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Santa Fe hospital workers reject contract offer

July 21, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — An overwhelming vote by unionized nurses and medical technicians at Christus St. Vincent Regional Medical Center in Santa Fe rejects a contract offer. The Santa Fe New Mexican (http://bit.ly/1pvfCq1 ) reports that 95 percent of the nurses rejected the offer that the hospital’s administration called its best and last and...

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New Mexico oilman named to Pecos River commission

July 21, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A Roswell oil company executive has been named to a commission that oversees a compact between New Mexico and Texas governing Pecos River water. Gov. Susana Martinez appointed Ray Willis to the Pecos River Compact Commission. He is a...

Las Cruces church has helped 200 immigrants so far

July 20, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Organizers behind a short-term shelter in Las Cruces for immigrants say more than 200 people have already passed through. The Las Cruces Sun-News reported (http://bit.ly/UkxTMX) Saturday that at least one group of families has come...

Las Cruces mental health provider cutting staff

July 20, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — An Arizona company contracted to handle Medicaid-funded behavioral health care in southern New Mexico has cut nearly a quarter of its staff. The Las Cruces Sun-News reported (http://bit.ly/1nsF7eD) Saturday that La Frontera lost 87...

Martinez appoints 2 new judges for 2nd District

July 20, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Gov. Susana Martinez has appointed two new judges to serve in New Mexico’s 2nd Judicial District in Bernalillo County. The governor announced the appointments Friday of Ned Fuller and Debra Ramirez, both of Albuquerque. Fuller...

Carlsbad Caverns visitors spent $23M in 2013

July 20, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

CARLSBAD, N.M. (AP) — Tourists visiting Carlsbad Caverns National Park spent more than $23 million last year on the surrounding area. The Carlsbad Current-Argus reported (http://bit.ly/1rrJc4t) Saturday a new study released by the National Park Service...

New Mexico governor tours immigration facility

July 19, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

ARTESIA, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez said Saturday that hundreds of detained immigrants represent the humanitarian consequence of false beliefs that anyone can stay in the U.S. Martinez made the remarks after touring a temporary detention...

2 bodies found in vacant lot in Albuquerque

July 19, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Police say two people have been found dead in a vacant lot in Albuquerque. Police spokesman Simon Drobik says a man and woman reported to authorities Saturday seeing two bodies near Central and 60th Street. Drobik says the couple...

Man pleads guilty in border agent assault case

July 19, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Federal prosecutors say a citizen of the Czech Republic has pleaded guilty to impeding a U.S. Border Patrol agent in New Mexico. The U.S. Attorney’s Office for New Mexico says 54-year-old Andrej Grecik entered his plea Friday...

Santa Fe tennis coach accused of sex with minor

July 19, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A Santa Fe tennis instructor is facing criminal charges stemming from allegations he carried on a sexual relationship with a 16-year-old girl. The New Mexican reported (http://bit.ly/1lfIhNa) Friday that 28-year-old Victor Hugo...