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Elvis among new balloon shapes at New Mexico event

October 6, 2012 • Entertainment, State NewsComments (0)

In this Oct. 8, 2011 photo, the “Carousel” hot air balloon is shown at the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta. The 41st annual event is set to begin Saturday and is expected to draw hundreds of thousands of spectators from around the country and the global. (AP Photo/Russell Contreras) ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A giant Elvis, [&hellip...

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Human remains found in New Mexico’s Quay County

October 6, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Authorities in New Mexico say human remains have been found in Quay County. State police say the remains are believed to be those of Kimberly Draman, who has been missing from the Tucumcari area since Sept. 13. The New Mexico State...

US, Mexico governors press for cooperation

October 6, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez, Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer and governors from Mexican states have wrapped up two days of meetings in Albuquerque that touched on everything from economic partnerships and health care to border violence....

DA: NM fugitive became cartel assassin in Mexico

October 6, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez, center, is shown at a border conference in Albuquerque, N.M. with New Mexico Ninth Judicial District Attorney Matt Chandler, left and Chihuahua Gov. Cesar Horacio Duarte Jaquez of Mexico, right, talking about the capture of...

Mora School District superintendent steps down

October 6, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

MORA, N.M. (AP) — The superintendent of the Mora Independent School District in New Mexico has resigned. School board chairman Arthur Romero said he received Thomas Garcia’s resignation letter late Monday. Garcia had been selected for the school...

Retiring state Sen. Clint Harden resigns

October 6, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Retiring state Sen. Clint Harden has resigned and says he hopes Curry County rancher Pat Woods will be appointed to the vacancy. Woods won the Republican nomination for the Senate seat in a hotly contested primary race and is unopposed...

Santa Fe police say $82K saved by shift changes

October 6, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A Santa Fe Police Department report shows the agency saved more than $82,000 in overtime costs after shifting to a five-day work week. The Santa Fe New Mexican reports (bit.ly/RiRnL9) the research found that in the 2010-11 fiscal year,...

3-year-old boy falls out of car in Albuquerque

October 5, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say a woman has been cited after her 3-year-old son fell out of her car as it was stopped on an Albuquerque street. Albuquerque police say the child suffered minor injuries Thursday. The name and age of the woman has...

NM forest plans to round up free-roaming cattle

October 5, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

MIMBRES, N.M. (AP) — Forest officials plan to round up cattle that have been roaming freely for years in the Gila Wilderness in southwestern New Mexico. The Wilderness Ranger District announced its impoundment order this week. It stems from reports of...

Horse-abuse activist loses 2 mounts in 2 months

October 5, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A Texas man who set out on a world-wide ride to publicize horse abuse has lost two mounts to injuries in the first two months of his ride. One of Carl Wayne Cooper’s horses had to be shot after it got its foot caught in a...