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Documents: NM woman tried to mail pot to inmate

November 13, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

LAS VEGAS, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico woman is facing charges after authorities say she tried to mail marijuana taped to a picture of a transformer to an inmate. The Las Vegas Optic reports (http://bit.ly/UD7NOn) that 33-year-old Melissa “Fierce” Martinez was recently arrested and faces a number of charges, including conspiracy to bring...

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Woman accused of driving kids while drinking beer

November 13, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say an Albuquerque woman caught driving twice the speed limit and drinking alcohol with two children in her car has been booked on one count of child abuse. The Albuquerque Journal (http://bit.ly/SeSNpv) cites a criminal...

Santa Fe tries to get more businesses to recycle

November 13, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Santa Fe didn’t meet its goal of doubling its recycling tonnage over the past year, but the amount of recyclable materials delivered to a regional processing facility is rising. The Santa Fe New Mexican reports...

City mulls where to put giant roadrunner statue

November 13, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — City officials in Las Cruces are considering where to relocate the city’s giant statue of a roadrunner. The Las Cruces Sun-News reports (http://bit.ly/SbZ3hM) that the 20-foot-tall, 40-foot-long statue is currently in the...

Source of hazardous release in NM remains unknown

November 13, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say the origin of a substance that led to the evacuation of an industrial park near the New Mexico-Texas state line and sickened about 200 people remains unknown. Capt. Rich Libicer of the New Mexico State Police tells...

New border post delayed over power shortfall

November 12, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ANTELOPE WELLS, N.M. (AP) — A new $15 million outpost to house U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers and Border Patrol agents in southern New Mexico is a year behind schedule because federal planners failed to make sure the local power co-op could...

Tuskegee airman blames VA for botched eye surgery

November 12, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A Rio Rancho man who served in the famed Tuskegee Airmen is blaming the VA hospital in Albuquerque for a botched eye operation. A needle-like device called a cannula shot out of its syringe and into John Edward Allen’s eye...

$7M Los Ranchos mansion pays $25 in property taxes

November 12, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — County and state officials want to know how the owner of a Los Ranchos mansion listed for sale at $7 million was billed only $25 for property taxes this year. Bernalillo County assessor Karen Montoya says she’s trying to find...

Santa Fe officers trained to police on bikes

November 12, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Santa Fe police Officer Jeff Worth treats his bike like a patrol car, and there’s no reason he shouldn’t. His Kona 27-speed mountain bike is equipped with a siren, flashing lights and an emergency kit. And his authority is...

Rio Grande project aims to channel more runoff

November 11, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERUQE, N.M. (AP) — With much of New Mexico still stuck in severe drought, water managers are improving miles of channel along the Rio Grande so more winter and spring runoff can find its way to Elephant Butte Reservoir. Officials with the Interstate...