Police: Driver health may be issue in fatal church bus crash

U.S. 06/24/19, 17:54

Colorado authorities on Monday were investigating what caused a bus carrying a New Mexico high school church group home from a weekend retreat to veer off a highway and crash, killing the driver and a man training to become a Catholic priest. Investigators were looking into the possibility the driver had ...

Nobel-winning physicist Murray Gell-Man dies at 89

Science 05/26/19, 16:10

Murray Gell-Mann, the Nobel Prize-winning physicist who brought order to the universe by helping discover and classify subatomic particles, has died at the age of 89.Gell-Mann died Friday at his home in Santa Fe, New Mexico. His death was confirmed by the Santa Fe Institute, where he held the title ...

Santa Fe Opera announces plans to stage world premieres

Entertainment 05/08/19, 18:12

World-premiere operas derived from the gender-bending Broadway hit "M. Butterfly" and from meditations on Victorian-era repression in Bram Stroker's "Dracula" are coming to the Santa Fe Opera and its open-air stage in the high desert.Opera General Director Robert Meya on Wednesday announced upcoming productions for 2020 that include retooled staples ...

Update: American among those killed in Russia plane fire

World 05/06/19, 18:53

The Latest on the deadly plane fire at Moscow's Sheremetyevo Airport (all times local):2:35 a.m.A recent college graduate from Santa Fe, New Mexico, is among those killed when a Russian plane burst into flames during an emergency landing in Moscow.The Sukhoi Superjet 100 aircraft of Aeroflot Airlines is covered in ...

US jury finds ex-priest guilty of sex abuse in New Mexico

U.S. 04/10/19, 17:37

A U.S. jury found a former Roman Catholic priest who was captured in Morocco guilty Wednesday of sexually abusing an altar boy at a veterans' cemetery and Air Force base in New Mexico in the early 1990s. The jury reached the verdict against 81-year-old Arthur Perrault following a trial in Santa ...

New Mexico mulls state-run pot shops, subsidized medical use

U.S. 03/12/19, 00:34

New Mexico would become the first U.S. state to set up its own government-operated marijuana stores and subsidize medical cannabis for the poor under a bill brokered between Republicans and Democrats, as a new wave of states weighs legislation that would legalize recreational sales and consumption.The idea for state-run pot ...

Georgia O’Keeffe Museum buys her ‘Ritz Tower’ painting

Entertainment 01/30/19, 13:07

The Georgia O'Keeffe Museum has purchased the American artist's "Ritz Tower" painting, a rare work of her take on a New York skyscraper, the museum announced this week.Officials at the Santa Fe, New Mexico, museum said it bought the 1928 piece in October from a private collector but declined to ...

Update: Republicans eye details from Lujan Grisham plans

U.S. 01/15/19, 18:19

The Latest on New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham's first State of the State address (all times local):4:15 p.m.GOP New Mexico Rep. Alonzo Baldonado says Republicans are taking a "wait and see" approach to the education proposals outlined by Democratic Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham.Baldonado said Tuesday he and many other ...

New Mexico governor to deliver first address to lawmakers

Business 01/15/19, 12:03

Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham will be giving her first State of the State address as New Mexico lawmakers convene for a 60-day legislative session.The Legislature convenes at noon Tuesday in Santa Fe, and one of the first orders of business will be for lawmakers from both chambers to gather together ...

Partnership aims to help New Mexico tribe monitor its land

Business 01/06/19, 12:24

A Native American community in northern New Mexico will soon get help from solar-powered drones to monitor its vast land holdings from above.Under a new partnership with Santa Fe-based Wildflower International, unmanned aerial systems made by Albuquerque-based Silent Falcon UAS Technologies will assist Pojoaque Pueblo in managing its roaming bison ...

New governor picks son of former senator as chief of staff

Business 12/31/18, 16:54

New Mexico's incoming Democratic governor appointed the private-sector investment manager and son of former U.S. Sen. Jeff Bingaman as her chief of staff on Monday.In her final hours as governor-elect, Michelle Lujan Grisham announced the appointment of John Bingaman, a 39-year-old managing principal at the Santa Fe-based software-sector investment firm ...

Bankruptcy filing provides rare window into diocese finances

U.S. 12/04/18, 21:46

New Mexico's largest Catholic diocese has spent hundreds of thousands of dollars in recent months on lawyers to fight claims of clergy sex abuse and to prepare for a potentially lengthy battle in U.S. Bankruptcy Court.The Archdiocese of Santa Fe's petition for reorganization provides a rare look into the finances ...

Senior New Mexico senator hints at run for re-election

Health 11/23/18, 17:10

Democratic U.S. Sen. Tom Udall of New Mexico calls it a "pretty good guess" that he will run for re-election in 2020 without saying definitively what his plans are.Udall on Friday stood outside a Walmart store in Santa Fe to help solicit charitable donations to the Salvation Army from holiday ...

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