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New Mexico college’s dorm plans hit major hurdle

July 28, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Northern New Mexico College’s plan to construct its first on-campus dorms has hit a wall. Gov. Susana Martinez and the state Board of Finance have declined to grant the college’s proposal for financing the buildings because of the school’s own financial troubles, the Albuquerque Journal reported...

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New Mexico college’s dorm plans hit major hurdle

July 28, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Northern New Mexico College’s plan to construct its first on-campus dorms has hit a wall. Gov. Susana Martinez and the state Board of Finance have declined to grant the college’s proposal for financing the buildings...

1-year-old boy among 2 dead in rollover crash

July 28, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Authorities in Bernalillo County say a young boy and a woman are dead after the vehicle they were in crashed. The Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Department says the crash occurred Saturday night on Coors Boulevard just south of...

Santa Fe hospital staff withdraw strike threat

July 28, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A union that represents workers at Christus St. Vincent Regional Medical Center has withdrawn a threat to strike, even as a vote on a contract is due. The Santa Fe New Mexican reports (http://bit.ly/1pkAEZV) that union officials...

Roswell man pleads guilty to assaulting officer

July 28, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — A Roswell man accused of assaulting a federal officer more than a year ago has been sentenced. The U.S. Attorney’s Office for New Mexico says 55-year-old Eddie J. Vallejos pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor assault charge last...

Farmington woman accused of DWI with baby in car

July 28, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — Farmington police say a woman drove drunk with an infant and the infant’s mother, who was also intoxicated, in the car. Lt. Taft Tracy said Sunday that officers responded Wednesday night to a disturbance at an apartment complex...

Santa Fe forest travel plan upheld by court

July 28, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Conservation groups say a federal court has upheld a travel management plan for the Santa Fe National Forest that limits access for recreational use. The U.S. District Court in Albuquerque ruled Friday that a statewide off-highway...

Changes coming to New Mexico teacher evaluations

July 27, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

Hanna Skandera   ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Several changes will be made to New Mexico’s teacher evaluation system, which has hit several snags since its launch, the state’s top education official said Friday. Education Secretary Hanna...

2 men accused of toting rifle, baby to eatery

July 27, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Police say two men are under arrest after they entered an Albuquerque Jack in the Box drive-thru displaying an assault rifle and an infant with no car seat. Police spokesman Simon Drobik says a manager called authorities early...

Albuquerque woman arrested for stabbing boyfriend

July 27, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) Police in Albuquerque have arrested a woman who allegedly stabbed her boyfriend after accusing him of having an affair. Police spokesman Tanner Tixier (Te-SHAY’) says Lucy Kowalchuk was booked Saturday on one count each of...