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GOP Latinos face questions over immigrant pasts

November 28, 2011 • State NewsComments (0)

FILE – In this Dec. 30, 2010 file photo, Gov.-elect Susana Martinez speaks with media in Las Cruces, N.M. As numbers grow, GOP Latino leaders facing questions of own families’ immigrant past. More Latino Republicans are seeking and winning elected office and their families’ background are becoming under increased scrutiny from some liberal...

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NM govt shifts to online job application system

November 27, 2011 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico state government has shifted to an online system to sort through job applicants in an effort to save money and managers’ time. The state transferred to the new system for handling people seeking state jobs on Nov. 1....

NM ski season off to stellar start despite drought

November 27, 2011 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — From Red River and Taos south to the mountains around Ruidoso, the state’s ski areas are enjoying a stellar start to what many thought would be a questionable season given the dry conditions that have plagued New Mexico for...

Albuquerque-area water-saving plan targets lawns

November 27, 2011 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A push to conserve water in the Albuquerque area has seen a half-million square feet of lawn ripped out just this year. The Albuquerque Bernalillo County Water Utility Authority offers homeowners 75 cents a square foot to remove...

Albuquerque man left paralyzed after I-25 wreck

November 27, 2011 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An Albuquerque man has been severely injured in a crash on Interstate 25 in the Santa Fe area. The 25-year-old man suffered spinal injuries when several tree limbs pierced the roof of his pickup when it rolled off the highway after...

Judge clears Las Alamos mom in infant’s death

November 25, 2011 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A Las Alamos mother was cleared of child abuse charges in the death of her newborn son who authorities said did not receive immediate medical attention after his birth. Prosecutors said Katrina Vigil, 25, finally took baby Grey Vigil...

Bandelier reopens backcountry trails after fire

November 25, 2011 • State NewsComments (0)

BANDELIER NATIONAL MONUMENT, N.M. (AP) — After a summer of fire and floods, officials at Bandelier National Monument reopened the park’s backcountry trails to hikers on Thanksgiving Day. Visitors were welcomed to explore the northern New Mexico park,...

Albuquerque shooting leave 1 dead, 1 wounded

November 25, 2011 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Albuquerque police say one man is dead and a second man wounded after they opened fire on each other. Police spokesman officer Robert Gibbs says the incident happened late Wednesday in a southeast Albuquerque neighborhood. Gibbs...

ABQ man charged in child trafficking case

November 25, 2011 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Attorney General Gary King’s office says it will prosecute 31-year old Edgewood man in what it calls an attempt child trafficking case. Christopher White was indicted Wednesday in Albuquerque on charges that include sexual...

Adult film festival may return to Albuquerque

November 24, 2011 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The Pornotopia may be returning to Albuquerque under legislation proposed by an Albuquerque lawmaker. The proposal would exempt annual film festivals from the city’s zoning code’s special restrictions on “adult...