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Army Corps to hold open house at Abiquiu

March 24, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ABIQUIU, N.M. (AP) — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is planning a public forum at Abiquiu Lake in northern New Mexico. The meeting will start at 6 p.m. Wednesday at the visitor center. Officials will be talking about spring runoff, the river release forecast and other water operations. Lake staff also plan to address [&hellip...

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Supreme Court justice speaks out in DWI case

March 24, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The state Supreme Court has unanimously upheld a decision by former Gov. Bill Richardson’s administration to fire a prison guard arrested for drunken driving, but the court’s longest serving member describes the outcome as...

31 poisonous snakes taken from Albuquerque home

March 24, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A number of venomous snakes are now at the Albuquerque Zoo after they were removed from an Albuquerque apartment. Police received a complaint about a man who was keeping the snakes. Albuquerque Animal Control officers went in...

Second wave of construction begins at Spaceport

March 24, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

UPHAM, N.M. (AP) — The second wave of construction at Spaceport America is about to get going. The Las Cruces Sun News (http://bit.ly/GTEUaa ) reports the final built out includes the permanent Vertical Launch Complex facilities, the visitor center on the...

Albuquerque police probe possible double homicide

March 23, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Authorities are investigating an apparent double homicide in southwest Albuquerque. Albuquerque police say two young adult men were found dead around 3 p.m. Thursday near Unser and Arenal Road. In an arroyo behind homes, police...

Judge issues ruling in fight over NM hunting law

March 23, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A federal judge on Thursday sided partly with a group of outfitters from four Western states who complained their constitutional rights to conduct business in New Mexico were being upended by changes to the state’s hunting...

Cannon Air Force Base lieutenant still missing

March 23, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

CLOVIS, N.M. (AP) — Air Force officials say they’re looking for leads or information about the whereabouts of an airman who has been missing for nearly two weeks. They say 1st Lt. Scott Lee was last seen leaving his apartment in Clovis on March 12 at...

New Mexicans feel pinch of rising gas prices

March 23, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

BERNALILLO, N.M. (AP) — New Mexicans have joined those in other states in their irritation over the rising cost of gasoline. With long drives required to get around this expansive state, drivers say the prices are starting to get painful and they want...

Former NM attorney to spend more time in prison

March 23, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico corrections officials say improper phone calls and emails from behind prison walls to media, family and a lawyer will keep former Santa Fe attorney Carlos Fierro in prison at least until September. The Santa Fe New Mexican...

APNewsBreak: SEC not prosecuting Malott, Bland

March 23, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The Securities and Exchange Commission has notified two former New Mexico officials they have been cleared in an investigation of possible wrongdoing in state investments. Former educational pension board chairman Bruce Malott on...