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Navajos round up horses on drought-stricken land

August 20, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

GALLUP, N.M. (AP) — Navajo Nation rangers have rounded up numerous horses on the reservation under an operation conducted as part of the tribe’s response to the continuing drought. A natural resources law enforcement official says least 248 horses were seized through Thursday and that additional horses were seized in operations late last week. The...

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New Mexico’s jobless rate edges up slightly

August 20, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — State officials report that New Mexico’s unemployment increased slightly last month and that job growth remains slow. The Department of Workforce Solutions said Monday that the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 6.9...

Santa Fe won’t use ranked-choice voting in March

August 19, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The ranked-choice voting system that Santa Fe voters approved six years ago won’t be used in the city’s municipal elections in March. Ranked-choice voting is a way of electing a winner from a field of candidates when no one...

Las Vegas drinking water in violation of standards

August 19, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

LAS VEGAS, N.M. (AP) — Officials in Las Vegas say the city is in violation of drinking water standards, but that the water remains safe to drink. The Las Vegas Optic reports (http://bit.ly/12dDANU ) that three of 10 samples taken during a recent test showed...

Albuquerque sees drop in number of police officers

August 19, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The city of Albuquerque has seen its number of police officers drop by 15 percent over the last three years Albuquerque’s number of sworn officers climbed to 1,099 in June 2010 but has fallen to 939 officers this month. The...

Detective hits pedestrian in car on way home

August 18, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A woman has been treated for non-life threatening injuries after she was struck by a detective’s vehicle while crossing an Albuquerque street. Bernalillo County sheriff’s spokesman Sgt. Aaron Williamson said Saturday...

Crews called to house fire find man dead inside

August 18, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Crews responding to a fire in northwest Albuquerque have found a 60-year-old man dead inside. The fire happened early Saturday morning. Albuquerque Fire Department spokesman Tim Smith says the man’s 82-year-old mother left the...

Fight at Shiprock apartment leaves 2 injured

August 18, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SHIPROCK, N.M. (AP) — A Navajo Nation police officer responding to an argument at a Shiprock apartment complex was stabbed in the foot and shot a man. FBI spokesman Frank Fisher says the man’s injuries aren’t considered life-threatening....

Financing puts hold on uranium deconversion plant

August 18, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An Idaho-based company that plans to build a facility in southeastern New Mexico to make uranium waste safe for long-term disposal has put its plans on hold because of a funding shortage. The president and CEO of International...

Blackfeet woman win top prize at Santa Fe market

August 18, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A woman from the Blackfeet Nation of Montana has won this year’s Best of Show award at the Santa Fe Indian Market. Jackie Bread’s piece, entitled “Memory Keeper” is a colorful beaded hatbox featuring the image...