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Comment period ends in mid-June for proposed mine

May 20, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The U.S. Forest Service expects to close its public comment period in mid-June on a draft environmental impact statement for the proposed Roca Honda uranium mine near Mount Taylor. Strathmore Minerals Corp. and Sumitomo Corp. of Japan — known as the Roca Honda Resources LLC Joint Venture — propose to sink [&hellip...

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Tribe’s police agency without permanent leader

May 20, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — The Navajo Nation Police Department has gone five years without a permanent leader. The police chief’s position has been vacant since April 2008 when Police Chief Jim Benally was put on paid leave. Officials haven’t given...

Aspiring monk killed in car crash

May 20, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — With college and fraternity life behind him, Christian Gurulé, 24, was anticipating the new life he would lead at a rural abbey in the South Valley with members of the Norbertine Community of New Mexico, which he planned to join as...

NM official: Tax package saved jobs

May 18, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A massive tax package passed by lawmakers in the final days of the legislative session is having a positive effect on jobs, the head of the New Mexico Economic Development Department told lawmakers this week. Secretary Jon Barela said...

Uranium developer to close NM offices

May 18, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Uranium Resources, Inc. has announced that it will be closing its offices in Albuquerque, Crownpoint and Grants. The move announced Friday is aimed at reducing corporate overhead, but URI President and CEO Christopher Jones says the...

Police: Former Aztec mayor killed in plane crash

May 18, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

AZTEC, N.M. (AP) — Authorities have identified former Aztec Mayor Michael Arnold as the pilot who was killed when his single-engine plane crashed on takeoff at an airport in northwestern New Mexico. Department of Public Safety spokesman Tony Lynn says the...

Navajo Prep breaks ground on new offices

May 18, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — Navajo Preparatory School is one step closer to getting new offices. Officials gathered Friday to break ground on the long-awaited project. Water was sprinkled on the construction site as part of the ceremony. The administration...

DA clears Albuquerque officers in 2 shooting cases

May 18, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Two Albuquerque police officers who were involved in separate non-fatal shootings have been cleared by the Bernalillo County District Attorney’s Office. The office announced its findings Friday, saying no criminal charges...

A year after IPO, Facebook aims to be ad colossus

May 18, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

FILE – In this May 18, 2012, file photo, provided by Facebook, Facebook founder, Chairman and CEO Mark Zuckerberg, center, rings the opening bell of the Nasdaq stock market, from Facebook headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif. Amid the hype and excitement...

Albuquerque student to graduate with a 5.0

May 18, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Manzano High School senior Katherine Cordwell will be graduating with a 5.0 GPA. Officials with Albuquerque Public Schools say that’s the highest GPA earned by a student in the district’s history. A La Cueva High School...