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Navajo Nation Council endorses Heinrich

October 31, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The Navajo Nation Council says it is endorsing Democrat Martin Heinrich in New Mexico’s U.S. Senate race. Navajo Nation Council Delegate Russell Begaye said Tuesday the council is backing Heinrich because of his support for “issues of great importance to Navajo,” such as social security, veterans’ benefits,...

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FBI report: Albuquerque violent crime down

October 31, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico’s largest city followed a statewide trend last year and saw a drop in violent crime while reported property crimes increased. An annual report from the Federal Bureau of Investigation released this week showed that...

I-10 speed limit to increase south of Las Cruces

October 31, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — The speed limit is increasing to 75 mph on a nearly 14-mile stretch of Interstate 10 south of Las Cruces. New Mexico highway officials say the speed limit is bumping up from 70 mph for both directions of traffic between the Mesquite...

Richardson to lobby for Calif. spaceport

October 31, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Former New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson, who championed the development of New Mexico’s spaceport, is going to work for California’s space center. Richardson has been hired as a consultant for Mojave Air and Space Port,...

Richardson to lobby for Calif. spaceport

October 31, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Former New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson, who championed the development of New Mexico’s spaceport, is going to work for California’s space center. Richardson has been hired as a consultant for Mojave Air and Space Port,...

Albuquerque smoke alert from set fire continues

October 31, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A health alert remains in effect Tuesday for Albuquerque due to smoke drifting into the city from a controlled burn in forest wilderness northwest of Jemez Springs. The city Environmental Health Department says light wind will...

Police: NM man made threats with medieval weapon

October 31, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

RIO RANCHO, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico man is facing charges after police said he threatened officers and his family with a medieval weapon. KRQE-TV reports (http://bit.ly/SrSxXY) that Charles Cook, of Rio Rancho, was recently arrested following a domestic...

Prescribed fire prompts Albuquerque smoke alert

October 30, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Smoke from a prescribed fire in the Santa Fe National Forest has prompted health officials in Albuquerque to issue a smoke alert. The smoke drifted south into the Middle Rio Grande Valley on Monday evening, and officials advised...

NM border agents seize 700 pounds of pot

October 30, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

SANTA TERESA, N.M. (AP) — U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers turned up more than 700 pounds of marijuana during a weekend stop at the Santa Teresa port of entry. Officers found the 10 bales of tightly packed marijuana in metal boxes hidden under...

Los Lunas gun shop to sponsor coyote hunt

October 30, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

LOS LUNAS, N.M. (AP) — A Los Lunas gun shop says it will pick up plans to sponsor a coyote hunt after an Albuquerque business cancelled its planned contest because of public outcry. Rick Gross with Gunhawk Firearms in Los Lunas told KOAT-TV...