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PNM plans to add more solar, wind to portfolio

July 2, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico’s largest electricity provider says it has a plan for adding more solar and wind power to its portfolio. Public Service Company of New Mexico unveiled its proposal Monday. It must be approved by state regulators. The plan calls for building three solar generating stations in the Albuquerque area and [&hellip...

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NM Game and Fish kills bear at park near Raton

July 2, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

RATON, N.M. (AP) — Authorities have trapped and killed a black bear after it tore open a tent with two women campers inside at Sugarite Canyon State Park near Raton. New Mexico Game and Fish officers say the women were able to escape Sunday and set off...

NM governor promotes new Silver Alert system

July 2, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico implemented a new statewide Silver Alert warning system Monday to help in helping find missing people with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia. Similar to the Amber Alert program for abducted children, the Silver Alert...

NMSU faces research funding squeeze

July 2, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico State University is facing a research funding squeeze. The Las Cruces Sun-News reported Monday (http://bit.ly/11awHOZ ) that research and development funds have decreased more than 16 percent at NMSU as competition has...

Farmington council to mull electricity proposal

July 1, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — The Farmington City Council on Tuesday will consider whether to acquire 65 megawatts of electricity at a power plant in northwestern New Mexico that serves more than 2 million customers in the Southwest. The Farmington Daily Times...

Silver fire sees sizeable growth over past 2 days

July 1, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A wildfire in southern New Mexico has grown by nearly 40 square miles over the past two days. Crews fighting the Silver fire in the Gila National Forest hope that thunderstorms forecast for Sunday will bring relief. The blaze had...

NM farmers selling water to oil and gas developers

July 1, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

CARLSBAD, N.M. (AP) — With a scant agriculture water supply due to the prolonged drought, some farmers in Eddy County with supplemental wells are keeping bill collectors at bay by selling their water to the booming oil and gas industry. The industry needs...

11-year-old mariachi from NBA finals coming to NM

June 29, 2013 • Entertainment, State NewsComments (0)

In this undated publicity photo released courtesy of Mariachi Spectacular de Albuquerque, 11-year-old San Antonio-born Sebastien de la Cruz is shown performing at one of his many concerts. Mariachi Spectacular de Albuquerque announced Thursday, June 27, 2013,...

Man gets 40-year prison term for killing nun in NM

June 29, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A man who beat a nun over the head with a flashlight and then strangled her in northwestern New Mexico in 2009 has been sentenced to 40 years in federal prison. Prosecutors say 21-year-old Reehahlio Carroll was sentenced Friday in...

Middle Rio Grande set to deliver last of water

June 29, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An irrigation district that provides water to farmers throughout the Middle Rio Grande Valley says it will release the last of its supplemental water supplies on Monday. The Middle Rio Grande Conservancy District said Friday that...