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NM county seeing rise in dog bites

June 5, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico county is seeing a sharp rise in dogs biting people. The Las Cruces Sun-News (http://bit.ly/M3IMv7) reports Dona Ana County officials have quarantined nearly 100 dogs so far this year after they bit a person. Authorities say that number is on track to be higher than previous years [&hellip...

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NM mayor files complaint against governor’s PAC

June 5, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The Santa Fe mayor is calling for an investigation into a political association committee associated with Republican Gov. Susana Martinez. The Santa Fe New Mexican (http://bit.ly/LftSD9) reports Mayor David Coss, who is running for a...

Father of slain NM teen sues state, officer, teen

June 4, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The father of a Santa Fe teenager shot to death in 2010 is suing the rival teen convicted of the crime, the state police officer whose gun was used and the state. Michael Trujillo, who was 16 at the time, was convicted of second-degree...

New Mexico dairies close amid high feed prices

June 4, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A dramatic increase in the price of hay and corn and low milk prices are putting some New Mexico dairies out of business. Dairy Producers of New Mexico President Luke Woelber tells the Albuquerque Journal (http://bit.ly/L7ZCIv )...

Albuquerque man drowns in lake after drinking

June 4, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A 47-year-old Albuquerque man became the second drowning victim at Conchas Lake State Park in a week. The Albuquerque Journal reports (http://bit.ly/LdnGvc) that Jacob Sanchez drowned Saturday when he went swimming after drinking...

Albuquerque man drowns in lake after drinking

June 4, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A 47-year-old Albuquerque man became the second drowning victim at Conchas Lake State Park in a week. The Albuquerque Journal reports (http://bit.ly/LdnGvc) that Jacob Sanchez drowned Saturday when he went swimming after drinking...

Evacuation order to be lifted in NM ghost town

June 4, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Residents and business owners will be allowed to return to the small privately run ghost town of Mogollon on Monday as fire crews battling the largest wildfire in New Mexico’s recorded history continue to make progress. The...

NM penitentiary sgt arrested on driving charges

June 4, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A state corrections sergeant has been arrested for driving with a revoked license and other charges. Corrections Department spokeswoman Cristina Rodda says Sgt. Bobby Marsh was arrested Friday by a Santa Fe County Sheriff’s...

Officials break ground on Navajo water project

June 3, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

TWIN LAKES, N.M. (AP) — Federal, state and tribal officials gathered Saturday in western New Mexico to break ground on the massive Navajo-Gallup Water Supply Project. The 280-mile, $1 billion pipeline project will serve more than 43 Navajo communities in...

Silvery minnow spawn naturally at NM refugium

June 3, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

LOS LUNAS, N.M. (AP) — Scientists have been able to mimic the natural flows of the Rio Grande to get captive endangered Rio Grande silvery minnows to spawn. The feat was a first for the Interstate Stream Commission’s minnow refugium in Los Lunas, one...