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NM health official resigns after condoms comment

May 23, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The chief medical officer for the state Department of Health said she was asked to resign after giving a television interview in which she advocated condom use to slow the growth of sexually transmitted diseases among teens. Chief Medical Officer Erin Bouquin said she got an email an hour after [&hellip...

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More than dozen animals killed in NM hospital fire

May 23, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

TUCUMCARI, N.M. (AP) — More than a dozen animals perished in a fire at a New Mexico veterinary clinic. KOB-TV (http://bit.ly/Jzx0DT ) reports authorities say a fire started Monday morning in the front office of Tucumcari Animal Hospital and quickly spread....

Man charged in Crouch Mesa shooting likely to plea

May 23, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — A defense attorney for a man accused of fatally shooting another man in front of his 4-year-old son after a fight says the case will not go to trial. The Farmington Daily Times (http://bit.ly/LiAQoN ) reports an attorney for...

NM court upholds conviction in 2007 shooting

May 23, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A man serving more than 60 years for fatally shooting two women failed to get his sentence overturned. KRQE-TV (http://bit.ly/Jz9nvl) reports the New Mexico State Supreme Court upheld a first-degree murder conviction Monday for Beau...

Tucumcari community college offers dinosaur digs

May 23, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

TUCUMCARI, N.M. (AP) — Mesalands Community College in Tucumcari is offering students the chance to dig for dinosaurs. The school says it will offer three five-day classes in paleontology in June and July where students will search for and learn to excavate...

Webcasts push solar eclipse to the masses

May 22, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

Nick Bremner, Aaron Bremner, and Joel Bremner, from Sonoma, Calif., take a look at the solar eclipse through homemade masks out of welding glass in Upper Bidwell Park at the Kiwanis Chico Community Observatory Sunday May 20, 2012 in Chico, Calif. Millions of...

$36 million potash compaction plant opens in NM

May 22, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

CARLSBAD, N.M. (AP) — Mosaic Potash has brought online its new $36 million compaction plant after two years of construction. The Carlsbad Current Argus reports (http://bit.ly/KNjMVV ) that the new six-story high plant replaces an old facility that was built...

NMSU researcher wins grant to map chile genetics

May 22, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — A graduate student researcher at New Mexico State University will head to Asia to help unravel the genetic mysteries of a disease-resistant chile. Horticulture student Greg Reeves has been awarded a National Science Foundation grant...

NM governor to honor law officers, public workers

May 22, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez will be kicking off a week of events to honor law enforcement officers, public employees and other heroes. Martinez will start Tuesday by presenting awards to recognize the actions of 10 people during...

Parole hearing scheduled for former NM attorney

May 22, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A former Santa Fe attorney serving prison time for a fatal drunken-driving crash is scheduled for a parole hearing. In March, corrections officials said improper phone calls and emails to media, family and a lawyer would keep Carlos...