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NMSU prof. shows Native horsemanship to the Queen

June 12, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — An associate professor from New Mexico State University had the moment of a lifetime last month in England. “I went to the Windsor Castle with those of us from the pageant to meet the queen,” said Donald Pepion, 67, an anthropology professor, via email. “We had tea and crumpets.” Pepion, [&hellip...

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NM names homeland security deputy secretary

June 12, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Gov. Susana Martinez’s administration has named a Santa Fe woman as deputy secretary of the Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management. Anita Tallarico has been serving as the chief executive officer of a consulting...

Ruidoso fire at 26K acres amid tough conditions

June 11, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

RUIDOSO, N.M. (AP) — A wildfire burning in the mountain community of Ruidoso that has destroyed an estimated 36 structures and forced the evacuation of hundreds of people has burned more than 26,000 acres. Dan Ware, a spokesman with New Mexico State...

NM study: Repeat DWI offenders growing problem

June 11, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico continues to struggle with one of the nation’s worst drunken driving problems, and Gov. Susana Martinez contends the state needs to focus on a growing threat from offenders who repeatedly drink and drive despite...

Impact of more bear kills in NM remains unclear

June 11, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A year after conservationists opposed increasing the number of bears that hunters can kill in New Mexico, state wildlife officials say it’s far too early to gauge the impact of the new policy. But through June 1, the New...

Las Cruces to consider fireworks restrictions

June 11, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — The Las Cruces City Council is set to consider restricting the use of fireworks in the city amid dangerous wildfire conditions. The Las Cruces Sun News reports (http://bit.ly/LqWTcM) that New Mexico law prohibits local governments...

Less prison time for ex-NM lawyer in DWI homicide

June 10, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A miscalculation means the former Santa Fe attorney convicted in the drunken-driving death of a pedestrian will be getting out of prison early. A filing by Carlos Fierro’s attorney shows the time Fierro served before he was...

NM fire balloons to 10,000 acres, damage reported

June 10, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A lightning-sparked blaze that jumped its containment lines raced through thick conifer forest in southern New Mexico on Saturday, and fire managers estimated that more than a dozen structures were damaged or destroyed. Spanning...

NM deputies investigate rock throwing along I-10

June 10, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ANTHONY, N.M. (AP) — A rash of rock-throwing incidents along Interstate 10 near the Anthony rest stop has caught the attention of Dona Ana County Sheriff’s deputies and state police. Sheriff’s Capt. Craig Buckingham says about a half-dozen...

Feds look for feedback on SunZia project

June 10, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The Bureau of Land Management has released a draft of the potential environmental impacts related to a 500-mile electricity transmission project that would span parts of Arizona and New Mexico. The agency has scheduled a series of...