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UNM backs down from 8 percent student fees hike

March 24, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — University of New Mexico administrators have backed down from a proposal to increase student fees by 8 percent to fund libraries and athletics. In a presentation before the state Board of Regents on Friday, administrators say they would fund a cash-strapped libraries program through a one-time allocation of general funds. That...

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APS plan to restructure power plant moves forward

March 24, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

FILE – This April 6, 2006 file photo shows the Four Corners Power Plant, one of two coal-fired plants in northwest New Mexico, near Farmington. Two environmental groups are asking a federal court to set a deadline for the U.S. Environmental Protection...

Army Corps to hold open house at Abiquiu

March 24, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ABIQUIU, N.M. (AP) — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is planning a public forum at Abiquiu Lake in northern New Mexico. The meeting will start at 6 p.m. Wednesday at the visitor center. Officials will be talking about spring runoff, the river release...

Supreme Court justice speaks out in DWI case

March 24, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The state Supreme Court has unanimously upheld a decision by former Gov. Bill Richardson’s administration to fire a prison guard arrested for drunken driving, but the court’s longest serving member describes the outcome as...

31 poisonous snakes taken from Albuquerque home

March 24, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A number of venomous snakes are now at the Albuquerque Zoo after they were removed from an Albuquerque apartment. Police received a complaint about a man who was keeping the snakes. Albuquerque Animal Control officers went in...

Second wave of construction begins at Spaceport

March 24, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

UPHAM, N.M. (AP) — The second wave of construction at Spaceport America is about to get going. The Las Cruces Sun News (http://bit.ly/GTEUaa ) reports the final built out includes the permanent Vertical Launch Complex facilities, the visitor center on the...

Albuquerque police probe possible double homicide

March 23, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Authorities are investigating an apparent double homicide in southwest Albuquerque. Albuquerque police say two young adult men were found dead around 3 p.m. Thursday near Unser and Arenal Road. In an arroyo behind homes, police...

Judge issues ruling in fight over NM hunting law

March 23, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A federal judge on Thursday sided partly with a group of outfitters from four Western states who complained their constitutional rights to conduct business in New Mexico were being upended by changes to the state’s hunting...

Cannon Air Force Base lieutenant still missing

March 23, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

CLOVIS, N.M. (AP) — Air Force officials say they’re looking for leads or information about the whereabouts of an airman who has been missing for nearly two weeks. They say 1st Lt. Scott Lee was last seen leaving his apartment in Clovis on March 12 at...

New Mexicans feel pinch of rising gas prices

March 23, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

BERNALILLO, N.M. (AP) — New Mexicans have joined those in other states in their irritation over the rising cost of gasoline. With long drives required to get around this expansive state, drivers say the prices are starting to get painful and they want...