January 15, 2014 |
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.
January 25, 2013 |
ALBUQUERQUE - The muddy Rio Grande isn't much to look at as it meanders through southern New Mexico to the Texas border, but its waters are a high-stakes prize in a new legal row unfolding between the neighboring states. This month, Texas asked the U.S. Supreme Court to hear its complaint that New Mexico has been diverting water it is obligated to send downstream under the 75-year-old Rio Grande Compact. By allowing its residents to sink nearby wells and pump water from the river, "New Mexico has changed the conditions that existed in 1938 when the compact was executed," the Texas complaint charges.
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.
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.
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.
May 31, 2013 |
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.
December 19, 2009 |
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.
March 17, 2011 |
New Mexico's film tax program, one of the most successful in the country, may not end up on the cutting-room floor after all. The state Senate voted Wednesday to approve a measure that would preserve the state's 25% film tax subsidy on qualified film and TV expenditures but cap the total amount of funds paid out annually at $50 million a year. The bill marks a compromise and partial victory for film-industry advocates, who reacted angrily to a recent proposal by Republican Gov. Susana Martinez to drastically scale back the tax rebate to 15% from 25%. Critics said that would devastate New Mexico's vibrant film industry, causing producers to take their business elsewhere.