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NM congressman discusses trip to Central America

July 16, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — U.S. Congressman Steve Pearce says more than 200 Central American immigrants being held at a federal detention facility in southern New Mexico have been processed by immigration officials and are awaiting approval from their home countries to be returned. The New Mexico Republican says that approval has yet to come despite...

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De Baca County deputy, a sheriff candidate, dies

July 16, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

FORT SUMNER, N.M. (AP) — A deputy who could have been the second female sheriff in New Mexico history has died. Officials said De Baca County sheriff’s Deputy Mylessa Denny was found unresponsive lying in the parking lot of the sheriff’s office...

Company tries again to tap NM plains for water

July 15, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A commercial venture that sought to drill dozens of wells in western New Mexico in hopes of shipping the water to more populated areas is making another run at getting approval for the $600 million project. Augustin Plains Ranch...

New Mexico’s elderly fastest growing demographic

July 15, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexicans over age 65 are the fastest-growing segment of the population so far this decade, according to the Census Bureau. That trend is expected to continue in the coming decades and is partly why New Mexico’s population...

Santa Fe Fire Department provides home visits

July 15, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Santa Fe has a new program underway to help residents with health problems before they need to call an ambulance. The Fire Department says its so-called “Community Protection Initiative” results from collaboration between...

State Police: Officers fire shots at woman

July 15, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The New Mexico State Police says some of its officers fired shots at a woman during a criminal investigation in northeast Albuquerque. Details are sketchy but the incident occurred Tuesday morning in northeast Albuquerque. According...

2 regions have higher hospitalization rates

July 15, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico officials say communities in opposite corners of the state have the highest rates for hospitalizations in cases in which hospitalizations might be avoided. The state Department of Health Services looked at 2012 rates of...

Police: New Mexico man escapes gun fire with knife

July 15, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

ALAMOGORGO, N.M. (AP) — Police say it was a case of a man bringing a knife to a gun fight — and winning. The Alamogordo Daily News reports (http://goo.gl/g3kgSY) a 65-year-old man stabbed Johnnie Ridley last week after Ridley fired a .22 caliber revolver...

Extra “Carmen” performance added by Santa Fe Opera

July 15, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The Santa Fe Opera has added another performance of Bizet’s “Carmen” to the final week of its current season. General Manager Charles MacKay said an Aug. 18 performance was scheduled because of a heavy demand for...

Santa Fe plans to expand video surveillance

July 15, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Santa Fe plans to expand its video surveillance program by adding cameras at the convention center and other locations in the northern New Mexico City. The City Council last year approved a contract with a security company to install...