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Archive for October 3rd, 2012

  • Elma Jean Gay

    October 3, 2012 • ObituariesComments Off

    Elma Jean Gay was born in Fredonia, Kan., on Aug. 16, 1919, to Elmer and Mabel McKinney who preceded her in death. She was the youngest of three sisters. Louise Gipe and Elizabeth Murphy also preceded her in death. Jean passed away Monday, Oct. 1, 2012, at...

  • Marianne Stevens

    October 3, 2012 • ObituariesComments Off

    Marianne Shirley Stevens was born in Freeport, Texas, on Jan. 7, 1929, the third child of Robert Kirby Shirley and Scyrine Carpenter Shirley. She passed away on Sept. 11, 2012, in Roswell, surrounded by her children, Norman Lawrence Stevens, of Houston, David...

  • Hallmark Cards to close Topeka, Kan., plant

    October 3, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

    Pete Burney, a senior Hallmark Cards Inc. vice president, discusses the company’s plan to close its manufacturing plant in Topeka, Kan. during a news conference, Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2012, at the plant. The company expects to shrink its total Kansas work...

  • Former pueblo governor, developer indicted

    October 3, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The former governor of the Santa Ana Pueblo and a real estate developer from Pecos have been indicted on charges they embezzled at least $3.6 million from a group formed by the state’s 19 pueblos to develop the old Albuquerque...

  • Plan calls for shuttering part of NM power plant

    October 3, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Months of wrangling over the best way to curb pollution from a coal-fired power plant that serves more than 2 million customers in the Southwest have given way to a proposal that could see New Mexico transition to cleaner sources of...

  • NM horse trainer suspended in doping case

    October 3, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A horse trainer has been suspended from racing in New Mexico for 21 years and fined $23,000 after four horses he trained tested positive for an exotic, potent painkiller. The Albuquerque Journal reports (http://bit.ly/PLFEnR) that...

  • Grand jury: Glorieta police shooting was justified

    October 3, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A Santa Fe County grand jury found that a state police officer was justified in the fatal shooting of a man that drew criticism after another officer took a cellphone photo of the dead man and shared it with colleagues. District...

  • Tribal capital improvements receive $13M from NM

    October 3, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A state board has awarded about $13 million for capital improvement projects for 16 Indian tribes and pueblos in New Mexico. The Department of Indian Affairs said 28 projects received funding from the Tribal Infrastructure Board. The...

  • Volunteers clear balloon park of litter

    October 3, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Albuquerque is getting spruced up for its annual balloon fiesta. Mayor Richard Berry says more than 300 residents participated in the third annual “Company’s Comin’ Community Clean Up.” Berry says the...

  • NM game officials consider hunting proposal

    October 3, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

    ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) — The New Mexico Game and Fish Department is considering a proposed agreement with private landowners that would expand public hunting opportunities for deer and Barbary sheep. The department says the agreement would open some private...