MENU

Authorities search for former CPA wanted in NM

August 3, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

CLOVIS, N.M. (AP) — Authorities are searching for a former certified public accountant who is accused of embezzling nearly $300,000 from a New Mexico ranching organization. Prosecutors say 54-year-old Charles Fleming is facing 20 charges of embezzlement that stem from his tenure as treasurer of the New Mexico Cattle Growers Foundation. In 2010 and 2011,...

Read More

Dona Ana County commissioner to resign

August 3, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Dona Ana County Commission Chairwoman Karen Perez says she is resigning. Perez says the decision to step down in order to accept a full-time job in Texas was one of the most difficult decisions she has had to make. She says it was an...

NM museum lands major gift of contemporary art

August 3, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

TAOS, N.M. (AP) — Art studios are everywhere — hidden in backyards, at the end of narrow dirt driveways and tucked behind the adobe storefronts that line the historic main street. This northern New Mexico mountain town has long been known for attracting...

Albuquerque loses ballooning world record

August 3, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Albuquerque no longer holds the world record for launching the most hot air balloons within an hour. However, there was little concern among officials with the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta. The fiesta’s executive...

Former NMSU president remembered for support

August 3, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Former New Mexico State University President Gerald Thomas is being remembered for his steadfast support of the university and for his work to create several scholarships. University officials announced this week that Thomas had died...

NM Deputy State Police chief elevated to top job

August 2, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico State Police Deputy Chief Pete Kassetas was named Friday to take over as head of the statewide law enforcement agency. Kassetas is a 20-year veteran of the State Police and replaces Chief Robert Shilling, who is retiring....

Gallup school sustains extensive vandalism damage

August 2, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

GALLUP, N.M. (AP) — A 20-year-old man has been arrested after police investigating as much as $250,000 of vandalism at a Gallup middle school found a backpack with a pawn receipt inside. The Gallup Independent (http://bit.ly/15At5oa ) reports that damage...

Albuquerque police chief says goodbye

August 2, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Albuquerque’s embattled police chief is saying farewell. Police Chief Ray Schultz is stepping down Friday after eight years on the job. City leaders and officers paid homage to the outgoing top cop of New Mexico’s...

Judge blocks planned horse slaughter at 2 plants

August 2, 2013 • National News, State NewsComments (0)

FILE – This April 15, 2013 file photo shows Valley Meat Co., which has been sitting idle for more than a year, waiting for the Department of Agriculture to approve its plans to slaughter horses. A federal judge in Albuquerque is expected to decide...

NM ex-officer: No lawyer for wrongful death case

August 1, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A former Albuquerque police officer recently acquitted of killing his wife says he can’t find a lawyer to represent him in a related wrongful death civil case. The Albuquerque Journal reports (http://bit.ly/17WsxsR) that Levi...