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Gov. Martinez’s hold on capital projects disputed

November 26, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Republican Gov. Susana Martinez’s administration said Monday it will continue withholding money for some legislatively approved capital improvement projects, although the attorney general’s office has concluded the governor can’t unilaterally do that. Finance and Administration Secretary Tom Clifford said the...

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NM governor to seek money for water emergencies

November 26, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Gov. Susana Martinez will ask the Legislature to create an emergency fund to help communities with critical drinking water supply problems. The governor proposed Monday that lawmakers allocate $200,000 to allow the administration to...

Albuquerque man gets prison time for bank robbery

November 26, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An Albuquerque man has been sentenced to more than four years in federal prison for robbing a bank six months ago. Prosecutors say 36-year-old Richard Sedillo was given a 51-month prison term Monday followed by three years of...

New Mexico ruin damaged during Halloween bonfire

November 26, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — A fire in a room at the 300-year-old Frances Canyon pueblito didn’t burn hot enough to compromise the structure, but soot has stained stones and mortar, a newspaper reported Monday. Bureau of Land Management officials believe...

Judge refuses to block NM teacher evaluation plan

November 26, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A state District Court judge is refusing to block Gov. Susana Martinez’s administration from continuing to implement a new system for evaluating teachers. According to the Santa Fe New Mexican (http://bit.ly/1etO28g ), Judge C....

New Mexico woman selected as Rhodes scholar

November 24, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico woman attending the United States Military Academy at West Point is one of 32 American students who were selected as the newest Rhodes Scholars and will enter Oxford University next October. Cadet Erin A.T. Mauldin of...

Snow tapers off after blanketing New Mexico

November 24, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A wave of snow that blanketed New Mexico is tapering off and has stopped falling in certain parts of the state. David Craft, a meteorologist for the National Weather Service in Albuquerque, said the storm that produced icy rain and...

NM prisoner segregation under review

November 24, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The head of New Mexico’s Corrections Department intends to cut the number of state prisoners living in segregation by roughly half over the next year. Corrections Secretary Gregg Marcantel outlined his plan Friday before a...

Feds set aside habitat for rare NM salamander

November 24, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Federal wildlife officials have designated more than 140 square miles in northern New Mexico as critical habitat for the Jemez Mountain salamander. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service says the area spans parts of Los Alamos, Rio...

Carlsbad woman completes cross-country journey

November 24, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

CARLSBAD, N.M. (AP) — The last leg of her cross-country journey was just 70 miles. After more than nine months on the road, Patricia “Jo” Kearney thought she would take it slow, savor the feeling and the scenery. But a police escort and...