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Santa Fe to study feasibility of municipal utility

January 18, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The city and county of Santa Fe are gauging the feasibility of owning an independent municipal power utility focused on renewable energy. The Santa Fe New Mexican reports (http://bit.ly/zNolp2 ) that $25,000 has been allocated by the joint city and county Regional Planning Authority to study options for a municipal [&hellip...

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Police vow more consistent patrols on US 550

January 18, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — Police agencies are vowing to do more consistent patrols along U.S. 550 after the rural four-lane highway was the site of six alcohol-related deaths during a recent six-week period. The Farmington Daily Times reports...

Santa Fe woman gets 8-month term for tax evasion

January 18, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A Santa Fe woman who had pleaded guilty to evading federal taxes on income from online pornography has been sentenced to eight months in prison. The Santa Fe New Mexican reports (http://bit.ly/y4AS5u ) that federal officials said...

Former NM contractor faces tax evasion charges

January 18, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A former state contractor is in trouble with the federal government over taxes. Prosecutors say Shelda Sutton-Mendoza has been arraigned on five counts of tax evasion. She pleaded not guilty during a hearing earlier this month. If...

Judge adopts NM Senate redistricting compromise

January 17, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico district judge on Monday adopted a bipartisan plan for revamping the boundaries of state Senate districts. Under the plan, two Republican incumbents in southeastern New Mexico will be paired in the same district. The...

Autistic teen rescued at NM national monument

January 17, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Search and rescue workers on Monday found an autistic teenager who had wandered away from his family during a weekend outing at White Sands National Monument and spent the night among the sand dunes with no food or water. The rescue...

New grazing contract awarded for Valles Caldera

January 17, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Researchers at New Mexico State University and ranchers from Jemez Pueblo have been awarded a grazing contract that will allow them access to the Valles Caldera National Preserve next summer. One environmental group has concerns...

Snow, wind make for tough driving in northern NM

January 17, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

EAGLE NEST, N.M. (AP) — State transportation officials are warning travelers of difficult driving conditions as parts of northern New Mexico get another blast of winter weather. Heavy snow was being reported Monday around Taos, Eagle Nest and Angel Fire....

Tests show NM doctor impaired night of fatal crash

January 17, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The results of blood-alcohol tests show a Santa Fe doctor was legally drunk at the time of a crash that killed a 4-year-old girl. The New Mexican reports (http://bit.ly/waDJkz ) that Dr. Deborah Aaron told police the night of the Dec....

Corrosive water damages pumping equipment

January 17, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Corrosive water in a well that supplies the Bernalillo County Metropolitan Detention Center is damaging pumping equipment. A ground-level treatment plant removes sulfur, salts and arsenic from the water and renders the water potable...