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Parts of 2 NM forests being reseeded after fires

July 30, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Loads of grass seeds and straw mulch are being scattered by helicopters in a hurried revegetation effort for areas in the Gila and Lincoln national forests that were blackened by wildfires this summer. The Albuquerque Journal reports (http://bit.ly/MebagY) that Forest Service officials hope that the areas most susceptible to heavy...

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Shiprock Mesa Farm getting sewer line

July 30, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

SHIPROCK, N.M. (AP) — The Shiprock Mesa Farm area is finally getting a sewer line. The Farmington Daily Times reports (http://bit.ly/PQcnJX) that $2.4 million in grant funding will allow for the installation of the sewer line, which will replace more than...

2-time Olympian runner killed in Ariz. plane crash

July 29, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A two-time Olympic distance runner, his 15-year-old son and his son’s friend were killed in a fiery plane crash in Sedona, Ariz., his wife said Friday. Pat Porter was piloting the Beech B-60 when it crashed and burst into...

Santa Fe auction to feature Kit Carson items

July 29, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — An auction in Santa Fe next month will feature a dozen of Kit Carson’s personal items. The Santa Fe New Mexican reports (http://bit.ly/P9ZuGy) that the “Auction of Santa Fe at the Hilton Hotel” will feature...

Ex-NM officer who married 15-year-old charged

July 29, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — A 29-year-old man accused of impregnating a 15-year-old girl while he was a Truth or Consequences police officer has been charged with statutory rape of a minor, even though he later married the girl. The Albuquerque Journal reports...

Lawyer: NM school refused child of gay parents

July 29, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An attorney says an Albuquerque Christian school has refused to enroll a student in its pre-K program because his parents are gay. The Albuquerque Journal reports (http://bit.ly/Qol7Kc) that attorney Shane Youtz says a couple he...

Deputies: NM brother admits robbing sister

July 29, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

GALLUP, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico man is facing charges after sheriff’s deputies say he confessed to robbing his sister. The Gallup Independent reports (http://bit.ly/Axbadj) that 25-year-old Joshua Malone was booked this week on burglary charges in...

Las Cruces business owner named regent at NMSU

July 29, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Gov. Susana Martinez has appointed a Las Cruces business owner to the New Mexico State University board of regents. The governor selected Kari Mitchell to fill a vacancy on the university’s governing board created by the...

Numerous firearms stolen from New Mexico armory

July 28, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

RIO RANCHO, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say they’re investigating the theft of numerous firearms from the Rio Rancho Armory. City police say officers were dispatched to the armory on Wednesday after an alarm activated. When officers arrived, they saw that...

Court overturns Internet cafe gambling conviction

July 28, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The state Court of Appeals has overturned a Las Cruces man’s conviction of running a gambling enterprise out of his Internet cafe. Michael Vento was convicted in 2009 of one felony count of commercial gambling, but the court...