• Congressman calls on New Mexico to help with water dispute

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico’s only Republican member of Congress has joined the fight between ranchers and the federal government over access to water on national forest lands, saying the state can do more to protect the private property and water rights of its citizens.

  • This May 22, 2016 photo shows one of the dozens of lowriders on display at the historic plaza in downtown Santa Fe, N.M., as part of the city's Lowrider Summer celebration, which includes a pair of exhibitions at the New Mexico History Museum and the New Mexico Museum of Art. (AP Photo/Susan Montoya Bryan)

    Lowrider car culture takes summer spotlight in New Mexico

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Those classic cars called lowriders are the focus of a summer celebration in Santa Fe.

  • In this Aug. 6, 2015 file photo, people kayak in the Animas River near Durango, Colo., in water colored from a mine waste spill.  The federal government and Colorado have made little progress in remedying damages from the 2015 release of millions of gallons of wastewater from a southern Colorado mine, New Mexico's top prosecutor charged in a pair of scathing letters sent to officials on Friday, May 20, 2016.(Jerry McBride/The Durango Herald via AP, File) MANDATORY CREDIT

    New Mexico sues EPA, mine owners over Gold King spill

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico on Monday became the first state to sue the federal government and the owners of two mines over the release of 3 million gallons of toxic wastewater from a closed Colorado gold mine, seeking tens of millions of dollars for environmental and economic damage caused by the spill.