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Horse-abuse activist loses 2 mounts in 2 months

October 5, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A Texas man who set out on a world-wide ride to publicize horse abuse has lost two mounts to injuries in the first two months of his ride. One of Carl Wayne Cooper’s horses had to be shot after it got its foot caught in a cattle guard near Alamogordo, N.M., [&hellip...

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Feds clear way for NM transmission project

October 5, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A proposed $350 million transmission project is one step closer to opening northeastern New Mexico to more solar and wind energy development thanks to a decision by federal regulators. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission this...

NM counties and cities try to lure nuke waste

October 5, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Four government agencies in southeastern New Mexico are getting together to try to convince the federal government to put a high-level nuclear waste site in their region. Eddy and Lea counties and the cities of Carlsbad and Hobbs...

Former pueblo governor, developer plead not guilty

October 5, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The former governor of the Santa Ana Pueblo and a real estate developer from Pecos have pleaded not guilty to charges they embezzled at least $3.6 million from a group formed by the state’s 19 pueblos to develop the old...

NMSU president’s severance coming from vacancies

October 5, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico State University plans to pay for departing President Barbara Couture’s nearly $454,000 severance package with savings accumulated from as many as 15 vacant administrative positions. NMSU spokeswoman Julie Hughes...

FCC awards $18M to expand NM wireless networks

October 5, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The Federal Communications Commission has awarded about $18 million to telecommunications companies to expand access to high-speed cellular phone and wireless Internet service in central and southeastern New Mexico. U.S. Sen. Tom Udall...

Arrest made in shooting at Albuquerque strip club

October 4, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — One of two suspects wanted in an Albuquerque strip club shooting late last month now is in custody. Albuquerque police announced Wednesday night that 33-year-old Isaac Montoya is being held on suspicion of aggravated battery with a...

Partially decomposed body found in Albuquerque

October 4, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say a partially decomposed body has been found in a dirt field in Albuquerque. Albuquerque police say a citizen called in about 1:30 p.m. Wednesday to report the discovery of a body on top of a mattress in the open field...

NM court rules against residents suing oil company

October 4, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico’s Court of Appeals has ruled against a group of current and former Hobbs residents who sued an oil company because of illnesses and other damages. The court on Tuesday upheld a Lea County District Court decision not to...

Ex-NM corrections officer pleads guilty in assault

October 4, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A former New Mexico corrections officer has pleaded guilty to a criminal civil rights charge. Federal authorities say 40-year-old Demetrio Juan Gonzales was accused of striking and choking a DUI suspect at the Bernalillo County...