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NM crews battle grass fire east of Capitan

April 3, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

CAPITAN, N.M. (AP) — State, local and federal firefighters are battling a wind-driven grass fire that broke out east of the town of Capitan. New Mexico State Forestry spokesman Dan Ware says the fire broke out on private land about 4 miles east of the town in Lincoln County at about 4 p.m. Sunday. The [&hellip...

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Micah True's death clouds future of ultra-marathon

April 3, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

This June 25, 2010, photo provided by Sole Sports Running Zone, shows, from left, Lance Muzslay, Maria Walton, Micah True and Karen Pitre Seymour in Tempe, Ariz. Search teams intensified efforts Saturday, March 31, 2012, to find renowned long-distance runner...

NM crews battle grass fire east of Capitan

April 2, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

CAPITAN, N.M. (AP) — State, local and federal firefighters are battling a wind-driven grass fire that broke out east of the town of Capitan. New Mexico State Forestry spokesman Dan Ware says the fire broke out on private land about 4 miles east of the town...

Study: Tourism spending up across Navajo Nation

April 2, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

This undated image provided by the Navajo Tourism Department shows a group of Navajo Code Talkers during the 2011 Navajo Nation Fair parade in Window Rock, Ariz. An economic impact study and yearlong survey show spending by tourists on the Navajo Nation has...

NM college class shows sword is mightier than pen

April 2, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

In this Wednesday, March 28, 2012, photo, from left, Melissa Eicker and Austin Maurin cross swords during a duel at San Juan College’s sword fighting class held at Heights Middle School in Farmington, N.M. (AP Photo/The Daily Times, Jon Austria)...

Crews recover renowned runner Micah True's body

April 2, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

In this March 29, 2012, photo, provided by New Mexico Search and Rescue via Silver City Daily Press & Independent, search and rescue teams, including dog teams, horse teams, a National Guard helicopter and a Civil Air Patrol fixed-wing aircraft scour the...

NE Arizona school district cuts buses to UT, NM

April 1, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — A school district in remote northeastern Arizona that also serves students in Utah and New Mexico has angered parents by abruptly cutting off bus service to students in the two states. The Red Mesa Unified School District on the...

Santa Fe sues retailer for not paying living wage

April 1, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The city of Santa Fe is suing retailer Aeropostale, accusing the teen-centric store of not complying with a city ordinance that requires employers to pay a minimum wage. Santa Fe’s “living wage” ordinance requires all...

Search continues for Colorado man missing in NM

March 31, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

SILVER CITY, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico State Police continue air and ground searches in the Gila National Forest for a Colorado man missing after a run. Authorities say 60-year-old Micah True was staying at the Gila Wilderness Lodge when he went for a 12-mile...

Ex-Navajo jail officer indicted in sex abuse case

March 31, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A federal grand jury in Albuquerque has indicted a former corrections officer with the Navajo Nation on charges related to the sexual abuse of an inmate. United States Attorney Kenneth Gonzales announced Friday that 44-year-old...