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NM police identify body found near Bernardo

November 17, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

BERNARDO, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico State Police investigators have identified the body of a man who was found near a charred vehicle in Socorro County. They say 28-year-old Adrian Burns of Los Lunas was found Monday night by firefighters who were called to extinguish a burning car in a remote area along U.S. 60. [&hellip...

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Jobless benefits could end for 7,000 in New Mexico

November 17, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — About 7,000 jobless New Mexicans will lose unemployment benefits at the end of the year if Congress and the president don’t agree to extend the assistance, legislators were told Friday. That represents about a third of the New...

Fort Sill Apache celebrate reservation anniversary

November 17, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — One year after being granted reservation status in New Mexico, the Fort Sill Apache raised their flag Friday on their 30-acre plot in the Akela Flats of southern New Mexico. But tribal Chairman Jeff Haozous says it will likely take...

Sipapu to kick off NM’s ski season

November 17, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

VADITO, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico will be kicking off the start of the ski season Saturday with the opening of the Sipapu resort. Snowmaking has started at some ski areas around New Mexico, but Sipapu will be the first to open. The resort is reporting an...

Albuquerque zoo needs name for new addition

November 16, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The newest addition to the Albuquerque BioPark is a 169-pound baby white rhino. The 2-week-old calf is being hand-reared by zookeepers. He’s not on display yet, but zoo officials want the public to help in choosing a name for...

Spaceport supporters push for NM legislation

November 16, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Republican Gov. Susana Martinez has pushed unsuccessfully for two years for legislation to protect spacecraft manufacturers from legal liability. She’ll now have help from the Save Our Spaceport Coalition, a group of...

Conservative group criticizes NM’s GOP governor

November 16, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A conservative political group is criticizing Republican Gov. Susana Martinez for deciding to establish a state-run health insurance exchange. The Martinez administration has been working since last year on the exchange, which will be...

GOP seeks impounding of ballots in 2 NM counties

November 16, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Republicans have moved to impound ballots in two counties where the party continues to hold out hope for winning tight races for seats in the Legislature. The requests to district courts by Republicans will ensure that ballots and...

Former NM coach indicted on porn charges

November 16, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A former basketball coach from Las Cruces has been indicted on federal child pornography charges. The U.S. Attorney’s Office says Erik Khan was indicted by a federal grand jury in Albuquerque on Wednesday. The three-count...

Border patrol opens base in NM’s isolated Bootheel

November 16, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — It’s an unforgiving and mountainous terrain where Old West outlaws notoriously hid from the law and where Geronimo made his last stand. In recent years, federal officials say New Mexico’s isolated Bootheel border region...