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Ex-sheriff’s officer to run NM prison agency

November 5, 2011 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A long-time law enforcement officer, Gregg Marcantel, was named by Gov. Susana Martinez on Friday to manage New Mexico’s prison and parole agency. Marcantel takes over immediately as cabinet secretary of the Corrections Department, which administers a prison system with more than 6,000 inmates. New Mexico operates six...

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Ex-sheriff’s officer to run NM prison agency

November 5, 2011 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A long-time law enforcement officer, Gregg Marcantel, was named by Gov. Susana Martinez on Friday to manage New Mexico’s prison and parole agency. Marcantel takes over immediately as cabinet secretary of the Corrections...

Haitian in Farmington to get life-saving skills

November 5, 2011 • State NewsComments (0)

Andersen Emile, of Haiti, hangs off of the edge of a cliff suspended by a rope bridge during a training exercise on Oct. 28 2011 in Farmington, N.M.. Emile, 30, from Haiti, spent the last two weeks of October in Farmington studying advanced rescue techniques...

NM woman held in Colorado killing

November 5, 2011 • State NewsComments (0)

FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — A Farmington, N.M., woman remains incarcerated in an Archuleta County, Colo., jail on suspicion of killing a man. Archuleta County Undersheriff Jim Saunders says 37-year-old Elizabeth Blan faces second-degree murder charges for the...

Governor picks Scott Verhines as NM state engineer

November 4, 2011 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Scott Verhines, a civil engineer from Albuquerque with more than 30 years of experience on water and transportation projects, was named Thursday as New Mexico’s top water manager by Gov. Susana Martinez. Verhines will serve as...

NM tourism secretary unveils new branding ideas

November 4, 2011 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Some people consider New Mexico a boring, barren wasteland that people drive through to get to the beautiful mountains of Colorado or the spas and the Grand Canyon in Arizona. Others think the state has beaches. It’s...

NM makes history with delisting of desert bighorn

November 4, 2011 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico game commissioners on Thursday removed desert bighorn sheep from the state’s list of threatened and endangered species, marking a first for the state when it comes to conservation. With the commission’s...

Los Alamos tops magazine’s millionaires list

November 4, 2011 • State NewsComments (0)

LOS ALAMOS, N.M. (AP) — Los Alamos has been tapped number one among the places “Where Millionaires Live in America.” The November edition of Kiplinger ranked Los Alamos the top millionaire town based on a recent report by Phoenix Marketing...

‘Occupy Las Cruces’ members ordered to leave park

November 4, 2011 • State NewsComments (0)

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Members of “Occupy Las Cruces” face a deadline to leave city park after complaints from the public. The Las Cruces Sun-News reports (http://bit.ly/tgMnQ4) that the Las Cruces Police Department gave protesters until 11...

Fed grant to help NM with insurance rate reviews

November 4, 2011 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — State officials say New Mexico is beefing up how it reviews rate-hike requests with a $3 million federal grant. The Santa Fe New Mexican reports (http://bit.ly/tcDuzy) that state officials told state lawmakers Wednesday that a U.S....