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2 southern New Mexico men die in ATV crash

August 18, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

WHITE OAKS, N.M. (AP) — State police say two men driving all-terrain vehicles in southern New Mexico have died after the vehicles collided. Authorities say alcohol likely was involved in the collision early Saturday morning near White Oaks. Toxicology tests are pending. State police say 49-year-old Grant Dean of Capitan and 53-year-old William Huband of...

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NM court signs off on Navajo water settlement

August 18, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The Navajo Nation has cleared a major hurdle in expanding its agricultural operations in northwestern New Mexico. A state court Friday signed off on a settlement that gives the tribe enough water from the San Juan River to irrigate...

Paul Frank teams up with Native American artists

August 17, 2013 • Entertainment, State NewsComments (0)

This undated image provided by Paul Frank Industries Inc. shows beaded sunglasses designed by artist Candace Halcro, a member of the Plains Cree and Metis Aboriginal tribes. Paul Frank collaborated with Halcro and three other Native American artists and...

Most wanted parole absconder caught

August 17, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico prison officials say a murderer on the lam for nine years was arrested while walking his dog. The Department of Corrections says Juan Martinez was arrested early Wednesday in Espanola. Department spokeswoman Alex Tomlin says...

Barka appointed as Bernalillo County fire chief

August 17, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The Bernalillo County Fire Department has a new chief. The county commission has appointed Frank Barka to the post. County officials say his selection followed an extensive search. Barka has served as the department’s interim...

NM high court won’t decide gay marriage issue

August 17, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico’s highest court isn’t going to immediately decide whether gay marriage is legal in the state and instead will allow lower courts to first consider the issue. The state Supreme Court has denied requests by...

NM insurance exchange selects marketing contractor

August 17, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A Wisconsin-based company has been selected for what potentially could be a more than $7 million campaign to promote New Mexico’s health insurance exchange and educate the uninsured about obtaining health coverage. The...

Large funnel cloud hung over Clovis; no touchdown

August 17, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

CLOVIS, N.M. (AP) — A massive funnel cloud loomed over the Clovis area Thursday evening but it didn’t touch down in the southeastern New Mexico city. KOB-TV (http://bit.ly/19mPhDY ) showed video of a large dark-gray funnel cloud over Clovis....

Okla. woman falls from truck on I-40 in New Mexico

August 17, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Authorities have identified an Oklahoma City woman who is hospitalized in critical condition after falling out of a tractor-trailer truck as it drove on Interstate 40 west of Albuquerque. New Mexico State Police say investigators...

Albuquerque police arrest 2 in motel shooting case

August 16, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Police say they have arrested two men in connection with the shooting death of another man at an Albuquerque motel. Officer Tasia Martinez says arrest warrants were issued for 19-year-old Lloyd Aguilar and 20-year-old Jose Rios. The...