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Archive for February 17th, 2013

  • Rio Rancho to apply for loan for water rights

    February 17, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The City Council in Rio Rancho has given approval for the city to apply for a loan so it can snap up 400-acre-feet of water rights being offered by a source that officials have declined to name until the deal is finalized. The...

  • Repair work stalls on crumbling Shiprock homes

    February 17, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — Money set aside to repair crumbling homes in a development in Shiprock may be used for other projects if the funding doesn’t get used soon. The Farmington Daily Times reports (http://bit.ly/Xe0UYW) that only about half the...

  • Hearing set for man convicted of killing officer

    February 17, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A man convicted of killing an Albuquerque police officer nearly 30 years ago will go before the State Parole Board in early March. Joel Lee Compton was convicted of fatally shooting 35-year-old Officer Gerald Cline on Feb. 24, 1983,...

  • George P. Bush to speak at NM GOP event

    February 17, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The nephew of former President George W. Bush is scheduled to address Republican Party activists in New Mexico. Republican Party of New Mexico Chairman John Billingsley announced that George P. Bush will be the keynote speaker at...

  • NM state engineer allocates water in hard hit area

    February 17, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The Middle Rio Grande Conservancy District is getting 20,000 acre feet of water amid continuing drought. Scott Verhines, the New Mexico State Engineer and Rio Grande Compact Commissioner for New Mexico, recently announced the water...

  • Veteran says money for service dog lost in robbery

    February 17, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Brian Ryder has undergone 23 surgeries to repair his spine and hips after a nearly fatal accident in July 2009, while he was deployed with the U.S. military in Afghanistan. He was saving his money to buy a service dog that he hoped...

  • Ecuador’s Correa breezes to 2nd re-election

    February 17, 2013 • World NewsComments Off

    A woman holds up an image of Ecuador’s President and candidate for re-election Rafael Correa after presidential elections in Quito, Ecuador, Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013. Although official results had still not been released, Correa celebrated his second...

  • Report: Assange sees legal defense in politics

    February 17, 2013 • World NewsComments Off

    Julian Assange addresses the Oxford Union via video-link from the Ecuadorian Embassy in London, Wednesday Jan. 23, 2013. WikiLeaks founder, Julian Assange, currently living as a fugitive in the Ecuadorian Embassy in London where he has been granted political...

  • Westwood champions Assange on London catwalk

    February 17, 2013 • Entertainment, World NewsComments Off

    A model wears a design created by Vivienne Westwood during London Fashion Week, at the Saatchi Gallery in West London, Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013. (Photo by Joel Ryan/Invision/AP) LONDON (AP) — Few designers so consistently mix fashion with politics, or manage...

  • GOP foes of Hagel nomination say vote should go on

    February 17, 2013 • National NewsComments Off

    In this Sunday, Feb. 10, 2013, photo provided by CBS, Sen. Jack Reed, D-R.I., speaks on CBS’s “Face the Nation” in the Washington Sunday. Republican Sen. Lindsay Graham, R–S.C., threatened Sunday to stall the nominations of former Sen....