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Town blames weather, bad press for limited rally crowd

May 27, 2015 • State NewsComments (0)

RED RIVER, N.M. (AP) — Red River officials say bad weather and press from a May 17 fight in Waco, Texas that left nine dead contributed to the smaller than usual crowd at the town’s annual Memorial Day motorcycle rally. The Santa Fe New Mexican reports (http://bit.ly/1FNiWYF ) Marshal David Smith says law enforcement was [&hellip...

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Bernalillo jail chief wants officers to use less force

May 27, 2015 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A Bernalillo County jail chief has called on corrections officers to use force less often, but the officers’ union says the policy change will limit their ability to handle unruly inmates. The Albuquerque Journal reports...

Dona Ana County’s onion crop looks stellar

May 27, 2015 • State NewsComments (0)

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Dona Ana County’s onion crop is looking stellar so far this harvest season. The Las Cruces Sun-News reports (http://bit.ly/1IZNcjR) that the onion harvest tends to begin in the final week of May but this season actually kicked...

New Mexico police officer shot; no word on condition

May 27, 2015 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A police officer in Rio Rancho was shot Monday night and authorities said there was no word on the officer’s condition. The shooting occurred shortly after 8 p.m. on Southern Boulevard near a library, police spokesman Capt....

Shiprock boy with genetic condition gets liver transplant

May 25, 2015 • State NewsComments (0)

FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — A 2-year-old Shiprock boy who suffers from a rare genetic condition recently received a liver transplant in California. The Farmington Daily Times reports (http://bit.ly/1AtMoCp) that Kaiden Charley was diagnosed with a condition...

Former Rio Rancho teacher files lawsuit over her 2012 firing

May 25, 2015 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A former Rio Rancho teacher says in a lawsuit that she was fired as a result of her involvement with a union and her outspoken criticism of school district officials. The Albuquerque Journal reports (http://bit.ly/1HsgnrQ) that...

Work begins on interim ventilation system at nuke dump

May 25, 2015 • State NewsComments (0)

CARLSBAD, N.M. (AP) — Workers at the federal government’s nuclear waste repository in southern New Mexico are installing a temporary ventilation system that will increase airflow in the underground facility. The system will include two above-ground...

Downtown Portales to shut down for movie shoot

May 25, 2015 • State NewsComments (0)

PORTALES, N.M. (AP) — Downtown Portales will be closed to traffic Tuesday and get temporarily taken over by Hollywood. KRQE-TV reports that crews from the action film “Comancheria” will be shooting on parts of 1st and 2nd streets. The crime...

San Juan County septic pump companies facing state fines

May 25, 2015 • State NewsComments (0)

FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — The New Mexico Environment Department is ramping up enforcement of required certification for septic pumping companies in San Juan County. The Daily Times in Farmington reports (http://bit.ly/1Hr38Yo) that the department plans to...

New Mexico graduating more in liberal arts than tech

May 25, 2015 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico’s major universities may not be turning out graduates in science and mathematics at a rate fast enough for employers in those fields, according to recent data. Both the University of New Mexico and New Mexico State...