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ENMU sets enrollment record, passes 5,000 mark

February 7, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

PORTALES, N.M. (AP) — Eastern New Mexico University says its enrollment for a spring semester has broken a school record. The Portales university announced Monday that student enrollment hit 5,084 students, surpassing the 5,000 mark for the first time in ENMU’s history. The spring’s enrollment is an increase of 4.5 percent over the previous...

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Man arrested in Albuquerque shooting death

February 6, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Albuquerque police say they arrested a known gang member after a shooting that left a man dead and a woman wounded. Police spokesman Sgt. Ferris Simmons says officers responding to a shots-fired call at an apartment near Lomas...

NM ghost town to reopen as murder stays unsolved

February 6, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

STEINS, N.M. (AP) — Seven months after 68-year-old Larry Link was gunned down in the dusty expanse of the ghost town he owned and where he once hosted tourists, his murder remains unsolved. Speculation about the killing — Link was shot five times, his...

Man dies after shots fired and crash in Las Cruces

February 6, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Las Cruces police say a man is dead after a rollover accident that may be connected to gunshots that were reported in the area just before the crash. The name of the 31-year-old man who died late Saturday hasn’t been released....

Curry Co. official says Cannon will thrive

February 6, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

CLOVIS, N.M. (AP) — Cannon Air Force Base should survive military budget cuts in better shape than many other bases across the country, according to Curry County Commissioner Caleb Chandler. Chandler told the Clovis News Journal (http://bit.ly/xEV76v ) that...

NM farm, ranch museum adjusts to urban sprawl

February 6, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

A longhorn stands behind a corral fencing on Jan. 26, 2012 at the New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum in Las Cruces, N.M. Centennial High School is seen in the background. When the museum was opened in 1998, it was surrounded by open space. “Now...

Man on stolen motorcycle dies in Albuquerque crash

February 6, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Albuquerque police say a man driving a stolen motorcycle has died after running a stop sign and rear-ending a truck. Police say in a statement that 37-year-old Brian Macgillivary died shortly after Saturday evening’s accident...

NM ghost town to reopen as murder stays unsolved

February 6, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

STEINS, N.M. (AP) — Months after the 68-year-old Larry Link was found gunned down in his own New Mexico ghost town, his murder remains unresolved. But family members have announced that the Steins Railroad Ghost Town is set to reopen this May following...

Sandoval County jail to ban all smoking in June

February 5, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Commissioners in Sandoval County have decided to ban all tobacco products at the county’s detention center. The ban on smoking at the jail in Bernalillo takes effect in June. The commissioners voted Thursday to approve a...

San Juan Co. deputies cleared in woman’s shooting

February 5, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — A San Juan County Sheriff’s Office investigation has cleared two deputies who shot a woman coming at them with a handgun. Sheriff’s Capt. Tim Black tells the Farmington Daily Times (http://bit.ly/xVeReQ) that the deputies...