• Judge lets federal flaring rules take effect during lawsuit

    CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — New nationwide rules to curtail the practice of burning off excess natural gas from oil and gas wells on federal land took effect as scheduled Tuesday after a judge said he saw no urgent reason to block them while a lawsuit moves ahead.

  • Budget crisis steers legislative agenda in New Mexico

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico lawmakers are confronting budget shortfalls, frustration over a weak economy, and concerns about violent crime and school performance as they convene for a 60-day session.

  • New Mexico town steps up for nuclear borehole project

    NARA VISTA, N.M. (AP) — They say the price of gas was the last straw. It was too costly to bring fuel to this tiny speck of a town 50 miles northeast of Tucumcari along the Texas border. And too few buyers were interested once it got here.