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  • A look at Hawaii volcano sending lava toward homes

    September 6, 2014 • BusinessComments Off

    In this Sept. 1, 2014 photo released by the U.S. Geological Survey, fluid lava streams from the June 27 lava flow from the Kilauea volcano in Pahoa, Hawaii. The June 27 lava flow is named for the date it began erupting from a new vent. The Hawaiian Volcano...

  • Park City resort must pay $17.5 M to stay open

    September 6, 2014 • BusinessComments Off

    FILE – This Nov. 23, 2013, file photo, shows skiers at Park City Mountain Resort, in Park City, Utah. A long-running court battle between two ski industry titans is putting the upcoming season in jeopardy at one of Utah’s largest resorts. A Utah...

  • California in tussle over record utility fine

    September 6, 2014 • BusinessComments Off

    FILE – In this Sept. 9, 2010, file photo, a massive fire following a pipeline explosion roars through a mostly residential neighborhood in San Bruno, Calif. A proposed utility fine that would create a nearly $1 billion windfall for the state of...

  • New Mexico hunter earns record pronghorn

    September 6, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico hunter has earned recognition for a new world record pronghorn hunt. The Missoula, Montana-based Boone and Crockett Club announced Friday it has certified the huge buck hunted in Socorro County, New Mexico in 2012 by...

  • State police officer cleared of child abuse

    September 6, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

    TUCUMCARI, N.M. (AP) — A state magistrate judge has dropped child abuse charges against a New Mexico State Police officer. The Portales News-Tribune reports (http://goo.gl/aKScFx) Quay County Magistrate Court Judge Joel Garnett ruled Wednesday there was no...

  • Child abuse charges dismissed against officer

    September 6, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

    TUCUMCARI, N.M. (AP) — A judge in Tucumcari has dismissed felony child abuse charges against a New Mexico State Police officer. Magistrate Judge Joel Garnett ruled Thursday that he didn’t find probable cause to support the allegations made against...

  • Facility pulls contaminant from Las Cruces water

    September 6, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

    LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Some of Las Cruces’ water supply now is being processed by a Superfund facility that removes a cancer-causing chemical. City utilities director Jorge Garcia says water processed by the Griggs-Walnut Superfund Groundwater Plume...

  • Indicted NM sheriff wants prosecutor disqualified

    September 6, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A northern New Mexico sheriff indicted for roughing up a motorist during an off-duty traffic stop in March wants a judge to disqualify a federal prosecutor from the lawman’s civil rights case. In a motion filed Thursday in...

  • Responders help hikers lost in monument overnight

    September 6, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

    LOS ALAMOS, N.M. (AP) — Personnel from Bandelier National Monument and the Los Alamos Fire Department help six hikers forced to make an unplanned overnight stay in a remote area of the northern New Mexico park. Monument officials say the three adults and...

  • New Mexico counties warned on immigrant detentions

    September 6, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico county jails may face litigation from inmates kept in custody for no other grounds than receiving a hold request from federal immigration authorities. Counties recently received letters about potential lawsuits centering...