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NM woman held in Colorado killing

November 5, 2011 • State NewsComments (0)

FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — A Farmington, N.M., woman remains incarcerated in an Archuleta County, Colo., jail on suspicion of killing a man. Archuleta County Undersheriff Jim Saunders says 37-year-old Elizabeth Blan faces second-degree murder charges for the death of 27-year-old Anthony Silva of Pagosa Springs, Colo. The Daily Times (http://bit.ly/uYcaRx )...

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Governor picks Scott Verhines as NM state engineer

November 4, 2011 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Scott Verhines, a civil engineer from Albuquerque with more than 30 years of experience on water and transportation projects, was named Thursday as New Mexico’s top water manager by Gov. Susana Martinez. Verhines will serve as...

NM tourism secretary unveils new branding ideas

November 4, 2011 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Some people consider New Mexico a boring, barren wasteland that people drive through to get to the beautiful mountains of Colorado or the spas and the Grand Canyon in Arizona. Others think the state has beaches. It’s...

NM makes history with delisting of desert bighorn

November 4, 2011 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico game commissioners on Thursday removed desert bighorn sheep from the state’s list of threatened and endangered species, marking a first for the state when it comes to conservation. With the commission’s...

Los Alamos tops magazine’s millionaires list

November 4, 2011 • State NewsComments (0)

LOS ALAMOS, N.M. (AP) — Los Alamos has been tapped number one among the places “Where Millionaires Live in America.” The November edition of Kiplinger ranked Los Alamos the top millionaire town based on a recent report by Phoenix Marketing...

‘Occupy Las Cruces’ members ordered to leave park

November 4, 2011 • State NewsComments (0)

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Members of “Occupy Las Cruces” face a deadline to leave city park after complaints from the public. The Las Cruces Sun-News reports (http://bit.ly/tgMnQ4) that the Las Cruces Police Department gave protesters until 11...

Fed grant to help NM with insurance rate reviews

November 4, 2011 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — State officials say New Mexico is beefing up how it reviews rate-hike requests with a $3 million federal grant. The Santa Fe New Mexican reports (http://bit.ly/tcDuzy) that state officials told state lawmakers Wednesday that a U.S....

Judge mulls 1 attorney in NM gun smuggle case

November 4, 2011 • State NewsComments (0)

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — A federal judge is considering whether to allow a high-profile Albuquerque attorney to represent all four members of a Deming family accused of selling guns to Mexican cartel members. The Las Cruces Sun-News reports...

NM fire officials concerned about next fire season

November 4, 2011 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico fire official are already worried about the 2012 fire season. All levels of government are starting preparations now nearly two months ahead of schedule. KOB-TV (http://bit.ly/rCmbLW ) reports fire experts are sharing...

Thieves hit charity pumpkin patch

November 4, 2011 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Thieves ripped off an Albuquerque youth ranch charity this week. Someone Tuesday stole two generators worth about $2,000 belonging to Galloping Grace Youth Ranch. The generators were used to light up a pumpkin patch for the past...