Muslim Community Expresses Fear After Killings of Men in Albuquerque

As the authorities appeal to the public for help in their investigation, many Muslim residents are experiencing a “managed panic.”

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New Mexico Wildfire Rips Through a Hispanic Bastion

One of the largest wildfires in New Mexico’s history is raging through a region where the culture stretches back longer than the United States has existed.

#albuquerque-nm, #evacuations-and-evacuees, #hispanic-americans, #new-mexico, #wildfires

In a First for the Air Force, a General Is Convicted of Sex Abuse

After court-martial, Maj. Gen. William T. Cooley faces up to seven years in prison and dismissal from the Air Force.

#air-force-research-laboratory, #albuquerque-nm, #dayton-ohio, #ethics-and-official-misconduct, #maj-gen-william-t-cooley

Pedestrian Deaths Spike in U.S. as Reckless Driving Surges

Fatalities are climbing to record levels two years into the pandemic. Authorities cite drivers’ anxiety levels, larger vehicles and fraying social norms.

#albuquerque-nm, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-fatalities, #drunken-and-reckless-driving, #hit-and-run-drivers, #new-mexico, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #sun-belt-states-us, #united-states, #walking

21 People Rescued After a Freezing Night Stranded in Aerial Tram Cars

They spent the first hours of 2022 shivering in stalled aerial tram cars on a New Mexico mountain, rationing Life Savers gummies and bottles of water.

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How Did Live Ammunition Get on the ‘Rust’ Film Set?

Investigators are trying to determine whether a supplier who was supposed to provide the movie with blanks and dummies may have sent live rounds.

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Four Lives Lost in Another American Pandemic: Homicides

In many cities, towns and rural areas, homicides are up in 2021, even after a sharp rise last year. The reasons are elusive. The impact is immeasurable. Here are four stories from one month that offer a glimpse of the toll.

#albuquerque-nm, #denver-colo, #flint-mich, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides

Baldwin Shooting Raises Questions About Assistant Director

Complaints have emerged about his oversight of safety measures on previous productions.

#actors-and-actresses, #albuquerque-nm, #baldwin-alec, #blumhouse-productions, #bogdanovich-antonia-1967, #directors-guild-of-america, #firearms, #hutchins-halyna-1979-2021, #movies, #rust-movie, #santa-fe-nm

Gun Mishaps Occurred on Baldwin Film Before Killing, Workers Say

They expressed concerns over gun mishaps and working conditions just days before the shooting that killed the cinematographer Halyna Hutchins.

#accidents-and-safety, #albuquerque-nm, #baldwin-alec, #firearms, #los-angeles-times, #movies, #rust-movie, #santa-fe-nm, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

Pilot in Deadly Albuquerque Balloon Crash had Drugs in System, F.A.A. Says

The hot-air balloon piloted by Nicholas Meleski crashed into power lines on June 26 in Albuquerque, killing him and all four of his passengers.

#albuquerque-nm, #aviation-accidents-safety-and-disasters, #balloons-aeronautics, #cocaine-and-crack-cocaine, #deaths-fatalities, #drug-abuse-and-traffic, #federal-aviation-administration, #marijuana, #martinez-martin-d-2021, #meleski-nicholas-d-2021, #montoya-john-1959-2021, #montoya-susan-1956-2021, #national-transportation-safety-board, #pilots, #sisneros-martinez-mary-d-2021

A New Kind of Homecoming All Over College Football

After the disruptions of 2020, teams from coast to coast are playing in their own stadiums for the first time since 2019.

#albuquerque-nm, #colleges-and-universities, #fans-persons, #football-college, #stadiums-and-arenas, #university-of-new-mexico

Touring Trinity, the Birthplace of Nuclear Dread

A recent visit to the site of the first atomic bomb explosion offered desert vistas, (mildly) radioactive pebbles and troubling reflections.

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Albuquerque Hot Air Balloon Crash Kills 4, Police Say

One person was in critical condition after the balloon crashed into power lines near a pharmacy, the Albuquerque police said.

#albuquerque-nm, #aviation-accidents-safety-and-disasters, #balloons-aeronautics, #deaths-fatalities

Melanie Stansbury, a Democrat, Cruises in New Mexico House Race

Ms. Stansbury won a landslide victory in a special election to fill the seat vacated by Interior Secretary Deb Haaland. The result is likely to hearten national Democrats worried about the 2022 midterms.

