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Snowfall gives hope to Southwest ski resorts

November 18, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Spirits were high at New Mexico’s ski resorts after a weekend storm brought more than two feet of snow to some spots, and crews were taking advantage of freezing temperatures as they cranked up their snow-making machines. Following a string of lackluster years and negative perceptions spurred by a persistent drought,...

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Sheriff: Farmington man being evicted shoots self

November 18, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — San Juan County authorities say a 59-year-old Farmington man is hospitalized after shooting himself in the chest because he was being evicted and couldn’t face the prospect of being homeless. Sheriff’s Detective Lt....

Painting of homeless man shot by police sold

November 18, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A painting of a homeless camper, whose death at the hands of Albuquerque police sparked angry protests around the city, has sold at an auction. KRQE-TV reports (http://goo.gl/lg6vgl) that David Santiago’s painting of...

Lawmakers back ‘timeout’ on pension system changes

November 18, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Some New Mexico legislators agree that there shouldn’t be policy changes made to the state’s big retirement system for public employees for at least five years. The Albuquerque Journal (http://goo.gl/2xVnK0 ) reports that a...

Chaco Canyon among parks proposing fee increases

November 18, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

NAGEEZI, N.M. (AP) — Northwestern New Mexico’s Chaco Culture National Historical Park wants to more than double its entrance fees. Officials will seek public input on the proposed increases, which include raising the per-vehicle charge of $8 to $20....

GOP meeting draws New Mexico governor to Florida

November 18, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez has traveled to Florida to meet with other governors from around the nation. The governor’s office said Martinez arrived in Boca Raton on Monday to attend the winter session of the Republican...

Clovis man pleads guilty in meth trafficking case

November 17, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A Clovis man has pleaded guilty to participating in a methamphetamine trafficking conspiracy. Prosecutors say 38-year-old Christopher Jason Kidd entered his plea Monday and remains in federal custody pending his sentencing hearing,...

NM ex-lawman in deputy killing arraigned

November 17, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — A former northern New Mexico sheriff’s deputy accused of killing a fellow lawman during an alcohol-fueled argument pleaded not guilty Monday and opted not to attend his arraignment. An attorney for Tai Chan waived his...

New Mexico breaks temperature records

November 17, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The blast of wintry weather moving across New Mexico has resulted in several broken records. Forecasters at the National Weather Service in Albuquerque say Eagle Nest led the pack Monday with a low temperature of minus 17. The...

Review: 17 Albuquerque officers fired since 2010

November 17, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — More than a quarter of the Albuquerque officers fired in recent years were dismissed for use of force, according to a review of police documents. A review of termination letters by the Albuquerque Journal (http://goo.gl/k62QCa )...