ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - Residents of a New Mexico Hispanic village near the site of the world's first atomic bomb test plan to testify before Congress. The Tularosa Basin Downwinders Consortium is scheduled to tell the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee about the effects of the test on generations of Tularosa residents. Members of the consortium say many who lived in the area weren't told about the dangers and were diagnosed with rare forms of cancer. They say they want compensation from the U.S. government.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - Authorities have released the name of a U.S. Navy pilot who died in the crash of an A-29 jet north of Holloman Air Force Base in New Mexico. Navy officials say Navy Lt. Christopher Carey Short, of Canandaigua, N.Y., was killed in Friday's crash over the Red Rio Bombing Range. The range is part of White Sands Missile Range located about 65 miles north of Holloman. In a statement Sunday, Navy officials say the cause of the crash remains under investigation.
TAOS, N.M. (AP) - The Historic Taos Inn in New Mexico is up for sale. The Albuquerque Journal reports the 44-room hotel, bar and restaurant that spans two acres and is comprised of several 19th century adobe buildings is on the market for $7.1 million. The current ownership group has had the hotel for 30 years. The Taos Inn was put on the National Register of Historic Places in 1982.
FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) - The Aztec city attorney is resigning after making a questionable comment during the presentation of a Pride Month proclamation. Larry Thrower says he disagreed with city officials on how to approach Pride Month. The city is searching for his replacement.
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