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Popular program at NM university loses funding

August 7, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

LAS VEGAS, N.M. (AP) — Thousands of low-income students have been exposed to college through a popular program at New Mexico Highlands University. The future of the Upward Bound Math and Science program is uncertain now that federal funds for it have run out. The Las Vegas Optic (http://bit.ly/OKU5HZ ) reports that the program wasn’t [&hellip...

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Authorities arrest 2 in death of transient in NM

August 7, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Authorities have arrested two people in the death of a man whose body was found along a Las Cruces irrigation canal. Jeffrey Moore and Christina Walker remained jailed in Albuquerque on Monday, charged with murder in the death of...

Authorities arrest 2 in death of transient in NM

August 6, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Authorities have arrested two people in the death of a man whose body was found along a Las Cruces irrigation canal. Jeffrey Moore and Christina Walker remained jailed in Albuquerque on Monday, charged with murder in the death of...

NM racing commission looks to change regulation

August 6, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The New Mexico Racing Commission wants to change its regulations to make the actual horse trainers responsible for the animals. The current rule allows trainers to transfer responsibility to another person when they’re not at...

San Juan County law enforcement sweep arrests 41

August 6, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — Law enforcement officials say more than three dozen San Juan County residents have been arrested as part of an operation targeting gang members and repeat offenders. The Farmington Daily Times reports ( http://bit.ly/N7E9RT ) that 41...

Eddy County to consider building design proposals

August 6, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

CARLSBAD, N.M. (AP) — The Eddy County Commission is preparing to pick an architectural firm to design a nearly $9 million law enforcement complex. The Carlsbad Current-Argus reports (http://bit.ly/OE0qau) that the commission is to consider bid proposals at...

Counselors: More young people turning to heroin

August 6, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Authorities and drug counselors say young people in the Santa Fe area are increasingly turning to heroin after initially forming prescription drug addictions. Brian Parkhill, executive director and a counselor with Millennium Treatment...

NM official welcomes prevalence of breastfeeding

August 6, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The state’s top health official says it’s good news that more New Mexico mothers are breastfeeding their babies. Health Secretary Catherine Torres says she’s encouraged by findings of a recent report released by the...

NM man back in prison after being released early

August 6, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An Albuquerque man is back in prison after being released too early. KOAT-TV (http://bit.ly/RA1TfJ ) reports that 37-year-old Anthony Madrid was taken back into custody Wednesday after serving 1½ years for burglary. That was after...

NM archaeology course lets all ages keep digging

August 6, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

David Hoefer, left, from Louisville Ky. and Francie Goodrich, right, from Seattle, excavate chard wood as Richard Binggeli, center, the crew leader, watches, Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2012 in Albuquerque, N.M. (AP Photo/The Albuquerque Journal, Eddie Moore)...