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AP-NM--New Mexico News Coverage Advisory, NM

September 27, 2018

Good morning. Here’s a look at how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up today in New Mexico. Questions about today’s coverage plans are welcome, and should be directed to 505-822-9022 or apalbuquerque@ap.org

This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change. Expected stories may not develop, or late-breaking and more newsworthy events may take precedence. Advisories, digests and digest advisories will keep you up to date. All times are Mountain.

Some TV and radio stations will receive shorter APNewsNow versions of the stories below, along with all updates.

TOP STORIES:

GROUND GAME-NEW MEXICO

SANTA FE, N.M. — Former presidential candidate Gary Johnson is setting his sights on a U.S. Senate seat from New Mexico as a Libertarian candidate, arguing that he can act as an influential swing vote and a voice of reason in bitterly divided Washington. The former governor wants to downsize federal spending to offset President Donald Trump’s tax cuts and push let-live policies on cannabis and education. Democrats warn that he would work to torpedo social spending. By Morgan Lee and Bill Barrow. SENT: 740 words, photos.

NEW MEXICO FENCE FIGHT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Miles of fencing separating a national preserve from forested grazing pastures in northern New Mexico have been compromised over the years by wildfire, falling trees and herds of elk. Cattle have found their way through the porous border of Valles Caldera National Preserve, their numbers escalating over the dry summer months despite previous attempts to herd them on horseback. The National Park Service initiated a roundup last week, prompting a showdown with ranchers who say it is up to the federal government to mend the fences. By Susan Montoya Bryan. UPCOMING: 130 words, longer version, photos.

IN BRIEF:

— ENDANGERED SALAMANDER: A federal judge is ordering the Santa Fe National Forest to consider how the management of roads and trails across the northern New Mexico forest will affect an endangered salamander.

— NMSU-VALERIE JARRETT: A former senior adviser for President Barack Obama is expected to speak at New Mexico State University next week.

— HOLLOMAN AFB-COMMAND SHIFT: Supervision of Holloman Air Force Base and the 49th Wing assigned to the southern New Mexico base is being shifted from one Air Force command to another.

SPORTS

BBN--PHILLIES-ROCKIES

DENVER — The NL West-leading Colorado Rockies close out a four-game series against Philadelphia on Thursday. So far in the series, the Rockies have outscored the Phillies 34-4. By Michael Kelly. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game time is 3:10 p.m. EDT.

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