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June 5, 2013 | By Tracy Brown
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....
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NATIONAL
January 15, 2014 | By Matt Pearce and John M. Glionna
ROSWELL, N.M. - The parents of a 12-year-old New Mexico boy accused of shooting two classmates said Wednesday they still loved their son and hoped he got "all of the help that he needs. " Tuesday's attack on students in the gymnasium of Berrendo Middle School here appeared to be planned, officials said. Chaves County prosecutors charged the boy as a juvenile late Wednesday with three counts of aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, all felonies. Some media have identified the boy, but the Los Angeles Times does not identify juvenile suspects unless they are charged as adults.
NATIONAL
June 11, 2013 | By Cindy Carmcamo
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.
SCIENCE
June 26, 2013 | By Julie Cart
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.
SPORTS
April 3, 2013 | By Chris Foster
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.
NATIONAL
June 1, 2012 | By Molly Hennessy-Fiske
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.
SPORTS
May 1, 2013 | By Chris Foster
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 19, 2009 | By Reed Johnson
Tribal thinking and tribal identity factor heavily in Richard Montoya's new play "Palestine, New Mexico," running through Jan. 24 at the Mark Taper Forum. There's the close-knit tribe otherwise known as the U.S. military. An American Indian tribe that must deal with the loss of one of its sons, Pfc. Ray Birdsong, killed in Afghanistan under mysterious circumstances. The tribal intrigues of the Taliban forces sowing mayhem throughout Central Asia. There's even an allusion to the lost tribes of Israel -- and to the diaspora that brought Jews from Europe to the American Southwest -- in Montoya's comedic drama, in which strands of Chicano, Jewish and Native American history are knotted together in one thick, complex braid.
SPORTS
April 30, 2013 | By Chris Foster
New Mexico officials think UCLA Coach Steve Alford is one in a million. Alford, on the other hand, feels he is worth only $200,000. Alford has told New Mexico officials he will not pay the $1-million buyout they were demanding, the Albuquerque Journal reported Tuesday . He said he owes the school only $200,000. Alford agreed this year to a 10-year contract extension with New Mexico, then bolted to be UCLA's coach two days before the contract extension kicked in. The new contract included a $1-million buyout provision, which New Mexico officials believe is in effect even though the contract hadn't kicked in. New Mexico officials contend that both contracts required a 30-day notice for termination, which would take Alford into the new contract.
NEWS
May 31, 2013 | By Tracy Brown
The Georgia O'Keeffe Museum will begin offering a " Behind the Scenes Tour ” of the artist's home and studio in Abiquiu, N.M., giving vistors a rare glimpse into her private world. The weekly tour begins June 12.   O'Keeffe bought the 5,000-square-foot Spanish Colonial-era compound in 1945 from the Archdiocese of Santa Fe. She then spent the next few years restoring the structure with her friend Maria Chabot. O'Keeffe moved to New Mexico permanently in 1949 after the death of her husband.
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