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NM gets category on ‘Jeopardy’

January 2, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Mention “Jeopardy!” and most fans think American history, sports, nature and potpourri. On Friday, Old New Mexico will get its own category on the venerated quiz show, with a lone burro, adobe buildings and a cart designed to navigate the Camino Real flickering across TV screens. It all started with [&hellip...

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1 dead after home invasion in Las Cruces area

January 2, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Dona Ana County authorities say a man is dead, another hospitalized and two others in jail following a home invasion in the Las Cruces area. The Sheriff’s Department says four men forced their way into a home early Wednesday...

Car ends up on Roswell house after accident

January 2, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) — A car landed up leaning against a Roswell house and its driver ended up in the hospital and possibly headed for trouble with the law after a New Year’s Eve accident. According to KRQE-TV (http://bit.ly/KmdbaT ), the car collided...

Farmers hopeful winter will bring more snow

January 2, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Farmers in southern New Mexico are hoping for more snow this winter as they try to recover from what was a historically dismal irrigation season in 2013. Snowpack levels in southern Colorado and northern New Mexico will be closely...

New Mexico reports slow job growth

January 2, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Job growth over the past year in New Mexico has been the slowest among nine other states in the West, including neighboring Arizona, Colorado and Texas. The latest market review by the New Mexico Workforce Solutions Department shows...

Some Las Cruces officials worried about finances

January 2, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Some Las Cruces officials are concerned about the financial health of city government. The amount of gross receipt taxes collected by the southern New Mexico city continues to drop and initial projections for growth in the 2014...

NM Land Commissioner supports proposed monument

January 2, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico Land Commissioner Ray Powell is throwing his support behind a proposal that would protect scenic areas in Dona Ana County. New Mexico’s two U.S. senators have introduced legislation that calls for designating about 780...

NM national refuge to expand

January 2, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The Valle de Oro National Wildlife Refuge on Albuquerque’s southern edge is growing thanks to the purchase of 57 acres. The $1.1 million purchase was announced this week by Bernalillo County Commissioner Art de la Cruz and...

Millicent Rogers Museum gets rare donations

January 2, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

TAOS, N.M. (AP) — The collection at one Taos museum just got a boost thanks to several donations. The Millicent Rogers Museum announced the donations this week. The gifts include a rare Navajo weaving featuring a crystal pattern that dates back to the 1930s...

Hobbs approves 2 new housing projects

January 2, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

HOBBS, N.M. (AP) — The city of Hobbs has approved two new projects to add much needed affordable housing in the area. The Hobbs News-Sun reports (http://bit.ly/19NMSEn) the two housing projects by Tierra Realty Trust and JL Gray Company were approved this...