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Archive for February 1st, 2013

  • Clovis man gets prison for 2011 sexual assault

    February 1, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    CLOVIS, N.M. (AP) — A Clovis man has been convicted in a sexual assault case and sentenced to five years in prison. A Curry County jury Friday found 19-year-old Mario Alberto Pinela-Marquez guilty of second-degree criminal sexual penetration and concealing...

  • NM cattle herd in decline for third straight year

    February 1, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The number of cattle in New Mexico has dropped for the third straight year as ranchers around the state have been forced to sell off their herds as they grapple with a persistent drought. The National Agricultural Statistics Service...

  • Navajo Nation leader asks NM to expand college aid

    February 1, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Navajo Nation President Ben Shelly has asked New Mexico lawmakers to expand a lottery-financed scholarship program to cover students attending tribal colleges. Shelly was among the leaders of New Mexico tribes and pueblos to speak...

  • Ariz. lawyer killed in shooting was ex-NM reporter

    February 1, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A lawyer who died from gunshot wounds in a Phoenix office shooting this week was a former reporter with the Santa Fe New Mexican who left the paper in 2001 to attend law school at the University of Arizona, the newspaper reported. A...

  • Bill would reduce good time for some NM inmates

    February 1, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico inmates behind bars for certain drunken driving and child abuse convictions would have to spend more time in prison under a new legislative proposal. Rep. Zachary Cook, R-Ruidoso, has introduced a bill to slash good-time...

  • NM ed chief OKs online school despite opposition

    February 1, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico education chief Hanna Skandera overruled the state Public Education Commission this week, and will allow a new all-online charter school to open in the fall. The Albuquerque Journal reports (http://bit.ly/WC8Oev ) that the...

  • Ariz. man sentenced in NM to selling bird tail

    February 1, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An Arizona man has been sentenced in federal court in New Mexico after pleading guilty to selling the tail of a protected bird. The U.S. Attorney’s Office for New Mexico says 47-year-old Daniel Chee Walley was sentenced...

  • ‘Geeks’ Miramontes, Gourley turn hobby into small business

    February 1, 2013 • Local NewsComments Off

    Arely Miramontes and Kirk Gourley in costume. (Courtesy Photo) Bruce Wayne and Tony Stark better beware — you no longer have to be a millionaire to get your hands on superhero gadgets. If you want to be a superhero, or at least look like one, local couple...

  • IHOP, Shriners hope to catch you on the ‘flip’ side

    February 1, 2013 • Local NewsComments Off

    Shriners man the doors of the IHOP on Friday, following an announcement that the International House of Pancakes will be hosting its annual IHOP National Pancakes Day on Tuesday, raising money for Shriners Hospital. (Mark Wilson Photo) Roswell Shriners...

  • 4 detained after deadly highway collapse in China

    February 1, 2013 • World NewsComments Off

    CORRECTS DATE – Rescuers work at the accident site where an expressway bridge partially collapsed due to a truck explosion in Mianchi County, Sanmenxia, central China’s Henan Province, Friday, Feb. 1, 2013. Fireworks for Lunar New Year...