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El Dorado man accused of choking woman Sunday

December 1, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say a man was arrested after he choked a woman who had given him a ride from a Santa Fe bar to his vehicle. Police say the 26-year-old woman agreed early Sunday to give 21-year-old Ryan Catron of El Dorado a ride to his vehicle. Once at his vehicle, [&hellip...

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UNM regents to consider investing in high-tech hub

December 1, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An effort to establish a high-tech research and development center in downtown Albuquerque could get an infusion of cash depending on what the University of New Mexico’s Board of Regents decides. The regents will review...

State report: More tourists visiting New Mexico

December 1, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Tourism officials in New Mexico say more people are visiting the state. A report from the state’s Tourism Department found that New Mexico saw 2.6 percent more overnight and day visitors in 2012 than it did in 2011. There were 32...

NM boy finally has father after years without one

December 1, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — John Rogers was sitting in Seattle-Tacoma International Airport’s United terminal, his connection from Thailand stalled for 13 hours by Hurricane Sandy, when he discovered Josiah Saunders. The 13-year-old boy’s face...

NM school district reports enrollment increase

December 1, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — Student enrollment at northwestern New Mexico’s Central Consolidated School District is up by about 6 percent. Superintendent Don Levinski tells The Daily Times (http://bit.ly/IxLKdP ) that this marks the first time in a long...

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White House: On track for website goal

December 1, 2013 • National News, State NewsComments (0)

AP Photo This photo of part of the HealthCare.gov website is photographed in Washington, on Friday. The beleaguered health insurance website has had periods of down times as as the government tries to fix the problems. WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama...

Gallup, Mora and Artesia sites for art, culture

December 1, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE—For the first time since 2009, the New Mexico Arts Commission authorized three new Arts & Cultural District programs. Mora, Gallup and Artesia were selected after a competitive application and review process. They join Las Vegas and Silver...

JTIP helps create 56 high-wage jobs

December 1, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE—The New Mexico Economic Development Department’s Job Training Incentive Program Board approved $480,724 in funding at its October board meeting for 54 jobs and an internship, and $39,874.12 for two jobs in November. The funding was awarded to six...

Ag New Mexico adds Perri Jennings to Clovis Branch Staff

December 1, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

CLOVIS—Ag New Mexico recently hired Perri Jennings as a loan closer in the cooperative’s Clovis branch office. Jennings, who grew up on a New Mexico cow/calf and farming operation, has 30 years of experience in the agricultural industry. Most recently,...

Albuquerque settles police lawsuit for $60,000

November 30, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A settlement has been reached between the city of Albuquerque and a drunken driving suspect who claimed his jaw was broken by police while being taken into custody. The case stems from a May 2011 traffic stop in downtown...