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NM governor names new Lea County magistrate

November 17, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

HOBBS, N.M. (AP) — Hobbs lawyer Craig La Bree has been appointed to an open seat on the Lea County Magistrate Court bench. Gov. Susana Martinez’s office announced La Bree’s appointment Friday. La Bree will be filling the vacancy left by resigning Judge Barry Peters. La Bree runs a private practice where he specializes in [&hellip...

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NM road reopens following deadly motorcycle crash

November 17, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

TIJERAS, N.M. (AP) — Bernalillo County sheriff’s deputies say a mountain highway east of Tijeras is back open following a deadly motorcycle crash. Sgt. Sam White says two motorcycles were traveling on N.M. 14 when one of the riders lost control and...

Las Vegas woman arrested in embezzlement case

November 17, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

LAS VEGAS, N.M. (AP) — The office manager of a Las Vegas nonprofit has been charged with multiple felonies for allegedly embezzling about $2,300 from the organization during a three week-period. The Las Vegas Optic reports (http://bit.ly/T6mzkk )...

NM police identify body found near Bernardo

November 17, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

BERNARDO, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico State Police investigators have identified the body of a man who was found near a charred vehicle in Socorro County. They say 28-year-old Adrian Burns of Los Lunas was found Monday night by firefighters who were called to...

Jobless benefits could end for 7,000 in New Mexico

November 17, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — About 7,000 jobless New Mexicans will lose unemployment benefits at the end of the year if Congress and the president don’t agree to extend the assistance, legislators were told Friday. That represents about a third of the New...

Fort Sill Apache celebrate reservation anniversary

November 17, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — One year after being granted reservation status in New Mexico, the Fort Sill Apache raised their flag Friday on their 30-acre plot in the Akela Flats of southern New Mexico. But tribal Chairman Jeff Haozous says it will likely take...

Sipapu to kick off NM’s ski season

November 17, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

VADITO, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico will be kicking off the start of the ski season Saturday with the opening of the Sipapu resort. Snowmaking has started at some ski areas around New Mexico, but Sipapu will be the first to open. The resort is reporting an...

Albuquerque zoo needs name for new addition

November 16, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The newest addition to the Albuquerque BioPark is a 169-pound baby white rhino. The 2-week-old calf is being hand-reared by zookeepers. He’s not on display yet, but zoo officials want the public to help in choosing a name for...

Spaceport supporters push for NM legislation

November 16, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Republican Gov. Susana Martinez has pushed unsuccessfully for two years for legislation to protect spacecraft manufacturers from legal liability. She’ll now have help from the Save Our Spaceport Coalition, a group of...

Conservative group criticizes NM’s GOP governor

November 16, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A conservative political group is criticizing Republican Gov. Susana Martinez for deciding to establish a state-run health insurance exchange. The Martinez administration has been working since last year on the exchange, which will be...