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NM to require Eddy-Lea Energy Alliance audit

October 7, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

CARLSBAD, N.M. (AP) — An alliance of southeastern New Mexico government agencies designed to promote nuclear facilities is a governing agency and must conduct regular financial audits, according to an opinion from the state Auditor’s Office. The Eddy-Lea Energy Alliance includes the Eddy and Lea County governments and the cities of Carlsbad and...

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NM residents vow to fight forest travel plan

October 7, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — It was supposed to take the U.S. Forest Service four years to decide which roads and trails throughout the nation’s vast network of forests should be designated for travel by motorcycles, four-wheelers and other backcountry...

FAA announces funding for new Taos runway

October 7, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

TAOS, N.M. (AP) — The Federal Aviation Administration has awarded more than $1 million to help design a new runway at the airport in Taos and install a system to monitor overflights of cultural sites in the area. The money from the FAA’s airport...

Officer hurt in crash at Balloon Fiesta

October 7, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An Albuquerque police motorcycle officer has been injured in a crash while he was working at the annual Balloon Fiesta. Police spokesman Sgt. Donovan Olvera says the injuries to Sgt. Todd Mock are not life-threatening. Mock was on...

High winds cancel NM Balloon Fiesta launch

October 7, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

In this Oct. 8, 2011 photo, hot air balloons are shown at the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta before take off. The 41st annual event is set to begin Saturday and is expected to draw hundreds of thousands of spectators from around the country and the...

Panetta: Syria clash with Turkey may escalate

October 6, 2012 • World NewsComments (0)

U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta attends a ceremony at army headquarters in Lima, Peru, Saturday, Oct. 6, 2012. Panetta is in Lima on an official visit for one day. (AP Photo/Martin Mejia) MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (AP) — The continued exchange of artillery...

Some of Sandusky’s jurors hoping for life sentence

October 6, 2012 • National NewsComments (0)

Joshua Harper, of State College, Pa., a member of the Jerry Sandusky jury, stands in front of the Centre County Courthouse in Bellefonte, Pa., on Friday, Oct. 5, 2012. Harper, who has bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Penn State, said that he...

Extradited terrorism suspects appear in US courts

October 6, 2012 • National NewsComments (0)

In this courtroom drawing, defense attorneys Sabrina Shroff and Jerrod Thompson Hicks represent accused terrorist Abu Hamza al- Masri, center, before magistrate judge Franklin Maas in Manhattan federal court, Saturday, Oct. 6, 2012, in New York. Abu Hamza...

Israeli jets down drone that entered airspace

October 6, 2012 • World NewsComments (0)

This image made from video released by the Israeli Defense Forces shows the downing of a drone that entered Israeli airspace in southern Israel, Saturday, Oct. 6, 2012. Israeli jets scrambled to intercept a drone that crossed into Israeli airspace Saturday...

Calif. gas prices hit all-time high

October 6, 2012 • National NewsComments (0)

Rudy Rocha delivers gas to a Costco gas station in Tustin, Calif., Friday, Oct. 5, 2012. A 20-cent jump overnight in California gas prices has put the state ahead of Hawaii for the nation’s most expensive gas. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong) LOS ANGELES (AP) —...