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Feds in NM for review of proposed uranium project

September 26, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

CHURCH ROCK, N.M. (AP) — Officials with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission are conducting an environmental review of a proposed uranium project in western New Mexico. Commission staff began their three-day visit Tuesday. They’re reviewing plans related to a proposal by Hydro Resources Inc. to develop an in-situ leach mining operation near the Navajo...

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NM lawmaker spends campaign money on massages

September 26, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico lawmaker has used campaign funds to pay for massages and chiropractic adjustments to treat his back problems. The Albuquerque Journal reports (http://bit.ly/QhYt4P ) that Democratic state Rep. Miguel Garcia, of...

NM woman shot at stadium won’t go to another game

September 26, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — A woman who was struck in the thigh by a bullet while at a New Mexico-New Mexico State game says she won’t attend any more games. Patsy Bejarano told the Las Cruces Sun News ( http://bit.ly/StUnrP ) that she was eating candy...

Report: Funding for NM’s infrastructure inadequate

September 26, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Engineers have concluded that repair and construction funding for New Mexico’s infrastructure is inadequate and that some critical infrastructure such as flood control is deteriorating fast. The Albuquerque Journal reports...

Hobbs teacher shortage blamed oil boom, housing

September 26, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

HOBBS, N.M. (AP) — A housing crisis and a booming oil industry in Hobbs are being blamed for a teacher shortage at the city’s schools. KRQE-TV reports (http://bit.ly/SiYKjQ) that district officials say Hobbs Municipal Schools needs to fill 18...

NM man gets life prison terms in 2010 fatal crash

September 25, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An Albuquerque man convicted of killing two women while trying to flee police after a bank robbery has been sentenced to life in prison. Federal prosecutors say 34-year-old Jeremiah Jackson was sentenced Monday to two terms of life...

Undercover ops net arrests around NM fairgrounds

September 25, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The New Mexico State Fair is over and Albuquerque police have tabulated the number of arrests stemming from several undercover operations around the fairgrounds. Police say they made more than 130 arrests. That includes 85 related...

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...

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...