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Director of Valles Caldera trust to retire

December 25, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

JEMEZ SPRINGS, N.M. (AP) — The executive director of the Valles Caldera Trust says he will retire next week. Dennis Trujillo made the announcement last week during a gathering of employees. His last day will be Jan. 3, marking the end of nearly four decades of public service. Trujillo says he feels fortunate that his [&hellip...

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New Mexico misses out on White Christmas

December 25, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Much of New Mexico is missing out on a White Christmas. Forecasters with the National Weather Service in Albuquerque say a weak storm is moving across the northern edge of New Mexico, bringing some extra clouds, colder temperatures...

Roswell man accused of extreme cruelty to animals

December 24, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) — A Roswell man is being accused of extreme cruelty to animals after his puppy was injured so badly that it had to be put down. Roswell police say 27-year-old Emerson Quam allegedly beat the dog during an argument with his girlfriend...

Albuquerque Fire Department gets new interim chief

December 24, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An interim fire chief has been appointed for Albuquerque. Mayor Richard Berry named Deputy Chief David Downey as the department’s interim chief. Fire Chief James Breen is retiring at the end of this month. Breen has been with...

Former Roswell police chief Al Solis dies

December 24, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Al Solis, Roswell’s former police chief and the state’s former interim secretary of the Department of Corrections, died Monday, Roswell officials confirmed. He was 65 and had been battling cancer. Roswell City Manager...

$400M New Mexico railroad project may open in 2014

December 24, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA TERESA, N.M. (AP) — A $400 million Union Pacific railroad facility near a young New Mexico border town could open next year, according to the company. Union Pacific spokesman Aaron Hunt said Tuesday that construction near Santa Teresa is ahead of...

Navajo Council tables proposal related to mine

December 24, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — Members of the Navajo Nation Council tabled a proposal that would let disputes over a northwestern New Mexico coal mine that’s being bought on behalf of the nation be settled in state courts rather than tribal courts. The...

Santa Fe hospital ordered to pay woman $1 million

December 24, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A Santa Fe hospital has been ordered to pay $1 million to a woman who stopped breathing and nearly died while being treated there in May 2010. The Santa Fe New Mexican reports (http://bit.ly/JmV0AX) that a jury Monday awarded Zelda...

Bloomfield approves annexation proposal

December 24, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — The Bloomfield City Council approved a proposal that will more than double the city’s size. The Farmington Daily Times reports (http://bit.ly/19Kb7TM) that council members agreed to file a petition with the state’s...

NM officials eye vaccines for pneumonia illness

December 24, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — State health officials are encouraging adults to get vaccinations against a pneumonia-related illness hitting New Mexico. The New Mexico Department of Health said this week that the vaccines for pneumococcal disease are now available...