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Martinez proposes NM effort on Alzheimer’s

August 22, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Gov. Susana Martinez is creating a new position in state government to help New Mexicans cope with Alzheimer’s disease and related forms of dementia. Martinez says creating the position is part of a plan to meet caregiver needs, improve quality of care and broaden public awareness about dementia and available resources....

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NM court asked to expedite gay marriage ruling

August 21, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A same-sex couple from Santa Fe has asked the New Mexico Supreme Court to streamline the handling of lawsuits seeking to legalize gay marriage in the state. Rep. Brian Egolf, a Santa Fe Democrat and lawyer for the couple, said Tuesday...

Shiprock man gets prison for 2nd-degree murder

August 21, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A Shiprock man has been sentenced to 19 years in federal prison after pleading guilty to second-degree murder and attempted robbery. Federal prosecutors in New Mexico say 32-year-old Malcolm Altisi also was sentenced Tuesday to two...

NM gun store: 1,500 prairie dogs shot in hunt

August 21, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

LOS LUNAS, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico gun shop owner who sponsored a prairie dog hunting contest says hunters bagged around 1,500 of the squirrel-like creatures during a weeklong competition. Gunhawk Firearms owner Mark Chavez told The Associated Press on...

University, company may link with Gallup hospital

August 21, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A Texas company and the University of New Mexico may team up with a hospital in Gallup to expand medical care in an area of northwestern New Mexico and northeastern Arizona that is one of the poorest regions of the country. However,...

Deming’s tortilla-tossing contest is Saturday

August 21, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

DEMING, N.M. (AP) — They’re warming up their arms in Deming in preparation for the Great American Tortilla Toss competition. Just like it sounds, the competition to be held Saturday will have contestants in several age categories trying to throw...

Flags to be flown at half-staff for NM lawmaker

August 20, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Gov. Susana Martinez has ordered that flags on all state buildings be flown at half-staff from sunrise to sunset Tuesday to honor and mourn a deceased New Mexico legislator. State Rep. Stephen Easley died Wednesday after a prolonged...

NM election consultant gets 10-year prison term

August 20, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A man convicted of conspiring to steal money intended for voter education efforts in New Mexico has been sentenced to 10 years in federal prison. Prosecutors say 65-year-old Armando C. Gutierrez also was sentenced Monday to three...

NM man is facing charges in police dog stabbing

August 20, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — A Las Cruces man is accused of stabbing a police dog. Police say 23-year-old Alan A. Golden is facing one count of injury to a police dog. They say the charge is a fourth-degree felony. Police say the 6-year-old canine was stabbed...

Navajos round up horses on drought-stricken land

August 20, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

GALLUP, N.M. (AP) — Navajo Nation rangers have rounded up numerous horses on the reservation under an operation conducted as part of the tribe’s response to the continuing drought. A natural resources law enforcement official says least 248 horses...