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Archive for July 24th, 2012

  • NM switches to online review of construction plans

    July 24, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Gov. Susana Martinez’s administration says it’s implementing an online system that should speed up state approval of architectural and construction plans. The governor and Regulation and Licensing Department Superintendent...

  • NM fire chief dies in crash on Interstate 25

    July 24, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

    BERNALILLO, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say the fire chief in New Mexico’s Sandoval County has died after being involved in a two-vehicle crash on Interstate 25 near Bernalillo. The state Department of Public Safety says 59-year-old Jon Tibbetts was...

  • Map to outline NM forest roads open under new plan

    July 24, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A map expected to be released this fall will let visitors to Santa Fe National Forest know where they cannot travel. All national forests are required to create the so-called travel management plans to control the impact of motorized...

  • New NM sheriffs' group aims to 'professionalize'

    July 24, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — They are known for going head-to-head with outlaws like Billy the Kid and chasing fugitives through mountainous terrain once ruled by Apache leader Geronimo. New Mexico sheriffs and their deputies have long served as the only law...

  • Improvements at NM jail aim to prevent misconduct

    July 24, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Bernalillo County plans to spend more than $2 million to prevent misconduct inside its detention center. Metropolitan Detention Center Chief Ramon Rustin says the improvements include a digital camera system, two body scanners and a...

  • Landmark NM building with colorful history ruined

    July 24, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A landmark building in Corrales that had a colorful history has been destroyed by fire. The building best known as the Territorial House restaurant and bar from 1972 to 1987 went up in flames Sunday afternoon. A Texas couple...

  • Metro court judge seeks vacant district judgeship

    July 24, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Bernalillo County Metropolitan Court Judge Cristina Jaramillo is among five applicants for a vacant state district court judgeship in Albuquerque. A bipartisan Judicial Nominating Commission meets Aug. 9 in Albuquerque to screen the...

  • Obama, Romney jab anew, foreign affairs at fore

    July 24, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

    President Barack Obama leads a round of applause for veterans of the Vietnam war during his speech at the 113th National Convention of the Veterans of Foreign Wars in Reno, Nev. Monday, July 23, 2012. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli) RENO, Nev. (AP) — Their...

  • Question after floods: Did China build too fast?

    July 24, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

    Chinese people walk past a flood damaged vehicle sitting on the bricks at a village in Fangshan district of Beijing, China Monday, July 23, 2012. As China’s flood-ravaged capital dealt with the aftermath of the heaviest rain in six decades Monday,...

  • Sally Ride, first US woman in space, dies at 61

    July 24, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

    FILE – In this Oct. 7, 2009 file photo, former Astronaut Sally Ride speaks to members of the media as NASA personnel set-up astronomy equipment on the South Lawn of the White House in preparation for an event with the President and the First Lady, in...