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No drilling leases to be offered near Chaco Canyon

February 1, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Federal land managers say no parcels near the Chaco Culture National Historical Park in northwest New Mexico will be up for bid during the next oil and natural gas lease sale. Bureau of Land Management officials confirmed the decision Friday. The industry initially nominated 38 parcels totaling more than 19,000 acres. [&hellip...

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The intruder in the library was a cat

February 1, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

CLOVIS, N.M. (AP) — Salmon did the trick. The initial suspicion was that a homeless person stayed in Clovis’ public library past closing time and triggered the alarm system’s motion detector. But according to the Clovis News Journal...

Restraining order issued for NM Roundhouse guard

February 1, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A judge has issued a temporary restraining order against a New Mexico State Capitol security guard at the request of a state lawmaker. The order issued this week by Judge Sheri Raphaelson commands that Algin Mendez “stay at least...

Woman arrested in chase that injured NM policeman

January 30, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

CORRALES, N.M. (AP) — A woman is in custody in connection with a high-speed chase that seriously injured a Corrales police officer. Authorities say 21-year-old Casey Williams is being held on suspicion of leaving the scene of an accident and possessing...

Farmington woman accused of fraud and forgery

January 30, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

AZTEC, N.M. (AP) — A Farmington woman who works as a bookkeeper for two small businesses is accused of fraud and forgery. San Juan County Sheriff’s officials say 65-year-old Mary Hawkins is being held on 40 felony counts. They say she allegedly wrote...

McKinley county investigates dog shooting

January 30, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

RAMAH, N.M. (AP) — Officials in McKinley County are investigating reports that a teacher shot a student’s dog Sheriff’s Lt. Rob James Maiorano says officers were called to a church parking lot Saturday, where a 16-year-old and his 10-year-old...

5th person to die from influenza reported in NM

January 30, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Another flu death is being reported in New Mexico. The state Department of Health says a 69-year-old woman from Bernalillo County has become the fifth person to die from influenza so far this flu season. All of the victims have been...

NM sheriffs want more border resources

January 30, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico sheriffs say they want more resources to battle human smuggling and drug trafficking along the U.S.-Mexico border. The New Mexico Sheriffs’ Association visited the Roundhouse on Thursday to demand more equipment and...

Man convicted in stabbing death of Calif. friend

January 30, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

CLOVIS, N.M. (AP) — A man has been convicted of voluntary manslaughter in the 2012 stabbing death of another California resident while they were in New Mexico. Prosecutors say a Curry County jury on Wednesday also found 37-year-old Chip Fox guilty of...

Navy fliers again training in Las Cruces area

January 30, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Navy student pilots and their instructors are back in southern New Mexico and once again conducting training flights in the Las Cruces area after a year’s hiatus. Personnel from an air wing from Corpus Christi, Texas, arrived...