June 11, 2013 |
TUCSON -- Children in the Southwest are especially vulnerable to hunger, according to a new study ranking New Mexico as having the highest rates of childhood hunger in the nation. New Mexico is the most food-insecure state for youths in the nation, according to a report by Feeding America, a hunger relief charity and network of more than 200 food banks in the nation. Arizona ranked third for childhood hunger , with Nevada at eighth place, Texas at ninth and California at twelfth.
November 20, 2012 |
In the dog-eat-dog world of U.S. political campaigns, there are graceful winners. And then there is New Mexico state lawmaker Phillip Archuleta. The newly elected representative is under fire after a video was posted on YouTube showing him on election day flashing a vulgar gesture to a campaign worker for his opponent. In the video, the 63-year-old Democrat, who won the District 36 House seat by defeating incumbent Andy Nunez, also is heard threatening a photographer while at a polling station.
June 5, 2013 |
America's top endurance mountain bike riders and enthusiasts will descend June 15-16 on Gallup , N.M., for USA Cycling 's 24-Hour Mountain Bike National Championships . The event will be held in the Zuni Mountains in conjunction with Zia Rides ' 24 Hours in the Enchanted Forest . The 24-hour mountain biking is exactly what it sounds like: Cyclists try to best one another by riding laps around a race course for 24 hours....
June 26, 2013 |
A federal judge ruled Wednesday that New Mexico acted appropriately in deciding not to regulate greenhouse gas emissions. The case -- the nation's first Atmospheric Trust Litigation suit to be heard on its merits -- questioned whether New Mexico's Environmental Improvement Board decision to repeal greenhouse gas regulations absolved the state of its duty as trustee of the atmosphere. In making the decision from the bench, the judge ruled that reducing greenhouse gas emissions in New Mexico would have no impact on climate change globally.
April 3, 2013 |
New Mexico officials are insisting that new UCLA Coach Steve Alford owes the school a $1-million buyout, the Albuquerque Journal reported. Alford took the job at UCLA days after agreeing to a 10-year deal to stay at New Mexico. The new contract, which took effect April 1, included a $1-million buyout. Alford agreed to come to UCLA on March 30, but in a letter sent to Alford, university officials said the new buyout was in effect, the Journal reported. Alford had a $150,000 buyout in his old contract.
June 1, 2012 |
Firefighters in southwestern New Mexico continued to battle the largest wildfire in the state's recorded history Friday as the flames scorched stretches of the Gila Wilderness. Experts say the massive blaze could be a preview of things to come this fire season as the rest of the West copes with a dangerous combination of wind, low humidity and dry brush. The Whitewater-Baldy blaze in New Mexico has charred more than 216,000 acres in Gila National Forest and has become the largest wildfire burning in the country, officials said Friday.
August 7, 2013 |
At the Candy Lady shop in Albuquerque, customers can chose from 20 flavors of fudge, a wall of licorice, handmade chocolates and bags of blue-tinged crystals made of rock candy. Owner Debbie Ball calls it "Breaking Bad Candy" after the show that, until recently, was a fixture in her community. Ball supplied 100 pounds of the candy as a crystal meth prop for the AMC series "Breaking Bad," about a chemistry teacher turned methamphetamine maker. When the show stopped needing her services, Ball decided to sell the crystals in her store.
November 29, 2009 |
Cookie and Ella Fletcher decided to call Thanksgiving off. This year, there seemed little to be thankful for. Not far from the Fletchers' mobile home in this small southeastern New Mexico city lies a giant underground cavity that geologists say is a time bomb waiting to implode. At any moment, they say, the cavity could collapse into a yawning sinkhole, taking with it a chunk of highway, a church, several businesses and the El Dorado Estates trailer park the Fletchers call home.
May 1, 2013 |
UCLA basketball Coach Steve Alford is still trying to disentangle himself from the University of New Mexico. New Mexico says Alford owes the university $1 million, which was the buyout amount in a contract extension that was to take effect April 1, two days after UCLA hired him. Alford, in a letter to the school, has offered $200,000 under the terms of his previous contract. Alford was required to give 30 days' notice, so New Mexico officials believe he is therefore bound by the terms of what would have been his new contract.