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NM museum displays Sheriff Garrett’s hearse

September 18, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — The hearse that carried the New Mexico lawman made famous for gunning down outlaw Billy the Kid is now on display in Las Cruces. The Dona Ana County Sheriff’s Department says it took two decades of negotiations to get the horse-drawn hearse. It was recently purchased and donated to the [&hellip...

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NM man accused of hitting 2 with vehicle charged

September 18, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A driver who hit two participants in the State Fair Parade has been arrested on charges of fleeing from an officer and tampering with evidence. The Albuquerque Journal reports (http://bit.ly/Ufjivw) that 51-year-old Jose Gandara is...

Retiree health agency names executive director

September 18, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The Retiree Health Care Authority has promoted its deputy director to the top administrative job of the agency providing health insurance for about 50,000 governmental retirees, their spouses and dependents. The authority’s...

Two large energy companies have teamed up with local producers in the San Juan Basin

September 18, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Two large energy companies have teamed up with local producers in the San Juan Basin in northwestern New Mexico to drill wells for oil and liquid natural gas. The Albuquerque Journal reports (http://bit.ly/Plc2yd ) that...

NM man killed, 7 others injured in rollover crash

September 18, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A man from Las Vegas, N.M., died and seven other people were seriously injured in Santa Fe County when the SUV they were traveling in blew a tire and rolled over several times on Interstate 25. The Santa Fe New Mexican reports...

Joint Las Cruces-Dona Ana Co. 911 center in peril

September 17, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — A partnership between Dona Ana County and Las Cruces to build and operate a new 911 center is in peril because of a political and philosophical fight over its location. Las Cruces Mayor Ken Miyagishima tells the Las Cruces Sun-News...

Top SF schools execs get raises, teachers none

September 17, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Five top Santa Fe Public Schools administrators received big raises as one of the last acts of outgoing superintendent Bobbie Gutierrez even though teachers and other district employees haven’t seen a pay boost in five years....

Man jailed on $100K bond in governor threat case

September 17, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A Valencia County man facing five misdemeanor charges for allegedly harassing Gov. Susana Martinez remains behind bars in the Santa Fe County jail in lieu of a $100,000 bond despite facing only misdemeanor charges. The attorney for...

$3.4M Carlsbad school bond to pay for technology

September 17, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

CARLSBAD, N.M. (AP) — A $3.4 million school bond issue planned in Carlsbad would be used to upgrade technology at the district’s 14 schools and education centers. District officials say if it is approved by the Carlsbad Municipal School board at a...

Rio Grande neighborhood riled by closures

September 17, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Josi Rivera, 72, and her neighbors live on the wrong side of the Rio Grande. It’s a circumstance that’s caused them headaches for years. Because of it, they don’t have landline phone service. The postal service...