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NM health official to take on job safety in Wyo.

May 30, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A longtime state health official has been tapped to oversee job safety in Wyoming. New Mexico state epidemiologist C. Mack Sewell told the Santa Fe New Mexican (http://bit.ly/K8980b) on Monday that has accepted a position analyzing occupational deaths in Cheyenne, Wyo. Sewell will serve as an occupational epidemiologist, advising the...

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Crews use light winds to fight NM wildfires

May 29, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

This photo provided by InciWeb Incident Information System shows the Whitewater-Baldy Complex fire in Mogollon, N.M., a privately owned ghost town which was ordered to evacuate. Fire officials in New Mexico said Saturday, May 26, 2012, that the blaze has...

Race for District 1 Congress seat brings out dirt

May 29, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — One of the candidates was living with a woman accused of trying to bilk $3.2 million from a Santa Fe hospital. Another had 11 arrest warrants issued against him in recent years for traffic tickets. A third has a history of falling...

Police: 72-year-old NM man attacks would-be thief

May 29, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A 72-year-old Albuquerque man is being hailed as a hero after police said he attacked a would-be thief trying to steal his wife’s purse. KOB-TV reports (http://bit.ly/KyiBLc) that police said Miguel Abeyta tripped and punched...

Authorities: NM teens shot paintballs at deputies

May 29, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A group of New Mexico teens are facing charges shooting paintball guns at motorists including two sheriff’s deputies. KRQE-TV reports (http://bit.ly/KQeBmb) that the four teenagers appeared before a judge Sunday on charges of...

Organizers eye Czech exhibit at Deming museum

May 29, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

DEMING, N.M. (AP) — Organizers in Deming are gathering photographs and items for a planned exhibit on the area’s Czechoslovakian heritage. The Deming Headlight reports (http://bit.ly/KzOwey) that Barbara Mazac Jimerson is seeking family history and...

NM veterans face higher unemployment rate

May 29, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Soldiers who have returned to New Mexico in recent years are struggling to find jobs, a trend that’s been happening nationwide. The Las Cruces Sun-News (http://bit.ly/KmZ01X)reports state officials say younger veterans are...

Motorists face possible delays from I-25 work

May 29, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The Department of Transportation says a nighttime construction project could cause delays this week for motorists on Interstate 25 near Santa Fe. The agency says northbound interstate traffic will be restricted to one lane starting...

Santa Fe sees rise in residential burglaries

May 29, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Residential burglaries in Santa Fe are rising. The city has seen a 52 percent increase in such crimes during the first four months of 2012 when compared to the same months in 2011. That number outpaces the figures for 2010, a record...

Martinez to attend Memorial Day event in Santa Fe

May 28, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Gov. Susana Martinez is slated to mark Memorial Day by attending services at Santa Fe National Cemetery. Martinez earlier this week issued an executive order for flags to be flown at half-staff from sunrise until sundown in honor of...