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Work on key Spaceport road may start in summer

October 22, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — An improved southern New Mexico road to Spaceport America could to be under construction by next summer, county officials told state lawmakers Monday. During a legislative hearing in Las Cruces, Dona Ana County officials said the U.S. Bureau of Land Management is reviewing the environmental impact of the road proposal [&hellip...

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Radio personality’s New Mexico ranch up for sale

October 22, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A northern New Mexico cattle ranch belonging to radio personality Don Imus is on the market for $32 million. The Santa Fe New Mexican (http://goo.gl/04JIPf ) reports that the 2,400-acre ranch near the small community of Ribera and...

Group takes over Pajarito Mountain Ski Area

October 22, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

LOS ALAMOS, N.M. (AP) — The management group that operates northern New Mexico’s Sipapu Ski and Summer Resort is taking over the ski slopes near Los Alamos. Resort officials say they are now planning for a full season of skiing and snowboarding at the...

Report: Care provider needs funding increase

October 21, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A company providing some behavioral health services in New Mexico following a shake-up of the state’s network says it is losing money and needs to be paid more if it is to stay afloat. Details about the financial health of...

Fall colors dot Arizona, New Mexico landscapes

October 21, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

In this Oct. 17, 2014 photo, an aspen tree shows off fall colors on a hillside near Los Alamos, N.M. Residents and land managers say this marks one of the first years that aspens in and along burn scars in the Los Alamos area are big enough and bright enough...

New Mexico prisons on lockdown in contraband hunt

October 21, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — In an unannounced move, New Mexico Corrections Department Secretary Gregg Marcantel ordered a lockdown of the state’s 11 prisons on Monday as part of a massive hunt for contraband among inmates. The department said staff members...

VA hospital in Albuquerque to operate fewer beds

October 21, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The Department of Veterans Affairs says it is reducing the number of inpatient beds at its Albuquerque hospital by 20 percent due to a nationwide nursing shortage. The department says the Raymond G. Murphy VA Medical Center is...

Santa Fe police: Wanted man arrested at motel

October 21, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Santa Fe police have arrested a 33-year-old man accused of attempting to ram a police car while trying to avoid arrest during a pursuit. Police spokeswoman Celina Espinoza says Robert Pacheco was arrested early Monday morning after...

Officials: Dead chickens left at NM cemetery

October 21, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say dead chickens and pigeons are being left at a New Mexico cemetery. Bernalillo County officials told KRQE-TV (http://goo.gl/V0CRDL) that Animal Care Services reported at least eight mysterious cases where the dead...

New Mexico man killed in head-on crash of 2 trucks

October 21, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A head-on collision between two commercial trucks has claimed the life of a New Mexico man. The New Mexico State Police says 39-year-old Stephen Houghtaling of Lake Arthur was killed Sunday on State Route 128 near Loving when his...