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Feds decline protections for dune lizard in NM, TX

June 14, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

File-This undated file photo provided by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service shows a sand dune lizard in Chaves County, N.M. A contentious battle over the rare lizard found only in New Mexico and West Texas’ oil and gas country has taken a surprising turn with federal officials deciding not to bestow endangered species protections [&hellip...

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2 more arrested in NM driver's license fraud ring

June 14, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

PORTALES, N.M. (AP) — Portales police have arrest two people involved in what authorities call a sophisticated ring that specialized in helping illegal immigrants obtain fraudulent New Mexico driver’s licenses. Ninth Judicial District Attorney Matthew...

Missing Farmington tourism funds top $500,000

June 14, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — Police say the former executive director of the Farmington Convention and Visitors Bureau who committed suicide embezzled more than half a million dollars. The Daily Times (http://bit.ly/OAKAvz) reported Tuesday a complete audit...

Gila Cliff Dwellings to re-open

June 14, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

SILVER CITY, N.M. (AP) — Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument is reopening now that smoke from what is New Mexico’s largest wildfire has decreased significantly. The Las Cruces Sun-News (http://bit.ly/Kn49bz) reports park officials said Tuesday both...

Police: NM man used 9-year-old boy to shoplift

June 14, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico man has been arrested in Las Cruces on charges of forcing a nine-year-old relative to shoplift. Las Cruces police said that 36-year-old Dennis Patrick Rodriguez was booked into Dona Ana County Detention Center this week...

Gov. Martinez urges emergency vote on firework ban

June 14, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Gov. Susana Martinez is urging city and county governments to hold emergency hearings on local fireworks bans. Martinez said in a letter Tuesday that restrictions on fireworks are need because of the state’s drought and high...

US wildfires fuel urgency for forest restoration

June 14, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

This June 10, 2012 satellite image provided by the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center shows wildfires in Colorado and New Mexico. The 68-square-mile High Park Fire near Fort Collins, Colo., is at top, with the 56-square-mile Little Bear fire, lower right, and...

Court affirms loss of gaming license for NM track

June 13, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico court has ruled that a regulatory board acted properly in invalidating a gambling license for a Canadian investor’s planned $50 million horse racing track and casino in the state. The Court of Appeals on Tuesday...

Agency creates teacher list for governor's adviser

June 13, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The Public Education Department supplied Gov. Susana Martinez’s political adviser with a list of teachers in schools without union contracts. The Santa Fe New Mexican reports (http://bit.ly/KpGR6f ) state workers and computers...

NM's largest homeless shelter set to expand

June 13, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico’s largest emergency shelter, already at capacity every night, is set to expand. The Albuquerque-based Joy Junction is scheduled to announce on Wednesday plans for building a new dormitory, chapel and women’s...