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A record wildfire raged on in southwestern New Mexico on Sunday, belching out a wall of smoke as it devoured thousands of acres and advanced across the rugged wilderness.

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Southwestern U.S. braces for blizzard conditionsupdated: Tue Jan 03 2012 13:50:00

Residents of the Southwest are bracing for a blizzard to kick off the holiday week with heavy snows, strong winds and icy roads that could make driving across the region dangerous.

Blizzard pounds West, Midwestupdated: Mon Dec 19 2011 23:29:00

Interstates and highways were shut down Monday night as a large winter weather system brought heavy snow, fierce winds and ice to at least five states in the West and Midwest.

Ice, snow bring dangerous conditions for New Mexico travelersupdated: Tue Dec 06 2011 01:58:00

Icy conditions blanketing areas of New Mexico prompted authorities to close parts of interstates as a winter storm warning remains in effect until late Tuesday morning.

New Mexico slated to consider changes to immigrant driver's licensesupdated: Tue Sep 06 2011 22:58:00

New Mexico -- one of three states that allow undocumented immigrants to obtain driver's licenses -- is debating whether to change the practice.

Already beset by fire, New Mexico braces for weeks of flash floodsupdated: Mon Jul 11 2011 05:46:00

If the still raging fires didn't destroy their homes, New Mexico residents could be done in by flash flooding this monsoon season -- the ravaged landscape heightening the danger, and likelihood, of mudslides and other problems.

Evacuated New Mexico residents can go home, but firefight continuesupdated: Tue Jul 05 2011 06:24:00

New Mexico homeowners who were evacuated more than a week ago will be allowed to return home Tuesday, fire officials said.

New Mexico residents return; firefight moves to Native American landsupdated: Mon Jul 04 2011 14:51:00

New Mexico homeowners who were evacuated more than a week ago will be allowed to return home Tuesday, fire officials said.

New Mexico firefighters battle blazeupdated: Thu Jun 30 2011 00:12:00

Doug Tucker, Chief of the Los Alamos fire department, talks about fighting a fire near a nuclear production center.

Fire rages at Carlsbad Caverns National Park in New Mexicoupdated: Tue Jun 14 2011 17:17:00

A fast-growing wildfire in southeast New Mexico prompted the evacuation Tuesday of White City, a small community on the outskirts of the Carlsbad Caverns National Park, a fire official said Tuesday afternoon.

Gusts whip up New Mexico wildfireupdated: Tue Mar 08 2011 23:29:00

Firefighters battling a 1,776-acre New Mexico wildfire tended to fire lines and worked to build new ones Tuesday, the New Mexico state forestry division said.

Residents flee as fire destroys homesupdated: Tue Mar 08 2011 23:29:00

KRQE reports at least 10 homes were burned by the Quail Ridge fire in New Mexico.

New Mexico chimps won't be used in additional research, pending reviewupdated: Fri Jan 07 2011 15:19:00

More than 180 chimpanzees, used in research testing for decades and set to be transferred from a New Mexico colony to a Texas research facility for possible use in further testing, will not be moved pending a review of the situation, officials said.

5 tasty new pie shops in Americaupdated: Wed Dec 01 2010 07:50:00

In the past few years, good old-fashioned American pie has taken a leap from country windowsills to big-city storefronts. Meet the newest members of urban baking's upper crust.

Arizona fugitives linked to burned bodies in New Mexicoupdated: Sun Aug 08 2010 09:31:00

Police have forensic evidence linking a pair of escapees from an Arizona prison to the investigation of a couple found dead in New Mexico this week, an official with the New Mexico Department of Public Safety said Saturday.

3 die in New Mexico shootingupdated: Tue Jul 13 2010 19:53:00

A gunman opens fire at an Albuquerque business, killing and injuring several employees.

Small plane crashes in New Mexicoupdated: Thu Jun 17 2010 14:13:00

A private Cessna 310 with at least seven people on board crashed around 10 a.m. MT (noon ET) in New Mexico, killing five people, said FAA spokesman Lynn Lunsford.

