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NM critics bash service to addicts, mentally ill

August 29, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Services to drug addicts and mentally disabled residents are being disrupted as New Mexico nonprofits are taken over by companies brought in by state authorities, critics of a state audit say. The Albuquerque Journal reports (http://bit.ly/16VyF1K ) that callers told federal officials in a “listening session” Wednesday...

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Boston man wins $1 million hole in 1

August 29, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Talk about karma. A Boston man who makes an annual trek to Albuquerque to play in a charity golf tournament hit a $1 million hole-in-one. Using a rented 8-iron, Jeff Barton sunk the shot from 150 yards out during Corley’s...

Slash pit near Cloudcroft to open for one day

August 29, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

Cloudcroft — The Sacramento Ranger District will provide access to the slash pit, located one mile northeast of Cloudcroft, on Sept. 7 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., before closing for the remainder of the fall and winter seasons. The primary purpose of the Forest...

Terra Cotta Warriors to get a show and a theater

August 29, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

Two costumed members of “The Legend of Emperor Qin” show flank President Wang Yong, seated left, of Shaanxi Miracle Achievements Development Co., Chairman Robert Nederlander Sr., seated center, and President and CEO Robert Nederlander Jr., of...

NM wildlife biologists investigating elk deaths

August 29, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The Department of Game and Fish is investigating the deaths of more than 100 elk in northeastern New Mexico that may be linked to a virus. Department biologists traveled to the area in Game Management Unit 46 north of Las Vegas after...

Lawyers see recent gay marriages as legally solid

August 29, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — As hundreds of gay couples flock to courthouses around New Mexico to get married, they are closely watching the next steps to be taken by the state’s highest court, the Legislature and possibly voters to resolve lingering legal...

130 animals found at NM home of dead woman

August 29, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

CLOVIS, N.M. (AP) — About 130 sick and dying animals have been discovered around the “deplorable” home of a 47-year-old New Mexico woman who was found dead, authorities in Curry County said Wednesday. The woman was found last week in a filthy...

News groups sue over health audit

August 29, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

LAS CRUCES, N.M. ‘ (AP) — The Las Cruces Sun-News and New Mexico in Depth have filed a lawsuit demanding that the state publicly release an audit that alleges fraud by 15 health providers. The news groups filed the lawsuit Tuesday against the New...

Ex-Gallup Housing Authority executive is indicted

August 29, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The former executive director of the Gallup Housing Authority has been indicted for alleged fraud. New Mexico prosecutors said Wednesday that a federal grand jury has indicted 37-year-old Danny Garcia for allegedly engaging in a...

NM city refuses to pay for damage from ‘bait’ car

August 29, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Albuquerque refuses to pay for damage to a home struck by a city-owned bait car driven by teens. Bait cars are vehicles deployed to catch thieves. Peter Kopczuk says the bait car crashed into his home on July 15, shoving his...