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BC-NM--New Mexico News Digest, NM

May 4, 2019

Good afternoon. 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This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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:

FILM-THE RIVER AND THE WALL

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. _ A new documentary examines the diverse wildlife and landscape of the Rio Grande along the U.S.-Mexico border amid the political pressure to erect a border wall. “The River and The Wall” released Friday at select theaters follows five people who take a 60-day journey along the Rio Grande from El Paso to Brownsville, Texas. The film highlights the fragile ecological makeups that exist in the borderlands in New Mexico, Arizona, Texas and California. By Russell Contreras. SENT: 570 words, photos.

IMMIGRATION-UNCAGED ART

EL PASO, Texas — Artwork created by teenage immigrants who were held in a now-dismantled tent city in West Texas portrays their longing for freedom and comforting places, a curator said. SENT: 390 words.

IN BRIEF:

_ NEW MEXICO PLAYER KILLED: University of New Mexico officials say a 23-year-old Lobo baseball player was fatally shot outside an Albuquerque club early Saturday.

_ BOOMING BORDER TOWN: State officials say Union Pacific Railroad is undertaking a $20 million project at its Santa Teresa Intermodal Terminal and Refueling Station in Santa Teresa, New Mexico.

_ RIVER RELEASES-NAVAJO DAM: The federal agency that oversees Navajo Dam on the San Juan River in northwestern New Mexico says downstream property owners should be prepared for water releases beginning in late May or early June.

_ BEARS-DROUGHT: Wildlife experts are warning New Mexico residents that black bears’ internal mechanisms are still operating as if the state is still under drought and may come to populated areas for food.

_ CARLSBAD-SUPERINTENDENT: A Los Alamos educator has been named the new superintendent of Carlsbad Municipal Schools.

_ TEEN SHOT-NEW MEXICO: A 24-year-old woman has pleaded guilty to tampering with evidence linked to the shooting death of a New Mexican teenager.

SPORTS

BBN--DIAMONDBACKS-ROCKIES

DENVER _ Arizona plays Colorado at Coors Field. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos.

NUGGETS-TRAIL BLAZERS

PORTLAND, Ore. _ CJ McCollum matched his career playoff high with 41 points, Rodney Hood hit a go-ahead 3-pointer with 18.6 seconds left in the record-tying fourth overtime Friday night and the Portland Trail Blazers beat the Denver Nuggets 140-137 to take a 2-1 lead in the Western Conference semifinals. It was the second quadruple-overtime playoff game in NBA history, joining a 1953 game between the Boston Celtics and the Syracuse Nationals. By Anne M. Peterson. SENT: 810 words, photos.

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