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Maintenance woes trouble Pecos Canyon

August 14, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Pecos Canyon in northern New Mexico is suffering from limited maintenance. Trash bins at several camping and picnic sites in the canyon area are overflowing at the end of summer weekends. The Santa Fe New Mexican reports (http://bit.ly/O0A6TF) that the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish manages several camping [&hellip...

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3 lawyers recommended for Albuquerque judgeship

August 14, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A bipartisan commission is recommending three Albuquerque lawyers to Republican Gov. Susana Martinez as candidates for appointment to the 2nd Judicial District court in Bernalillo county. The nominating commission screened applicants...

Study on San Juan, Animas rivers begins this week

August 14, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — A study that starts this week will try to pinpoint the sources of E. coli contamination in the San Juan and Animas rivers. The Farmington Daily Times reports (http://bit.ly/OUwOTH) that the San Juan Watershed Group will gather...

New Mexico's chile harvest has begun

August 14, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — The chile harvest has begun as grocery stores in Las Cruces are starting to roll out roasters in preparation for green chile sales. The Las Cruces Sun-News reports (http://bit.ly/Oe6TaC) that this year’s crop is being sold at...

1 dies in rollover crash in Bernalillo County

August 13, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — One person died and two other people were injured in Bernalillo County when the SUV they were traveling in lost control, struck an electric power pole and rolled over. A passenger was pronounced dead at the scene of the one-vehicle...

Hobbs narrows city manager search to 4 finalists

August 13, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

HOBBS, N.M. (AP) — The Hobbs City Commission has narrowed its search for a new city manager down to four candidates. The Hobbs News-Sun reports (http://bit.ly/JZ9u7B) that the commission will bring the four candidates to Hobbs on Aug. 21 for closed-door...

Train derailment near Prewitt under investigation

August 13, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

GALLUP, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say 30 train cars derailed near Prewitt on Friday afternoon, but no injuries and spillage were reported. The Gallup Independent reports (http://bit.ly/OctCny) that the eastbound coal train derailed on a Burlington Northern...

Price, purity and availability fuel drug use in NM

August 13, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — By any measure, New Mexico’s drug problem is widespread. When the Centers for Disease Control announced in November that death rates for prescription drugs had reached epidemic proportions nationally, New Mexico was at the top...

NM man sues security company over pepper spraying

August 13, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A man has sued a security company after one of its guards pepper-sprayed him last month on the sidewalk in downtown Santa Fe. The Albuquerque Journal reports (http://bit.ly/P4fhLH) that 26-year-old Justin LeVan filed a lawsuit on...

Serna to receive award from Hispanic bar group

August 13, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Retiring New Mexico Supreme Court Justice Patricio Serna is being honored by the Hispanic National Bar Association. Serna will receive a lifetime achievement award on Aug. 25 at the group’s convention in Seattle. He is retiring...