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$7M Los Ranchos mansion pays $25 in property taxes

November 12, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — County and state officials want to know how the owner of a Los Ranchos mansion listed for sale at $7 million was billed only $25 for property taxes this year. Bernalillo County assessor Karen Montoya says she’s trying to find out how the newly built home still is listed as vacant [&hellip...

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Santa Fe officers trained to police on bikes

November 12, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Santa Fe police Officer Jeff Worth treats his bike like a patrol car, and there’s no reason he shouldn’t. His Kona 27-speed mountain bike is equipped with a siren, flashing lights and an emergency kit. And his authority is...

Rio Grande project aims to channel more runoff

November 11, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERUQE, N.M. (AP) — With much of New Mexico still stuck in severe drought, water managers are improving miles of channel along the Rio Grande so more winter and spring runoff can find its way to Elephant Butte Reservoir. Officials with the Interstate...

Albuquerque police board member conflict alleged

November 11, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The woman who leads a citizen body that reviews complaints against Albuquerque police officers is being accused of having a conflict of interest because she also directs the local auxiliary of the Fraternal Order of Police. The...

Las Vegas spending $1.1 million on water meters

November 11, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

LAS VEGAS, N.M. (AP) — Las Vegas plans to spend about $1.1 million in grant and loan money to upgrade existing water meters so that they no longer need to be read manually. City Utilities Director Ken Garcia says about $825,000 is coming from a grant and...

2 pulled from car that that hit Albuquerque house

November 11, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Firefighters in Albuquerque have pulled two people from a car that crashed into the living room of a house and ended up upside down. Firefighters had to shore up the damaged brick home to get to the victims in the BMW sedan on...

Martinez appoints SF lawyer as 1st District judge

November 11, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Gov. Susana Martinez has named a Santa Fe personal injury and family law attorney as a judge in the 1st Judicial District. Sylvia LaMar will fill a vacancy created when District Judge Michael Vigil retired in September. Martinez...

Nuke lab system to cost $41 million to fix

November 10, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The estimate for fixing a new but inoperable $213 million security system at the nation’s nuclear bomb lab has doubled, officials with Los Alamos National Laboratory confirmed Friday. Lab director Charles McMillan sent...

NM to deploy resources to storm-ravaged states

November 10, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Gov. Susana Martinez has signed an order to support the deployment of New Mexico resources to northeastern states that need help in the wake of Superstorm Sandy. Friday’s executive order makes $200,000 available to the Department...

NM store selling ‘Breaking Bad’ bath salts

November 10, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico company is selling “bad” blue, meth-looking bath salts in honor of the AMC TV show “Breaking Bad.” The Albuquerque Journal reports (http://bit.ly/VY25I3) that the Albuquerque-based Great Face...