Republicans want state budget surplus returned to taxpayers
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — State lawmakers in the Republican minority are crafting a proposal that would return some of the state's budget surplus to taxpayers rather than spend it on government...
New Mexico officer seen in video roughing girl, 11, resigns
FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — A northwestern New Mexico police officer shown on a lapel video roughing up an 11-year-old middle school girl has resigned.
2 San Juan County men accused in arson, insurance fraud case
FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — Two men from San Juan County are accused of committing arson and insurance fraud while allegedly setting up another man to take the fall.
Man resentenced to life in prison in 1994 killing
FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — A man sentenced to death in the 1994 strangulation killing of a 17-year-old Flora Vista girl has been resentenced to life in prison in response to a New Mexico Supreme...
Department of Public Safety to pay $28,000 in records case
FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — A judge has ordered the New Mexico Department of Public Safety to pay $28,000 in a public records lawsuit filed by a man whose brother was fatally shot by a Farmington...
Team to study historic inscriptions at New Mexico ruins
AZTEC, N.M. (AP) — A Colorado historian is leading a team to survey inscriptions left by settlers and others on the ceilings of 900-year-old ruins in northwestern New Mexico.
Mom of 2017 school shooting victim sues over sex abuse claim
FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — The mother of a teenage girl killed in a 2017 New Mexico high school shooting is suing district officials over separate allegations that a teacher sexually harassed and...
1 dead, 4 injured in rollover crash east of Bloomfield
BLOOMFIELD, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico State Police say a Farmington woman has been killed and four other people injured in a rollover crash east of Bloomfield.
New Mexico woman sentenced to 18 years in child abuse case
FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico woman has been sentenced to 18 years in prison after being convicted of multiple felony charges including child abuse.
New Mexico developing plans to address ozone pollution
FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico is working on plans to address ozone pollution as a number of counties are pushing the limit set by federal regulators.
Suspicious fires on Navajo Nation spark investigation
FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — Investigators are asking for help from the public in connection with a string of suspicious fires on the Navajo Nation.
New Mexico county using app to battle illegal dumping
FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — A northwestern New Mexico county is hoping to fight illegal trash dumping with a new mobile app.
San Juan County recently released the Clean Up San Juan app through...
Body of missing New Mexico man found in Arizona
FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say the body of a New Mexico man who went missing last month has been found in Arizona.
Police say the body of 44-year-old Craig Cavanaugh of Farmington...
New Mexico city seeks help paying monument lawsuit fees
FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico city has asked residents to help fund the remaining balance of fees resulting from a Ten Commandments monument lawsuit.
Hearing for mom in boiling puppies case ‘mistakenly’ closed
AZTEC, N.M. (AP) — A court official says a New Mexico district judge mistakenly kept the public from a hearing involving a New Mexico woman accused of forcing her children to watch her kill their...
New Mexico city aims to keep open coal-fired power plant
FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — Farmington city officials on Friday signed an agreement with a company that proposes outfitting the coal-fired San Juan Generating Station with carbon-capture technology in...
Navajo Nation eyes renaming US highway after late senator
FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — Some Navajo Nation officials want New Mexico to rename a U.S. highway after one of the longest-serving Native American lawmakers in U.S. history.
Navajo weavings donated to Farmington Museum
FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — A museum in northwestern New Mexico will be receiving hundreds of Navajo weavings from the estate of former Farmington Mayor Robert Culpepper.
1 charge tossed against judge in secret recording case
FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — A criminal charge against a former New Mexico magistrate judge accused of surreptitiously recording of private conversations has been dismissed.
FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — Federal authorities have announced a $5,000 reward for information on those responsible for a church fire in New Mexico.
National lab to study water in San Juan Basin
FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — Federal land managers are partnering with researchers from Sandia National Laboratories to study how oil and gas development could affect water supplies in northwestern New...
FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — The FBI says an 18-year-old Shiprock-area man has been arrested in the killing of a woman on the Navajo Nation's reservation in northwestern New Mexico.
FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — A missing Navajo woman's relatives are nearing the one-month mark in their search for the grandmother of eight and military veteran, while her boyfriend is jailed on...
Four Corners hospital layoffs 5% of staff amid cuts
FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — A hospital in the Four Corners has announced it will lay off 5% of its staff to cut costs and increase bill collections.
FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — An 18-year-old man convicted of stabbing a man to death in New Mexico was sentenced to two years in a youth detention center.
GALLUP, N.M. (AP) — Two former New Mexico county commissioners have been nominated to fill the seat of state Sen. John Pinto, who died last month at the age of 94.
Aztec couple facing child abuse charges
FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — A San Juan County couple are facing child abuse charges after a doctor called injuries a four-year-old male sustained as one of the worst cases of abuse she had ever...
FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — The trading posts, once a staple in the Four Corners region that connected Navajo weavers and artists to buyers, are facing challenges to their survival.
New Mexico plans meetings for new methane rules
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico environmental regulators say they will be reaching out to communities, environmental groups and industry to develop the state's first methane reduction...
AZTEC, N.M. (AP) — Officials are requesting letters of interest and resumes from those looking to fill the seat previously held by state Sen. John Pinto.
FARMINGTON, 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...
New Mexico Land Office pursues new survey policy
FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — Officials with the State Land Office in New Mexico acknowledge that only a small percentage of the millions of acres of trust land managed by the agency has been surveyed...
FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — Federal and local authorities are investigating a church fire in Farmington.
The Farmington Fire Department said in a statement that The Church of Jesus Christ of...
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A northwestern New Mexico city is examining if it can ban the sale of miniature liquor bottles littering the grounds across town.
FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — The Latest on New Mexico woman being run over (all times local):
Authorities in northwestern New Mexico have made a second arrest in the case of a...
FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — A California man is accused of running over a woman after police say he was caught shoplifting in northwestern New Mexico.
FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — Organizers of a festival celebrating the Animas River in northwest New Mexico say they were again concerned about the water level.
FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — The San Juan County Sheriff's Office and New Mexico State Police are investigating an officer-involved shooting in Farmington that has sent a suspect to the...
FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say a Farmington police officer shot and wounded a knife-wielding man Saturday during an encounter following multiple crashes that occurred as the man fled from...
FARMINGTON, New Mexico (AP) — The stars of the latest installment in the "Jumanji" franchise have posted to social media about their experiences while filming in New Mexico.
FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — Officials at the Four Corners Regional Airport in northwestern New Mexico hope proposed upgrades will bring commercial airlines back — something the isolated regional has...
FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — A judge has ordered a New Mexico man charged in a deadly shooting released from jail after ruling that prosecutors did not meet the burden of proof to hold him without...
FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — Officials in northwestern New Mexico are hoping Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham signs a bill that could open a film studio near the Navajo Nation.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Authorities have identified a Texas man as the pilot who died after his small plane crashed in northwestern New Mexico.
Recall effort targets 3 Aztec officials amid gun debate
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An effort is underway in Aztec to recall three city commissioners who did not support a resolution protesting new state gun-control measures approved by the...
AZTEC, N.M. (AP) — A city commission meeting in northwest New Mexico was cut short after some attendees became unruly when officials rejected a resolution that would have barred the use of city...
FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — Navajo Nation officials are in search of funding to replace two deteriorating tribal jails.
U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Lujan toured one in Shiprock, New Mexico, last week that...
FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say a five-hour standoff between a man barricaded inside a northwest New Mexico home and federal and local law enforcement officers ended when the man killed...