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Second wave of construction begins at Spaceport

March 24, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

UPHAM, N.M. (AP) — The second wave of construction at Spaceport America is about to get going. The Las Cruces Sun News (http://bit.ly/GTEUaa ) reports the final built out includes the permanent Vertical Launch Complex facilities, the visitor center on the main spaceport campus, and the southern road to the spaceport. Already completed is the [&hellip...

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Albuquerque police probe possible double homicide

March 23, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Authorities are investigating an apparent double homicide in southwest Albuquerque. Albuquerque police say two young adult men were found dead around 3 p.m. Thursday near Unser and Arenal Road. In an arroyo behind homes, police...

Judge issues ruling in fight over NM hunting law

March 23, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A federal judge on Thursday sided partly with a group of outfitters from four Western states who complained their constitutional rights to conduct business in New Mexico were being upended by changes to the state’s hunting...

Cannon Air Force Base lieutenant still missing

March 23, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

CLOVIS, N.M. (AP) — Air Force officials say they’re looking for leads or information about the whereabouts of an airman who has been missing for nearly two weeks. They say 1st Lt. Scott Lee was last seen leaving his apartment in Clovis on March 12 at...

New Mexicans feel pinch of rising gas prices

March 23, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

BERNALILLO, N.M. (AP) — New Mexicans have joined those in other states in their irritation over the rising cost of gasoline. With long drives required to get around this expansive state, drivers say the prices are starting to get painful and they want...

Former NM attorney to spend more time in prison

March 23, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico corrections officials say improper phone calls and emails from behind prison walls to media, family and a lawyer will keep former Santa Fe attorney Carlos Fierro in prison at least until September. The Santa Fe New Mexican...

APNewsBreak: SEC not prosecuting Malott, Bland

March 23, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The Securities and Exchange Commission has notified two former New Mexico officials they have been cleared in an investigation of possible wrongdoing in state investments. Former educational pension board chairman Bruce Malott on...

Forecasters warn NM to get ready for spring fever

March 23, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The latest drought forecast shows southeastern New Mexico is in a worse position this week than one year ago when it comes to a lack of moisture. But weather forecasters and water managers say there are signs the La Nina weather...

Armed suspect shot in NM after high-speed chase

March 22, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say an armed man who led police on a high-speed chase west of Albuquerque has been fatally shot. Wednesday afternoon’s chase ended along Interstate 40 between Gallup and Grants. New Mexico State Police say the...

Western outfitters in court over NM hunting law

March 22, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Outfitters from four Western states argued Wednesday in federal court that their constitutional rights to conduct business in New Mexico were being upended by changes to the state’s hunting draw. A coalition of several...