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Taos County authorities investigate woman’s suspicious death

September 19, 2016 • State NewsComments (0)

TAOS, N.M. (AP) — Authorities in Taos County say they’re investigating a suspicious death after a woman’s body was found near a roadway. County sheriff’s deputies say a passer-by found the woman unconscious near the intersection of County Road 110 and Los Cordovas Road on Sunday evening. Deputies contacted the Office of the Medical...

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Rutgers rallies from 21-point deficit to beat New Mexico

September 17, 2016 • AP Football, State NewsComments (0)

Rutgers quarterback Chris Laviano (5) throws a pass during the first half of a NCAA college football game against New Mexico, Saturday, Sept. 17, 2016, in Piscataway, N.J. (AP Photo/Mel Evans) PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) — Fourteen points down last week. Trailing...

Construction on key Spaceport road could start next year

September 17, 2016 • State NewsComments (0)

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Planned construction of a southern New Mexico road to Spaceport America is one step closer to taking place. The Las Cruces Sun-News reports (http://bit.ly/2cOlcaM) that the New Mexico Spaceport Authority gave approval Friday to sign...

Donor overturns pay cuts for Artesia police, firefighters

September 17, 2016 • State NewsComments (0)

ARTESIA, N.M. (AP) — Police and firefighters in Artesia will not have their salaries slashed thanks to an anonymous donor. The city announced immediate pay cuts of 10 percent last month for all employees for the fiscal year that began July 1. Officials say...

Probe finds 7 New Mexico educators with deficient licenses

September 17, 2016 • State NewsComments (0)

LAS VEGAS, N.M. (AP) — A newspaper investigation has determined that several New Mexico educators and administrators have instructional licenses that they were unqualified for. A 10-month probe by the Las Vegas Optic (http://bit.ly/2d6MOFL) reports that...

Saturday’s Scores

September 17, 2016 • State NewsComments (0)

PREP FOOTBALL Carlsbad 34, Cibola 7 Jemez Valley 50, Pine Hill 0 Las Cruces 42, Valley 6 Navajo Prep 45, Pinon, Ariz. 0 West Las Vegas 56, Albuquerque Academy ...

3 suspects in New Mexico girl’s death plead not guilty

September 16, 2016 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The three suspects charged in the horrific killing of a 10-year-old New Mexico girl have pleaded not guilty in state court. Fabian Gonzales, Jessica Kelley and the victim’s mother, Michelle Martens, are charged with child...

Accreditor puts New Mexico Highlands University on probation

September 16, 2016 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico Highlands University has been placed on probation by an accreditation group. The Santa Fe New Mexican reports (http://bit.ly/2cf6aeJ ) that the Higher Learning Commission, which accredits about 1,000 colleges in the country,...

Report details scope of Los Alamos nuclear waste cleanup

September 16, 2016 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — It could take more than 20 years and nearly $4 billion to clean up decades-old hazardous waste from nuclear weapons production in Los Alamos, according to a new report. Los Alamos National Laboratory’s Environmental Management...

Mixed results for latest New Mexico teacher evaluations

September 16, 2016 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — More than 70 percent of public school teachers in New Mexico are effective or better when it comes to their success in the classroom, but there are just as many teachers who are struggling to make the grade as there are those who...