than...

DATE: March 30, 2021 | CATEGORY: Regional News

New Mexico judge delays trial over jury pool’s racial makeup

SANTA FE – A state district judge in New Mexico has postponed a jury trial for a man accused of rape after his attorney argued his client’s right to a fair trial was being violated because none of...

DATE: March 30, 2021 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Navajo Nation: No COVID-19 deaths for 2nd consecutive day

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. – The Navajo Nation on Monday reported five new COVID-19 cases, but no additional deaths for the second consecutive day and fifth time in the last nine days. Tribal health...

DATE: March 29, 2021 | CATEGORY: Regional News

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