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NM regulators push back hearing on pit rule

January 14, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A weeklong public hearing aimed at revamping rules that govern how oil and gas developers handle drilling waste has been put on hold by New Mexico regulators, parties in the case said Friday. The hearing before the Oil Conservation Commission was set to begin Jan. 23. Two industry groups and a [&hellip...

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Prosecutors continue in convicted killer 2nd case

January 14, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — The prosecution did not rest its case in another murder trial for a man already facing the death penalty for killing a Bernalillo County sheriff’s deputy. Prosecutors said Friday they will call more witnesses Tuesday in Michael...

Ex-NM man enters plea in illegal trafficking case

January 13, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — A former Alamogordo resident has pleaded guilty to conspiring to transport illegal immigrants into the country. Prosecutors say 58-year-old Mohamed Farooq Husain entered his plea Tuesday in federal court in Las Cruces. He remains...

NM Gov. Martinez plans to sell more state planes

January 13, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Gov. Susana Martinez on Thursday announced plans to sell more of the state’s airplanes. The governor said the state is putting two planes up for sale in the months ahead and eventually will reduce the number of state airplanes...

Suit: NM worker fired over driver’s license rules

January 13, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

Laura Montano, 39, of Albuquerque, stands outside of Metro Court on Thursday Jan. 12, 2012 after the Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund filed a civil rights lawsuit on her behalf, in Albuquerque. The lawsuit says Montano was wrongfully fired...

Gila Cliff Dwellings reopen after flood damage

January 13, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

SILVER CITY, N.M. (AP) — The Gila Cliff Dwellings has reopened to the public. The park announced Wednesday that it was reopening after workers finished repairs to the West Fork Bridge, which was damaged in a flood. The reopening, which was originally...

Cops: NM teacher assaulted officer, called 911

January 13, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — A Farmington High School teacher is facing battery on a peace officer charges after police said she tried to call 911 from the backseat of a patrol car following her arrest at a club. The Farmington Daily Times reports...

Water use in Albuquerque is down slightly

January 13, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Water use in Albuquerque declined in 2011, but the decrease was less than 1 percent. The Albuquerque Journal says (http://bit.ly/yi7Lxe) that the 2011 water use is detailed in a report by the Albuquerque Bernalillo County Water...

NM’s Public Regulation Commissions mulls overhauls

January 13, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Members of the New Mexico Public Regulation Commission are considering recommendations for overhauling the agency’s hiring policies and shifting some of its duties to other state departments. The Santa Fe New Mexican reports...

Albuquerque mayor mum on GOP presidential race

January 13, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Albuquerque Mayor Richard Berry says he will likely not endorse a GOP candidate for president until after the primaries. Berry, who in 2009 became the city’s first Republican mayor in two decades, told the Associated Press on...