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Judge allows NM ranchers to pursue grazing claim

January 31, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Northern New Mexico ranchers are being allowed to try to prove their claim that a Carson National Forest official reduced their grazing permits in retaliation for criticizing the official. The Santa Fe New Mexican (http://bit.ly/WAEjFn) reports Thursday that a federal judge ruled that the Rio Arriva County ranchers have a [&hellip...

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Ex-Sunland Park candidate drops mayor bid

January 31, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SUNLAND PARK, N.M. (AP) — The losing mayoral candidate and victim of an alleged extortion plot in a troubled New Mexico border city has given up his legal fight to claim the seat. The Albuquerque Journal reports (http://bit.ly/11icQMw) that former Sunland...

FBI: Human bone found in Elephant Butte not ID’d

January 31, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say a human bone discovered at a New Mexico reservoir believed to be connected to possible victims of a decades-old sex torture case couldn’t be identified. The Albuquerque office of the medical examiner said this...

State senator proposes arming teachers

January 31, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A Republican state senator has introduced legislation to let school employees carry guns. The Santa Fe New Mexican reports (http://bit.ly/WCdL6E ) the bill by Sen. Sue Wilson Beffort of Sandia Park would allow each school in the state...

NM opens statewide mental health hotline

January 31, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico will make its mental health hotline available statewide starting Friday. Gov. Susana Martinez announced the expansion of the helpline Wednesday, saying the first step to addressing a mental health crisis is ensuring easy...

NM could lose millions of US education funding

January 30, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Millions of dollars of federal money for special-education programs in New Mexico is at risk because the state hasn’t met all of Washington’s requirements to qualify for the funding. Public Education Department officials...

NM teen hit, killed by passenger train

January 30, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

BERNALILLO, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say a 15-year-old boy has been hit and killed by a passenger train in Bernalillo. Bernalillo Police Chief Julian Gonzales says the teen was crossing the tracks at the south end of town when he was hit. Gonzales says the...

Senate OKs liability limits for space companies

January 30, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A proposal to help New Mexico attract commercial space travel companies is speeding through the Legislature. The Senate unanimously approved legislation on Wednesday to protect spacecraft manufacturers along with their parts suppliers...

Men plead guilty in 3-state cellphone scheme

January 30, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Federal prosecutors say three California men have pleaded guilty to participating in a scheme in which high-dollar cellphones were fraudulently obtained from retail stores in three states and then resold for profit. U.S. Attorney...

Lawmakers propose to elect some university regents

January 30, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Voters could elect some members of the governing boards of New Mexico’s largest universities under a legislative proposal that supporters say will lessen the influence of politics over higher education. Two constitutional...