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Another snowstorm to hit NM, hurt holiday travel

December 23, 2011 • State NewsComments (0)

This NOAA satellite image taken Thursday, December 22, 2011 at 01:00 PM EST shows mostly sunny skies persist over the West Coast as high pressure dominates. To the east, a low pressure system over the Central and Southern Rockies brings heavy snow to Colorado and New Mexico, with light snow showers stretching into the Central [&hellip...

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New Mexico overpowers UMKC 87-62

December 23, 2011 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico senior Phillip McDonald, who has been hampered all season with injuries, came off the bench to score 18 points in Thursday’s 87-62 defeat of Missouri-Kansas City. Drew Gordon joined McDonald with 18 points as the...

Court reinstates death row inmate’s appeal

December 23, 2011 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The state Supreme Court has revived a legal challenge by a death row inmate. The court reinstated a habeas corpus petition by Timothy Allen of Bloomfield, who was convicted of murder, kidnapping and attempted rape of a 17-year-old...

NM unemployment rate creeps down to 6.5 percent

December 23, 2011 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico labor officials say the state has marked the sixth straight month of positive job growth, meaning there were 6,700 more jobs in November than the same time last year. The Department of Workforce Solutions says...

Ex-PRC member to get out of jail before sentencing

December 23, 2011 • State NewsComments (0)

FILE – This Oct. 21, 2008 file photo shows former Democratic Public Regulation Commission candidate Jerome Block Jr. during a candidate forum, in Santa Fe, N.M. Block is heading back to court after being jailed last week and dismissed from a drug...

Colo. artist creates ‘Saint’ Tebow retablo

December 23, 2011 • State NewsComments (0)

Denver Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow (15) is consoled by defensive tackle Marcus Thomas (79) in the final minutes of the team’s loss to the New England Patriots in Denver, Sunday, Dec. 18, 2011. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey) SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A Colorado...

Next Curry Co. jail boss will have new supervisors

December 23, 2011 • State NewsComments (0)

CLOVIS, N.M. (AP) — The next person to run Curry County’s jails will report directly to county commissioners, not County Manager Lance Pyle. The Clovis News Journal (http://bit.ly/tYPDmH ) reports Commissioners Wendell Bostwick and Frank Blackburn...

Drought, insects hammer trees in southern NM

December 22, 2011 • State NewsComments (0)

This undated image provided by the U.S. Forest Service shows damage done by ponderosa pine bark beetles on the Lincoln National Forest in southern New Mexico. New aerial and ground surveys done by state and federal forestry officials show an increase in tree...

Audit faults PRC for vehicle use policies

December 22, 2011 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The Public Regulation Commission has failed to keep proper records for use of state vehicles by commissioners and agency workers, creating potential tax problems for those who commute in a government car, according to an independent...

Alleged Ponzi schemer pleads guilty

December 22, 2011 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A former Albuquerque real estate executive has pleaded guilty to wire and mail fraud and agreed to serve up to 12 years in prison to settle charges he ran a multi-state Ponzi scheme. Doug Vaughan entered the plea Wednesday in federal...