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Dulce man pleads guilty in death of 3-year-old son

October 17, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A 31-year-old Dulce man pleaded guilty Tuesday to a second-degree murder charge in the death of his son. Federal prosecutors say Jay Rutherford Paiz admitting to killing his 3-year-old son in 2008 at his home on the Jicarilla Apache reservation. Under an agreement with prosecutors, Paiz will face between 15 and [&hellip...

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Aztec city manager applies for diversion program

October 17, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — The city manager of Aztec has applied for a diversion program that could lead to the dismissal of a felony false imprisonment charge against him stemming from a domestic violence incident last year. The Farmington Daily Times reports...

Albuquerque council passes new strip club rules

October 17, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Albuquerque’s City Council approved new rules for strip clubs aimed at discouraging human trafficking, prostitution and other crimes. The Albuquerque Journal reports (http://bit.ly/TYn5SC) that the new rules set out...

Some businesses want to freeze city’s minimum wage

October 17, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Some members of Santa Fe’s business community want to freeze the city’s minimum wage at its current rate of $10.29 per hour. A city ordinance requires that wage increases be recalculated every year based on a federally...

SFCC gets funding for green building program

October 17, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Santa Fe Community College is creating a new program to teach green building skills to at-risk youth. SFCC says it has received $1 million from the U.S. Department of Labor to set up the program. Officials say the program, which is...

Fight over court to handle straight ticket case

October 16, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Secretary of State Dianna Duran wants a federal court to take over a lawsuit brought by New Mexico Democrats to restore the option of straight party ticket voting in the general election. Duran’s office filed Monday with the U.S....

NM’s archaeological collection finds new home

October 16, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico’s collection of archaeological treasures has found a new home at a new building west of Santa Fe. The Santa Fe New Mexican reports (http://bit.ly/RZmJZt) that Center for New Mexico Archaeology will house 33...

Salmon snagging opens Nov. 9 at Heron Lake

October 16, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The state Game and Fish Department reminds sportsmen that Heron Lake in northern New Mexico will open early next month to snagging of Kokanee salmon. The agency said snagging will be allowed starting Nov. 9. Salmon snagging has been...

Albuquerque’s office vacancy rate at 18 percent

October 16, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The vacancy rate for office space in the Albuquerque metro area has been stuck at 18 percent or higher for three years running with no end in sight. The Albuquerque Journal reports (http://bit.ly/R6MQfD) that the average asking...

3 women arrested in death of Chimayo man

October 16, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Three women were booked on first-degree murder and aggravated burglary charges in the fatal beating and stabbing of a man at his home in Chimayo. The Albuquerque Journal reports (http://bit.ly/TjpMZy ) that 64-year-old Rudy Montoya...