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Forest fire east of Taos remains uncontained

October 26, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

TAOS, N.M. (AP) — A fire burning in the Carson National Forest east of Taos has grown to an estimated 429 acres with zero containment so far. Officials say the so-called Midnight Fire is mostly creeping and smoldering with little progression Thursday due to colder temperatures and a change of fuel type. Fuels changed from [&hellip...

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2 seek changing NM 1st District Congress seat

October 26, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — It’s a congressional district that has historically elected Republicans, although registered Democratic voters have had an edge. And for years, both parties have spent millions fighting for control of the swing district that...

Ex-deputy gets probation for flashlight beating

October 26, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — A former San Juan County sheriff’s deputy has been sentenced to probation after pleading guilty to violating the civil rights of an American Indian suspect he beat with a flashlight. Dale Frazier will be on probation for three...

NM offers late-season elk hunting licenses

October 26, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The Game and Fish Department is offering late season licenses to sportsmen to hunt trophy bull elk in New Mexico. The agency said 275 archery hunting licenses for elk will be sold online on Oct. 31 on a first-come, first-served basis....

NM school hosts artist’s 9-11 inspired art

October 26, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Santa Fe artist Jennifer McCarthy said that as she watched the tragedy of Sept. 11, 2001, unfold on television, she wanted to reach out and catch the people who jumped in desperation and fear from the World Trade Center buildings. Her...

NM court rules against family given brain in bag

October 26, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A family can’t bring damage claims in New Mexico against an out-of-state funeral home that placed a relative’s brain in a casket with an embalmed body shipped to New Mexico, the state Court of Appeals ruled Wednesday. The...

NM court rules against family given brain in bag

October 25, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A family can’t bring damage claims in New Mexico against an out-of-state funeral home that placed a relative’s brain in a casket with an embalmed body shipped to New Mexico, the state Court of Appeals ruled Wednesday. The...

Less activity reported in forest fire east of Taos

October 25, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

TAOS, N.M. (AP) — A fire burning in the Carson National Forest east of Taos has grown to an estimated 375 acres despite windy conditions. Officials say the so-called Midnight Fire had less active behavior than expected Wednesday as fuels changed from mixed...

Experienced campaigner struggles for traction

October 25, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Heather Wilson is an experienced campaign scrapper who weathered five tough House races to keep a 10-year Republican hold on the swing district that represents most of the state’s largest city. But as she battles her successor...

NM man gets prison for assaulting a police officer

October 25, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico man has been sentenced to more than four years in federal prison for assaulting a tribal police officer with a dangerous weapon. Prosecutors say a federal judge in Santa Fe on Wednesday gave 52-year-old Warren R. Dooley...