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ENMU-R mulls future of programs

February 7, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

Administrators at Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell met this week to discuss the future of the school’s programs following the failure of the mill levy, the university system’s president said Friday. Steven Gamble, president of ENMU-Portales, could not say whether John Madden, president at the Roswell campus, will remain at the school. “I don’t...

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Sign-ups for federal chicken conservation program available

February 7, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

The federal government is now accepting applications through the end of the month from agricultural producers in lesser prairie-chicken range who are willing to implement conservation practices. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife practices include removing brush,...

Court upholds Mount Taylor’s cultural designation

February 6, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The New Mexico Supreme Court on Thursday upheld a tribal cultural designation that protects hundreds of thousands of acres on Mount Taylor, which is known for its rich uranium reserves. The justices said the New Mexico Cultural...

Woman settles solitary confinement lawsuit

February 6, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A woman who says she was kept in a filthy, isolated New Mexico jail cell for months at a time has reached a $1.6 million settlement with Valencia County, attorneys for both sides confirmed. The settlement came after an attorney for...

Officers who went to boy’s home under scrutiny

February 6, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — In a development related to a 9-year-old boy’s death months later, Albuquerque police say two officers left the boy’s home long before reporting that they’d finished responding to a 911 call from the home. The...

Work resumes at nuke repository following fire

February 6, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

CARLSBAD, N.M. (AP) — Work has resumed at southeastern New Mexico’s nuclear waste repository. But officials say they don’t yet know what caused the truck fire that forced an evacuation of the underground site. A spokesman says an investigation...

Oil field worker electrocuted; hoist touched line

February 6, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

CARLSBAD, N.M. (AP) — An industrial accident has killed a Lovington man near Artesia in southeastern New Mexico’s oil field. The Carlsbad Current-Argus reports (http://bit.ly/LByGVq) that 28-year-old Alejandro Garcia Perez was electrocuted Monday when...

NM boy injured in school shooting released

February 6, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) — A 12-year-old New Mexico boy seriously injured in a school shooting last month has been released from a Texas hospital. Officials with the University Medical Center in Lubbock, Texas, said Wednesday that Nathaniel Tavarez was recently...

Another dog shooting reported in Santa Fe County

February 6, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A fourth recent dog shooting has been reported in the La Cienega area south of Santa Fe. Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Capt. Adan Mendoza says the owner of a dog reported Wednesday that it had been fatally shot. The Albuquerque...

US government to spend $30M on forest restoration

February 6, 2014 • National NewsComments (0)

Helena National Forest Supervisor Bill Avey, center, shows U.S. Department of Agriculture Undersecretary Robert Bonnie the logging that has been done along the Upper Tenmile on Red Mountain, near Helena, Mont., on Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014. The U.S. Department...