New Mexico

News from the state of New Mexico

EXPLAINER: As wildlife smoke spreads, who’s at risk?

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BILLINGS, Mont. — Smoke from wildfires in the western U.S. and Canada is blanketing much of the continent, including thousands of miles away on...

Mexican wolf breeding program gets boost from zoo

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MEXICO CITY — Five gray wolf pups born at Mexico City’s Chapultepec Zoo are giving a boost to efforts to broaden the endangered species’...

New Mexico is 2nd state to make gas stations liable for DUI

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SANTA FE, N.M. — Gas stations have a legal obligation not to sell fuel to drivers who are believed to be intoxicated, the New...

CDC exempts unaccompanied migrant children from deportation

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DALLAS — Unaccompanied migrant children will be exempt from a ban on migrants seeking asylum at the U.S. border, federal health officials ordered Friday. ...

Coalition blasts plans to divert Colorado River amid drought

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CARSON CITY, Nev. — Farmers, environmentalists and small-town business owners gathered at Hoover Dam on Thursday to call for a moratorium on pipelines and...

US border encounters of migrant families rise despite heat

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PHOENIX — U.S. officials say the number of migrant families they encountered at the border in June increased by 25% from the previous month...

Numbers explain how and why West bakes, burns and dries out

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The American West is baking, burning and drying in intertwined extreme weather. Four sets of numbers explain how bad it is now, while several...

Opera returns to open-air desert theater with diverse cast

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SANTA FE, N.M. — An open-air theater surrounded by high desert vistas, the Santa Fe Opera is known as the place to watch the...

Southern New Mexico highway reopens after mudslide, flooding

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LAS CRUCES, N.M. — Crews have cleared debris from flooding...

US drilling approvals increase despite Biden climate pledge

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BILLINGS, Mont. — Approvals for companies to drill for oil and gas on U.S. public lands are on pace this year to reach their...