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Burning Man appeals probation over crowd size

April 22, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Organizers of the Burning Man festival are challenging the federal government’s decision to place them on probation for exceeding the crowd cap last year. The Bureau of Land Management took the action after the offbeat art and music festival drew daily crowds of more than 53,000 both last Sept. 2 and [&hellip...

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Man killed in shooting outside Espanola

April 22, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Authorities in Rio Arriba County say a man who had several confrontations with his ex-girlfriend’s family in a community outside Espanola has been shot by the woman’s father. Sheriff’s spokesman Jake Arnold says the...

Mussel worry leads to Farmington Lake boat ban

April 22, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — City officials in Farmington have banned all boats from the city’s reservoir because of concerns it may become infested with invasive mussels. Public Works Director Jeff Smaka says tests at Farmington Lake last year showed no...

Women weightlifters gain records, camaraderie

April 22, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

In this April 15, 2012 photoo, Jodi Stumbo, 46, who has been lifting for years works out at Carl and Sandra’s Gym in Santa Fe, N.M.. Stumbo along with her weight lifting peers recently returned with five gold medals and three national records from the...

New Mexico fat cat weighs in at nearly 40 pounds

April 21, 2012 • State NewsComments (1)

This Thursday, April 19, 2012 photo provided by the Santa Fe Animal Shelter Meow, a 2-year-old tabby tops the scale at over 39 pounds at the Santa Fe Animal Shelter in Santa Fe, N.M.. Meow, came to the shelter after his elderly owner could no longer care for...

Woman's body discovered in a ditch in Albuquerque

April 21, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Bernalillo County Sheriff’s deputies say a woman’s body has been found in a ditch in northwest Albuquerque. There’s no word yet on the victim’s name or age. Deputies say they got two separate calls early...

2 Kirtland pilots awarded Air Force medals

April 21, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

In a Friday, April 20, 2012 photo provided by the U.S. Air Force, Capt. Christopher Palmer, 512th Rescue Squadron, stands after receiving the Distinguished Flying Cross during a ceremony at Kirtland Air Force Base in Albuquerque, N.M. Palmer, from Cincinnati,...

Holocaust survivors mentor students to link past

April 21, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — For years, Wolf Elston has shared his experiences as a refugee of the Holocaust with audiences throughout the American Southwest. The Albuquerque resident and semi-retired geologist has spoken at museums and at remembrance events as...

Inspector partly cleared in starving horses probe

April 21, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A state Livestock Board inspector took appropriate action when he was told about four dying horses at a Las Lunas auction, but has been reprimanded for how he dealt with animal welfare group members, the board’s director said....

DOE awards management contract for WIPP

April 21, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

CARLSBAD, N.M. (AP) — A new group of contractors will be taking over management and operations of the federal government’s nuclear waste repository in southeastern New Mexico later this year. The U.S. Department of Energy announced Friday it has...