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NM man claims to see ‘Virgin Mary’ in firewood

November 24, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

DEMING, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico man says he has found the image of the Virgin Mary in a log of firewood. The Deming Headlight reports (http://bit.ly/WGrmeA) that 47-old-year David Morrill, who lives outside of Deming, N.M., stumbled upon the Holy image after placing the wood under his Christmas tree. According to a photo, [&hellip...

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Albuquerque apartment complex blaze injures 1

November 24, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An early morning fire at an Albuquerque apartment complex left one person hospitalized with burns and drove dozens of people from their homes. Albuquerque Fire Department officials say they were able to put out the flames at the...

Chaves County deputies investigates 2 deaths

November 23, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) — Sheriff’s deputies in southeastern New Mexico are investigating the deaths of two people. Albuquerque television station KRQE reports (http://bit.ly/SheCXi) that a man’s body was found smoldering along a road near Lake...

Police: Auto burglaries on the rise in Portales

November 23, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

PORTALES, N.M. (AP) — Police say they have seen the number of motor vehicle burglaries in the eastern New Mexico community of Portales more than double in the last month. Police Chief Doug Jones and Lt. Pat Gallegos tell the Portales News Tribune...

Water losses prompt NM town to lock hydrants

November 23, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

MORIARTY, N.M. (AP) — All of the fire hydrants in one rural New Mexico community will soon have locks on them. Moriarty Fire Chief Steve Spann says employees with the public works division have been installing the bright red locks to prevent water thefts as...

NM, March of Dimes work to reduce preterm births

November 23, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The New Mexico Health Department says it’s partnering with the March of Dimes to reduce the number of preterm births in the state. New Mexico has earned a C on the March of Dimes latest report card. The grade is based on...

Plan calls for reforestation of NM wildfire scar

November 23, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Federal officials are proposing to plant hundreds of thousands of seedlings as part of an effort to reforest areas charred by one of the largest wildfires in New Mexico’s recorded history. The Santa Fe National Forest is looking...

NM couple pleads not guilty in cat hoarding case

November 23, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

CHAPARRAL, N.M. (AP) — A Chaparral couple is facing dozens of charges after 52 diseased and underweight cats were found in their home earlier this year. The Las Cruces Sun-News reports (http://bit.ly/SdeNEu) that 63-year-old Charles Gonnell and his wife,...

More NM ski resorts open for holiday weekend

November 23, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

TAOS, N.M. (AP) — Skiers and snowboarders looking to the hit the slopes during the Thanksgiving Day holiday weekend now have some options in northern New Mexico. Ski New Mexico says Taos Ski Valley and Red River opened Thursday. They join Sipapu, which was...

NM Court of Appeals vacancy draws 7 applicants

November 22, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A state Court of Appeals judge who lost in the general election is asking to be considered for an upcoming vacancy on the court. A Judicial Nominating Commission announced Wednesday that Judge J. Miles Hanisee is among seven applicants...