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Prairie dog NM-Texas relocation request tabled

December 7, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

CLOVIS, N.M. (AP) — The Clovis City Commission has tabled a request to relocate prairie dogs to a county in Texas. The Clovis News Journal reports (http://bit.ly/18fuKEg) that commissioners opted this week to table the proposal since an advocacy group couldn’t provide a letter of support from a governing body in Ector County. In addition, [&hellip...

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Open access to Valles Caldera preserve stalls

December 7, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Valles Caldera National Preserve won’t yet invite further exploration by hikers after a plan to throw open access was tabled. Valles Caldera Trust Board chairman Kent Salazar said at the panel’s meeting Thursday in...

DEA: NM smoke shop owner sold ‘spice’

December 7, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The owner and an employee of a New Mexico smoke shop are facing federal drug charges in connection with a raid of the shop over the synthetic drug “spice.” KRQE-TV reports (http://bit.ly/1bnFLy8) that Roman Huerta and...

No Rail Runner service on Christmas, New Year’s

December 7, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — If you wanted to hitch a ride on the New Mexico Rail Runner Express on Christmas or New Year’s Day, you better make other plans. Officials with the Rio Metro Regional Transit District say the commuter train will not be...

NMSU gets grant to boost border businesses

December 7, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — The development of manufacturing and aerospace businesses in southern New Mexico and Arizona could get a boost thanks to a $457,000 grant. The grant from the U.S. Department of Commerce has been awarded to New Mexico State...

Family dismisses lawsuit against former NM officer

December 6, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A wrongful death lawsuit filed against a former Albuquerque police officer who was acquitted in his wife’s shooting death has been dismissed. The family of Tera Chavez tells KOB-TV (http://bit.ly/18JIHej ) that they have...

Judge rules mental health audit will remain secret

December 6, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A judge has ruled that government agencies don’t have to disclose an audit of more than a dozen mental health providers under investigation for possible overbillings and fraud, because the audit contains law enforcement materials...

NM sheriff’s sergeant dies from injuries

December 6, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

BERNALILLO, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say a Sandoval County sheriff’s sergeant struck by a vehicle while directing traffic on Interstate 25 near the San Felipe Pueblo has died. Sandoval County Sheriff Doug Wood released a statement Friday evening,...

UNM regents postpone talks on high-tech hub

December 6, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The University of New Mexico Board of Regents has postponed talks on a $13 million investment in a high-tech research and development center in downtown Albuquerque. The Albuquerque Journal reports (http://bit.ly/1d5ZPYM ) the...

2 dead, 2 injured in Four Corners crash

December 6, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

FRUITLAND, N.M. (AP) — San Juan County sheriff’s deputies are investigating a crash in northwestern New Mexico that killed two people and injured two others, including an infant. Sheriff’s spokeswoman Beth Utley says the crash happened before...