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Xcel going after customers it under-billed

January 5, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

CARLSBAD, N.M. (AP) — For more than three years, Xcel Energy says it under-billed Carlsbad electric customers. Now, the utility is seeking thousands of dollars it’s owed. The Carlsbad Current-Argus (http://bit.ly/zhSiOb ) reports the New Mexico Public Regulation Commission says the utility can only go back three years to recoup its losses. Xcel...

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Court issues decision in state House redistricting

January 4, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A judge on Tuesday approved a plan for revamping the boundaries of state House of Representative districts, making changes that will lump two Republican incumbents in the same district and pair two Democrats in another region. District...

NM fire officials reflect on ‘busiest year’

January 4, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico may have more snow on the ground as it starts the new year, but much of the state remains in drought and fire officials said Tuesday that they are preparing for what could be another rough year. State forestry officials...

Martinez proposes aid to low-performing schools

January 4, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Gov. Susana Martinez on Tuesday proposed to allocate more than $5 million next year to help low-performing schools and reward those that excel under a new state law that will assign grades to rate New Mexico’s public schools. The...

Governor promotes winter sports in New Mexico

January 4, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Gov. Susana Martinez says she may venture out to one of New Mexico ski resorts because of good snow conditions. Martinez signed a proclamation Tuesday declaring January “Learn a Winter Sport Month” in the state. The...

Police: NM 2-year-old tests positive for meth

January 4, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An Albuquerque woman is facing charges after authorities said her two-year-old son tested positive for meth. KRQE-TV reports (http://bit.ly/tNewDc) that Bernalillo County Sheriff’s deputies arrested 21-year-old Victoria...

NM cop who hit pedestrian involved in ’10 shooting

January 4, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Official say the Albuquerque officer behind the wheel of a police car that fatally struck a pedestrian early New Year’s Day was also involved in a 2010 fatal police shooting The Albuquerque Journal reports...

Lawmakers look at government transparency bills

January 4, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Lawmakers will likely consider legislation that would give more notice to New Mexicans about public meetings under a measure backed by Gov. Susana Martinez. The Santa Fe New Mexican (http://bit.ly/uvacBt ) reports the proposed...

NM cop strikes, kills pedestrian on New Year’s Day

January 3, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Albuquerque police say a pedestrian was killed by a police officer responding to a call about a fight downtown early on New Year’s Day. Police spokesman Nelson Sanchez says the pedestrian in dark clothing was struck Sunday...

NM police point to alcohol in fatal head-on crash

January 3, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

LYBROOK, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico State Police say alcohol was apparently a factor in a head-on crash that killed three people and injured several others on New Year’s Day. The crash happened Sunday evening on U.S. 550 in northwestern New Mexico. Four...