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Eastern NM potash mine gets BLM approval

March 28, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

CARLSBAD, N.M. (AP) — The Bureau of Land Management has signed off on a mining company to begin operations inside an abandoned potash mine in eastern New Mexico. Intrepid Potash will be mining in a site formerly known as Potash Company of America, and later, Eddy Potash. Intrepid plans to construct and operate a solution [&hellip...

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Family joins search for missing Cannon AFB airman

March 28, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

CLOVIS, N.M. (AP) — Family members are helping the military look for a Cannon Air Force Base lieutenant missing since March 12. Scott Lee was last seen leaving his apartment in Clovis. He was scheduled to report to base March 13. Family members tell the...

Man found dead after Las Cruces home standoff

March 27, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say a 19-year-old man suspected of firing several rounds from a handgun in Las Cruces appears to have taken his own life. Las Cruces Police were called about 2 p.m. Monday after someone called 911 to report a neighbor was...

Court rules election needed for Lea County sheriff

March 27, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The state Supreme Court has resolved a dispute over the election of a sheriff in Lea County. The court ruled Monday an election is necessary and the winner will fill the remainder of former Sheriff Rod Coffman’s term, which...

557 Los Alamos lab workers take voluntary buyout

March 27, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

LOS ALAMOS, N.M. (AP) — Los Alamos National Laboratory says 557 employees have volunteered to leave their jobs as the northern New Mexico lab deals with budget cuts. The employees will receive severance packages of up to 39 weeks of pay. The employees come...

Udall pushes for national horse racing standards

March 27, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Tom Udall on Monday revived his push for uniform federal standards aimed at making the horse racing industry safer following a New York Times investigation into a deadly and debilitating year — for both horses and...

1 NM town requiring insurance for vicious dogs

March 27, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ELEPHANT BUTTE, N.M. (AP) — Own a dog like a pit bull and live in Elephant Butte and you must carry special liability insurance. As of March 1, those dogs are considered potentially dangerous by the city of Elephant Butte. Anyone with that breed and others...

Woman sentenced for offering bribe to border agent

March 27, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — A Mexican woman has been sentenced to four months in prison for offering a bribe to a U.S. Customs and Border Protection officer. Federal prosecutors say 25-year-old Gabriela Quintana-Hernandez of Chihuahua was sentenced Monday in...

NM man sentenced for fraud in Lyme treatment scam

March 27, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — A Las Cruces man has been sentenced to more than two years in prison for charges stemming for a scheme related to a dubious treatment he had offered patients at his health clinic. Federal prosecutors say Carl Emanuel Haese was...

Lawsuit planned over NM candidate's filing papers

March 27, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A state legislator said Monday he plans a lawsuit challenging the candidacy of a longtime Democratic state senator, who’s among a dozen candidates facing questions over the validity of their filings to get on the June primary...