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BCSO investigating after human remains discovered

The Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Office said they are investigating after human remains were discovered early Monday. The agency said on Twitter that at about 8:15 a.m., deputies went to the 5500 block of Los Picaros SW after remains were found. The identity and gender aren’t known at the time, according to the BCSO. → Read More

Garcia Holmes, Sanchez seek to turn ABQ-based district red

Copyright © 2022 Albuquerque Journal Editor’s note: The Journal continues a series examining contested statewide races. A retired law enforcement officer and a businessman who co-owns an indoor shooting range will face off in next month’s Republican primary in New Mexico’s 1st Congressional District. The winner between Michelle Garcia Holmes and Louie Sanchez will then face Democratic Rep.… → Read More

APD: 5 teens charged in woman's death

Police issue warrants on murder, believe shooting was case of mistaken identity → Read More

Fire shows minimal growth over weekend

Calf Canyon/Hermits Peak blaze at 40% containment, 310,253 total acres burned → Read More

State removes breakthrough case data from COVID reports

Move comes as vaccinated people comprise greater share of infections → Read More

Fire growth slows to 1,000 acres

Calf Canyon/Hermits Peak Fire could rally with Friday winds → Read More

Sandia workers raise $100K for fire aid

Employees pitch in to help people impacted by fires in NM → Read More

As winds relent, fire grows by 9K acres

The Calf Canyon/Hermits Peak Fire has grown to more than 288,000 acres. (Eddie Moore/Albuquerque Journal) Copyright © 2022 Albuquerque Journal The massive wildfire roaring in northeast New Mexico grew by about 9,000 acres Sunday, reaching 288,942 acres as crews worked on the ground and used aircraft to battle the blaze. There were moderate winds in the area over the weekend, a break from the… → Read More

Additional floors will allow for UNMH's future expansion

Construction workers connect a beam as progress continues on the University of New Mexico Hospital’s new tower near Lomas and Yale. Officials recently approved plans to increase the tower from seven stories to nine. (Roberto E. Rosales/Albuquerque Journal) Copyright © 2022 Albuquerque Journal The University of New Mexico Hospital’s new hospital tower is growing taller even before it opens. The… → Read More

UNM announces next dean of the School of Medicine

School's first female president comes from the University of Illinois College of Medicine → Read More

State COVID cases rise, deaths toll hits 7,600

Flags at half-staff as nation marks the loss of 1M Americans → Read More

Wildfire evacuations spread to Colfax County

The Calf Canyon/Hermits Peak Fire is seen from the Vietnam Veterans’ Memorial near Angel Fire Wednesday. Mandatory evacuations spread into southern Colfax County as the fire grows to more than 236,000 acres. (Eddie Moore/Albuquerque Journal) Copyright © 2022 Albuquerque Journal For weeks, Angel Fire Mayor Jo Mixon has kept an eye on the Calf Canyon/Hermits Peak Fire – paying attention to extreme… → Read More

NM Dems introduce Hermit's Peak Fire aid bill

In an effort to hold the federal government accountable for the Hermit’s Peak Fire, the Democratic members of New Mexico’s congressional delegation introduced a bill that would require the federal government cover the costs of the inferno, including uninsured property loss and lost wages. Sens. Martin Heinrich and Ben Ray Luján and Reps. Teresa Leger […] → Read More

Wildfire evacuations drag on for northern NM residents

William Sandoval and his dogs Copper and Marissa, sit at the evacuation center set up at Peñasco High School on Monday. Sandoval and his dogs were forced to leave their home in Chacon. (Eddie Moore/Albuquerque Journal) Copyright © 2022 Albuquerque Journal TAOS – For weeks, Andi Garcia chose to stay at her Guadalupita home to feed sheep, chickens, rabbits and dogs, despite evacuation orders and… → Read More

Fire jumps highway in Mora County, threatening more homes

Fire officials, law enforcement plead with residents to evacuate → Read More

National Forests in NM stay mostly open, for now

Visitor restrictions in some areas mean no open fires, period → Read More

COVID cases continue slight uptick

State officials attribute rise to new omicron subvariant → Read More

Abortion draft decision prompts NM rallies

The crowd reacts as Barbara Jordan speaks during a Defend Roe v. Wade rally outside the Pete V. Domenici U.S Courthouse Tuesday, May 3, 2022. Hundreds gathered and marched in Downtown Albuquerque. (Chancey Bush/ Albuquerque Journal) Copyright © 2022 Albuquerque Journal Several hundred people crowded outside Downtown Albuquerque courthouses Tuesday evening to rally for abortion rights. “We really… → Read More

Wildfires raging across New Mexico

Los Alamos residents make plans for possible evacuation → Read More

Officials empty jail as fire marches closer to Las Vegas

Mora residents urged to evacuate; Las Vegas told to be prepared as strong winds expected → Read More