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NM commission to get funding for water planning

October 26, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Upcoming water planning efforts will get a boost now that the New Mexico Finance Authority has approved a funding request from the Interstate Steam Commission. Officials say the funding will go toward updating all 16 regional plans as well as the state water plan. The commission had requested $400,000 from [&hellip...

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Head of NM irrigation district to retire

October 26, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The head of the Middle Rio Grande Conservancy District will be stepping down after more than three decades on the job. The irrigation district says Chief Engineer and CEO Subhas Shah will announce his retirement during the...

Searches continue for men missing in NM mountains

October 26, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

CHAMA, N.M. (AP) — More than two dozen search and rescue workers are combing the mountains of northern New Mexico in search of a Tres Piedras man. The search for 55-year-old Neda Labjevardi began last Sunday when his wife was rescued by a group of hunters...

New Mexico IT project lauded for being on time

October 26, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M., (AP) — A new computer system to help determine whether New Mexicans qualify for public assistance programs such as Medicaid and food stamps is being lauded as a model for state government because it is on time and on budget. A report issued...

US provides disaster aid to Santa Clara Pueblo

October 26, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A disaster declaration by President Barack Obama for mid-September storms and flooding makes federal aid available to New Mexico’s Santa Clara Pueblo. The Federal Emergency Management Agency says the federal assistance will...

Navajos reach agreement to keep detox center open

October 26, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

GALLUP, N.M. (AP) — The Navajo Nation, McKinley County and Gallup officials have signed an agreement to keep a detox and alcohol treatment facility open. The agreement came after the Na’Nizhoozhi Center Inc. closed its operations in June, sparking...

McCluskey jury hearing medical science testimony

October 26, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A federal court jury in Albuquerque is hearing testimony about the thinking capacity of an Arizona prison inmate as it considers whether he should get a death sentence or life in prison. John McCluksey was convicted Oct. 7 of...

Federal agency burning undergrowth in NM forests

October 24, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Prescribed burns are being used in a national forest in northern New Mexico to try to reduce the risk of damaging wildfires. The Santa Fe National Forest’s Coyote Ranger District burned 200 acres northeast of Gallina on Wednesday...

Calif. man stricken at NM camp of missing son

October 24, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

RESERVE, N.M. (AP) — Authorities in western New Mexico say the father of a missing hiker died while monitoring the search for his son near Reserve. Search team spokesman Dave Baldridge says 70-year-old Ray Lockhart of Huntington Beach, Calif., died...

Reports possible soon on some mental health fraud

October 24, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Attorney General Gary King said Thursday his office may soon finish investigations into fraud allegations against some behavioral health providers shut off from Medicaid payments by Gov. Susana Martinez’s administration. King...