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Mitt Romney to visit NM oil and gas country

August 22, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

HOBBS, N.M. (AP) — Mitt Romney will make his first campaign stop in New Mexico this week with a visit to the heart of the state’s oil and gas country. Romney’s campaign says the presumptive Republican presidential nominee will be in the southeastern New Mexico city of Hobbs on Thursday. Romney told Texas donors Tuesday [&hellip...

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Tough times on the Pecos as miles of river go dry

August 22, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Close to three dozen miles of the Pecos River have dried up, shorelines at state parks up and down the waterway are expanding, and threatened fish have to be relocated. State and federal officials on Tuesday pointed to what’s...

NM park access limited by film production

August 22, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Government officials say portions of a state park in northern New Mexico are closed because of production of the film “The Lone Ranger.” The movie stars Arnie Hammer as the masked rider and Johnny Depp as Tonto. The Game...

Doctor requests return to work at UNM hospital

August 22, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A doctor who lost her bid for a high-level federal job amid allegations she padded her resume and denied medical care to immigrants, which she refutes, wants to return to work at the University of New Mexico. Dr. Cristina Beato, a...

2 illegal immigrants in distress rescued in NM

August 22, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

DEMING, N.M. (AP) — Federal authorities in New Mexico say two illegal immigrants have been rescued east of the Florida Mountains near Deming. The Las Cruces Border Patrol Station was notified by Luna County authorities of an emergency distress call from two...

Martinez gets primetime role for GOP convention

August 22, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez will make a primetime speech next week at the Republican National Convention. Republican officials announced Tuesday that Martinez will deliver her remarks right before the keynote speaker on the...

HSI seeks extension for Juarez boy with tumor

August 21, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Federal officials are working to extend a stay for a 9-year-old Ciudad Juarez boy who is suffering from a massive tumor, U.S. Homeland Security Investigations announced Monday. Kevin Abar, assistant special agent in charge of...

Border Patrol nabs man wanted in 1980 homicide

August 21, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

LORDSBURG, N.M. (AP) — U.S. Border Patrol agents have arrested a man wanted in connection to a 1980 homicide in Nebraska as he was trying to cross from Mexico along the New Mexico border. The Border Patrol announced Monday that agents arrested 51-year-old...

NM shop sells 'meth candy' to honor 'Breaking Bad'

August 21, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The owner of an Albuquerque candy store is selling a product she’s calling “meth candy” as she tries to play off the popularity of the hit TV-show “Breaking Bad.” Debbie Hall, owner of The Candy Lady,...

CBP: 733 pounds of marijuana seized at NM port

August 21, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

SANTA TERESA, N.M. (AP) — Federal authorities say they’ve seized more than 730 pounds of marijuana at New Mexico’s Santa Teresa port. U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers say the marijuana was concealed in five tractors being transported...