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US wildfires fuel urgency for forest restoration

June 14, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

This June 10, 2012 satellite image provided by the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center shows wildfires in Colorado and New Mexico. The 68-square-mile High Park Fire near Fort Collins, Colo., is at top, with the 56-square-mile Little Bear fire, lower right, and 438-square-mile Gila fire, lower left, both in New Mexico, also visible. (AP Photo/NASA [&hellip...

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Federal prosecutors drop case against John Edwards

June 14, 2012 • National NewsComments (0)

FILE – In a Thursday, May 31, 2012 file photo, former presidential candidate John Edwards speaks outside a federal courthouse as his daughter, Cate Edwards, left, and father Wallace Edwards, listen after his campaign finance fraud case ended in a...

Accusers: Sandusky employed threats and gifts

June 14, 2012 • National NewsComments (0)

Former Penn State University assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky arrives for the third day his trial at the Centre County Courthouse in Bellefonte, Pa., Wednesday, June 13, 2012. Sandusky faces 52 counts of child sex-abuse involving 10 boys over a 15-year...

Social media helped, hurt in hunt for Ala suspect

June 14, 2012 • National NewsComments (0)

Montgomery police chief Kevin Murphy talks with reporters in Auburn, Ala., Tuesday, June 12, 2012. Murphy reported that suspected killer Desmonte Leonard had turned himself in following a massive manhunt in Montgomery, Ala. Authorities say Leonard is charged...

JPMorgan CEO says execs may have pay taken back

June 14, 2012 • National NewsComments (0)

JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon, head of the largest bank in the US, testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, June 13, 2012, before the Senate Banking Committee about on how his company recently lost more than $2 billion on risky trades and whether...

One dies in roll over

June 13, 2012 • Local NewsComments (0)

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...

RFD no longer in Ruidoso

June 13, 2012 • Local NewsComments (0)

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 (0)

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 (0)

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 (0)

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...