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New US citizens naturalized at Aztec ruins

June 8, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

AZTEC, N.M. (AP) — Ten immigrants have been naturalized as U.S. citizens at an Aztec Ruins National Monument ceremony. The Farmington Daily-Times reports (http://bit.ly/14H7Qh3) that the newest citizens took an oath of allegiance Friday at the monument’s Great Kiva. Christina Armijo, a chief U.S. district judge who presided over the ceremony, says...

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Police: NM teen kidnapped over stolen Xbox claim

June 8, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Four people in Las Cruces have been arrested for kidnapping an 18-year-old over an alleged stolen Xbox. The three men and a woman were charged this week each with one first-degree felony count of kidnapping. According to Las Cruces...

NM man in tossing mom off bridge case ordered held

June 8, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico man who told police he beat, stabbed then threw his mother over a bridge into the Rio Grande because he believed she was a “clone” has been ordered held on $100,000 cash bail. Martin Montano faced a judge...

NM issues declaration to help Magdalena with water

June 7, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Tens of thousands of gallons of water were trucked to the village of Magdalena on Friday to help residents after the community’s sole drinking water well went dry earlier this week. New Mexico Environment Secretary Ryan Flynn...

Albuquerque bus stabbing lands man in jail

June 7, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An Albuquerque man is facing charges after allegedly stabbing another man during a dispute on a city bus. Police say 27-year-old Jerod Baca was arrested and booked into the Metropolitan Detention Center early Friday on charges of...

Gov: AG right on NM same-sex marriage non-ruling

June 7, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Gov. Susana Martinez says Attorney General Gary King was right in not issuing a formal opinion on whether same-sex marriage is legal in New Mexico and her office will not get involved in any challenges. Martinez told the Associated...

Martinez unveils new MVD system to speed service

June 7, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Gov. Susana Martinez on Friday unveiled a new customer service system aimed at streamlining Motor Vehicle Division services and cutting down on wait time. Speaking at a news conference inside an Albuquerque MVD branch, Martinez said...

Film crews endure smoke as NM wildfires burn

June 7, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The Valles Caldera National Preserve is considered one of the natural jewels of northern New Mexico, with its expansive meadows, mountain vistas and famous elk herds. It draws thousands of visitors each year and serves as the...

US extends border zone in southern New Mexico

June 7, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — The federal government on Friday expanded a border zone for shopping and business northward in southern New Mexico, making it easier for visitors to reach cities such as Las Cruces and Deming. Customs and Border Protection said the...

Feds propose expanding range for Mexican wolves

June 7, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Endangered Mexican gray wolves would have more room to roam in the Southwest under a proposal unveiled Friday. The provisions regarding the Mexican wolves are part of a plan proposed by the Obama administration that calls for...