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Albuquerque, balloon festival agreement announced

October 20, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Albuquerque Mayor Richard Berry and Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta officials say the City Council and the festival’s board will be asked to consider a new 15-year agreement for staging the event at a city park. The preliminary agreement announced Friday would replace one that was signed in 1997 and that expires at [&hellip...

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Early voting to expand in New Mexico

October 20, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Early voting expands on Saturday as more polling locations open across New Mexico. People have been able to vote at county clerks’ offices and with absentee ballots since Oct. 9. Early voting begins Saturday at alternate polling...

NM shooting range cancels coyote killing contest

October 20, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A shooting range and gun store has canceled a two-day contest to see who can kill the most coyotes in New Mexico. Will Hogsett, general manager of Calibers Shooters Sports Centers in Albuquerque, said Friday that the range just got...

New Mexico girl victim of tainted peanut butter

October 20, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The state that produced the peanut butter at the center of a growing national recall on Friday said it has identified its first victim of the salmonella outbreak, a 5-year-old girl from the eastern New Mexico county where the...

Former Bernalillo County sheriff’s assistant sues

October 20, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A former administrative assistant for Bernalillo County Sheriff Dan Houston said Thursday the sheriff typically created a hostile workplace for women. Deborah Garcia provided a copy of her complaint to the state Human Rights Bureau...

Santa Fe sees revenue from DWI forfeitures law

October 20, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A Santa Fe ordinance forcing drunk drivers to give up their vehicles has given the city a bump in revenue. City Attorney Alfred Walker told the Santa Fe New Mexican (http://bit.ly/S8cSAx) on Thursday the DWI Forfeiture Ordinance has...

Western Baking to announce more jobs

October 20, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALAMOGORDO, N.M. (AP) — Gov. Susana Martinez will be in Alamogordo Friday to announce hundreds of new jobs. Martinez and Economic Development Secretary Jon Barela are set to join Western Baking Corp. officials for a ribbon cutting and announcement of 300 to...

Justice Department election officer named in NM

October 20, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A veteran federal prosecutor in Albuquerque will serve as the Justice Department’s point person in New Mexico for dealing with Election Day complaints about possible voting rights abuses and voter fraud. U.S. Attorney Kenneth...

Tentative deal cited on Albuquerque balloon fest

October 19, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Albuquerque officials are citing a tentative agreement in negotiations between the city and the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta. A brief announcement says Mayor Richard Berry and festival officials will hold a Friday...

NM man caught after escaping from sheriff’s van

October 19, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

BLOOMFIELD, N.M. (AP) — San Juan County authorities say a man already facing a charge of escape from jail was recaptured Thursday after he managed to get out of a sheriff’s transport van. The sheriff’s office says 23-year-old Andrew Whittenberg...