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10 teens swarm Albuquerque store during robbery

January 13, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Albuquerque police say 10 young women swarmed into a clothing store to steal goods and then ran outside and threw rocks at windows of the store after one was caught. The thieves were shoving clothes and shoes into their purses while two of them tried to distract store personnel. Police say [&hellip...

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NM Gas Co. offering rebates for heating bills

January 13, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Customers of a New Mexico Gas Co. will have a chance to lower their monthly heating bills this winter. The Albuquerque Journal reports (http://bit.ly/1deXMEd ) the Albuquerque-based utility is offering substantial rebates to...

Otero County to open new animal shelter

January 13, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

ALAMOGORDO, N.M. (AP) — Stray animals getting picked up in Otero County will be brought to a new county-run shelter. The Alamogordo Daily News reports (http://bit.ly/1iBApWw ) officials are set to open the new $26,000 shelter in Alamogordo on Monday. Otero...

Ice fishing opens at Eagle Nest Lake

January 13, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

EAGLE NEST, N.M. (AP) — Ice fishing has opened at Eagle Nest Lake in northern New Mexico. The Game and Fish Department and State Parks Division started allowing anglers on the lake Saturday after determining that the ice was safe for foot traffic. However,...

New animal shelter opens in Farmington

January 12, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — The city of Farmington now has a new and bigger shelter to house dogs and cats in need of homes. The Daily Times reports (http://bit.ly/1iBBwp8 ) Mayor Tommy Roberts officially opened the Farmington Regional Animal Shelter in a...

Sheriffs opposing proposed NM monument

January 12, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — A coalition of border sheriffs is opposing a plan to designate scenic mountainous areas in Dona Ana County as a federal monument. The Albuquerque Journal reports (http://bit.ly/1m16Opk) that in a letter to New Mexico’s two...

Albuquerque water use drops to 30-year low

January 12, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A new report says Albuquerque water use dropped seven percent last year amid an ongoing drought. The Albuquerque Journal reported (http://goo.gl/LX8aWw) Saturday that the Albuquerque Bernalillo County Water Utility Authority says...

Doctor shortage in New Mexico expected to worsen

January 12, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico officials say the state is facing its worst shortage of primary care providers at a time when thousands are expected to enroll in state and federal health insurance exchanges. The Albuquerque Journal reported...

NM county clerk gives to gay marriage campaign

January 12, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — A southern New Mexico county clerk who faced a lawsuit for issuing same-sex marriage licenses is donating the rest of his defense fund to a pro-gay marriage campaign. The Las Cruces Sun-News reports (http://bit.ly/1adpWhE ) that Dona...

Father of man shot by Albuquerque police sues

January 11, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A father of a man shot by Albuquerque police filed a lawsuit against the department this week seeking the release of public records tied to the shooting. The lawsuit comes as David Sherrill and the attorneys sought lapel camera...