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Support waning for Mexican gray wolf program

April 9, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — For the third time in recent weeks, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has had one of its partners abandon an agreement that was meant to bring more collaboration to the troubled effort to reintroduce Mexican gray wolves to the Southwest. While it’s no secret the effort has been a point [&hellip...

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Clovis police investigating killing of man

April 9, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

CLOVIS, N.M. (AP) — Clovis police are investigating the death of a man family members say was stabbed to death. Police Chief Steve Sanders confirmed to the Clovis News Journal (http://bit.ly/HpLcDC ) late Saturday that officers were working a homicide in...

Man killed after crash during SF police chase

April 9, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A police pursuit in Santa Fe has ended with the fleeing driver dead after he crashed his car into a wall. State police say 20-year-old Juan Martinez was ejected and died at the scene of the crash near Santa Fe High School early Sunday....

Forecast predicts dismal runoff for NM

April 9, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Gary Esslinger’s chosen profession, delivering irrigation water to southern New Mexico farmers, looks like some sort of cruel joke these days. The latest punch line came this week in the form the federal government’s...

2nd NM man arrested in shooting death of Colo. man

April 8, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — Deputy U.S. Marshals have tracked down and arrested a New Mexico man wanted in connection with the fatal shooting of a man in southwest Colorado. The Marshals Service says 19-year-old Tommy Mitchell was arrested after being tracked...

Dem challenger to Bernalillo DA pulled from ballot

April 8, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The candidate challenging Bernalillo County’s district attorney in June’s Democratic primary has been stricken from the ballot by a judge. Jennifer Romero’s nominating petitions were short by one valid signature...

Eastern NM farmers could plant less this spring

April 8, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

Roosevelt County wheat farmer Rick Ledbetter checks the sprinklers on his irrigated winter wheat crop on April 1, 2012 in Portales, N.M. Ledbetter said spring wheat will be his main crop when planting for the upcoming season, because it is a money-maker due...

Ex-Santa Fe officer pleads to 10 charges

April 8, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A former Santa Fe police officer has pleaded no contest to 10 misdemeanor charges and agreed never to be a police officer again. Michael Eiskant entered the pleas to two counts of attempted false imprisonment, one count of stalking,...

PNM seeks approval for new pollution controls

April 8, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Public Service Company of New Mexico is seeking permission from state regulators to install new pollution controls at the San Juan Generating Station. The utility is under a mandate by the U.S Environmental Protection Agency to trim...

PNM seeks approval for new pollution controls

April 7, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Public Service Company of New Mexico is seeking permission from state regulators to install new pollution controls at the San Juan Generating Station. The utility is under a mandate by the U.S Environmental Protection Agency to trim...