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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 (http://bit.ly/1eNd3dO ) Sunday that the federal government has designated every county statewide, except one,...

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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...

New chile variety comes to southern New Mexico

January 11, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — The new seeds are inconspicuous, filling a handful of 1.5-pound coffee bags and tucked at the bottom of a shelf in the Seed Vault. The repository — kept between 34 degrees and 40 degrees Fahrenheit — holds decades of seeds grown...

Artesia man facing trial for death of friend

January 11, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

CARLSBAD, N.M. (AP) — An Artesia man is standing trial for the 2011 shooting death of his friend. The Carlsbad Current-Argus reports (http://goo.gl/uddezn ) the second-degree murder trial for Jeff Carpenter is expected the continue next week with more...

NM farmers: Questions remain over prairie chicken

January 11, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

PORTALES, N.M. (AP) — Landowners in eastern New Mexico say they still have questions over the lesser prairie chicken and its possible listing as a threatened species The Portales News-Tribune reports (http://goo.gl/wpsN9b) that several landowners said this...

Carlsbad gets prairie dogs from Lubbock State

January 11, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

CARLSBAD, N.M. (AP) — Two-dozen prairie dogs have a new home at a zoo in Carlsbad, N.M., after being relocated from the campus of Lubbock State in Texas. The Carlsbad Current -Argus (http://bit.ly/1lYUdTB ) reports that the 24 rodents are now on exhibit at...

Correction: Pronghorn Relocation story

January 11, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

CIMARRON, N.M. (AP) — In a story Jan. 9 about a pronghorn relocation, The Associated Press reported erroneously the number of Gould’s turkeys that New Mexico will receive from Arizona in a wildlife exchange. New Mexico will receive 60 turkeys, not 70....

More than $1M worth of cocaine seized at NM border

January 11, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA TERESA, N.M. (AP) — Federal authorities say they’ve seized nearly 33 pounds of cocaine worth more than $1 million from a trailer at the New Mexico border. U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers working at the Santa Teresa Port of Entry...

Sentencing delayed in NM doctor’s bludgeoning

January 11, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — A 20-year-old man’s sentencing for beating a Farmington doctor to death with a pool cue will be delayed pending an appeal over a misstep by jurors. District Judge William Birdsall said he’ll delay John Mayes’...