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NM authorities have new leads on missing AZ woman

December 14, 2011 • State NewsComments Off

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico authorities say they have new leads surrounding a missing Arizona woman whose trailer was abandoned in 2009 in Las Cruces. Yavapai (YAV’-uh-py) County, Ariz., sheriff’s spokesman Dwight Develyn says the open-sided U-Haul trailer was likely attached to a Ford truck that they think is from Las Cruces. Develyn...

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Defense moves to oust DA from Farmington trial

December 14, 2011 • State NewsComments Off

FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — Attorneys for a Farmington man charged with killing a doctor want the district attorney removed from the case. In a motion filed Monday, the defense representing John Mayes, 18, cite harassment, conflict of interest, improper bias...

NMSU to give each regular employee $950 on Dec. 15

December 13, 2011 • State NewsComments Off

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Prudent financial planning is allowing New Mexico State University to fund a number of campus improvements with one-time funds, including student scholarships, classroom improvements and research support for the Las Cruces campus....

Another winter storm crosses New Mexico

December 13, 2011 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The latest winter storm is making its way across New Mexico, bringing rain to Albuquerque and snow to the higher elevations in western and northern portions of the state. Forecasters are warning that the main part of the storm will...

New BLM state directors appointed for Arizona, NM

December 13, 2011 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The Bureau of Land Management has appointed two career professionals to leadership positions in the agency’s Arizona and New Mexico state offices. Jesse Juen has been named state director in New Mexico, replacing Linda...

Coalition pushes NM lawmakers to support jobs bill

December 13, 2011 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A coalition of elected officials, environmentalists and labor unions urged New Mexico’s congressional leaders on Monday to throw their support behind a federal jobs bill that could mean millions of dollars for water system...

Police confirm Interstate 40 open near Tucumcari

December 13, 2011 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico State Police and authorities in Tucumcari say Interstate 40 is open westbound near Tucumcari. Confirmation that traffic was flowing came Monday afternoon. It followed an email sent by the state Transportation Department...

NM jail official in bribes case heads to court

December 13, 2011 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A veteran employee of New Mexico’s largest metropolitan detention center who is facing charges of taking bribes is scheduled to appear in court. Vincent Peele, the coordinator and court liaison for the community custody...

Santa Fe voters asked to approve big bond package

December 13, 2011 • State NewsComments Off

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Santa Fe voters will be asked in the new year to approve a multimillion-dollar bond package in exchange for a slight increase in property taxes. There was some slicing and dicing, but the Santa Fe City Council has agreed to put a $22.8...

Home prices slip in Las Cruces-area

December 13, 2011 • State NewsComments Off

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Housing prices in Las Cruces slipped from October to November and down in year-over-year comparison to the same time period last year. The Las Cruces Association of Realtors says the median price of a resale home in November was...