MENU

NM official welcomes prevalence of breastfeeding

August 6, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The state’s top health official says it’s good news that more New Mexico mothers are breastfeeding their babies. Health Secretary Catherine Torres says she’s encouraged by findings of a recent report released by the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The CDC report says that 81.5 percent of New...

Read More

NM man back in prison after being released early

August 6, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An Albuquerque man is back in prison after being released too early. KOAT-TV (http://bit.ly/RA1TfJ ) reports that 37-year-old Anthony Madrid was taken back into custody Wednesday after serving 1½ years for burglary. That was after...

NM archaeology course lets all ages keep digging

August 6, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

David Hoefer, left, from Louisville Ky. and Francie Goodrich, right, from Seattle, excavate chard wood as Richard Binggeli, center, the crew leader, watches, Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2012 in Albuquerque, N.M. (AP Photo/The Albuquerque Journal, Eddie Moore)...

'Maometto' takes Santa Fe Opera by storm

August 5, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

In this undated photo provided by the Santa Fe Opera, Brian Jagde performs in the Santa Fe Opera production of Puccini’s “Tosca.” (AP Photo/Santa Fe Opera, Ken Howard) SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Midway through Act 1 of Rossini’s...

Presidential TV ad spending focused on 9 states

August 5, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

FILE – In this July 6, 2012, file photo, President Barack Obama speaks at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pa. Republicans say Mitt Romney has a chance to win Wisconsin. Democrats backing Obama insist Arizona could come into play. But if...

NM archaeology course lets all ages keep digging

August 5, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

David Hoefer, left, from Louisville Ky. and Francie Goodrich, right, from Seattle, excavate chard wood as Richard Binggeli, center, the crew leader, watches, Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2012 in Albuquerque, N.M. (AP Photo/The Albuquerque Journal, Eddie Moore)...

UNM law school dean nominated for federal job

August 3, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Tribal leaders and others are praising the nomination of a University of New Mexico Law School dean to oversee the U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs, saying he’s well-qualified and understands the issues facing American Indian and...

NM man receives sentence in second murder

August 3, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico man already given a life sentence for killing a Bernalillo County sheriff’s deputy has been sentenced in another murder. The Albuquerque Journal (http://bit.ly/Ow5Ph7 ) reports that Michael Astorga has received...

Las Vegas man receives 7 years in grandma's death

August 3, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

LAS VEGAS, N.M. (AP) — A northern New Mexico man accused of killing his 83-year-old grandmother has been sentenced to seven years in prison. Ryan Garcia initially was charged with second-degree murder in the 2010 death of his grandmother, Margaret Garcia....

Split verdict for Deming gun shop owners

August 2, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — A federal jury Wednesday acquitted a Deming-area family of charges they helped smuggle guns to Mexican cartels. But jurors convicted three of the four Reese family members on lesser charges of making false statements on federal...