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NM officials probe abuse reports at youth ranch

October 5, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — State officials are investigating reports that teenage boys living at a ranch for troubled youth in Sierra County were physically abused, a newspaper reported Saturday. Investigators are looking into reports that boys were beaten by a former staff member and forced to wear leg shackles and handcuffs for minor infractions of...

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Albuquerque welcomes 42nd annual balloon fiesta

October 5, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

FILE – This Oct. 6, 2012 file image provided by the Albuquerque Convention and Visitors Bureau shows the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta in Albuquerque, N.M. This weekend, more than 600 colorful hot air balloons of all shapes and sizes and from...

10 new cases of West Nile virus in New Mexico

October 5, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — State health officials say 10 new cases of West Nile virus have been reported in New Mexico. That brings the statewide total to 20 cases so far this year with two deaths. The New Mexico Department of Health says August and September...

Chill could cut short autumn colors

October 5, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Aspen trees rooted in the slopes of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains above Santa Fe are shedding their golden leaves right on schedule, but coming cold weather may cut the viewing season short. Tree expert Rich Atkinson said the aspen...

Albuquerque students treated for rabies exposure

October 5, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Six students at an Albuquerque middle school are being treated for rabies exposures because they were found playing with a bat that later tested positive for rabies. The school districts sent warnings to the homes of additional...

Woman on motorcycle killed in New Mexico crash

October 5, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An Albuquerque-area accident involved a large group of motorcycles has claimed the life of one of the riders. The Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Department says the motorcyclists were traveling at a high rate of speed late...

New exhibition opens at O’Keeffe Museum

October 5, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A new collection of work is on display at the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum in Santa Fe. The exhibition “Modern Nature: Georgia O’Keeffe and Lake George” opens Friday and will run through Jan. 26. Museum officials say...

NM spaceport to be featured in reality show

October 5, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico’s Spaceport America will be featured in an upcoming reality show. NBC announced Thursday an exclusive deal with Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic and One Three Media to create a series called “Space...

Santa Fe man arrested after meth lab found in home

October 3, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A Santa Fe man is jailed without bond after authorities say they found a suspected methamphetamine lab at his home. Santa Fe police say they were serving a heroin-related search warrant on the home about 1 p.m. Thursday. Officers say...

Body found north of Magdalena; No identity yet

October 3, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

MAGDALENA, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say the body of a man has been found on a lower hillside of Concerro Mesa some 10 miles north of Magdalena. The body wasn’t immediately identified Thursday. But the discovery comes on the fourth day of a search for a...

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