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Army cutworm moths invade NM

April 25, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico is being invaded — by moths. The army cutworm moths that descend every year have arrived in levels not seen since 2003, swarming homes and bike trails, even disrupting operations at the Apache Point Observatory outside of Las Cruces. “Cutworms go through cycles,” Joran Viers, county program director at...

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President of Sandia labs earns $1.3 million

April 25, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The president of Sandia National Laboratories earned $1.3 million in total compensation this year. The Albuquerque Journal reports (http://bit.ly/Iekfik ) that one quarter of the salary for Paul Hommert, president of the labs, comes...

Vado man jailed after alleged attack with machete

April 24, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — A Vado man wanted following an alleged attack with a machete has turned himself in to Dona Ana County Sheriff’s investigators. Authorities say 30-year-old Jose Guadalupe Mendoza was taken to the county Detention Center on...

Martinez faces heat for helping in GOP senate race

April 24, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Gov. Susana Martinez is drawing heat from a few Republicans for throwing her might and her political action committee’s money in a contested GOP primary for a state senate seat in eastern New Mexico. The Las Cruces Sun-News...

Martinez taps new NM Homeland Security Secretary

April 24, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Gov. Susana Martinez has appointed a retired Air Force colonel as state’s next Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management. Martinez made the announcement Monday on the appointment of Greg Myers, who...

UNM holding marathon 'Bless Me, Ultima' reading

April 24, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The University of New Mexico is celebrating the 40th anniversary of the classic Mexican-American novel, “Bless Me, Ultima,” with a reading marathon. The Daily Lobo reports (http://bit.ly/IaBxNd) that the novel’s...

Spaceport visitor center plan riles NM village

April 24, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — A reworked Spaceport America plan for deciding where to build tourist centers in southern New Mexico has riled officials in the city of Hatch. Mayor Judd Nordyke said village officials have no idea where the visitor center will be...

Laguna Pueblo gives OK for 'The Lone Ranger'

April 24, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

LAGUNA PUEBLO, N.M. (AP) — Laguna Pueblo has given permission to Disney filmmakers to use some of their land during filming of “Lone Ranger.” KOAT-TV reports (http://bit.ly/JjQdgy) that the Laguna Pueblo tribal council recently approved...

Farmington prepares for monsoon season

April 24, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — Public works employees for Farmington are getting the city’s storm water system ready for monsoon season. The city’s nearly two-year long process of cleaning out its storm water system is nearing an end, The Farmington...

NM officials seek to protect historic bridge

April 24, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Officials in New Mexico are taking steps to protect a bridge that once carried wagon trains and Union soldiers across the Santa Fe Trail. The Albuquerque Journal reports (http://bit.ly/IgL98m) that the state Cultural Properties...