#albuquerque-nm, #crime-and-criminals, #elections-house-of-representatives, #haaland-deb, #moores-mark-1970, #new-mexico, #stansbury-melanie-1979, #united-states-politics-and-government

Why a New Mexico House Race Is a Crucial Test of the G.O.P. Focus on Crime

In a special election to replace Deb Haaland, Democrats are bolstering their nominee, taking no chances that a law-and-order argument against her will cost them what should be a safe House seat.

#albuquerque-nm, #democratic-party, #elections-house-of-representatives, #haaland-deb, #maloney-sean-patrick, #mark-moores, #melanie-stansbury, #pelosi-nancy, #police-reform, #politics-and-government, #race-and-ethnicity, #republican-party, #united-states-politics-and-government

The Mountain Bike Cure: Exercise, Fresh Air and Fellowship

Thanks to more trails, better bikes and a rise of high-school interest, mountain biking has experienced a meteoric rise of popularity in the past decade. The pandemic added fuel to the fire.

#albuquerque-nm, #appalachian-region, #austin-tex, #bentonville-ark, #bicycles-and-bicycling, #content-type-service, #crested-butte-colo, #cycling-mountain-bike, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #mountain-bike-runtastic-gmbh, #travel-and-vacations, #utah, #whistler-british-columbia

Severe Drought, Worsened by Climate Change, Ravages the American West

Heat and shifting weather patterns have intensified wildfires and sharply reduced water supplies across the Southwest, the Pacific Coast and North Dakota.

#agriculture-and-farming, #albuquerque-nm, #california, #drought, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #lake-mead, #north-dakota, #rain, #water, #wildfires

What $630,000 Buys You in Oregon Maine and New Mexico

A one-bedroom condo with city and mountain views in Portland, a circa-1800 house in Waldo and a pueblo-style home with a guesthouse in Albuquerque.

#albuquerque-nm, #belfast-me, #pearl-district-portland-ore, #real-estate-and-housing-residential

Barry Goldsmith, Who Escaped, Dropped Out and Came Back, Dies at 82

Mr. Goldsmith survived the Holocaust, immigrated to the United States and built a successful career as an architect, before abandoning his life for a commune — and then coming home. He died of complications of Covid-19.

#albuquerque-nm, #barry-goldsmith, #brooklyn-nyc, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-obituaries, #holocaust-and-the-nazi-era, #immigration-and-emigration, #jews-and-judaism, #world-war-ii-1939-45

Why New Mexico’s 1680 Pueblo Revolt Is Echoing in 2020 Protests

Indigenous groups in the Southwest are imbuing their activism this year with commemorations of the 340-year-old Pueblo Revolt, one of Spain’s bloodiest defeats in its colonial empire.

#albuquerque-nm, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #floyd-george-d-2020, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #native-americans, #new-mexico, #race-and-ethnicity

A Nostalgic (if Isolating) Road Trip Along Route 66

Driven by an early fascination with the American West, a photographer set off to travel part of America’s most celebrated highway.

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Mountain Time Is the Best Time Zone in America

Not that it needs to prove anything.

#albuquerque-nm, #idaho, #jackson-hole-wyo, #time, #utah

A Timely Case on Police Violence at the Supreme Court

The justices will hear arguments in October over whether excessive force claims against the police are barred when the people they shoot get away.

#albuquerque-nm, #fourth-amendment-us-constitution, #immunity-from-prosecution, #new-mexico, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #search-and-seizure, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #supreme-court-us

New Mexico Takes Down Statue of Its Conquistador

The agitation against honoring Juan de Oñate reflects a tension that has long festered between Native Americans and Hispanics over Spain’s conquest of New Mexico more than four centuries ago.

#acoma-pueblo-nm, #albuquerque-nm, #albuquerque-museum-of-art-and-history, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #hispanic-americans, #indigenous-people, #monuments-and-memorials-structures, #native-americans, #new-mexico, #onate-juan-de-1550-1626

Teenager Finds $135,000 in Cash in a Bag and Returns It

Jose Nuñez Romaniz, a criminal justice student, turned over the money to officials and was invited to apply for an entry-level job at the Albuquerque Police Department.

#albuquerque-nm, #altruism, #automated-teller-machines, #good-samaritans, #nunez-romaniz-jose, #wells-fargocompany

The Navajo Nation Is Facing the Coronavirus, Too

Coronavirus in the Navajo Nation exposes underlying vulnerabilities.

#albuquerque-nm, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #curfews, #electric-light-and-power, #epidemics, #grandparents, #native-americans, #navajo-indians, #quarantines, #shortages, #supermarkets-and-grocery-stores