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Family recognizes 7-pound gold bar up for auction

July 21, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The 7-pound gold bar that is among the unclaimed property the New Mexico Taxation and Revenue Department plans to auction next week belongs to the surviving family members of a Russian immigrant, according to an Albuquerque attorney. Jennifer Noya, who is representing the family, told television station KRQE (http://bit.ly/13sezib...

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NM in for more thunderstorms, flooding

July 21, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The flash flood warnings are not yet over for New Mexico as waves of thunderstorms are expected to develop over the next few days. The National Weather Service in Albuquerque has issued a flash flood watch for all of central and...

Biologists find oldest Jemez salamander

July 21, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

LOS ALAMOS, N.M. (AP) — State wildlife officials say biologists have made a startling discovery in the Jemez Mountains. The biologists were participating in a training workshop just east of the Valles Caldera National Preserve this week when they came...

Santa Fe police capture abused alligator

July 21, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Santa Fe police are trying to find the owner of a 2-foot-long alligator. Officers were called to a home along Galisteo Street on Friday after the resident’s dog had cornered the alligator in the backyard. Police spokeswoman...

NM judicial appointee changes party affiliation

July 19, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A Ruidoso lawyer selected for a southern New Mexico judgeship changed her party affiliation to Republican from Democrat on the day of her appointment, but the attorney said Friday that GOP Gov. Susana Martinez didn’t ask for the...

Audit criticizes NM unemployment system computer

July 19, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A newly implemented computer system for unemployment taxes and claims is so complex that it’s difficult to use for New Mexicans seeking jobless benefits and the computer’s cost has more than doubled to $48 million,...

Banks to serve as Albuquerque’s interim chief

July 19, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Deputy Chief Allen Banks will become the Albuquerque Police Department’s interim chief upon Chief Ray Schultz’s Aug. 3 retirement. The city announced in March that Schultz will retire this year after 31 years on the...

Pueblo governors in NM to restructure council

July 18, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The 20 Pueblo Governors of the All Indian Pueblo Council have decided to restructure their 400-year-old Pueblo advocacy organization back to its original cultural and leadership model. They decided to do that Wednesday by dissolving...

Banks named Albuquerque’s interim police chief

July 18, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Deputy Chief Allen Banks has been named the interim police chief in Albuquerque beginning early next month. Banks will take over on an interim basis for Ray Schultz, who is retiring Aug. 3 after 31 years with the Albuquerque Police...

NM to auction unclaimed property, gold coins

July 18, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A 7-pound gold bar. An 1802 bottle of Napoleon Cognac. A stuffed teddy bear with a lost story. Those are among the unclaimed property in the state’s possession that the Taxation and Revenue Department plans to auction off next...