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Lobbyists spent $200,000 on dinners, golf, skiing

February 26, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Lobbyists and their clients spent at least $200,000 during New Mexico’s just ended legislative session hosting pricey dinners, receptions and providing lawmakers with free golf and skiing. The biggest expenditure was by the New Mexico Golf Tourism Alliance, which provided passes to legislators, the governor and lieutenant...

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New Albuquerque police chief sworn in

February 26, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Former New Mexico Public Safety Secretary Gorden Eden has been sworn in as the new police chief of the troubled Albuquerque Police Department. Eden took the oath of office Wednesday and promised to meet with around 60 employees soon...

State lands off-limits to fireworks, smoking

February 26, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Thousands of square miles of drought-stricken New Mexico are now off-limits to fireworks, open fires and smoking until further notice. Land Commissioner Ray Powell put the state on notice Wednesday, saying his decision to prohibit...

Woman found guilty in shooting

February 9, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

ALAMOGORDO (AP) — The last of three suspects to be tried in the 2011 killing of a woman outside a busy Alamogordo Burger King was found guilty Friday of first-degree murder. The Alamogordo Daily News reports that a Lincoln County jury read the verdict...

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February 9, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

Albuquerque chile on its way to Denver, Seattle ALBUQUERQUE (AP) — While Denver may have lost the Super Bowl, the city is getting something from Albuquerque. Albuquerque Mayor Richard Berry on Friday packed up a shipment of red and green chile for Denver...

Lawmaker proposes bill on replacing Navajo speaker

January 16, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — Newly proposed legislation in the Navajo Nation Council sets up a process for appointing a replacement for Speaker Johnny Naize if he is removed from office. The bill on naming a successor is sponsored by council Delegate Alton Joe...

Ag New Mexico adds Perri Jennings to Clovis Branch Staff

December 1, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

CLOVIS—Ag New Mexico recently hired Perri Jennings as a loan closer in the cooperative’s Clovis branch office. Jennings, who grew up on a New Mexico cow/calf and farming operation, has 30 years of experience in the agricultural industry. Most recently,...

NM marketplace for insurance opens this week

September 30, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — For a state that’s long struggled with one of the nation’s highest uninsured rates, New Mexico has a lot at stake with a new health insurance marketplace that starts enrolling customers on Tuesday. Individuals and small...

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September 11, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

Court poses new questions in pension case SANTA FE (AP) — New Mexico’s highest court wants more information from lawyers before deciding whether the state can reduce cost-of-living adjustments for pensions of retired government workers. The Supreme Court...

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September 7, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

Kirtland Air Force to set coyote traps ALBUQUERQUE (AP) — Kirtland Air Force Base is clamping down on coyotes. KOAT-TV reports that the Civil Engineer Squadron is teaming up with the U.S. Department of Agriculture to set up live traps around residential...