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Study: Tourism spending up across Navajo Nation

April 2, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

This undated image provided by the Navajo Tourism Department shows a group of Navajo Code Talkers during the 2011 Navajo Nation Fair parade in Window Rock, Ariz. An economic impact study and yearlong survey show spending by tourists on the Navajo Nation has increased by nearly one-third since 2002. (AP Photo/Navajo Tourism Department, Roberta John) [&hellip...

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NM college class shows sword is mightier than pen

April 2, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

In this Wednesday, March 28, 2012, photo, from left, Melissa Eicker and Austin Maurin cross swords during a duel at San Juan College’s sword fighting class held at Heights Middle School in Farmington, N.M. (AP Photo/The Daily Times, Jon Austria)...

Crews recover renowned runner Micah True's body

April 2, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

In this March 29, 2012, photo, provided by New Mexico Search and Rescue via Silver City Daily Press & Independent, search and rescue teams, including dog teams, horse teams, a National Guard helicopter and a Civil Air Patrol fixed-wing aircraft scour the...

NE Arizona school district cuts buses to UT, NM

April 1, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — A school district in remote northeastern Arizona that also serves students in Utah and New Mexico has angered parents by abruptly cutting off bus service to students in the two states. The Red Mesa Unified School District on the...

Santa Fe sues retailer for not paying living wage

April 1, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The city of Santa Fe is suing retailer Aeropostale, accusing the teen-centric store of not complying with a city ordinance that requires employers to pay a minimum wage. Santa Fe’s “living wage” ordinance requires all...

Search continues for Colorado man missing in NM

March 31, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

SILVER CITY, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico State Police continue air and ground searches in the Gila National Forest for a Colorado man missing after a run. Authorities say 60-year-old Micah True was staying at the Gila Wilderness Lodge when he went for a 12-mile...

Ex-Navajo jail officer indicted in sex abuse case

March 31, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A federal grand jury in Albuquerque has indicted a former corrections officer with the Navajo Nation on charges related to the sexual abuse of an inmate. United States Attorney Kenneth Gonzales announced Friday that 44-year-old...

State eyeing starving horses video from NM auction

March 31, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

LOS LUNAS, N.M. (AP) — State officials are investigating a New Mexico horse auction after a YouTube video surfaced showing a severely emaciated gray mare and another injured mare pawing at the ground. The Albuquerque Journal reports (http://bit.ly/Hq5Hfs)...

Ex-Albuquerque officer cleared in 2009 shooting

March 31, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A former Albuquerque police officer fired for violating department procedure and lying to investigators was cleared Thursday by a grand jury for his role in a 2009 officer-involved shooting. A Bernalillo County grand jury ruled that...

Mountain residents concerned over Holloman AFB

March 31, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALAMOGORDO, N.M. (AP) — Mountain residents from the community of Weed say they’re in full support F-22s training at Holloman Air Force Base. They just want the base to work with them to knock off some of the exercises it’s doing over mountain...