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Santa Fe board set to vote on school name

June 15, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The Santa Fe school board is set to vote on naming a new city school after a women’s rights and bilingual education advocate. The Santa Fe New Mexican reports (http://bit.ly/12MCpYr) that the board is scheduled to vote Tuesday on naming the school in honor or Nina Otero Warren. She was [&hellip...

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Parents of NM girl found living in filth charged

June 15, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) — The New Mexico parents of a 5-year-old autistic girl found living in filth and confined in a small room similar to a cage each have been order held $500,000 bail. The Roswell Daily News reports (http://bit.ly/19agRUh) the Chaves County...

Scouts moved in Philmont due to new NM wildfire

June 14, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

CIMARRON, N.M. (AP) — A wildfire in northern New Mexico has prompted about 100 Boy Scouts to relocate to another camping area within the Philmont Scout Ranch as a precaution. State Forestry officials say the Whites Peak Fire has charred between 900 and...

Ex-mistress in NM officer murder trial takes stand

June 14, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

BERNALILLO, N.M. (AP) — One of many mistresses of a former Albuquerque police officer accused of killing his wife testified Thursday that he told her he was in the shower when he heard a gunshot. In two days of testimony that concluded Friday, Rose Slama...

Santa Fe residents finding ways to beat the heat

June 14, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Residents of Santa Fe are trying to beat the heat after temperatures in the mid-90s for the past three days. Monday’s high of 98 was only one degree below the hottest day in all of June 2012. About 500 people are going swimming...

Fire reaches evacuated NM village; buildings saved

June 14, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

HILLSBORO, N.M. (AP) — A fire in southern New Mexico has reached the historic mining town of Kingston but a fire management team spokesman says crews have protected buildings and that none have burned. The lightning-caused Silver fire is burning in a rugged...

Las Vegas judge spares pit bull that bit woman

June 14, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

LAS VEGAS, N.M. (AP) — A judge in Las Vegas has spared a bit bull that bit a woman multiple times. The Las Vegas Optic (http://bit.ly/19zYj2B ) reports that Municipal Court Judge Eddie Trujillo has ordered the dog’s release and returned to Franchesca...

Claims seek payment for damages from 2011 NM fire

June 14, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The federal government is being asked to cough up more than $60 million for damages from the 2011 Las Conchas fire and subsequent flooding in northern New Mexico. According to the Santa Fe New Mexican (http://bit.ly/11ESx7P ), the...

Smoke, heat make it hard to size up Jaroso Fire

June 13, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Smoke, intense heat and rugged terrain were making it difficult Thursday for fire managers in northern New Mexico to size up a blaze that was racing across thousands of acres of dead and downed trees deep in the Pecos Wilderness....

Church Rock man gets prison for 2011 beating death

June 13, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A Church Rock man has been sentenced to 13 ½ years in federal prison for second-degree murder. Prosecutors say 25-year-old Danny Dan Don Brown also was ordered by a judge Thursday to pay $1,200 restitution to cover the cost of the...