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The FBI locked down a space observatory near Roswell in New Mexico over a week ago — and still no one knows why

Within hours, the observatory was evacuated, and one officer confirmed to the media that"the FBI had been there".


New Mexico Sheriff Demands Answers, Calls FBI 'Chicken Shit' Over Handling of Mysterious Observatory Closure

Photo: Samat Jain (Flickr)When FBI agents told local law enforcement to “standby” after the closure and evacuation of the National Solar Observatory in Sunspot, New Mexico, on September 6, Otero County Sheriff Benny Housedid not hide his confusion. “The FBI is refusing to tell us what’s going on,” H

GIZMODO - 2018-09-18 14:37:00

California, New Mexico sue over Trump methane pollution rollback

“With this attempt to axe the Waste Prevention Rule, the Trump administration risks the air our children breathe and at taxpayers’ expense,” Becerra said in a statement.

THE HILL - 2018-09-19 14:28:10

Oil and gas leases of State land in southeast New Mexico generate almost $1 million

In total, sealed and online open bids brought in about $947,947 in revenue for the Land Office.

CARLSBAD CURRENT-ARGUS - 2018-09-19 21:05:00

The Mystery of the Sunspot Observatory in New Mexico

Last week, the New Mexico Solar Observatory had to be evacuated and shut down. A criminal investigation has ruled out alien intervention, but speculations remain speculations after all.

EDGYLABS.COM - 2018-09-19 19:15:08

Poll: Most in New Mexico oppose border wall despite security concerns

Two-thirds of New Mexico voters consider border security a very serious or somewhat serious problem, yet a majority oppose building a wall to beef up security, according to a new Albuquerque Journal Poll.

FARMINGTON DAILY TIMES - 2018-09-19 17:51:00

The Latest: New Mexico candidates say they never smoked pot

SANTA FE,N.M.(AP) —The Lateston the first televised debate betweenNew Mexico’s candidates for governor (all times local):7:30 p.m.Both candidates for governor of New Mexico say they have never smoked pot.The similarities regarding marijuana mostly ended there at a televised Wednesday-night

RADIO EGYPT - 2018-09-20 00:00:00

Reward issued for man accused of helping smuggle heroin into New Mexico

Jesus Salvador Otero-Martinez, 32, is wanted for his alleged involvement in supplying heroin to couriers who smuggled the drugs in their body cavities from Juárez to El Paso and Las Cruces where it was delivered to street-level drug dealers.

LAS CRUCES SUN-NEWS - 2018-09-19 18:32:00

‘There are plenty of secrets in New Mexico’: Solar observatory reopens, FBI mum

The Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy (AURA), which operates the observatory, said in a statement that it was cooperating with an ongoing law enforcement investigation of criminal activity which occurred in the area.

WORLD TRIBUNE - 2018-09-19 16:10:20

New Mexico Observatory Finally Gives Explanation for Mysterious Shutdown

Ever since the National Solar Observatory in Sunspot, New Mexico, was evacuated and visited by the FBI on September 6, the organization that runs the facility has been mum on the "security threat" that led to the closure. The relative silence on the part of Association of Universities for Research


New Mexico News: ALBUQUERQUE, MEDIA ADVISORY, U.S. Attorney’s Offices for the Districts of Utah, New Mexico, Arizona and Colorado to Hold 26th Annual Four Corners Indian Country Conference in Santa Fe, N.M. |

DOJ-Sponsored Conference Promotes Collaborative Approach to Addressing the Needs of Victims of Crime in Indian Country in Utah, New Mexico, Colorado and Arizona

WWW.STL.NEWS - 2018-09-18 16:30:58

Fry Bread and Indian Taco Sale - Western New Mexico University

Enjoy traditional fry bread and Indian tacos on Wednesday, September 19. Hosted by the Native American Student Organization, the sale starts at 11 a.m. and goes until sold out.

WNMU.EDU - 2018-09-19 00:00:00

Medicaid has worked well for New Mexico. A buy-in plan would make it better.

My hometown is Anthony, N.M. I grew up in an immigrant household where my father’s profession has been landscaping ever since he arrived to the United States at the age of about 16. He provided the main income for my household through his profession for my homemaker mother, my siblings and me ever s

NMPOLITICS.NET - 2018-09-18 08:51:22

The Latest: New Mexico GOP candidate say he has defied Trump

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The Latest on the first televised debate between New Mexico's candidates for governor (all times local):8:10 p.m.Republican gubernatorial candidate Steve Pearce says he has taken on Donald Trump in two instances while serving in Congress.Pearce and Democratic gubernatorial cand

HERALD & REVIEW - 2018-09-20 02:14:19

El Pueblo Museum teams with New Mexico heritage group for latest exhibit

Now, in an effort to complement the Borderlands exhibit, El Pueblo staff took an unusual step of going beyond the borders of Southern Colorado. The museum contacted the Northern Rio Grande National Heritage Area in Santa Fe, N.M., to help recruit artists for the project.

PUEBLO CHIEFTAIN - 2018-09-20 01:40:00

Thunderstorms forecast, flash flood watch issued for El Paso, Southern New Mexico

The weather advisory is for the counties of El Paso, Doña Ana, Otero, Hudspeth and eastern Sierra County.

EL PASO TIMES - 2018-09-19 18:42:00

First flu cases reported in New Mexico

The first cases of the flu season have been reported in New Mexico.State Department of Health officials said three people who got the flu live in Quay County and reported no recent out of state travel.The three are ages 8, 11 and 13.Health officials said the timing and duration of flu season changes

SANTAFE NEW MEXICAN.COM - 2018-09-20 01:00:00

New Mexico State players have been in UTEP's position

"I know how it feels to be on the other side," said Fergurson, who had a career high 22 tackles last week in a 42-25 loss to New Mexico. "For them, if anything it's going to help them."

LAS CRUCES SUN-NEWS - 2018-09-19 22:04:00

Johnson: New Mexico’s high point is Wheeler Peak

This is my favorite alpine hike. First, it is an excellent training hike for more serious alpine treks such as Mt. Whitney. Second, Trail 91 on the east side of the range offers an excellent chance to spend three glorious days really getting away from it all in a setting that attracts hikers from Te

DAILY COURIER - 2018-09-19 21:50:00

New Mexico Police Unit to Replace Airbus Helicopter - Rotor & Wing International

Albuquerque, New Mexico's police department will be getting a new helicopter after the town's city council approved the funding for it Monday, according to Mayor Tim Keller.

ROTORANDWING.COM - 2018-09-19 01:55:53