ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — More than two dozen American Indian tribes are teaming up with a tourism group and the National Park Service to tell a new story for travelers along historic Route 66, the famous byway that stretches from Chicago to California.
The plan is to create a guidebook using federal grant money that will highlight significant tribal sites along the 2,400-mile route. The book will also detail the histories of Native communities that saw their stretch of the West change because of the road.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An advocacy group and three immigrants are suing a northwestern New Mexico county over jail detentions from immigration holds.
The lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court on Wednesday claims all three were stopped for minor traffic violations and held unlawfully by the San Juan County Sheriff's Office while federal officials checked their immigration status.
The Santa Fe-based Somos un Pueblo Unido filed the lawsuit on behalf of the immigrants who live in Farmington.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The Interstate Stream Commission will be meeting Monday in Albuquerque and the agenda includes a series of presentations on proposals that call for diverting a portion of the Gila River.
The agenda does not include any time for public comment, and that's what has environmental groups upset. They plan to rally outside the meeting.
The commission is already being sued over alleged violations of the state Open Meetings Act, which has spurred questions about the transparency surrounding the commission's handling of Gila River planning.
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BLOOMFIELD, N.M. (AP) — San Juan County authorities say three residents of Nageezi are dead after a head-on collision involving a big rig that crossed the center line as its driver tried to avoid another accident.
County Sheriff's officials say the accidents occurred Thursday on U.S. 550 just south of Bloomfield.
They say the three killed were from the same family and were in a car that collided with the tractor-trailer rig.
The southbound semi had crossed into northbound lanes after braking to avoid a collision between another big rig and a pickup truck.
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — U.S. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell is scheduled to visit the capital of the Navajo Nation in Window Rock, Arizona, Friday to announce a $544 million settlement over allegations of mismanagement of tribal resources.
She released a statement Thursday saying the agreement strengthens ties between the Navajo and U.S. governments and helps empower the tribe's communities.
Navajo officials hailed the settlement as a positive end to a long ordeal. President Ben Shelly, in a statement, called it "a victory for tribal sovereignty."
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Secretary of State Dianna Duran is refusing to place advisory questions on the general election ballot in Chaves County.
Duran said Thursday the county missed a Sept. 9 deadline for getting questions on the ballot.
The state Supreme Court last week ordered Duran to add ballot questions polling voters in Santa Fe and Bernalillo counties about marijuana penalties. However, Duran said the court wrongly determined that the deadline was Oct. 4.
LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — A report released by the District Attorney's Office in Las Cruces says a former district attorney and staffers deleted politically sensitive emails before leaving office.
The report released by current District Attorney Mark D'Antonio's office says the emails were found to be missing when the office received a public records request last spring by the state Democratic Party.
That request sought records related to then-District Attorney Susana Martinez's first campaign for the governor in 2009 and 2010.