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Navajo chapter endorses tribe’s purchase of mine

September 22, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — Navajo Upper Fruitland Chapter members recently passed a resolution in support of the Navajo Nation purchasing Navajo Mine, becoming the first chapter near the controversial mine’s operation to voice an opinion. The Daily Times reports (http://bit.ly/17Q5z7C) that residents at a chapter meeting last week voted in favor of...

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City: Diesel fuel leaked into Santa Fe reservoir

September 22, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Officials say a small amount of diesel fuel has leaked into one of Santa Fe’s municipal reservoirs. Water utility director Nick Schiavo told the Santa Fe New Mexican (http://bit.ly/16qIowX) that city water staff and the city...

Deputies: NM attacked girlfriend over late wake up

September 21, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Authorities are searching for a New Mexico man after deputies say he beat his girlfriend and threatened to cut her 3-year-old daughter’s throat because the girlfriend didn’t wake him up in time for work. Dona Ana County...

New Navajo Keyboard app for Android released

September 21, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Android users can now text each other in Navajo thanks to a new app. KUNM-FM reports (http://bit.ly/18f35AF) that the company Native Innovations recently released the Navajo Keyboard app to allow smart phone users to practice their...

NM county makes changes to draft drilling proposal

September 21, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

LAS VEGAS, N.M. (AP) — Boosting the fee that oil and natural gas developers would have to pay to apply for a permit to operate in San Miguel County is one of several changes commissioners have asked for to strengthen a proposal that would govern the...

NM county OKs manure biofuel plant

September 21, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) — A southeastern New Mexico county is putting it hopes in cow manure. KRQE-TV reports (http://bit.ly/18JyjlG) that Chaves County commissioners approved a bond this week that paves the way for a company to start processing livestock manure...

NM group gets funds to bolster tribal business

September 21, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico organization has received a federal grant to expand efforts aimed at boosting the development of Native American businesses. U.S. Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham announced Friday that New Mexico Community Capital was...

Panel recommends 5 Santa Fe lawyers for judgeship

September 21, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — An independent commission has recommended five Santa Fe lawyers to Republican Gov. Susana Martinez for possible appointment to a state district court judgeship. One of those endorsed by the nominating commission is David Thomson, who...

NM reports jobless rate at 6.8% in August

September 20, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico’s unemployment rate was 6.8 percent last month, but federal officials said that’s essentially unchanged from July. The state Workforce Solutions Department said Friday the unemployment rate was 6.9 percent in...

2nd West Nile case reported in Bernalillo County

September 20, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Another case of West Nile virus has been reported in New Mexico’s Bernalillo County. The Albuquerque Environmental Health Department’s Urban Biology Division has received confirmation of the case. A 76-year old woman has...