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Santa Fe seeing rise in burglaries

June 12, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Santa Fe police say the city has seen a large spike in burglaries in the past year. KRQE-TV (http://bit.ly/Ko01cP) reports police say burglaries in Santa Fe have gone up by 53 percent, compared to a year ago. Capt. Aric Wheeler says the police department plans to deploy more unmarked police [&hellip...

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NM sheriff asking for $1M for helicopters

June 12, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The sheriff of Bernalillo County says more than $1 million is needed to pay for two county helicopters. KOAT-TV (http://bit.ly/LMev3B) reports county commissioners will vote Tuesday on whether to approve Sheriff Dan Houston’s...

Film program wants to use NM historic ranch again

June 12, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico officials say they can’t allow free use of a state-owned ranch to a teaching program associated with actor Robert Redford. The Albuquerque Journal (http://bit.ly/N3G6jP) reports representatives for the Milagro at...

NMSU prof. shows Native horsemanship to the Queen

June 12, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — An associate professor from New Mexico State University had the moment of a lifetime last month in England. “I went to the Windsor Castle with those of us from the pageant to meet the queen,” said Donald Pepion, 67, an...

NM names homeland security deputy secretary

June 12, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Gov. Susana Martinez’s administration has named a Santa Fe woman as deputy secretary of the Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management. Anita Tallarico has been serving as the chief executive officer of a consulting...

Ruidoso fire at 26K acres amid tough conditions

June 11, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

RUIDOSO, N.M. (AP) — A wildfire burning in the mountain community of Ruidoso that has destroyed an estimated 36 structures and forced the evacuation of hundreds of people has burned more than 26,000 acres. Dan Ware, a spokesman with New Mexico State...

NM study: Repeat DWI offenders growing problem

June 11, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico continues to struggle with one of the nation’s worst drunken driving problems, and Gov. Susana Martinez contends the state needs to focus on a growing threat from offenders who repeatedly drink and drive despite...

Impact of more bear kills in NM remains unclear

June 11, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A year after conservationists opposed increasing the number of bears that hunters can kill in New Mexico, state wildlife officials say it’s far too early to gauge the impact of the new policy. But through June 1, the New...

Las Cruces to consider fireworks restrictions

June 11, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — The Las Cruces City Council is set to consider restricting the use of fireworks in the city amid dangerous wildfire conditions. The Las Cruces Sun News reports (http://bit.ly/LqWTcM) that New Mexico law prohibits local governments...

Less prison time for ex-NM lawyer in DWI homicide

June 10, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A miscalculation means the former Santa Fe attorney convicted in the drunken-driving death of a pedestrian will be getting out of prison early. A filing by Carlos Fierro’s attorney shows the time Fierro served before he was...