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Writer hitches ride with Albuquerque pilot

January 3, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — When you hear that Amber Nolan is a “sky hitchhiker,” you might envision someone with a backpack sitting on a cloud with her thumb outstretched. Not quite. The 28-year-old travel writer and aviating adventurer calls herself the “Hitchhiking Flying Gypsy,” bumming rides with pilots of mainly small private...

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Winter Weather in New Mexico

January 1, 2013 • Local News, News, State NewsComments (0)

Snow coveres the Jemez Mountains set against the badlands near Chimayo, Monday. (AP Photo) [/auth...

New Mexico state parks offer free day for new year

January 1, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The New Mexico State Parks system is offering free guided hikes at six sites for New Year’s Day. The offer is part of America’s State Parks First Day Hikes occurring in all 50 states. The Carlsbad Current-Argus reports...

6 take oath of office for Bernalillo County

January 1, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Officials say four Bernalillo County commissioners, the county clerk and county treasurer have taken their oaths of office. Bernalillo County officials say the ceremony was held Tuesday at the Second Judicial District Court in...

Gov. Susana Martinez’s father dies

January 1, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The father of New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez has died after a lengthy battle with Alzheimer’s disease. He was 80. The governor’s office says Jacobo “Jake” Martinez passed away just before 5 p.m. Monday. The...

NM agency tallies renewable energy tax credits

January 1, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico officials reviewed and processed thousands of requests in 2012 for tax credits and other funding aimed at boosting renewable energy development in the state. The growth over the past year included 50 new megawatts of wind...

Santa Fe senior center evacuated after bomb scare

January 1, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say a Santa Fe senior center was briefly evacuated New Year’s Eve after a man left a backpack under a Christmas tree. The Santa Fe New Mexican reports (http://bit.ly/TExv7p ) that an employee at Ponce de Leon called...

Boxing ring memorial erected at Tapia gravesite

January 1, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Johnny Tapia’s gravesite in Albuquerque now has a unique memorial, thanks to family and friends of the late boxer. KOB-TV reports (http://bit.ly/U4Bmyo ) a small replica boxing ring has been set up at the site to pay tribute...

NM mother found son after fatal dog attack

December 31, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

PINE HILL, N.M. (AP) — An 8-year-old boy in northwestern New Mexico who died after being mauled by dogs was found face-down and unresponsive by his mother, a police official said Sunday. Cibola County Undersheriff Tony Mace said one of the nine dogs...

Man accused of providing heroin in overdose death

December 31, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A man accused of providing heroin to another man who died of a drug overdose now faces drug charges in federal court. The Albuquerque Journal reports (http://bit.ly/RmyJpf) that 23-year-old Joseph Dyson is charged with distribution...