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New Mexico in for another dose of winter weather

December 20, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Parts of New Mexico are in for another round of winter weather this weekend. Forecasters with the National Weather Service in Albuquerque say the system could bring moderate snow to the southwest and south-central mountains overnight Friday and into Saturday. The central mountain chain and areas along the Continental Divide could...

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New Mexico, Albuquerque to help aerospace company

December 20, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico and Albuquerque officials say $635,000 of state and city government funding will result in at least 100 new aerospace jobs in New Mexico’s largest city over the next two years. According to an announcement Friday by...

Aztec Tattoo parlor owner caters to wide spectrum

December 20, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

AZTEC, N.M. (AP) — AZTEC — Greg Knuppel has lost his share of business spending quality time with his three kids, but he wouldn’t have it any other way. To him, profit is always a distant second to people. To see him today — 6 feet 2 inches in...

Albuquerque animal shelters are full

December 20, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Albuquerque’s two city animal shelters are full and the lack of space means some people who want to surrender their pets are temporarily turned away The shelters have accepted fewer animals and also euthanized fewer but...

NM governor proposes high-tech initiatives

December 20, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Gov. Susana Martinez has proposed spending $9.5 million on two high-tech research and development initiatives. The governor says the aim is to attract top faculty members to New Mexico’s colleges and universities and to fund...

NM court rules against retirees in pension case

December 19, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The state can trim pension benefits for retired government workers to improve the long-term finances of public employee retirement programs, New Mexico’s highest court ruled Thursday. The Supreme Court’s unanimous decision...

Shiprock man pleads guilty in Navajo woman’s death

December 19, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A Shiprock man has pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter in the death of a woman on the Navajo Nation last year. Federal prosecutors say 42-year-old Elvan Hovel entered into a plea agreement in the case Thursday. Hovel was...

Driver faces charges in wrong-way accident on I-25

December 19, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A 52-year-old Santa Fe man is accused of driving while intoxicated in connection with a wrong-way accident on Interstate 25. Northbound I-25 reopened Thursday morning after being closed for hours after the Wednesday night wreck at St....

Senior NM behavioral health official resigns

December 19, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A senior state official who was involved in the replacement of New Mexico behavioral health services providers whose Medicaid funding was suspended is stepping down. The Santa Fe New Mexican (http://bit.ly/19A9c47 ) reports that...

UNM’s El Centro de la Raza gets new director

December 19, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The University of New Mexico’s center that provides services and programming for Latino students has a new director. Vice President for Student Affairs Eliseo Torres announced Wednesday that Rosa Isela Cervantes has been named...