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ENMU struggling to fill some open positions

July 24, 2015 • State NewsComments (0)

PORTALES, N.M. (AP) — Eastern New Mexico University officials say they are struggling to fill vacancies before the fall 2015 semester starts. ENMU President Steven Gamble told the Portales News-Tribune (http://goo.gl/iDYR9Y) this week that despite the university’s website containing all the available jobs to the public, the candidates have not been...

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Jail inmates start fire, disturbance brought under control

July 24, 2015 • State NewsComments (0)

GALLUP, N.M. (AP) — Inmates started a fire at the McKinley County Detention Center on Thursday as they were being moved to another part of the jail in response to a plumbing problem. County spokesman Doug Decker said a group of inmates who had yet to be...

Gila River diversion entity gets approval after long road

July 24, 2015 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The Interstate Stream Commission has approved a resolution designating a 14-member unit to design and build the Gila River diversion project in southwestern New Mexico. The Albuquerque Journal reports (http://goo.gl/Cx480V) that...

Woman found with heroin at bus station pleads to drug charges

July 24, 2015 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A woman who was found to have more than two pounds of heroin in her possession while at an Albuquerque bus station has pleaded guilty to a drug charge. Rose Esmerelda Balderrama-Mendivil, 39, admitted in her plea agreement Thursday...

Police say carjacking suspect was sought in robbery case

July 24, 2015 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say a suspect in two Albuquerque carjackings was being sought by investigators in an armed robbery case when he started to steal vehicles in a bid to evade capture. Thomas Martinez, 26, was arrested Wednesday on...

Officials: Progress made cleaning up massive jet fuel spill

July 24, 2015 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — State and federal officials are becoming increasingly confident they’ll be able to clean up a massive plume of jet fuel at the edge of Albuquerque before it reaches drinking water wells. First detected in 1999, the leak at a...

Officials: Progress made cleaning up massive jet fuel spill

July 24, 2015 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — State and federal officials are becoming increasingly confident they’ll be able to clean up a massive plume of jet fuel at the edge of Albuquerque before it reaches drinking water wells. First detected in 1999, the leak at a...

Corrales covers ‘For Sale’ signs to remind relators to pay

July 24, 2015 • State NewsComments (0)

CORRALES, N.M. (AP) — Those looking for property in the Albuquerque suburb of Corrales need only look for homes with black trash bags out front after the city covered 35 “For Sale” signs. The signs were covered in an effort to enforce a local...

Appeals court dismisses suit by former Sunland Park official

July 24, 2015 • State NewsComments (0)

SUNLAND PARK, N.M. (AP) — A federal appeals court has upheld the dismissal of a former Sunland Park mayor pro tem who claimed New Mexico State Police invaded his privacy. The Denver-based U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Thursday said Daniel Salinas...

Albuquerque woman convicted in death of her 2-year-old son

July 24, 2015 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Prosecutors say an Albuquerque woman faces a mandatory 18-year prison term after being convicted for her role in the 2011 beating death of her 2-year-old son. The District Attorney’s Office says Elizabeth Martinez was...