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Bandelier reopens backcountry trails after fire

November 25, 2011 • State NewsComments (0)

BANDELIER NATIONAL MONUMENT, N.M. (AP) — After a summer of fire and floods, officials at Bandelier National Monument reopened the park’s backcountry trails to hikers on Thanksgiving Day. Visitors were welcomed to explore the northern New Mexico park, but Superintendent Jason Lott said they should be prepared for rough conditions. Flames from the...

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Albuquerque shooting leave 1 dead, 1 wounded

November 25, 2011 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Albuquerque police say one man is dead and a second man wounded after they opened fire on each other. Police spokesman officer Robert Gibbs says the incident happened late Wednesday in a southeast Albuquerque neighborhood. Gibbs...

ABQ man charged in child trafficking case

November 25, 2011 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Attorney General Gary King’s office says it will prosecute 31-year old Edgewood man in what it calls an attempt child trafficking case. Christopher White was indicted Wednesday in Albuquerque on charges that include sexual...

Adult film festival may return to Albuquerque

November 24, 2011 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The Pornotopia may be returning to Albuquerque under legislation proposed by an Albuquerque lawmaker. The proposal would exempt annual film festivals from the city’s zoning code’s special restrictions on “adult...

Fort Sill Apaches win reservation in New Mexico

November 24, 2011 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — More than 125 years after the surrender of renowned Apache leader Geronimo scattered tribal members across the Southwest, the Fort Sill Apache have won the right to establish a reservation on homelands in southern New Mexico....

State eyes PNM decision to shutter payment centers

November 24, 2011 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico regulators have initiated an investigation into a recent decision by the state’s largest electricity provider to close its remaining walk-in payment centers around the state. The Public Regulation Commission, in an...

Man sentenced in Albuquerque girl’s death

November 24, 2011 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The accused killer of an 11-year-old Albuquerque girl has been sentenced to 59 years in prison. Israel Diaz pleaded guilty last month to residential burglary and no contest to felony murder, criminal sexual penetration and...

Man faces charges for allegedly shooting stepson

November 24, 2011 • State NewsComments (0)

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — An Anthony, N.M., man has been indicted for allegedly shooting his stepson in the face during an argument over a family debt involving a dog and a video game console. Court documents show 50-year-old Grover Cecil Herring allegedly...

NM rancher takes pride in properly raised turkeys

November 24, 2011 • State NewsComments (0)

A flock of turkeys are seen in the sun at Talus Wind Ranch near Galisteo, N.M., Saturday Nov. 19, 2011. (AP Photo/Albuquerque Journal, Eddie Moore) ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — At Talus Wind Ranch in Galisteo, the turkeys are a work of art. Their feathers give...

Suspected fraud investigated at NMSU

November 24, 2011 • State NewsComments (0)

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico State University has launched an investigation of an employee for allegedly defrauding the university of more than $25,000 in false reimbursements. The Las Cruces Sun-News (http://bit.ly/uQ1QrE ) reports the school’s...