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Bratton picked as minority leader of NM House

November 28, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Republican state Rep. Donald Bratton of Hobbs was picked as minority leader of the New Mexico House of Representatives. The Albuquerque Journal reports (http://bit.ly/UZuJHx) that Bratton will replace Tom Taylor of Farmington as the top-ranking Republican in the Democratic-controlled House. House Republicans also elected several...

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NM man gets 2 years for sexual contact with girl

November 28, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A Santa Fe man who pleaded guilty to a having sexual contact with a 10-year-old girl was sentenced to two years in prison. The Albuquerque Journal reports (http://bit.ly/UT0Tqo) that 22-year-old Jesus Esparza-Gutierrez also was...

Albuquerque officer accused of encouraging fight

November 27, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The Albuquerque Police Department says one of its officers is on administrative leave after he was accused of encouraging a man to fight to settle his differences with a neighbor. Spokeswoman Officer Tasia Martinez says Officer...

Audit reveals procurement violations in NM county

November 27, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

GALLUP, N.M. (AP) — An independent special audit shows McKinley County made about $240,000 in questionable payments to a business owned by the county commission chairman. State Auditor Hector Balderas released the finding of the audit Monday. His office...

NM sheriff’s deputy injured in shootout

November 27, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

HOBBS, N.M. (AP) — A Lea County sheriff’s deputy is recovering after being shot in the arm and neck while serving a search warrant. New Mexico State Police say the shootout happened Saturday after midnight when sheriff’s deputies and police...

More time needed for canvassing election results

November 27, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Final election results won’t be ready for Tuesday’s meeting of the state Canvassing Board, and it’s possible that recounts could be required in two tight legislative races, state officials said Monday. The secretary...

Railroad group named as preservation stewards

November 27, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

CHAMA, N.M. (AP) — A nonprofit group that supports a historic narrow-gauge rail line that runs between New Mexico and Colorado has been designated as one of the nation’s newest preservation stewards. Friends of the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad...

Feds: Wandering wolf pups reunite with alpha male

November 27, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Two six-month-old Mexican gray wolf pups have reunited with their troubled pack in southwestern New Mexico, bringing some relief to environmentalists who were concerned about their chances for survival. Officials with the U.S. Fish...

Sandia physicist, cleanroom inventor dies at 92

November 27, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Willis Whitfield, an award-winning physicist known for inventing the modern-day cleanroom, has died. He was 92. Sandia National Laboratories, where Whitfield worked for three decades, announced Monday that Whitfield died in...

Interview: Wilson has probably run last race

November 26, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Heather Wilson says she’s probably run her final race for elective office. The former Republican congresswoman lost a bid for a New Mexico seat in the U.S. Senate on Nov. 6. She tells the Albuquerque Journal...