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Archive for September 19th, 2011

  • Bootheel residents oppose Border Patrol base site

    September 19, 2011 • State NewsComments Off

    ANIMAS, N.M. (AP) — There is debate stirring in southern New Mexico’s Bootheel region where to build a new U.S. Border Patrol substation in the Animas Valley. Border Patrol officials say it’s needed because agents must drive about two hours,...

  • Wanted Clovis man arrested in Albuquerque

    September 19, 2011 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A Clovis man on supervised release for a number of crimes but disappeared last week has been caught. Albuquerque police said detectives from the gang unit arrested Marco Rivera on Monday after receiving a tip that he was hiding with...

  • Cops: NM man left daughter in car to hunt snakes

    September 19, 2011 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An Albuquerque man is a jail after police said he left his young daughter alone in a car while he went hunting for rattlesnakes. KOAT-TV reports (http://bit.ly/oD7xZ8) that Adalberto Nunez was charged Sunday with abandonment or...

  • Ex-Albuquerque police officer faces sentencing

    September 19, 2011 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A former Albuquerque police officer convicted of obstruction of justice in connection with tipping off a friend on a drug trafficking investigation is facing sentencing. Brad Ahrensfield (AH’-rehns-fild) is slated Monday to be...

  • Senate OKs NM congressional redistricting plan

    September 19, 2011 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Republicans objected Monday that Democrats could keep a solid grip on two of New Mexico’s three congressional districts in the future under a redistricting plan approved by the Senate. The proposal cleared the Senate on a 27-14...

  • Cousins charged in Ariz. wildfire appear in court

    September 19, 2011 • State NewsComments Off

    FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Two cousins have been banned from national forest land while they await trial on charges that they accidentally caused the largest wildfire in Arizona history. U.S. Magistrate Mark Aspey set the release conditions for Caleb Malboeuf...

  • NM House, Senate OK PRC redistricting plans

    September 19, 2011 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Democrats pushed ahead Monday with plans to revise districts of New Mexico’s regulatory agency, despite the objections of Republicans who say the proposed changes will make it difficult for GOP candidates to compete in some parts...

  • NM legislators want changes in EIB hearings

    September 19, 2011 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Republican members of the New Mexico House of Representatives are asking regulators to hold hearings outside of Santa Fe when they begin considering the fate of the state’s greenhouse gas emissions rules. The House Republican...

  • Customs service stopped at Dona Ana County airport

    September 19, 2011 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA TERESA, N.M. (AP) — U.S. Customs and Border Protection has announced that the agency is temporarily suspending international flight processing at the Dona Ana County airport in Santa Teresa, N.M. The agency’s Santa Teresa acting port director...