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Work begins on NM-Japan smart grid project

November 10, 2011 • State NewsComments (0)

LOS ALAMOS, N.M. (AP) — Officials are celebrating the groundbreaking of a two-megawatt solar array in Los Alamos that will be part of a smart grid collaboration between researchers in New Mexico and Japan. Japan’s New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization is teaming up with Los Alamos County and Los Alamos National Laboratory for...

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Groups target NM governor, utility over emissions

November 10, 2011 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The debate over whether New Mexico should be doing more in pursuit of clean energy and pollution regulation went beyond the usual flurry of petitions and lawsuits Wednesday when environmentalists showed up at Gov. Susana...

Mescalero Apaches work to save language

November 10, 2011 • State NewsComments (0)

In this Oct. 12, 2011, photo, linguistic consultant Scott Rushforth teaches Apache during the Mescalero Apache Tribe Language Program’s Apache language class, in Mescalero, N.M. (AP Photo/Albuquerque Journal, Marla Brose) NEW MEXICAN OUT MESCALERO, N.M....

Albuquerque man charged in steroids case

November 10, 2011 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An alleged anabolic steroids distribution operation has led to charges against an Albuquerque man. Thirty-seven-year-old Ruben Jaramillo (har-uh-MEE’-oh) Jr. is charged in Bernalillo County Metropolitan Court with possession...

Man arrested after stealing ambulance

November 10, 2011 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Albuquerque police say a man is behind bars after taking an ambulance for a joyride. Authorities say Sean McConnel took the ambulance when a paramedic left the keys in the ignition near the University of New Mexico Hospital...

NM tribe: We have right to ask immigration status

November 10, 2011 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A Native American tribe in New Mexico says it has the right to ask residents of a tribal-owned mobile home community for proof of U.S. citizenship and proper immigration documentation. The Tesuque Pueblo said in a statement late...

Man wanted for Colorado assault arrested in Texas

November 9, 2011 • State NewsComments (0)

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers working the international crossing in El Paso, Texas, arrested a man wanted on an outstanding attempted first-degree murder arrest warrant from Colorado. Border protection officials report...

Liberal group criticizes NM gov.’s PRC appointee

November 9, 2011 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Gov. Susana Martinez’s appointment of Santa Fe energy consultant Douglas Howe to New Mexico’s utility regulator came under fire Tuesday from a liberal group because he once worked on a project for Libya’s...

High costs cited against NM’s emissions rules

November 9, 2011 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A top official with the New Mexico Environment Department on Tuesday pointed to concerns about higher utility costs as one reason the agency is no longer supporting state regulations aimed at curbing greenhouse gas emissions. Deputy...

Tribe requires tenants to prove immigration status

November 9, 2011 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico mobile home community operated by a Native American tribe is requiring that all residents show proof they are living in the United States legally. Tesuque Pueblo notified residents of the Tesuque Trailer Village in a...