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New Mexico DOT worker fired after rowdy conference

October 15, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) — Officials say one state Department of Transportation worker has been fired and another is under investigation following a rowdy conference in Roswell. Department of Transportation spokeswoman Melissa Dosher said Tuesday that the employee was fired following a Sept. 29 party that got out of hand. KOB-TV reports (http://goo.gl/sSEKls )...

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Farmington sees rise in drunken-driving arrests

October 15, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — The biggest city in the Four Corners is on track to reach a five-year high in its number of drunken driving arrests. Farmington police say officers have made 550 arrests for driving while under the influence so far in 2014 and are on...

Official urges a look at fiesta’s traffic woes

October 15, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Albuquerque City Council President Ken Sanchez says it’s time to take a serious look at traffic congestion at the city’s International Balloon Fiesta. KRQE-TV reports (http://bit.ly/1sMBsKp) that traffic this past...

Lea County sets new gross receipts tax record

October 15, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

HOBBS, N.M. (AP) — It’s only few months into the fiscal year and a booming southeastern New Mexico county is already seeing record-breaking gross receipts tax numbers. The Hobbs News-Sun reports (http://goo.gl/5Lrk58) that Lea County officials report...

Jewell to visit New Mexico for wilderness meeting

October 15, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Interior Secretary Sally Jewell will be among the dozens of officials and conservation experts gathering in New Mexico this week for a conference aimed at celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act. Jewell is scheduled...

Balloon fiesta heads into final weekend

October 12, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Police say several roads were clogged on Albuquerque’s north side early Saturday as tens of thousands of people made their way to the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta. The nine-day fiesta was wrapping this weekend with...

New wind farm coming to eastern New Mexico

October 12, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

HOBBS, N.M. (AP) — Eastern New Mexico is set to be the home of a new wind farm. The Anderson Wind Farm is under construction in Lea County — in the heart of the state’s oil and gas country — and could start generating power by December, the Hobbs...

Man found dead along road in Bernalillo County

October 12, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Authorities in Bernalillo County are investigating what they say is the suspicious death of man whose body was found on the side of a road. Bernalillo County Sheriff’s deputies said Saturday they are trying to determine the...

Navajo residents have running water for first time

October 12, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

MARIANO LAKE, N.M. (AP) — The U.S. Department of Agriculture says some Navajo families in New Mexico now have running water for the first time. USDA Rural Development officials held a dedication ceremony Friday for a new water system in Mariano Lake on the...

Police ID body of man found on Albuquerque street

October 12, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Albuquerque police have identified a man whose body was found on a street in a manner that is being treated as a homicide. Police spokesman Tanner Tixier said Friday authorities confirmed the body is that of 33-year-old Steve...