History is made, another incumbent falls in Tuesday's primariesupdated: Wed Jun 02 2010 11:02:00

Voters in New Mexico made history, while voters in Alabama did not. And a second party-switching lawmaker was ousted in a primary by his new party.

Suspect arrested in death of New Mexico nunupdated: Thu Nov 05 2009 12:46:00

An arrest has been made in the case of a nun who was found slain in her convent earlier this week, federal authorities in New Mexico said Thursday.

FBI: Car of slain New Mexico nun foundupdated: Tue Nov 03 2009 15:55:00

Federal authorities in New Mexico say they have located the car of a nun who was found dead earlier this week.

Death of nun investigated as a murderupdated: Mon Nov 02 2009 20:07:00

Federal officials said Monday they are seeking information about the killing of a 64-year-old nun whose body was found Sunday on the Navajo reservation in northwest New Mexico.

One giant leap toward space tourism in New Mexicoupdated: Mon Jun 22 2009 16:36:00

The era when travelers will be able to catch a flight from New Mexico to outer space moved a step closer this week with the official start of construction of Spaceport America.

New Mexico governor repeals death penalty in stateupdated: Wed Mar 18 2009 23:06:00

New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson signed a bill Wednesday repealing the death penalty in his state, his office confirmed.

Time.com: Salmonella From Veggies in 16 Statesupdated: Sat Jun 07 2008 21:35:00

Salmonella food poisoning first linked to uncooked tomatoes has spread to 16 states

Ethics committee scolds Sen. Domeniciupdated: Thu Apr 24 2008 21:23:00

The Senate Ethics Committee issued a letter of admonition Thursday to New Mexico Republican Sen. Pete Domenici for his role in contacting the U.S. attorney in his state about a pending federal grand jury investigation into public corruption.

Time.com: Civil War Graves Secretly Exhumedupdated: Tue Apr 08 2008 19:00:00

Working in secret, federal archaeologists have dug up the remains of dozens of soldiers and children near a Civil War-era fort after an informant tipped them off about widespread grave-looting

Fortune: Blackstone's coal problemupdated: Wed Feb 06 2008 09:58:00

Throughout the West - in Colorado, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming - battles are raging over proposed coal plants. Caught up in two big ones is The Blackstone Group, the global asset manager than went public last year.

Snowmobilers found aliveupdated: Mon Jan 07 2008 19:54:00

Six snowmobilers missing in the snowy Rockies have been found alive. CNN's Thelma Gutierrez reports.

SI.com: Bowl Breakdown: New Mexicoupdated: Fri Dec 21 2007 14:43:00

SI.com's Gennaro Filice analyzes the matchup.

CNNMoney: Energy bill hits Senate snagupdated: Fri Dec 07 2007 16:14:00

An energy bill that would require automakers to raise their average fuel economy standards, increase ethanol use, and raise taxes on the oil industry hit a procedural roadblock in the Senate Friday, but senators vowed to work during the weekend to find a way to advance the bill.

Bill raising auto fuel standards hits snag in Senate updated: Fri Dec 07 2007 12:02:00

An energy bill that would require automakers to raise average fuel economy standards hit a roadblock Friday in the Senate, but senators vowed to work over the weekend to find a way to advance the legislation.

GAO concerned with safety at nuclear weapon labsupdated: Wed Nov 28 2007 20:08:00

The nation's three nuclear weapons laboratories have had almost 60 serious accidents or near misses in the past seven years, according to a report released Wednesday by the Government Accountability Office.

Balloon-telescope snaps photos of sunupdated: Thu Oct 25 2007 13:10:00

You don't need a rocket to send scientific instruments into space. A really big balloon works just as well, according to an international research team that plans to take a closer-than-ever look at the sun.

Taking the kids: Hot air ballooning in New Mexicoupdated: Wed Sep 26 2007 14:16:00

We floated over the Rio Grande and skirted the tops of green cottonwood trees with the Sandia Mountains in the distance while school kids pointed and waved at us. We waved back.

