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Degree comes as a surprise to some CNM students

July 28, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Emily Sarvis missed what would have been her first graduation. Because she didn’t know she was graduating. Central New Mexico Community College gave her two associate degrees, in liberal arts and in general studies, along with a certificate in education. Sarvis, who is a biology major, had no intention of graduating [&hellip...

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Juror: 2nd thoughts of NM-ex-officer’s acquittal

July 28, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A juror in the trial of a former Albuquerque police officer acquitted of killing his wife said Friday that is having second thoughts about the panel’s decision. Fred Trujillo told the Albuquerque Journal...

NM ex-mortuary worker in massive embezzlement case

July 28, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

LAS VEGAS, N.M. (AP) — Court document show that a former employee of a Las Vegas, N.M. mortuary has been charged with stealing more than $200,000 from the company in a massive embezzlement scheme that went undetected for years. The Las Vegas Optic reports...

Manager: Portales aquifer depleting rapidly

July 28, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

PORTALES, N.M. (AP) — The Ute Water Project program manager is warning that the Portales aquifer is depleting rapidly and its saturated thickness could be depleted within a decade. The Portales News-Tribune reports (http://bit.ly/16kAAyd) that Paul Van...

NM auctioning unclaimed property, gold coins

July 28, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A live auction is set to sell off unclaimed property in New Mexico. The auction Saturday in Albuquerque will feature nearly 800 lots, including more than 220 U.S. and foreign gold coins, nearly 1,900 U.S. silver dollars and a number...

Gov. Martinez to help mark LANL’s 70th anniversary

July 28, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

LOS ALAMOS, N.M. (AP) — Gov. Susana Martinez is slated to help mark the 70th anniversary of Los Alamos National Laboratory. Martinez is scheduled Saturday to attend a special event at Los Alamos High School to celebrate the anniversary with lab employees,...

Agency shifts $7M for behavioral health shakeup

July 27, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The Human Services Department is shifting $7.5 million within its budget to cover start-up costs of Arizona companies that will take over for New Mexico behavioral health providers under investigation for potential fraud. Matt...

Groups ask NM governor to consider bear proposal

July 27, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A coalition of environmentalists and wildlife advocates is asking Gov. Susana Martinez to direct the state Game and Fish Department to consider feeding bears in the Sandia Mountains to keep them away from people. The Rio Grande...

Bernalillo homes flooded in overnight storm

July 27, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

BERNALILLO, N.M. (AP) — Overnight storms flooded about 30 homes in Bernalillo and knocked out power to about 10,000 customers in Santa Fe. Sandoval County fire officials say two homes in Bernalillo were flooded and some 30 more severely water damaged when a...

Workers clean up Bandelier monument after flooding

July 27, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

BANDELIER NATIONAL MONUMENT, N.M. (AP) — Workers at Bandelier National Monument are cleaning up after a night of flooding in Frijoles Canyon. Just before midnight, monument staff drove down into the canyon to make sure protection was in place, including a...