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Navajo leader weighs in on NM emissions debate

November 5, 2011 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Federal regulators’ decision to require more pollution controls at a coal-fired power plant that serves customers throughout the Southwest amounts to a “burdensome” mandate that could affect the Navajo Nation, the tribe’s president said in a letter released Friday. Navajo President Ben Shelly used the...

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Bear from popular NM photo was troublemaker in ’02

November 5, 2011 • State NewsComments Off

This Aug. 4, 2011, image provided by the New Mexico Department of Fish and Game and photographed by Mark Meier, shows a bear transporting her cub across Lake Navajo, N.M. After a troubled youth raiding chicken coops, trash cans and houses in the foothills...

Feds assess sites for renewable energy potential

November 5, 2011 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Determining the potential of former landfills, brownfields and Superfund sites around the country to host solar panels and other renewable energy projects is the focus of a new assessment federal researchers announced Friday. The...

Ex-sheriff’s officer to run NM prison agency

November 5, 2011 • State NewsComments Off

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A long-time law enforcement officer, Gregg Marcantel, was named by Gov. Susana Martinez on Friday to manage New Mexico’s prison and parole agency. Marcantel takes over immediately as cabinet secretary of the Corrections...

Ex-sheriff’s officer to run NM prison agency

November 5, 2011 • State NewsComments Off

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A long-time law enforcement officer, Gregg Marcantel, was named by Gov. Susana Martinez on Friday to manage New Mexico’s prison and parole agency. Marcantel takes over immediately as cabinet secretary of the Corrections...

Haitian in Farmington to get life-saving skills

November 5, 2011 • State NewsComments Off

Andersen Emile, of Haiti, hangs off of the edge of a cliff suspended by a rope bridge during a training exercise on Oct. 28 2011 in Farmington, N.M.. Emile, 30, from Haiti, spent the last two weeks of October in Farmington studying advanced rescue techniques...

NM woman held in Colorado killing

November 5, 2011 • State NewsComments Off

FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — A Farmington, N.M., woman remains incarcerated in an Archuleta County, Colo., jail on suspicion of killing a man. Archuleta County Undersheriff Jim Saunders says 37-year-old Elizabeth Blan faces second-degree murder charges for the...

Texas university bus crashes; 1 killed, 15 hurt

November 5, 2011 • National NewsComments Off

Emergency responders wheel a patient from a bus accident into Hendrick Medical Center in Abilene, Texas Friday, Nov. 4, 2011. A bus carrying Abilene Christian University agriculture students crashed on the way to Medina on Friday, November 4, 2011. A bus...

Amid allegations against Cain, rivals ignore issue

November 5, 2011 • National NewsComments Off

Republican presidential hopeful former House Speaker Newt Gingrich waves after speaking at the Iowa Republican Party’s Ronald Reagan Dinner, Friday, Nov. 4, 2011, in Des Moines, Iowa. Herman Cain’s presidential rivals focused Friday on anything...

Greek PM wins confidence vote, pledges transition

November 5, 2011 • World NewsComments Off

Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou speaks during a confidence vote speech at the parliament in Athens, on Friday, Nov. 4, 2011. Greece’s embattled Socialist prime minister promised to start immediate powersharing talks to form a caretaker...