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Audit: Nonprofit operators earned $1.5 million

August 4, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An audit of 15 behavioral health providers in New Mexico says a couple who run a Santa Fe-based nonprofit that provides Medicaid-funded services to children and families is estimated to make as much as $1.5 million a year in salaries and other income. The Albuquerque Journal reports (http://bit.ly/16TZ9T2) that the audit [&hellip...

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Horse dies during race at Downs at Albuquerque

August 4, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A horse died and his jockey was badly injured during a race at the Downs at Albuquerque after the animal broke a leg bone, collapsed and died on the track. The Albuquerque Journal reports (http://bit.ly/18ULf5w) that jockey Macario...

Union rep questions NM teacher evaluation system

August 3, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Questions are being raised about the state’s new teacher evaluation system. The new process will remove the responsibility of principals to be instructional leaders and put teachers in the position of having to evaluate each...

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...

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...