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NM gun show attendance could double amid new laws

January 26, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

CARLSBAD, N.M. (AP) — Attendance at a southeastern New Mexico gun show scheduled this weekend is expected to double as gun owners race to purchase assault weapons that soon could be banned. The Carlsbad Current-Argus reports (http://bit.ly/V4wkyU) that vendor space at Carlsbad’s Silver Spur Trade Show is nearly sold out with 150 exhibitor tables,...

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Significant snowfall expected to hit northern NM

January 26, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Parts of northern New Mexico are under a winter weather warning until early Sunday. The National Weather Service says that the state’s northern mountains could see significant wet snowfall through Saturday evening. The San...

Zuni Pueblo gets USDA grant for homes

January 26, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ZUNI PUEBLO, N.M. (AP) — The Zuni Housing Authority will build 12 new homes thanks to a new federal grant. The Gallup Independent reports (http://bit.ly/z0cIwR) that ZHA director Mike Chavez said Friday that the pueblo has been approved for a $279,000 grant...

Unmark graves found during Alamogordo survey

January 26, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALAMOGORDO, N.M. (AP) — Officials say a below-ground survey near an Alamogordo cemetery is showing evidence of unmarked graves. Alamogordo Daily News reports (http://bit.ly/WZyWgQ) that Assistant City Manager Matt McNeile said this week that...

Proposed Mexico-NM rail sparking hopes

January 26, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Border boosters are hoping that a new Union Pacific Railroad rail yard and fueling station in Santa Teresa will persuade Mexico’s federal government to approve a project connecting train tracks from Mexico’s interior to...

Martinez makes 2 cabinet appointments

January 25, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Gov. Susana Martinez has tapped Retta Ward to lead the state health department. The governor made the announcement Friday. Ward has been serving as secretary of the state Aging and Long-Term Services Department since February 2011....

School groups seek 4 percent raise for NM teachers

January 25, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A coalition of education groups is lobbying the Legislature to provide 4 percent pay raises for teachers and other public school employees next year, a proposal that puts them at odds with Republican Gov. Susana Martinez. Salary...

Feds: 6 tons of pot seized at NM border checkpoint

January 25, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

LORDSBURG, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say border patrol agents in New Mexico have seized six tons of marijuana in one of the agency’s largest drug bust ever. The U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency said Friday that agents at the Lordsburg, N.M....

FBI: Woman arrested in Las Cruces bank robbery

January 25, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — The FBI says a Las Cruces woman has been arrested in connection with a bank robbery in the southern New Mexico city. The FBI says agents arrested 58-year-old Yolanda Boyle in Las Cruces with assistance from the Las Cruces Police...

Police: NM motorist stumbled into chase

January 25, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Albuquerque police say the motorist who led officers on a televised high-speed chase was not the man officers thought they were after, but a suspected car thief who found himself in the wrong place at the wrong time. Officers say...