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Gallup, Mora and Artesia sites for art, culture

December 1, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE—For the first time since 2009, the New Mexico Arts Commission authorized three new Arts & Cultural District programs. Mora, Gallup and Artesia were selected after a competitive application and review process. They join Las Vegas and Silver City, authorized in 2007, and Central Arts in Albuquerque, Los Alamos, Raton and Taos authorized in...

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JTIP helps create 56 high-wage jobs

December 1, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE—The New Mexico Economic Development Department’s Job Training Incentive Program Board approved $480,724 in funding at its October board meeting for 54 jobs and an internship, and $39,874.12 for two jobs in November. The funding was awarded to six...

Ag New Mexico adds Perri Jennings to Clovis Branch Staff

December 1, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

CLOVIS—Ag New Mexico recently hired Perri Jennings as a loan closer in the cooperative’s Clovis branch office. Jennings, who grew up on a New Mexico cow/calf and farming operation, has 30 years of experience in the agricultural industry. Most recently,...

Albuquerque settles police lawsuit for $60,000

November 30, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A settlement has been reached between the city of Albuquerque and a drunken driving suspect who claimed his jaw was broken by police while being taken into custody. The case stems from a May 2011 traffic stop in downtown...

FBI investigates shooting at Laguna Pueblo

November 30, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

LAGUNA PUEBLO, N.M. (AP) — Federal and state authorities are investigating an officer-involved shooting at Laguna Pueblo. FBI spokesman Frank Fisher says Laguna tribal police responded to a domestic violence call at the pueblo Friday night. After they...

New Mexico State University aims to ban tobacco

November 30, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico State University could have a new smoking and tobacco use policy by next summer. The effort to develop a policy for one of the state’s largest universities stems from a memorial bill passed during the last...

Group to protest over NM minivan shooting

November 30, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

TAOS, N.M. (AP) — A routine traffic stop that turned to chaos when a teen physically confronted one New Mexico State Police officer and another officer fired shots at a minivan carrying children has sparked protest. A group of residents is planning to rally...

New Mexico lawmakers commonly become lobbyists

November 30, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Kent Cravens is among the more than two dozen former state legislators who have made the switch to lobbying. The Albuquerque Republican resigned from his Senate seat in 2011 to take a government relations job with the New Mexico Oil...

Los Alamos Lab launches podcast series

November 30, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

LOS ALAMOS, N.M. (AP) — Los Alamos National Laboratory is launching a new series of podcasts and webinars in an effort to reach a broader audience. The series will focus on education, economic development and community giving. Kurt Steinhaus is the director...

Feds report drop in homelessness in NM

November 30, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Federal officials are reporting a decline of nearly 19 percent when it comes to homelessness in New Mexico. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has released its latest national estimate of homelessness. HUD...