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Commission begins deliberations on NM pit rule

September 25, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say they quelled a disturbance that broke out inside the Dona Ana County Detention Center over electric clippers used to cut inmates’ hair. No injuries were reported in Sunday’s disturbance. The Dona Ana Sheriff’s Department says about a dozen inmates who were in one pod of the jail and [&hellip...

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Buddhist stupa to be moved from NM Petroglyph Park

September 25, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A Buddhist stupa has been order removed from New Mexico’s Petroglyph National Monument. The National Park Service said Monday that park service will remove the religious item from the park this week after getting an opinion...

NM Land Office lease sale brings in $4.89 million

September 25, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The New Mexico State Land Office says this month’s sale of oil and natural gas leases brought in nearly $5 million. The September sales included 29 tracts of land that covered more than 8,000 acres in three counties in...

Medical center gets $13 million from property tax

September 25, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Sandoval County officials presented the recently opened UNM Sandoval Regional Medical Center in Rio Rancho with a $13.7 million check that marks the hospital’s first installment of property tax money from the county. The...

Woman hit by bullet at game released from hospital

September 25, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Police say a woman who was struck in the thigh by a bullet while at a New Mexico-New Mexico State game has been released from a hospital. The Las Cruces Sun-News reports (http://bit.ly/OV9DYB) that the woman was struck by a bullet...

Deputies: NM man knew he ran over toddler girl

September 24, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A 71-year-old motorist says he thought he hit a dog, but authorities say he knew he had struck a child when he left the scene of a hit-and-run that killed a toddler girl north of Isleta Pueblo. Milan Darr faces charges of leaving...

Monsoon ends after dismal rain year for NM

September 24, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico’s summer monsoon season began with promise but has now ended with disappointing amounts of rainfall across much of the state. National Weather Service meteorologist Jason Frazier tells the Santa Fe New Mexican...

San Juan County workers amass unpaid vacation time

September 24, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — San Juan County is considering putting an end to a practice that let employees save up unlimited amounts of vacation time and cash it out when they retire. County Executive Officer Kim Carpenter tells the Farmington Daily Times...

Asbestos found in NM state office building

September 24, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The General Services Department says low levels of asbestos have been found in a state building that’s scheduled for an $18 million renovation. The agency said the asbestos was in glue fastening latillas to ceilings and walls in...

Carlsbad couple’s taco truck becomes restaurant

September 24, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

In this September 2012 photo, Alfredo and Rosie Cereceres work at Junior’s Burritos, their mobile burrito business in Carlsbad, N.M. Four years after working out of a bus, and building up a loyal group of customers, Junior’s is growing up and...