BERNARDO, N.M. (AP) - Authorities say a wildfire is threatening some homes and railroad tracks in south-central New Mexico. Wendy Mason with New Mexico State Forestry says the fire began Friday afternoon and has charred an estimated 30 acres north of Bernardo in Socorro County. She says between 10 and 15 homes are threatened. The fire has also forced the closure of State Highway 116.
LOS ALAMOS, N.M. (AP) - Scientist Nerses "Krik" Krikorian, who became a legend in the once-secret New Mexico city where the atomic bomb was developed, has died. He was 97. Krikorian was born on a Turkish roadside in 1921 before his family found their way to the United States. He earned a chemistry degree and then began an illustrious career that spanned decades. His work was part of the top-secret Manhattan Project, and he later went to work directly for Los Alamos National Laboratory.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - New Mexico's largest city has revived a task force to address Native American homelessness after a homeless man was shot and killed last month. Albuquerque Mayor Tim Keller announced Friday that he was resurrecting the task force and would ask city councilors to pass an ordinance to expand its reach.
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) - Hundreds of New Mexico students are venting their frustrations and concerns about gun violence and safety at public schools in a public forum and rally at the state Capitol. Students peppered state lawmakers, law enforcement officials and local school representatives Friday with questions about how to ensure classroom safety in a wake of a December shooting at Aztec High School that killed two students.
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