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Archive for June 28th, 2012

  • Heat spreads across Nebraska into Iowa

    June 28, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

    In this photo provided by Charlie Wilson, a herd of Red Angus cattle stay close to a watering hole at the Wilson ranch Wednesday, June 27, 2012, near Lakeside, Neb. Across the country, more than 900 heat records have been broken in the past week. If the...

  • Gov. orders planning system for capital projects

    June 28, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Gov. Susana Martinez is continuing her push to overhaul how New Mexico handles capital improvements and is ordering state agencies to develop five-year master plans for setting priorities for the financing of projects. Martinez has...

  • TorC moves to halt well drilling

    June 28, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — City commissioners in the southern New Mexico town of Truth or Consequences are proposing a moratorium on well drilling while they attempt to figure out if the number of wells tapping into the city’s famed hot springs is...

  • UNM eyes med school expansion amid lack of space

    June 28, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The University of New Mexico is seeking funding to expand its medical school to battle the university’s well-documented lack of space. The Albuquerque Journal reports (http://bit.ly/LPU7xF) that school officials are seeking a...

  • Reviewed ordered into Sunland Park's early voting

    June 28, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

    LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — A judge has ordered the Dona Ana County Clerk’s Office to comb through the early voting and absentee ballots of a troubled New Mexico border city’s municipal elections. Las Cruces Sun-News reports (http://bit.ly/Owjh9q)...

  • Authorities investigating body found in Taos gorge

    June 28, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

    TAOS, N.M. (AP) — The Taos County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the discovery of a body in the Rio Grande Gorge near Taos. The Taos News (http://bit.ly/OoAGiR) reports authorities hadn’t yet recovered the body Tuesday. Undersheriff Ed Romero...

  • 2-year-old NM boy dies after being struck by truck

    June 28, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

    AZTEC, N.M. (AP) — Aztec police say a boy has died after being struck by a truck. Sgt. Joe Gonzalez tells The Farmington Daily-Times (http://bit.ly/MTHDVp) 2-year-old Alex Chabot ran into a road near the intersection of Main and Chuska streets Tuesday when...

  • Amateur radio operators gather in Lea County

    June 28, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

    HOBBS, N.M. (AP) — “This is KF5ALV, Kilo-Fox-Five-Alpha-Lima-Victor calling CQDE and standing by… This is KF5ALV, Kilo-Fox-Five-Alpha-Lima-Victor calling CQDE and standing by.” Moments after 14-year-old Samantha Bruton spoke the above call...

  • Officials to close bosque in 3 NM counties

    June 28, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — High fire danger has prompted officials to close the wooded area along the Rio Grande in Sandoval, Valencia and Socorro counties. The closure will take effect Friday morning. The area will remain closed until further notice. With a...

  • Debby floods neighborhoods in northern Fla.

    June 28, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

    Jarred Schreck, 12, second from left, and his neighbors Reba Hurst and her husband Wendell use a boat to get to their house inundated by floodwaters from Tropical Storm Debby in Lafayette County, Fla., on Wednesday, June 27, 2012. Debby destroyed homes and...