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Archive for March 21st, 2013

  • County shows off driving simulator

    March 21, 2013 • Local NewsComments Off

    Brenda Sanchez reacts after crashing her “vehicle” on an impaired and distracted driving simulator during a Chaves County Commission meeting, Thursday morning. (Mark Wilson Photo) The Chaves County Commission approved Thursday a budget increase to the...

  • Gessing: NM relies too much on Feds

    March 21, 2013 • Local NewsComments Off

    Addressing the Roswell Rotary Club at Best Western Sally Port Inn, Rio Grande Foundation President Paul Gessing said Thursday New Mexico’s reliance on the federal government stunts the state’s economic growth. Based in Albuquerque, the foundation is a...

  • Will CID make priority call?

    March 21, 2013 • Local NewsComments Off

    The Carlsbad Irrigation District’s Board of Directors will meet April 2, to discuss possible solutions to its lack of water, after legislation that would have provided $2.5 million toward its efforts failed to pass the state Legislature. Senate Bill 462,...

  • Horse slaughter video sparks outrage

    March 21, 2013 • Local NewsComments (2)

    Animal activists throughout the country uncovered a graphic video this week shot by a former Valley Meat Co. maintenance employee, inciting a firestorm of outrage against the Roswell company. The proposed horse slaughterhouse expects to be issued a U.S....

  • Probe into police crash turned over to DA

    March 21, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The case of an Albuquerque police officer who was involved in a fatal crash has been turned over to the district attorney for review. Bernalillo County Sheriff Dan Houston says his traffic investigators have completed an...

  • Evans leads Saint Louis past New Mexico St 64-44

    March 21, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Saint Louis is carrying on the memory of Rick Majerus the best way it knows how: by advancing in the NCAA tournament. Dwayne Evans had 24 points and six rebounds, Cody Ellis scored 12 points and the fourth-seeded Billikens...

  • NM senator seeks AG’s opinion on Skandera actions

    March 21, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A Democratic state senator is asking for an attorney general’s opinion on the legality of actions taken by Republican Gov. Susana Martinez’s embattled public education secretary. Sen. Linda Lopez, of Albuquerque, made the...

  • Motorcycle gang member arrested in NM assault case

    March 21, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say a motorcycle gang member has been arrested in New Mexico for an alleged sexual assault on a young boy last year. The U.S. Marshals Service announced Thursday that Jordan Dennis was in custody on suspicion of criminal...

  • Kirtland AFB postpones sending furlough notices

    March 21, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Kirtland Air Force Base is putting the brakes on its plan to send furlough notices Friday to thousands of civilian employees at the Albuquerque base. Base officials had said approximately 2,100 Kirtland workers would start getting...

  • NM high court upholds murder conviction, sentence

    March 21, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The New Mexico Supreme Court has upheld a man’s conviction and sentence in a 2008 killing in Chaves County. The unanimous ruling Thursday was issued in the case of Allen C. Dwyer Jr. He pleaded no contest to first-degree felony...