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2 NM border crossing ports report record traffic

February 16, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA TERESA, N.M. (AP) — Two border ports in New Mexico reported record commercial traffic as the state continues to push to build the region as an alternative to the congestion between Ciudad Juarez and El Paso, Texas. The New Mexico Border Authority announced this week that last year the Santa Teresa Port of Entry [&hellip...

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2 police chiefs’ vehicles burglarized in Santa Fe

February 16, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Two visiting police chiefs to New Mexico’s capital received personal experience with the city’s property crime problem: their vehicles were burglarized. Police say the unmarked police vehicles of Gallup Chief Robert Cron...

NM reaches deal over emissions at coal-fired plant

February 15, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico has brokered an agreement with federal regulators and the state’s largest utility that aims to settle more than a year of wrangling over the best way to curb pollution from a coal-fired power plant that serves more...

Body found at bottom of cliff in NM is identified

February 15, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

AZTEC, N.M. (AP) — A body found at the bottom of a 100-foot cliff in New Mexico’s San Juan County has been identified as a Kirtland man missing since last month. Authorities say 21-year-old Gilroy Luther was last seen the early morning hours of Jan....

Senate approves earlier Sunday liquor sales

February 15, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Restaurants and bars could sell liquor earlier on Sunday under a proposal approved by the Senate. The measure would permit New Mexicans to start buying wine, beer and other liquor at 10 a.m. rather than noon, but only in bars and...

Senate confirms NM’s top water manager

February 15, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Republican Gov. Susana Martinez’s choice as New Mexico top water manager has won unanimous confirmation in the Senate. Scott Verhines was named state engineer in 2011 by the governor. He is a civil engineer from Albuquerque with...

Panel OKs temporary fix for lottery scholarships

February 15, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico college students receiving lottery-financed scholarships could avoid reductions in their financial aid next year under a proposal endorsed Friday by a Senate committee. A measure sponsored by Senate Majority Leader Michael...

NM Corrections Dept. launches internal probe

February 15, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — State officials have launched an internal probe into the New Mexico Corrections Department after guards were found sleeping and in possession of banned items inside the state penitentiary. Corrections Secretary Gregg Marcantel told...

Legislators ask Martinez to link drilling, funding

February 15, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

LAS VEGAS, N.M. (AP) — Dozens of New Mexico legislators want the governor to link approval of state funding for projects proposed by counties and municipalities to their willingness to allow mineral extraction such as drilling for gas and oil. A letter...

Senate leader undergoes heart procedure

February 15, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Senate Majority Michael Sanchez has underwent a medical procedure to open a clogged heart artery, and a family member says his recovery is going well. Sanchez, a Belen Democrat, had a coronary angioplasty on Thursday at an Albuquerque...