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Triathlon sponsor cancels NM event, offers refunds

May 6, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Heightened security measures following the Boston bombings have led to the cancellation of one of New Mexico’s largest triathlons. The Jay Benson Triathlon had been scheduled Sunday at Kirtland Air Force Base. The sponsor has told the hundreds of expected participants that it’s canceled and is offering full refunds....

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NM unveils campaign against underage drinking

May 6, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — State officials are launching a campaign against underage drinking in New Mexico. The state Department of Transportation and Gov. Susana Martinez unveiled a public service campaign on Monday that includes billboards and television...

Warrant roundup nets 71 arrests in Torrance County

May 6, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico authorities have conducted another roundup of people sought on warrants. State officials say the latest roundup was conducted in central New Mexico’s Torrance County, with State Police arresting 71 people and taking...

NM museum opens exhibit on ‘curanderismo’

May 5, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The Maxwell Museum of Anthropology has opened an exhibit on the magical art of curanderismo (coo-RAN-deh-DEES-moh), or the practice of traditional Mexican folk healing. The Albuquerque museum drew dozens of visitors from around the...

Taos ‘Project Runway’ contestant comes up short

May 5, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The judges called her collection spectacular, different, cool and unique. But Taos Pueblo fashion designer Patricia Michaels didn’t win Season 11 of “Project Runway,” the fashion-design-themed reality show on cable...

Farmington mall shooting sparks fears of gang war

May 5, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — A recent mall shooting in Farmington has sparked increased policing in neighborhoods amid fears of a new gang war. The Farmington Daily Times reports (http://bit.ly/10xKMig) that aggressive patrols come after the Farmington Police...

$32.2M collected in Spaceport America sales tax

May 5, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — New data shows that of the $32.2 million Dona Ana County residents have paid in a spaceport tax that took effect five years ago, $1 in $4 has been routed to local education. The Las Cruces Sun-News reports (http://bit.ly/13VMZIt)...

UNM law school hires new dean

May 4, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The University of New Mexico law school has a new dean. The school announced the appointment of David Herring on Friday. Herring replaces Kevin Washburn, who was appointed last year as the assistant secretary of Indian Affairs...

NM to impose fire restrictions for all counties

May 4, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Fire danger is high across New Mexico, and state officials announced Friday that they will impose fire restrictions for all 33 counties starting next week. The restrictions will take effect Wednesday at 8 a.m. They will prohibit the...

Feds revise proposal for lesser prairie chicken

May 4, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Environmentalists are criticizing federal wildlife officials for their plan to revamp proposed protections for a prairie grouse found in several western states. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced Friday that it will reopen...