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Carlsbad’s top seller still going strong

July 15, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

CARLSBAD, N.M. (AP) — If Carlsbad had a best-seller list for books of local interest, a new publication at the Carlsbad Caverns bookstore would make a strong bid for the top spot. “On the Desert’s Edge,” by Dale Pate and Ronal Kerbo, first went on sale in May, and it is selling well, said T.K. [&hellip...

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Police ID woman killed along Interstate 40

July 15, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Albuquerque police are investigating the death of a woman who was struck and killed along Interstate 40. Police identified the woman as 63-year-old Nancy Smith. They say she was driving east on the interstate Friday evening when she...

NM providers await decisions after funding cut

July 14, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — It will be next week before state officials make any more decisions on restoring funding to more than a dozen New Mexico providers of mental health and substance abuse services. A state audit last month said 15 New Mexico nonprofit...

New Mexico braces for more post-fire flooding

July 14, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

PECOS, N.M. (AP) — Forecasters are calling for more thunderstorms to settle in over the burned mountainsides of New Mexico, prompting some communities to brace for flash flooding. The chance of storms dumping more moisture on the areas left bare by a series...

Mexican gray wolf shot, killed in New Mexico

July 14, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The effort to return the endangered Mexican gray wolf to the American Southwest has hit another stumbling block. Federal and state wildlife officials confirmed Friday that a female wolf that was released into the wild in early May...

Federal study: Albuquerque wells safe for now

July 14, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An independent federal assessment shows no contamination from an extensive jet fuel spill at Kirtland Air Force Base has reached Albuquerque’s drinking water supply. The team of scientists from the Centers for Disease Control...

Chino steps down as Mescalero tribal president

July 14, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

MESCALERO, N.M. (AP) — Fredrick Chino Sr. has resigned as president of southern New Mexico’s Mescalero Apache tribe. The tribe made the announcement Friday but gave no details as to why Chino submitted his resignation. Chino, a longtime tribal council...

NM teacher accused of sexual contact with minors

July 13, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — An elementary school teacher in Las Cruces is in custody for alleged inappropriate behavior with some of his students. Las Cruces police say 46-year-old Jesus L. Solis is being held on suspicion of 52 counts of criminal sexual...

Congresswoman reunited with dog

July 13, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — After 13 months on the lam, U.S. Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham says her beloved dog Kiwi is home. Grisham says the Shih Tzu mix turned up this week at an Albuquerque veterinary clinic. The dog disappeared last June after being scared...

Ex-NM Gov. Cargo recalled as advocate for poor

July 13, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Former Gov. David Cargo, known as “Lonesome Dave” for campaigning alone in small towns of New Mexico, was anything but lonesome Friday as friends, family and elected officials — current and past — paid their final...