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More New Mexicans to rely on Colorado River water

July 23, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A study by the federal government shows that New Mexico is expected to see its population that uses the Colorado River Basin for water grow from nearly 1.5 million people today to between 2 million and 3 million by 2060. That’s according to the latest data from a U.S. Bureau of [&hellip...

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Bankruptcy filings continue to fall in New Mexico

July 23, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Bankruptcy filings in New Mexico have been sliding since mid-2010 and continued to decrease during the first half of 2012. The Albuquerque Journal reports (http://bit.ly/MvFRMS) that the clerk’s office for the U.S. Bankruptcy...

NM Ed Retirement Board sues to reclaim funds

July 22, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico Educational Retirement Board has filed lawsuits against 24 people who received more than $181,000 in overpayments due to a computer error at the teacher pension fund. The Albuquerque Journal reports (http://bit.ly/O5UupR)...

Attacked NM inmate released from hospital

July 22, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — An inmate at the Southern New Mexico Correctional Facility hospitalized after being assaulted by other inmates has been released from the hospital. New Mexico Corrections Department said Saturday that the inmate was treated for his...

Ex-NMFA comptroller: No criminal intent on audit

July 22, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A former New Mexico Finance Authority comptroller at the center of a fake financial audit that could affect the state’s overall credit rating said Friday that he had no criminal intent. Greg Campbell told KOB-TV...

Officials: Bedbugs force NM motel to close rooms

July 22, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A troubled Albuquerque motel faced with complaints over mice, roaches, and plumbing issues has been ordered to close five to six of its rooms. KOAT-TV reports (http://bit.ly/NE91Z6) that city officials ordered Friday that Pioneer...

Mexico tile company opens in Santa Teresa

July 22, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Gov. Susana Martinez and the Chihuahua, Mexico-based Interceramic have held a ribbon-cutting ceremony at its new 80,000-square-foot Santa Teresa facility. The ceremony Friday celebrating the new location of the company’s newest...

NM economy losing jobs, mainly in government

July 22, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The federal government reports New Mexico and two other states had the nation’s largest percentage job losses last month. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics says there was a 0.5 percent employment drop from May to June in New...

NM prison inmate hospitalized after attack

July 21, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — An inmate at the Southern New Mexico Correctional Facility is at a Las Cruces hospital after being assaulted by other inmates. The New Mexico Corrections Department Security Threat Unit and New Mexico State Police are investigating....

NM Finance Authority's ex-accountant pleads guilty

July 21, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A former accountant for the New Mexico Finance Authority has pleaded guilty to fraud and tax evasion for stealing $59,000 from the agency that’s embroiled in a scandal over a fake financial audit. The Taxation and Revenue...