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Carlsbad gets water pact from NM State Land Office

June 3, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico’s state land office has signed a water agreement with the city of Carlsbad. The agreement was signed by State Land Commissioner Ray Powell and Carlsbad Mayor Dale W. Janway at a ceremony. It assures the city secure and long-term access of state trust lands for its water supply [&hellip...

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Suspect arrested in death of man at NM motel

June 3, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico State Police say they’ve made an arrest in the death of a man at a Fort Sumner motel. Authorities say 20-year-old William Caleb West is being held on suspicion of second-degree murder, robbery, conspiracy and giving...

NM man pleads guilty in car crash that killed 3

June 3, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A Crownpoint man has pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter in a car accident last year that left three people dead. Prosecutors say 21-year-old Brendan Harry entered his plea Monday. An indictment had charged him with three...

Crews on 2 NM fires hope to get break from weather

June 2, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

PECOS, N.M (AP) — Crews fighting two large uncontained wildfires in New Mexico focused Sunday on building protection lines around the blazes amid anticipation that a forecast of storms could bring moisture to help reduce the intensity of the fires. Still,...

Las Cruces council to mull fireworks restrictions

June 2, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Officials in Las Cruces will consider increased restrictions on the sale and use of fireworks for the upcoming Fourth of July holiday. The Las Cruces Sun-News reports (http://bit.ly/13wG0W1) that the City Council will consider...

Santa Fe mayor seeks monument designation for land

June 2, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The mayor of Santa Fe wants President Barack Obama to issue a proclamation establishing a La Bajada Mesa National Monument south of the city. The Albuquerque Journal reports (http://bit.ly/17LHcLp) that Santa Fe Mayor David Coss has...

Santa Fe entrepreneur cashes in on raw dog food

June 2, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A Pen Road building has a new tenant — a natural dog-food kitchen and retail outlet that aims to become a social center for Santa Fe’s many dog lovers. Marty’s Meals got started in October 2010 when Sandra Bosben, a...

NM officials faults Air Force fuel spill change

June 1, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An Air Force system for sucking fuel contamination from Albuquerque groundwater is using a less effective technology than planned, state officials said Friday. The Albuquerque Journal reports (http://bit.ly/Zk7gHq) that New Mexico...

Docs: NM woman stabbed man in eye with candy cane

June 1, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

CARLSBAD, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico woman is facing charges after police say she stabbed a wheelchair-bound man in the eye with a plastic candy cane. The Carlsbad Current-Argus reports (http://bit.ly/11LyFEH) that 51-year-old Norma Moreno was arrested Friday...

Money-strapped NM school district buys new cars

June 1, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SHIPROCK, N.M. (AP) — Officials at a financial-troubled New Mexico school district are facing heat after the district purchased new vehicles for employees. The Farmington Daily-Times reports (http://bit.ly/1aKV7xd ) the Central Consolidated School District...