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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 off a lustrous sheen that appears almost metallic — a [&hellip...

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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...

Racial tensions postpone assembly at NM school

November 24, 2011 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Racial tensions on campus led to cancellation of an assembly meant to celebrate cultural diversity at Albuquerque’s Highland High School. The cultural celebration was schedule to happen Tuesday at Highland. KOB-TV...

Former PRC commissioner out of a New Mexico jail

November 23, 2011 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Former Public Regulation Commissioner Jerome Block Jr. is out of a New Mexico jail again. Block was released from the Santa Fe County Jail early Tuesday after spending eight days behind bars for violating Drug Court rules. The...

GOP, some Democrats eye redistricting compromise

November 23, 2011 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Republican Gov. Susana Martinez along with some Democrats and minority voters are working on a possible compromise on a congressional redistricting proposal to offer to a state district court that will determine district boundaries for...

4 volunteer firefighters arrested in NM arson fire

November 23, 2011 • State NewsComments (0)

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say four Dona Ana County volunteer firefighters have been arrested on arson charges after a blaze near a Mesquite dairy burned more than 400 bales of hay. County Sheriff’s officials say Primitivo Perez Jr., Carlos...

Police find stolen items at Santa Fe thrift store

November 23, 2011 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The owner of a Santa Fe antique and thrift shop has been arrested after officers found stolen items in his business that had been linked to recent burglaries. The Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Office says Clarence Catanach’s...

Airman sentenced in child porn case

November 23, 2011 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A federal judge in Albuquerque Tuesday sent a Kirtland airman to prison for child pornography. U.S. Attorney Kenneth J. Gonzales says 25-year-old Shabaka Green was sentenced to 97 months in prison to be followed by 30 years of...

Study: AZ, NM transmission project to bring jobs

November 23, 2011 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An effort to build 500 miles of high-voltage transmission lines between New Mexico and Arizona would create thousands of construction jobs and result in $1.5 billion in capital investment. Those are the findings of a joint study...

NM agency assesses nearly $7 million in penalties

November 23, 2011 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — It’s been nearly a year and environmentalists are still uneasy about where Gov. Susana Martinez’s administration stands on protecting air, water and other natural resources. Their perception of the administration being...