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Voter guide offered for constitutional amendments

July 31, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The New Mexico Legislature’s research arm is helping voters get an early start on learning about proposed constitutional amendments to be decided in the November general election. The Legislative Counsel Service has published an analysis with pros and cons of the five amendments, and it’s available on the...

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Dona Ana County man charged with animal cruelty

July 30, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — A man who lives west of Las Cruces has been indicted on animal cruelty and other charges arising out of an investigation in which more than two dozen dogs and fowl were seized from his property. The Las Cruces Sun-News reports...

Santa Fe schools to buy computer equipment

July 30, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Santa Fe Public Schools is spending $2.4 million to buy Apple computers to help improve student math scores through Web-based instruction. The Santa Fe New Mexican reports (http://bit.ly/QzZ0em) that the computer order includes about...

Nambe teen a familiar face at NM fair

July 30, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

Jacinto Martin, 14, donned a pair of aviator shades and tied a bandanna around his face Tuesday afternoon, and then he pulled on his latex gloves. The bleached-blond teenager looked as if he might be heading out with the intention of hitting some walls with...

Malpractice claims at Alamogordo hospital settled

July 30, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — About 80 malpractice claims that forced an Alamogordo hospital to seek bankruptcy court protection last summer have been settled for more than $33 million. The Albuquerque Journal reports (http://bit.ly/Oyvk3r) that that settlement...

Parts of 2 NM forests being reseeded after fires

July 30, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Loads of grass seeds and straw mulch are being scattered by helicopters in a hurried revegetation effort for areas in the Gila and Lincoln national forests that were blackened by wildfires this summer. The Albuquerque Journal...

Shiprock Mesa Farm getting sewer line

July 30, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

SHIPROCK, N.M. (AP) — The Shiprock Mesa Farm area is finally getting a sewer line. The Farmington Daily Times reports (http://bit.ly/PQcnJX) that $2.4 million in grant funding will allow for the installation of the sewer line, which will replace more than...

2-time Olympian runner killed in Ariz. plane crash

July 29, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A two-time Olympic distance runner, his 15-year-old son and his son’s friend were killed in a fiery plane crash in Sedona, Ariz., his wife said Friday. Pat Porter was piloting the Beech B-60 when it crashed and burst into...

Santa Fe auction to feature Kit Carson items

July 29, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — An auction in Santa Fe next month will feature a dozen of Kit Carson’s personal items. The Santa Fe New Mexican reports (http://bit.ly/P9ZuGy) that the “Auction of Santa Fe at the Hilton Hotel” will feature...

Ex-NM officer who married 15-year-old charged

July 29, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — A 29-year-old man accused of impregnating a 15-year-old girl while he was a Truth or Consequences police officer has been charged with statutory rape of a minor, even though he later married the girl. The Albuquerque Journal reports...