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PNM seeks approval for new pollution controls

April 8, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Public Service Company of New Mexico is seeking permission from state regulators to install new pollution controls at the San Juan Generating Station. The utility is under a mandate by the U.S Environmental Protection Agency to trim haze-causing pollution from the coal-fired power plant in northwestern New Mexico by 2016. A...

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PNM seeks approval for new pollution controls

April 7, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Public Service Company of New Mexico is seeking permission from state regulators to install new pollution controls at the San Juan Generating Station. The utility is under a mandate by the U.S Environmental Protection Agency to trim...

Court affirms murder conviction in tip jar killing

April 7, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The state Supreme Court has upheld the first-degree murder conviction of an Albuquerque man for killing a restaurant owner in front of her young son and then stealing a tip jar containing less than $4. The state’s highest court...

PD: Waitress at Carlsbad Denny's shot and killed

April 7, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

CARLSBAD, N.M. (AP) — Carlsbad police say they still don’t know why a man walked into a Denny’s and opened fire killing a waitress. Police said 34-year-old Rachel Rodriguez died Thursday morning after suffering multiple gunshot wounds as she was...

Airline drops service to Alamogordo airport

April 7, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALAMOGORDO, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico Airlines has dropped service to Alamogordo-White Sands Regional Airport. Airport coordinator Randy Hill tells the Alamogordo Daily News there wasn’t sufficient passenger interest. New Mexico Airlines was the only...

Anthony police chief relieved of duties

April 7, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ANTHONY, N.M. (AP) — The southern New Mexico town of Anthony is looking for a new police chief. Mayor Arnulfo Castaneda tells El Paso television station KDBC that Police Chief Steven Foldy was terminated Wednesday night. The mayor would not elaborate why...

Top PNM executives receive incentive pay

April 7, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The president and chief executive officer of PNM Resources was awarded $1 million in performance-based incentive pay on top of her salary last year. The Albuquerque Journal (http://bit.ly/HPSm1y ) reports the payments are according...

Court upholds penalties in NM mining accident

April 7, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A federal appeals court has upheld penalties against a mining company for regulatory violations in a 2009 New Mexico accident that severely injured a worker. A three-judge panel of the Denver-based 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on...

Liberal PAC asks for review of fairgrounds lease

April 6, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A union-funded political group asked Attorney General Gary King on Thursday to investigate the awarding of a 25-year lease that will permit the Downs at Albuquerque to build a larger casino at the state fairgrounds. Independent...

States' readiness ranked in face of water threats

April 6, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico, Arizona and more than two dozen other states could face increased threats to water supplies if they don’t do more to plan for rising temperatures and changes in rain and snowfall patterns, according to an analysis...