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Hatch annexes land for spaceport visitor center

November 18, 2011 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Hatch village trustees voted this week to annex 308 acres aimed at developing as a potential home for a spaceport visitor center. The move comes after the New Mexico Spaceport Authority announced plans to build welcome centers in Hatch and in Truth or Consequences, the Albuquerque Journal reported (http://bit.ly/uCwTnO). The...

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Troops test new technology at White Sands

November 18, 2011 • State NewsComments (0)

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Some 3,800 Fort Bliss troops have descended upon White Sands Missile Range with orders to carry out a massive test of cutting-edge technology that could soon find its way into the hands of American soldiers on the battlefield. The...

2 NM police officers fired after suspect kicked

November 17, 2011 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Two Albuquerque police officers were fired Wednesday following the release of unedited video that showed them apparently doing a celebratory belly bump after one officer kicked a suspect in the head more than a dozen times. Officers...

Mexican state governors to meet in New Mexico

November 17, 2011 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez says leaders from five Mexican states will meet in Santa Fe early next year to talk about improving economic development in the region. Martinez said Wednesday that she will host a meeting Jan. 12 of...

New Mexico regulators approve dairy settlement

November 17, 2011 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico water regulators on Wednesday adopted a settlement that puts to rest a dispute over millions of tons of dairy industry waste produced each year in the state. The Water Quality Control Commission voted unanimously during a...

New Mexico hires former Notre Dame coach Davie

November 17, 2011 • State NewsComments (0)

FILE – In this Oct. 6, 2001 file photo, Notre Dame coach Bob Davie shouts instructions to his team during a 24-7 win over Pittsburgh in an NCAA college football game in South Bend, Ind. New Mexico has hired former Notre Dame coach Bob Davie to head up...

Johnson files complaints over debate exclusion

November 17, 2011 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Former New Mexico governor and Republican presidential candidate Gary Johnson says he’s filing complaints with the Federal Election Commission and the Federal Communications Commission over his exclusion from Saturday’s...

NM high court hears horse beating case

November 17, 2011 • State NewsComments (0)

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico Supreme Court justices heard arguments in an animal cruelty case against a Texas horse trainer accused of beating a colt to death. Three of the five justices listening to arguments Tuesday in Santa Fe were skeptical of...

Former PRC commissioner remains in jail

November 17, 2011 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A former Public Regulation Commission member remains in jail following a closed-door court hearing concerning his latest arrest Monday on charges of violating the rules of his Drug Court program. It’s not clear when Jerome Block...

Teen mother in trouble for false reporting

November 17, 2011 • State NewsComments (0)

FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — A teen mom is facing possible criminal charges after San Juan County authorities say she falsely reported that her car was stolen, and with it, her 1-year-old child. Sheriff’s deputies conducted a search using a helicopter for...