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New Mexico officers watching for drunken drivers

December 24, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Law enforcement officers around New Mexico will be out in full force watching for drunken drivers through the holiday season. The increased patrols, DWI checkpoints and constant pleas from elected officials to celebrate responsibility have become part of New Mexico’s fabric as the state continues to fight the pervasive...

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Pedestrian fatally struck south of Bloomfield

December 24, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

BLOOMFIELD, N.M. (AP) — A pedestrian has died after being struck by a truck on U.S. 550 about 30 miles south of Bloomfield. The San Juan County Sheriff’s Office says 28-year-old Nathan Sylvester Bloomfield died Saturday. The truck’s driver, 35...

Gun dealers near Farmington see rise in sales

December 24, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — Gun dealers near Farmington are reporting a sharp rise in sales. The Farmington Daily Times reports (http://bit.ly/WKwtLs) that the most popular weapons being sold are military-style rifles similar to the AR-15 variant used by a...

NM survivor of Bataan Death March dies at 93

December 24, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

This undated photo provided by the Gutierrez family shows Pablo Gutierrez in uniform. Gutierrez was a lifelong Grant County resident who survived the infamous Bataan Death March during World War II and was among the last surviving members of his New Mexico...

$20M expansion of leaking Las Vegas dam scuttled

December 24, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

LAS VEGAS, N.M. (AP) — A $20 million plan to increase the capacity of a leaky dam that supplies drinking water to Las Vegas has been scuttled because engineers found the costs would be much higher than expected. The city hoped to significantly increase the...

Ex-SC sheriff’s deputy in NM robbery critical

December 24, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A former South Carolina sheriff’s lieutenant suspected in the armed robbery of one Santa Fe., N.M., pharmacy and the attempted robbery of another is still hospitalized in critical condition. The Santa Fe County Sheriff’s...

Live Christmas tree shortage in Las Cruces

December 24, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

Jose Ramirez of Guzman’s Garden Center Color Your World in Las Cruces, N.M. unloads a new batch of fresh, live Christmas trees at the store Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012 where they, among all other retailers in Las Cruces, have sold out of cut Christmas trees...

Ex-SC sheriff’s deputy wanted in NM robbery found

December 22, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A former South Carolina sheriff’s lieutenant wanted for the armed robbery of one Santa Fe., N.M., pharmacy and the attempted robbery of another has been found unconscious in a hotel room and hospitalized. George William Smith...

Owners marketing closed SF Indian school

December 22, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A historic but shuttered Indian school overlooking northern Santa Fe is being marketed as a possible senior living facility. The century-old St. Catherine Indian School campus has been on the market at $4 million for about two weeks....

2 believed dead after fire So. of Mendanales

December 22, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — State police say a mobile home fire in Rio Arriba County is believed to have claimed two lives. Spokesman Lt. Robert McDonald says the fire broke out in a home off U.S. 84 south of Mendanales early Friday. KOAT-TV reports neighbors...