MENU

Archive for December 29th, 2013

  • New Calif. laws try to help employees, immigrants

    December 29, 2013 • BusinessComments Off

    FILE – In this Aug. 4, 2013, file photo, oil pumps operate near Lost Hills, Calif. A bill by Sen. Fran Pavely, D-Agoura Hills, which would regulate an oil and gas drilling technique known as “fracking,” is among the more than 800 laws...

  • Pro-gas interests decry NY inaction on fracking

    December 29, 2013 • BusinessComments Off

    FILE- In this Oct. 30, 2013 file photo, people hold signs during a rally against hydraulic fracturing for natural gas, or fracking, in Albany, N.Y. As another year closes with a moratorium on hydraulic fracturing for natural gas in New York and no timetable...

  • Rio Rancho police investigate suspicious death

    December 29, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    RIO RANCHO, N.M. (AP) — A busy highway was closed for several hours Saturday as Rio Rancho police investigated a suspicious death. Highway 528 between Barbara Loop and Hilltop Plaza was closed after authorities received a report of a man lying in the road...

  • Navajo council approves New Mexico mine proposal

    December 29, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — The Navajo Nation Council approved a measure that would allow disputes over a northwestern New Mexico coal mine being purchased by a tribal enterprise to be settled in state courts rather than tribal courts. The council voted 17-5 in...

  • Former NM Homeland Security bureau chief sues

    December 29, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The former head of the state Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management’s Intelligence and Security Bureau is accusing his bosses of retaliation. Richard Clark filed his lawsuit earlier this month in state district...

  • NM police: Crime spree ends with 1 suspect dead

    December 29, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    PLACITAS, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico State Police say one suspect is dead and two others are in custody following a crime spree that stretched from Albuquerque to the village of Placitas. Lt. Emmanuel Gutierrez says it began late Friday when Albuquerque police...

  • NM county treasurer faces recall petition

    December 29, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Bernalillo County Treasurer Manny Ortiz is facing a recall petition. Ortiz’s office has been the subject of a state audit, and the county commission recently voted no confidence in Ortiz. The petition filed last week in state...

  • Changes streamline process for NM businesses

    December 29, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico businesses no longer have to wait months to get their legal paperwork from the state thanks to changes at the Corporations Bureau. Since the New Mexico Secretary of State’s Office took over the bureau this summer,...

  • Planned NM trading post to help struggling women

    December 29, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    HOBBS, N.M. (AP) — A planned trading post in Hobbs aims to help struggling women learn new skills. Heaven’s Host Trading Post will assist women and children facing hardship get back on their feet, the Hobbs News-Sun reported (http://bit.ly/19NMSEn)....

  • Police: NM man sought to shoot dad over motorcycle

    December 29, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    HOBBS, N.M. (AP) — A Hobbs man is facing charges after police say he planned to shoot his dad if he didn’t sign over a title of a motorcycle. The Hobbs News-Sun reports (http://bit.ly/19NMSEn) that 20-year-old Jonluc Sparenberg was arrested last week...