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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Family and friends gathered Sunday to mourn an Albuquerque bank executive who died after the Southwest Airlines plane she was on blew an engine in midair. Nearly a thousand people attended the evening service for Jennifer Riordan, 43, the Albuquerque Journal reported . The service was held at Popejoy Hall on the University of New Mexico campus, her alma mater. "We appreciate the outpouring of support from the community. It truly touches our hearts," the Riordan family wrote in a statement.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Police in Albuquerque have identified the victim in a fatal shooting incident. They say 20-year-old Clifford Patterson III died Friday following a deadly altercation inside a vehicle in a southwest Albuquerque neighborhood. Police say another person is hospitalized in stable condition following the shooting. They're still searching for suspects in the homicide. KOB-TV reports that it's the 23rd homicide so far this year in Albuquerque. ___ Information from: KOB-TV, http://www.kob.com

GRANTS, N.M. (AP) — The Latest on New Mexico wildfires (all times local): Crews continue to mop up and patrol two nearby wildfires now largely contained on a butte and a mountain in northwestern New Mexico. Nearly 300 firefighters and other personnel were still assigned to the fires Saturday but the top-tier management team assigned to both fires planned Sunday to turn over the reins to a lower-tier management team. The two fires have burned a total of 20 square miles of grass and timber as of Saturday, with one reported at 91 percent of containment and the other at 54 percent.

GALLUP, N.M. (AP) — The Navajo Nation has given approval to help fund a veterans facility in New Mexico that will prevent patients from having to travel far for care. Navajo Nation council members voted 19-0 this week to give $2.4 million toward the construction of a service center for veterans in the community of Thoreau. The center, which will be about 33 miles (53 kilometers) east of Gallup, will offer physical therapy as well as medical services.

FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — Officials in northwestern New Mexico are teaming up as part of an effort to diversify the economy in a region that has been dependent for years on the oil and gas industry. The city of Farmington, San Juan County, Four Corners Economic Development, San Juan College and numerous other groups are backing the initiative to boost outdoor recreation. The initiative plans to highlight the area's opportunities for fly fishing, mountain biking, hiking and rock crawling as well as locations such as the Bisti Wilderness and Lake Farmington.

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Nashville Police are warning residents to keep their doors locked and their eyes open for a partially nude man following a shooting early Sunday morning that left four people dead.

There is reason to believe, police say, that the suspect at large is carrying at least one weapon that was not found during a search of the gunman's home.

"One of his guns, a pistol, remains unaccounted for," Metro Nashville Police tweeted Sunday evening.

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Zoologist Lucy Cooke says humans have got it all wrong about sloths. "People think that because the animal is slow that it's somehow useless and redundant," she says. But in fact, "they are incredibly successful creatures."

Cooke is the founder of the Sloth Appreciation Society and the author of a new book called The Truth About Animals: Stoned Sloths, Lovelorn Hippos, and Other Tales from the Wild Side of Wildlife. The book aims to set the record straight on some long-held misconceptions about the animal world.

Juliana Hatfield was a darling of the '90s indie music scene. She played with Blake Babies and The Lemonheads and had a hit with the edgy pop song, "My Sister." Hatfield released a string of alternative albums since those days, full of distorted guitars and strong vocals.

When The Exorcist, based on the novel by William Blatty, came to theaters in 1973, it captured the public imagination. Or more accurately, the public's nightmares.

Exorcisms aren't just the stuff of horror movies — hundreds of thousands of Italian Catholics reportedly request them each year. But when William Friedkin directed the movie, he'd never actually seen an exorcism. It would be four more decades before he actually witnessed one.

GRANTS, N.M. (AP) — The Latest on New Mexico wildfires (all times local): Crews continue to mop up and patrol two nearby wildfires now largely contained on a butte and a mountain in northwestern New Mexico. Nearly 300 firefighters and other personnel were still assigned to the fires Saturday but the top-tier management team assigned to both fires planned Sunday to turn over the reins to a lower-tier management team. The two fires have burned a total of 20 square miles of grass and timber as of Saturday, with one reported at 91 percent of containment and the other at 54 percent.

The Rocky Mountains Have A Dust Problem

Apr 22, 2018

A menace lurks beneath the snow high up in the southern Rocky Mountains: dust. Lots and lots of dust.

This dust speeds up spring water runoff, causing intense melting and streams to peak weeks earlier than usual — which wreaks havoc throughout the alpine ecosystem. Water managers and fire forecasters alike are sounding the alarm about the consequences of less water flowing in streams and reservoirs.

At first glance the dust seems innocuous. How could something so simple undermine water infrastructure, stress wildlife and lengthen the wildfire season all at once?

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