FSB: Gift certificate rules burn small businessupdated: Wed Sep 05 2007 07:33:00

With consumers screaming about abuses, more than 30 states have enacted laws banning gift cards and certificates with short expiration periods and requiring issuers to turn over cash from expired cards to the state. Eight states have added such laws in 2007 alone.

Controversial 'Kid Nation' ripped, praisedupdated: Thu Aug 23 2007 22:10:00

A CBS reality series in which youngsters run their own town has prompted complaints from one of the children's parents, and may have skirted New Mexico's child-protection laws.

Tonight's facts updated: Tue Jul 17 2007 06:15:00

Here are some facts from tonight's broadcast that you might find interesting. DRUGS The U.S. Government estimates that Mexican traffickers receive more than $13.8 billion in revenue from illicit-drug sales to the United States; 61 percent of that revenue, or $8.5 billion, is directly tied to marijuana export sales. Americans spend $65 billion on illegal drugs each year. Source: Office of National Drug Control Policy "The extensive licit cross-border traffic between the two countries provides ample opportunities to deliver their illicit products to the U.S. market." Source: State Department's INCSR: page 13 VISAS All the hijackers sought tourist visas. Hani Hanjour, believed to be a pilot on AA #77 that crashed into the Pentagon, had a student visa and was admitted for a stay of two years. Source: 9/11 Commission Hijacker Khalid Al-Midhar on AA #77 that crashed into the Pentagon, was here on a B-1 visa, but his B-2 visa had expired. Marwan Al-Shehhi,

Taking the kids: Sightseeing in unfamiliar turfupdated: Sat Jun 30 2007 05:29:00

Chocolate croissants.

Snowy roads cleared after 'huge relief effort'updated: Mon Jan 01 2007 16:17:00

New Mexico's highways were cleared Monday, a day after ice and snow had closed a section of Interstate 40 east of Albuquerque, a state spokesman said.

Greenfield: Democrats, westward ho?updated: Tue Oct 31 2006 08:40:00

More than 140 years ago, Horace Greeley, editor of the New York Tribune, uttered a famous piece of advice to an advice-seeker: "Go West, young man." Democrats seem to be heeding that advice as they look to expand their electoral base.

It's not your mom's PTAupdated: Wed Jun 28 2006 12:31:00

They come from all walks of life to the searing desert heat in Phoenix, Arizona: parents, some who are also teachers; administrators and school board representatives.

Money Magazine: On the path to early retirementupdated: Tue May 09 2006 19:20:00

I'm 44 years old and my wife, who doesn't work outside our home, is 51. I earn $100,000 a year and put 10 percent of that salary into a non-matching 40(k). I also invest $3,600 in a Roth IRA every year. In addition to the $130,000 we have in those accounts, we also have $350,000 of equity in our home, which will be paid off when I'm 56, plus we own a rental condo, a second home and property in New Mexico. I'd like to retire when I'm 60, but I'm worried I'm not doing enough to achieve that goal. Am I on the right path?

Border emergency declared in New Mexicoupdated: Fri Aug 12 2005 19:11:00

New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson declared a state of emergency Friday in four counties along the Mexican border that he said have been "devastated" by crimes such as the smuggling of drugs and illegal immigrants.

Heavy turnout in New Mexicoupdated: Tue Nov 02 2004 11:39:00

The New Mexico secretary of state's office is predicting the heaviest turnout in state history.

No 'November surprise' in Election Day forecastupdated: Mon Nov 01 2004 16:56:00

Over much of the United States, bad weather won't be available as a handy excuse for not voting Tuesday.

Rains dampen Western wildfiresupdated: Mon Aug 23 2004 09:33:00

In Arizona and New Mexico, one season seems to have trumped another: monsoon over wildfire.

Native American vote could be keyupdated: Tue Aug 17 2004 07:54:00

It was an honor bestowed that I was allowed to mix the cake.

New Mexico to host private X Prize spaceflight contestsupdated: Tue May 11 2004 12:38:00

The X Prize Foundation and the New Mexico Office of Space Commercialization are joining forces to stage the multi-faceted X Prize Cup, a two-week long event that allows for privately financed, passenger-carrying space vehicles to compete for prizes.

