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Lawmakers seek to rekindle mining reform efforts

December 12, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

FILE – This April 4, 2012 file photo shows the Newmont Gold Quarry pit in Battle Mountain, Nev. While the U.S. government reaps billions of dollars in royalties each year from fossil fuels extracted from federal public lands and waters, it does not collect any royalties from gold, uranium or other metals mined from the [&hellip...

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Body of 88-year-old man found buried in yard

December 12, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

CARLSBAD, N.M. (AP) — Police in Carlsbad say they have found the body of a missing 88-year-old man buried in pieces in a backyard. The Carlsbad Current-Argus reports (http://bit.ly/X7UHu5 ) police used a cadaver dog to find the body of Thomas Allumbaugh on...

Rio Arriba sheriff investigating double slaying

December 12, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ESPANOLA, N.M. (AP) — Authorities in Rio Arriba County are investigating a double slaying in the community of Hernandez. Sheriff’s spokesman Jake Arnold says two men were slain execution-style Monday evening. Arnold identified the victims as...

Border agents make marijuana bust in NM

December 12, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Agents working a U.S. Border Patrol checkpoint in southern New Mexico seized more than 100 pounds of marijuana during a weekend bust. Authorities say the drugs were found Sunday in four metal containers fabricated inside the gas tank...

Off-highway group sues over Santa Fe travel plan

December 12, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A statewide off-highway vehicle user group is suing the Santa Fe National Forest over its travel management plan. The New Mexico Off Highway Vehicle Alliance filed the lawsuit in federal court Tuesday. The group’s president,...

NM officials may seek sex offender registry change

December 12, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Republican Gov. Susana Martinez and Democratic Attorney General Gary King, who are likely political adversaries in the 2014 gubernatorial election, may find common ground in trying to change New Mexico’s sex offender registration...

New Mexico apple farm dispute goes to hearing

December 12, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The operators of a historic New Mexico apple orchard that was destroyed by fire and flooding last year are locked in a battle with the state over the future of the land. The longtime operators of Dixon’s Apple Orchard began...

NM woman accused in prescription drug case

December 11, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — A southern New Mexico woman is facing federal charges that she fraudulently acquired and distributed prescription pain medication. The U.S. attorney’s office says 32-year-old Veronica Hernandez of Mesilla Park appeared in...

NM man sentenced to 41 years in prison for murder

December 11, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A northern New Mexico man has been sentenced to 41 years in prison for charges related to the death of a Wyoming man. Federal prosecutors say 22-year-old Carl Ernesto Romero of Ohkay Owingeh Pueblo was sentenced Monday for...

NM business informs patients about missing laptop

December 11, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico’s largest independent doctor’s group says one of its laptops has either gone missing or has been stolen. Albuquerque television station KOB-TV reports (http://bit.ly/VzINYq) that ABQ Health Partners informed...