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One dies in roll over

June 13, 2012 • Local NewsComments Off

Around 9:57 a.m. Monday, the New Mexico State Police, the Berrendo Fire Department and the Roswell Fire Department Rescue Unit responded to a roll over accident 50 miles north of Roswell on US 285. According to the NMSP’s investigating officer Sgt. Lawrence Murray, the driver, Joseph Pena of Eagle Pass, Texas, fell asleep at the [&hellip...

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RFD no longer in Ruidoso

June 13, 2012 • Local NewsComments Off

The Roswell Fire Department, who had been assisting with structure fires in Ruidoso, have been demobilized from the Little Bear fire. “We no longer have crews at the Little Bear fire,” said Roswell Fire Chief Chad Hamill. The problem, according to Hamill,...

After counting, Pirtle comes out ahead

June 13, 2012 • Local NewsComments Off

While the 2012 canvassing of Chaves County election results did not change the ultimate outcome of any races, it rendered a closer race, by one vote, between Republican candidates Cliff Pirtle, a Roswell farmer, and Roswell Fire Chief Chad Hamill. Pirtle is...

Weather helps in efforts to fight fire

June 13, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

A house, unscathed by the Little Bear fire in the White Mountain Wilderness of the Lincoln National Forest, sits dangerously close to the blaze, Tuesday. Mark Wilson Photo A break from unfavorable weather conditions allowed for progress in suppression efforts...

Court affirms loss of gaming license for NM track

June 13, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico court has ruled that a regulatory board acted properly in invalidating a gambling license for a Canadian investor’s planned $50 million horse racing track and casino in the state. The Court of Appeals on Tuesday...

Agency creates teacher list for governor's adviser

June 13, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The Public Education Department supplied Gov. Susana Martinez’s political adviser with a list of teachers in schools without union contracts. The Santa Fe New Mexican reports (http://bit.ly/KpGR6f ) state workers and computers...

NM's largest homeless shelter set to expand

June 13, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico’s largest emergency shelter, already at capacity every night, is set to expand. The Albuquerque-based Joy Junction is scheduled to announce on Wednesday plans for building a new dormitory, chapel and women’s...

Ruling on sagebrush lizard expected this week

June 13, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A small striped lizard that lives only in the wind-swept sand dunes of four southeastern New Mexico counties and four others in West Texas is about to learn its fate. The Obama administration is expected to announce this week whether...

Univ. of NM seeks to build new adult-care hospital

June 13, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The University of New Mexico is planning to start construction on a $146 million adult-care hospital west of its current hospital. The Albuquerque Journal reports (http://bit.ly/KlrtGB) that a $5.4 million agreement for Bradbury...

NM officials find kitten with eyes painted shut

June 13, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Albuquerque officials say a kitten with its eyes painted shut has been pulled from a trash bin and another was found dead. Animal welfare officials said Monday that the kittens were found last week in northwest Albuquerque and now...