Money Magazine: Las Cruces, New Mexicoupdated: Mon May 05 2003 11:43:00

When Lee and Donna Haeger decided in 1991 that suburban Chicago was too cold, too expensive and too fast-paced for retired life, they sought out its polar opposite. And they found it, they thought, in the tiny and newly popular retirement town of Silver City, N.M., situated less than 100 miles from the Mexican border.

Money Magazine: A Rebound Loses Its Bounceupdated: Wed Aug 01 2001 00:01:00

The MONEY 30 headed south for the first time in three months, declining 5% during the month that ended June 15. All but seven stocks in our New Economy index fell, with brokerage Charles Schwab pos...

Money Magazine: Track Down Your Long-Lost Fundsupdated: Wed Mar 01 2000 00:01:00

Behind your faulty memories or bad record keeping may lie a pleasant surprise. One in eight Americans has forgotten about an asset--a bank account, IRA or stock, or an uncollected paycheck or utili...

Fortune: Shiny Happy Aliensupdated: Mon Sep 27 1999 00:01:00

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Money Magazine: The Nifty 50updated: Sat Aug 01 1998 00:01:00

Many of the blue-chip growth stocks known as the Nifty Fifty have outpaced the S&P 500, even if you measure from December 1972, when glamour stocks were near peak price/earnings ratios. The stocks ...

Fortune: MAKING MONEY IN THE TECH MARKETupdated: Mon May 13 1996 00:01:00

Technology investing is nothing if not a high-wire act. But recent price swings have everyone wondering whether the group will land on its feet or its back. To get some answers, FORTUNE's Richard H...

Money Magazine: Here is what you said about education A CALL FOR HIGHER STANDARDS AND STRICTER DISCIPLINE IN SCHOOLS updated: Sat May 01 1993 00:01:00

More discipline and higher standards. It sounds like a recipe for military reform, but respondents to MONEY's March Readers' Poll believe it is also the answer to the question we posed: How would y...

Fortune: TECHNOLOGY TO WATCH USING HOT ROCKS TO GENERATE ENERGY The biggest -- and cleanest -- power source on earth is buried deep underupdated: Mon Dec 28 1992 00:01:00

A great furnace lies hidden in the depths of the earth. It holds 30 times as much energy as all the earth's oil, gas, and coal deposits -- enough clean, efficient power to last mankind thousands of...

Fortune: AN UNEMPLOYMENT FUNDS BAILOUT?updated: Mon Feb 11 1991 00:01:00

You know about rescuing S&Ls and commercial banks. Rescuing state unemployment insurance funds may be next. Connecticut, hit by a 66% surge in benefit claims, has already asked the federal governme...

Money Magazine: YOUR S&L MONEY WILL CHEER UP THE SUNBELTupdated: Thu Nov 01 1990 00:01:00

Before the savings and loan mess becomes history, U.S. taxpayers -- you and all your neighbors -- will shell out $225 billion to cover the thrifts' red ink, and at least $300 billion in interest. B...

Money Magazine: TAX TIPS FOR COUPLES How to avoid the perils of holding your property jointlyupdated: Fri Jun 01 1990 00:01:00

What could be more natural than for a husband and wife to own their home and other assets jointly? That way, when one of them dies, the property will automatically pass to the other, 100% free of f...

Money Magazine: HERE'S HOW TO RATE YOUR TOWN'S PUBLIC SCHOOLS updated: Tue May 01 1990 00:01:00

Almost 80% of MONEYsubscribers with school-age kids gave their local schools either an A or a B on a grading scale that ranged down to F in our poll. Still, if you want to check on your system, sch...

Money Magazine: HIGH-YIELDING STOCKS WITH 5% BONUSESupdated: Thu Sep 01 1988 00:01:00

One easy and conservative way to build capital over the long term is to own high-yielding stocks of financially stable companies and reinvest the dividends. To get more for your money, Duane E. Fre...

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