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NM lake has problems because of ash in river

August 20, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The Game and Fish Department says ash from a wildfire in southwestern New Mexico is creating problems at a lake that produced the state’s record largemouth bass. The agency says Bill Evans Lake in Grant County may drop by 40 feet because its source of water can’t be tapped in [&hellip...

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New rules require proof chile grown in New Mexico

August 20, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

In this photo taken Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2012, Pablo Mendoza roasts Hatch chili at the Lowe’s grocery store parking lot on St. Michaels Drive in Santa Fe, N.M. Under new state rules, stores and roadside vendors must have verification forms on-site...

Antique gun recovered after owner sees it on TV

August 19, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An expensive antique revolver stolen from a private museum outside Santa Fe, N.M., has been recovered after the curator spotted the suspected thief on a television appraisal program. Museum owner Jim Gordon said his curator was...

Las Cruces nursing students have little recourse

August 19, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Nursing students at Dona Ana Community College left with questions about their education after the program lost its accreditation won’t be getting any help from the state Board of Nursing. Students who traveled to a board...

Clovis, NM police charge CA man in fatal stabbing

August 19, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

CLOVIS, N.M. (AP) — Police in Clovis, N.M., say they’ve charged a California man with murder in connection with the stabbing death of a friend who was with him on a visit to a relative’s house. A statement from Clovis police Capt. Patrick...

Bloomfiels-area girl in coma after suspected abuse

August 19, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — San Juan County deputies are questioning the family of a 5-year-old girl who was taken to a hospital suffering from apparent abuse and remains in a coma. Sheriff’s spokesman Lt. Cory Tanner tells the Farmington Daily Times...

Santa Fe couple sue resort after fall

August 19, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A Santa Fe couple is suing an area resort for injuries they say they received were hurt in a fall down a steep hill after employees abandoned them. Erlinda and Freddie Herrera say in their suit against the Bishop’s Lodge...

New Mexico couple guilty in tax evasion case

August 19, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A Rio Rancho, N.M., couple face up to five years in federal prison after they were convicted of three counts each of tax evasion. The U.S. attorney’s office in Albuquerque says a jury found former lobbyist 49-year-old Joseph...

Writer Nichols in rare appearance at NM film fest

August 19, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Writer John Nichols, known for his New Mexico trilogy of novels that included “The Milagro Beanfield War,” has made a rare appearance to promote a new documentary based on his life. The 72-year-old Taos, N.M.-based...

NM crews to help with Western wildfires

August 19, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — More than 100 New Mexico firefighters have been deployed to help with blazes burning throughout the West. The New Mexico State Forestry Division is coordinating the dispatch of crews and engines from Albuquerque, Santa Fe, Raton, Red...