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Archive for December 14th, 2012

  • Storm bringing rain, snow, slick roads to NM

    December 14, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A blast of winter has brought more rain and snow to New Mexico, resulting in school closures and difficult driving conditions. The highest mountain peaks in northern New Mexico could see as much as a foot of snow, but National...

  • 7 members of NM drug trafficking ring indicted

    December 14, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

    LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Federal prosecutors say seven members of a Las Cruces-based prescription drug trafficking ring have been indicted on federal charges. The U.S. Attorney’s Office announced the 14-count indictment Friday. It alleges that the...

  • Director of NM Livestock Board stepping down

    December 14, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The executive director of the New Mexico Livestock Board is stepping down. Myles Culbertson has held the position for nearly six years. His last day will be Jan. 31. He says he’s taking a general management position with a...

  • Salazar to discuss Rio Grande del Norte area

    December 14, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

    TAOS, N.M. (AP) — Interior Secretary Ken Salazar will be in New Mexico for a public meeting regarding the future of hundreds of square miles of federal land north of Taos. Salazar says he will be looking for the best path forward to preserve and protect the...

  • Audit of finance authority finds no embezzlement

    December 14, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An ex-controller who faked an audit of the state’s lending arm did not take any money and was acting alone, the state auditor said Friday. However, the report concluded Greg Campbell was able to carry out the deception because...

  • Attorneys: NM family’s rights violated in gun case

    December 14, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Attorneys for a family acquitted of charges that they sold weapons to Mexican drug cartels through their southern New Mexico gun shop say federal prosecutors violated their clients’ constitutional rights. The Albuquerque...

  • NM woman parlays $1 investment into $5,500 payout

    December 14, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A Santa Fe woman has parlayed her sister’s $1 investment in an old ammunition box into a $5,500 payout. Marlene Arsola received the check this week from the U.S. Department of the Treasury. She tells the Albuquerque Journal...

  • State computer system operational after shutdown

    December 14, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A shutdown of a computer system that handles the state’s financial transactions has created a backlog of payments due to vendors. The system was running again Thursday after being shut down for more than a week. A spokesman for...

  • Gunman kills 26 at Conn. school, commits suicide

    December 14, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

    In this photo provided by the Newtown Bee, Connecticut State Police lead a line of children from the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. on Friday, Dec. 14, 2012 after a shooting at the school. (AP Photo/Newtown Bee, Shannon Hicks) MANDATORY...

  • Oregon approves tax deal for Nike expansion

    December 14, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

    Oregon House Co-Speaker Bruce Hanna, R-Roseburg, opens a special session Friday, Dec. 14, 2012, in Salem, Ore. The Legislature is considering a tax deal requested by apparel giant Nike Inc., in exchange for bringing hundreds of new jobs. (AP Photo/Jonathan J....