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NM education publication translated into Navajo

May 25, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The Public Education Department says a publication to help parents with disabled children is being made available for the first time in the Navajo language. Public Education Secretary Hanna Skandera said Thursday the publication outlines the rights of parents and children under a federal law governing how states provide special...

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NM attorney general joins starving horses probe

May 25, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The New Mexico Attorney General’s office is considering criminal charges against a Los Lunas auction business after four emaciated horses were found struggling for life. Attorney General Gary King told the Albuquerque Journal...

NM governor, husband OK after plane’s hard landing

May 25, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A spokesman for New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez says she and her husband were not injured when a small private airplane carrying them to Santa Fe landed without its gears down. Martinez spokesman Scott Darnell said in a statement that...

Suspect arrested in 2007 murder in Sandoval County

May 24, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ESPANOLA, N.M. (AP) — Federal authorities in New Mexico say a man has been arrested in Espanola in connection with a 2007 murder case. The U.S. Marshal’s Service says 48-year-old Joel Rollins was taken into custody Wednesday by its deputies along with...

Montana man named to New Mexico state agency job

May 24, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Gov. Susana Martinez has named a Montana man to oversee New Mexico’s state monuments. Former Montana Historical Society Director Richard Sims will start work June 4 as director of the State Monuments Division in the Department of...

Strong winds fan wildfires in southwestern NM

May 24, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

This Tuesday, May 22, 2012, photo, provided by David Thornburg shows a plume of smoke rising from the Whitewater fire burning in the Gila Wilderness east of Glenwood, N.M. Fire managers said the blaze had charred more than 10,000 acres before merging...

Court affirms convictions in 2009 Tatum killing

May 24, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The state Supreme Court has upheld the murder conviction of a Tatum man for a 2009 killing in southeastern New Mexico. Jesse Freeman was sentenced to life in prison for shooting 50-year-old Robert Fleetwood twice in the head in the...

CD1 candidate Griego had 11 arrest warrants

May 24, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Congressional candidate Eric Griego has been the subject of at least 11 arrest warrants for traffic violations in recent years. The Albuquerque Journal Wednesday reports (http://bit.ly/JIMniY ) the warrants were issued in Bernalillo...

State appoints temporary manager for Sunland Park

May 24, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

SUNLAND PARK, N.M. (AP) — The state has appointed a veteran municipal administrator to temporarily oversee the finances of the troubled border town of Sunland Park. New Mexico Secretary of Finance and Administration Tom Clifford said Wednesday that Michael...

NM teens awarded photo of 900-year-old pottery

May 24, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The New Mexico seventh-graders who stumbled upon what is believed to be a 900-year-old American Indian pot have been present with a framed photo of their unique find. Officials with U.S. Bureau of Land Management surprised students...