Shaun Griswold

Shaun Griswold

Shaun Griswold is a journalist in Albuquerque. He is a citizen of the Pueblo of Laguna, and his ancestry also includes Jemez and Zuni on the maternal side of his family. He grew up in Albuquerque and Gallup. He brings a decade of print and broadcast news experience. Shaun reports on issues important to Native Americans in urban and tribal communities throughout the state, including education and child welfare.

Man in police custody for shooting person during prayer to oppose Oñate statue

By: and - September 28, 2023

A person was shot during a prayer event in front of an Española building where Rio Arriba County officials planned to reinstall a statue of conquistador and war criminal Juan de Oñate. Rio Arriba County Sheriff’s office confirmed that a man who arrived at the event in a white Tesla is in custody for the […]

‘We cheer for who we are’: New Mexico football rivalry spans generations

By: - September 21, 2023

With 10 minutes left in the fourth quarter of the annual Rio Grande Rivalry football game, the Lobos scored a touchdown to close a gap against the Aggies. After the field goal that left the UNM Lobos down 20-17, Albuquerque resident Albert Vargas led a chant in the high stands on the north end zone […]


Real conversations with family taught me about life after loss

By: - September 12, 2023

Editor’s note: This commentary discusses grief, loss and suicide. I learned about suicide through my young childhood curiosity when I wondered out loud why my mom’s father was never around.  Explanations were slow-going and came in bursts. I was told things like: He’s not here. He died before you were born. He struggled after he […]

Gov’s office promises State Police will enforce gun ban

By: - September 11, 2023

Guns on hips, guns on shoulders, guns in cars, guns in waistbands. Handguns, assault rifles and even a few muskets were fully on display on Sunday in Old Town Albuquerque by about 150 or so people defying the recent New Mexico public health order issued late Friday by Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham banning the carrying […]

Fire at Albuquerque plastic storage facility forces air quality concerns

By: - August 7, 2023

The large dark smoke in the sky above Albuquerque on Sunday afternoon came from the destruction of a facility operated by United Poly Systems LLC, a company that stores and distributes plastic materials for construction. The Albuquerque-Bernalillo County Air Program issued a health advisory on Aug. 6 which was in effect until 10 a.m on […]

Jury finds ex-UNM athletic director not guilty of two embezzlement charges

By: - July 21, 2023

Relief washed over Paul Krebs as he lifted his head when District Court Judge Cindy Leos read the jury verdict saying he is not guilty of two counts of felony embezzlement. Jurors came back with the verdict around 10:30 a.m. Friday, the fifth day in the trial brought by prosecutors from the New Mexico Attorney […]

Krebs takes witness stand, says he never read UNM spending policies

By: - July 20, 2023

A jury is now deciding the fate for Paul Krebs, the former athletic director at the University of New Mexico on trial for two counts of felony embezzlement. Krebs took the witness stand on Thursday, the only person his defense attorneys called to testify before they finished their case and went into closing arguments. Jurors […]

Witnesses: Krebs wanted to entice bigger donors with Scotland golf trip

By: - July 20, 2023

The Scotland golf trip that led to an embezzlement trial for the former University of New Mexico athletics director Paul Krebs was considered a risky fundraiser that could bring in more money for Lobo sports if successful. It was not. Testimony on the third day of the trial for Krebs included high-ranking officials who were […]

Witnesses testify Krebs ordered them to move money to cover losses from golf trip

By: - July 19, 2023

Twelve people took the witness stand on Tuesday, giving jurors insight into the golf trip and the subsequent budget maneuvering to cover losses that led to embezzlement charges for former University of New Mexico athletic director Paul Krebs. Jurors heard from people who went to Scotland with Krebs in 2015 as part of a fundraiser […]

Opening arguments begin in embezzlement trial against former UNM athletics director

By: - July 18, 2023

In 2015, Kole McKamey traveled to Scotland for the golf trip of a lifetime with people who could drastically change the direction of athletics at the University of New Mexico with a very high-dollar donation. This week, he’s on the witness stand in the Second Judicial District courtroom testifying in a case against the organizer […]

Families rack up hefty expenses as they search for info on their missing or murdered loved ones

By: - July 5, 2023

The Not Invisible Act Commission hearing session last week in Albuquerque ended with a list of familiar recommendations that could take months, if not years, to resolve systemic problems and improve the federal government’s response to human trafficking and violence against Indigenous people. Better communication between tribal, state and federal police when a Native American […]

New Mexico governor signs over 200 bills into law

By: , , and - April 7, 2023

The end of 2023’s legislative session led to over 240 bills getting through the Roundhouse. By the end of Friday, the last day for Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham to sign legislation, more than 200 measures from the 60-day Legislative session became law. All the pieces of legislation that passed the Roundhouse and arrived at Lujan […]