“Woman-Ochre” de Kooning’s painting from theft to its return home

It was a heist that was as brazen as it was simple. On the morning of Nov. 29, 1985, a couple entered The University of Arizona Museum of Art in Tucson, Arizona. Within minutes, “Woman-Ochre” — a painting by the Dutch-American artist Willem de Kooning — was gone. The museum’s curator Olivia Miller described the … Read more

‘Rust’ Investigators Just Need Alec Baldwin’s Phone Records To Finish

An investigation into cinematographer Halyna Hutchins’ death on the New Mexico set of the Alec Baldwin-produced movie “Rust” is reportedly almost finished. Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Office investigators now hope to get phone records from Baldwin — whose prop gun fired a live round that killed Hutchins in October 2021 — after receiving FBI forensics … Read more

Texas Muslim Leaders on Alert After New Mexico Shootings – NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth

Muslim communities across the country and in Texas remain vigilant after a string of deadly shootings in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Albuquerque police said all the victims were Muslim men. Three were ambushed and killed in the past few weeks and authorities believe another victim from November is connected to the case. Albuquerque PD and the … Read more

Albuquerque Police Tell Muslim Community To Be ‘Vigilant’ Amid Series Of Murders

Albuquerque Police Chief Harold Medina is once again urging the city’s Muslim community to be on guard after another Muslim man was found dead Saturday. He is the fourth to be killed in the New Mexico city in similar circumstances since November 2021. Police say they have reason to believe the murders were allegedly committed … Read more

60 curators, 1 show: Native Americans’ pick favorite pottery

SANTA FE, NM (AP) — Native American voices and artistry are at the core of a new traveling exhibition of clay pottery from the Pueblo Indian region of the American Southwest, as major art institutions increasingly defer to tribal communities for displays of ancestral art and artifacts. In all, 60 Native American artists, museum professionals, … Read more

Chaos erupts as SUV drives into Native American parade

GALLUP, NM — Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez and his family were among those almost hit as a large SUV drove through a Native American parade in western New Mexico, causing multiple injuries. Police took the driver into custody Thursday evening but have yet to release details about why the vehicle was speeding through downtown … Read more

SUV driven into Gallup, New Mexico parade, injuring multiple people

GALLUP, NM — A person in a large SUV drove through a parade in New Mexico on Thursday, injuring multiple people including two police officers. State Police Lt. Mark Soriano said no one was killed in the incident in the city of Gallup and he could not elaborate on the extent of the injuries, the … Read more

States hope for revenue boost with Mega Millions craze

A bump in college scholarships for New Mexico students. A new bike trail nestled in the western slope of Colorado. More homeless shelters in Arizona. When lottery sales soar, players holding the golden ticket aren’t the only ones who win. Across the US, state lottery systems use that money to boost education, tourism, transportation and … Read more

New Quarter Will Honor Latina Activist Who Fought For Women’s Voting Rights

A Latina leader in New Mexico’s suffrage movement and one of the state’s first female government officials during the 20th century will be stamped on a US quarter in her honor later this summer. Adelina “Nina” Otero-Warren – who became the first Latina ever to run for US Congress – provided leadership in New Mexico’s … Read more

These are the top 10 healthiest communities in the US: 2022 report

Living in a big city may come with better job opportunities or more weekend activities – but it might not be the healthiest choice you can make. That’s according to a recent report from the US News & World Report, which ranked the 500 healthiest counties in America in categories like population health, education, economic … Read more