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Eastern NM farmers could plant less this spring

April 8, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

Roosevelt County wheat farmer Rick Ledbetter checks the sprinklers on his irrigated winter wheat crop on April 1, 2012 in Portales, N.M. Ledbetter said spring wheat will be his main crop when planting for the upcoming season, because it is a money-maker due to it being one of the few sources of cattle feed. (AP [&hellip...

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Ex-Santa Fe officer pleads to 10 charges

April 8, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A former Santa Fe police officer has pleaded no contest to 10 misdemeanor charges and agreed never to be a police officer again. Michael Eiskant entered the pleas to two counts of attempted false imprisonment, one count of stalking,...

PNM seeks approval for new pollution controls

April 8, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Public Service Company of New Mexico is seeking permission from state regulators to install new pollution controls at the San Juan Generating Station. The utility is under a mandate by the U.S Environmental Protection Agency to trim...

PNM seeks approval for new pollution controls

April 7, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Public Service Company of New Mexico is seeking permission from state regulators to install new pollution controls at the San Juan Generating Station. The utility is under a mandate by the U.S Environmental Protection Agency to trim...

Court affirms murder conviction in tip jar killing

April 7, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The state Supreme Court has upheld the first-degree murder conviction of an Albuquerque man for killing a restaurant owner in front of her young son and then stealing a tip jar containing less than $4. The state’s highest court...

PD: Waitress at Carlsbad Denny's shot and killed

April 7, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

CARLSBAD, N.M. (AP) — Carlsbad police say they still don’t know why a man walked into a Denny’s and opened fire killing a waitress. Police said 34-year-old Rachel Rodriguez died Thursday morning after suffering multiple gunshot wounds as she was...

Airline drops service to Alamogordo airport

April 7, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALAMOGORDO, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico Airlines has dropped service to Alamogordo-White Sands Regional Airport. Airport coordinator Randy Hill tells the Alamogordo Daily News there wasn’t sufficient passenger interest. New Mexico Airlines was the only...

Anthony police chief relieved of duties

April 7, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ANTHONY, N.M. (AP) — The southern New Mexico town of Anthony is looking for a new police chief. Mayor Arnulfo Castaneda tells El Paso television station KDBC that Police Chief Steven Foldy was terminated Wednesday night. The mayor would not elaborate why...

Top PNM executives receive incentive pay

April 7, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The president and chief executive officer of PNM Resources was awarded $1 million in performance-based incentive pay on top of her salary last year. The Albuquerque Journal (http://bit.ly/HPSm1y ) reports the payments are according...

Court upholds penalties in NM mining accident

April 7, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A federal appeals court has upheld penalties against a mining company for regulatory violations in a 2009 New Mexico accident that severely injured a worker. A three-judge panel of the Denver-based 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on...