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Navajo Nation plans to use drone to monitor crops

October 12, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — The Navajo Nation’s farming enterprise plans to buy an unmanned aircraft as soon as next summer to help monitor its crops. The drone would be used to watch for changes in crops grown by the Navajo Agricultural Products Industry. CEO Tsosie (SOH’-see) Lewis tells the Farmington Daily Times (http://bit.ly/W6JhZM ) for...

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Wanted Mexican gray wolf on the run in NM captured

October 11, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A female Mexican gray wolf wanted for killing too many cows in southwestern New Mexico was captured Wednesday following an extensive search, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced. The agency said that federal trappers finally...

New Mexico gov. vows to comply with federal ID law

October 11, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Republican Gov. Susana Martinez asked a federal agency on Wednesday whether there will be another extension of a looming deadline to comply with a nationwide law imposing security standards for driver’s licenses. In a letter to...

Agencies: Prairie chicken population dwindling

October 11, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

FILE – In this April 5, 2011 photo, a male prairie chicken displays his best in the Flint Hills in Greenwood County, Kan. Wildlife officials say the lesser prairie chicken is not endangered but is in need of a better managed habitat. (AP Photo/The...

NM animal welfare worker left dog in city van

October 11, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An Albuquerque Animal Welfare worker is under investigation for leaving a dog in a city van for two days. KRQE-TV reports (http://bit.ly/QdFuql) that Kennel Supervisor Mary Soto says the animal was left on the transport vehicle...

NM mayor resigns over ‘discriminatory’ gov’t

October 11, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

RATON, N.M. (AP) — A mayor of a northern New Mexico city has resigned over what he calls is the city’s “discriminatory” form of government against Hispanic residents. Raton Mayor Charles Starkovich said in a letter Wednesday that he was...

2012 NM wheat harvest acres lowest since 1927

October 11, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

PORTALES, N.M. (AP) — The number of acres of New Mexico wheat harvested for grain was the lowest this year since 1927 because of the ongoing drought. The Portales News-Tribune says (http://bit.ly/RPtHQx ) a U.S. Department of Agriculture report shows 90,000...

NM AG office starts probe into ‘voter suppression’

October 11, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico Attorney General Gary King says he’s launched an investigation into allegations of potential voter suppression. King spokesman Phil Sisneros said Wednesday the allegations stem from poll challenger training last month...

4 sentenced in NM border-town gun smuggling case

October 10, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Four people have been sentenced for their roles in a New Mexico gun smuggling ring that prosecutors say shipped nearly 200 guns to Mexican drug cartels. Gabriela Gutierrez, the wife of former Columbus trustee Blas Gutierrez, was...

Gov. Martinez raises $828K for 2014 re-election

October 10, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Republican Gov. Susana Martinez reports raising more than $800,000 in the past six months for her 2014 re-election campaign, and Democratic challenger Gary King has collected about $160,000. According to finance disclosures filed...