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Alamogordo halfway house to remain open despite lawsuit

July 2, 2015 • State NewsComments (0)

ALAMOGORDO, N.M. (AP) — An Alamogordo halfway house previously named in a sexual-assault lawsuit and no longer associated with the New Mexico Department of Corrections is remaining open. New Life Recovery House owner Vickie Clark said Wednesday that despite the negative publicity around a “frivolous lawsuit” the house will stay in business and...

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Thousands expected to converge on Roswell for UFO festival

July 2, 2015 • State NewsComments (0)

ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) — Festival organizers in Roswell are predicting this weekend’s UFO celebration will bring thousands of visitors to the New Mexico city. The Roswell Daily Record reports (http://bit.ly/1NvztSB ) that last year’s UFO Festival...

Contractor miss-places trail maps saying ‘you are here’

July 2, 2015 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A contractor is returning to the Santa Fe River Trail to swap two signs that had visitors questioning their claim that “you are here.” The Santa Fe New Mexican reports (http://bit.ly/1NwSzHB) that Silver City-based...

Pojoaque Pueblo’s gambling compact with state to expire

July 1, 2015 • State NewsComments (0)

POJOAQUE PUEBLO, N.M. (AP) — The top federal prosecutor in New Mexico said Tuesday he will allow Pojoaque Pueblo’s two casinos to remain open pending the outcome of a federal court case. Uncertainty has been swirling because the tribe’s gambling...

New Mexico restaurant owners sentenced for wage violations

July 1, 2015 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Two brothers who own Chinese restaurants in New Mexico have been sentenced to two years’ probation for violating the federal minimum and overtime wage laws. Prosecutors say 30-year-old Wen Ping Chen of Rio Rancho and...

Archaeologists call on feds to protect Chaco Canyon area

July 1, 2015 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Tucked away among northwestern New Mexico’s sandstone cliffs and buttes are the remnants of an ancient civilization whose monumental architecture and cultural influences have been a source of mystery for years. Scholars and...

Navajo Nation chapters have more than $77M in unspent funds

July 1, 2015 • State NewsComments (0)

GALLUP, N.M. (AP) — An audit of the Navajo Nation revealed that the tribal government’s 110 chapters had more than $77 million in unspent funds. The Gallup Independent reports (http://bit.ly/1jl8YBA ) last week Tribal Auditor General Elizabeth Begay...

New Mexico corrections halts connection with halfway house

July 1, 2015 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The New Mexico Department of Corrections will no longer send female inmates to a halfway house previously named in a sexual-assault lawsuit because of safety concerns, the agency announced this week. Corrections spokeswoman Alex...

Jury acquits woman in fatal shooting of man in Rio Rancho

July 1, 2015 • State NewsComments (0)

BERNALILLO, N.M. (AP) — A state District Court jury in Sandoval County has acquitted a 25-year-old woman of first-degree murder in the fatal shooting of a longtime friend in Rio Rancho in 2013. In returning a not-guilty verdict Monday, the jury concluded...

A cup of coffee with cream and opportunity

July 1, 2015 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A cup of coffee made all the difference to Kristin Mulka. The property manager of the multistory apartment building, Downtown @ 700-2nd, Mulka used to work in The Coffee Shop, located in the first-floor lobby of that same building,...