LOS ANGELES (AP) – There’s a dangerous but basic equation behind the killer Yarnell Hill wildfire and other blazes raging across the West this summer: More heat, more drought, more fuel and more people in […]
TAOS, N.M. (AP) — Officials have finally identified the culprit behind a 20-hour Internet and cellphone outage last week in northern New Mexico —an eager beaver. CenturyLink spokesman David Gonzales told The Associated Press […]
PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona is in the grips of a dangerous heat wave that could send temperatures soaring to 118 degrees by the weekend in Phoenix, creating ripe conditions for wildfires and forcing the Border […]
WASHINGTON (AP) — As dry conditions set the stage for another difficult fire season, the Forest Service said Tuesday it will hire 500 fewer firefighters than last year because of automatic spending cuts imposed by […]
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A fire that destroyed at least five structures and threatened hundreds of others exploded in size overnight, burning dangerously close to two communities north of Los Angeles. Erratic wind spread the […]
WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal appeals court panel has unanimously upheld an Obama administration requirement that dealers in southwestern border states report when customers buy multiple high-powered rifles. The firearms industry trade group, the National […]
WASHINGTON (AP) — Seventy-two airport towers and other air traffic control facilities that were slated to close at night due to budget cuts will get to stay open, the Federal Aviation Administration said Wednesday. The […]
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Another space industry heavyweight has signed on to use New Mexico’s Spaceport America — Elon Musk’s Space Exploration Technologies Corp., or SpaceX, Gov. Susana Martinez announced Tuesday. It agreed to a […]
BERNALILLO, N.M. (AP) — Along the irrigation canal that cuts through this centuries-old New Mexico town, a small group of churchgoers gathers to recite the rosary before tossing rose petals into the water. Remnants of […]
MOJAVE, Calif. (AP) — A spaceship bankrolled by British tycoon Sir Richard Branson made its first powered flight Monday in a test that moves Virgin Galactic toward its goal of flying into space later this year.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — An advocacy group is calling the Colorado River the nation’s most endangered waterway. An annual American Rivers report doesn’t call pollution the problem. It instead cites drought and demand.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Powerful winds have been raking California. Gusts produced by a cold front sweeping down the state Monday have sent waves crashing against the coast, toppled trees and caused scattered power outages from San Francisco to San Diego.