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Ski Apache to open with 3 new chair lifts

September 6, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

MESCALERO, N.M. (AP) — Ski Apache at the Lincoln National Forest will open with three new chairlifts. KTSM-TV reports (http://bit.ly/RELQRj) that the lifts are part of $15 million in improvements by the Mescalero Apache Tribe and should be ready to go by Thanksgiving Day when ski season is anticipated to open. The tribe says a [&hellip...

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Carlsbad police on hunt for cat killer

September 6, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

CARLSBAD, N.M. (AP) — The mysterious deaths of felines with the same injuries are drawing the attention of Carlsbad police. The Carlsbad Current-Argus reports (http://bit.ly/Q0AXsq) that the police found this week the body of a third cat at Bryan Circle...

Former NM hospital exec lawsuit to continue

September 6, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A federal judge has denied a motion by a former St. Vincent Hospital executive facing fraud charges to dismiss a civil suit against him. The Santa Fe New Mexican reports (http://bit.ly/Tmc5MD) that U.S. District Court Judge James...

NM doctor in prostitute case now faces drug charge

September 6, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A well-known Santa Fe physician arrested for soliciting a prostitute in Albuquerque is now facing a cocaine-trafficking charge. The Santa Fe New Mexican reports (http://bit.ly/NM33sR) that Richard Lieberman was indicted last month with...

Board yanks Mora County sheriff’s license

September 6, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The state Law Enforcement Academy board has suspended the certification of Mora County Sheriff Thomas Garza. KRQE-TV reports (http://bit.ly/Q6Xhgb) that the board recently moved to suspend suspended Garza’s law-enforcement...

NM’s Sabinoso Wilderness beautiful, off limits

September 6, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Midway between the small towns of Roy and Trujillo in northeastern New Mexico are 16,030 acres of pristine woodlands nestled among high, narrow mesas surrounded by cliff-lined canyons. The untrammeled Sabinoso Wilderness, managed by...

Lawyer: NM gov aide recorded on state email use

September 5, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An Albuquerque attorney said Tuesday he has a recording of the governor’s top aide telling one of his clients that he never uses state email to conduct business because “I don’t want to go to court (or)...

Prosecutors accused of bad faith in Ponzi plea

September 5, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Federal prosecutors have reneged on two key terms of a plea deal for Ponzi schemer Doug Vaughan, his defense attorney says, which could make the difference between whether the 65-year-old gets sentenced to a minimum security federal...

6 new human West Nile virus cases in New Mexico

September 5, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Six more New Mexicans have been diagnosed with West Nile virus infection, bringing the total in the state this year to 14 human cases. No deaths have been reported so far. New Mexico Department of Health officials announced Tuesday...

Wandering bears in NM cause campground closures

September 5, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Wandering bears have caused officials at the Cibola National Forest to close two campgrounds and one trailhead. KOB-TV says the Cienaga Canyon picnic ground, the Sulphur Canyon picnic ground and the Cienaga Horse bypass trailhead...