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Rio Rancho to apply for loan for water rights

February 17, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The City Council in Rio Rancho has given approval for the city to apply for a loan so it can snap up 400-acre-feet of water rights being offered by a source that officials have declined to name until the deal is finalized. The Albuquerque Journal reports (http://bit.ly/Xegr9S) that council members were [&hellip...

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Repair work stalls on crumbling Shiprock homes

February 17, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — Money set aside to repair crumbling homes in a development in Shiprock may be used for other projects if the funding doesn’t get used soon. The Farmington Daily Times reports (http://bit.ly/Xe0UYW) that only about half the...

Hearing set for man convicted of killing officer

February 17, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A man convicted of killing an Albuquerque police officer nearly 30 years ago will go before the State Parole Board in early March. Joel Lee Compton was convicted of fatally shooting 35-year-old Officer Gerald Cline on Feb. 24, 1983,...

George P. Bush to speak at NM GOP event

February 17, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The nephew of former President George W. Bush is scheduled to address Republican Party activists in New Mexico. Republican Party of New Mexico Chairman John Billingsley announced that George P. Bush will be the keynote speaker at...

NM state engineer allocates water in hard hit area

February 17, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The Middle Rio Grande Conservancy District is getting 20,000 acre feet of water amid continuing drought. Scott Verhines, the New Mexico State Engineer and Rio Grande Compact Commissioner for New Mexico, recently announced the water...

Veteran says money for service dog lost in robbery

February 17, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Brian Ryder has undergone 23 surgeries to repair his spine and hips after a nearly fatal accident in July 2009, while he was deployed with the U.S. military in Afghanistan. He was saving his money to buy a service dog that he hoped...

NM counties concerned with forest travel planning

February 16, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — In a state where tourism is big business, leaders from New Mexico’s 33 counties want to make sure the federal government gives them a seat at the table as the U.S. Forest Service decides which roads and trails should be closed...

Albuquerque Mayor Berry to seek 2nd term

February 16, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Albuquerque Mayor Richard Berry has formally announced that he will seek a second four-year term. Berry told reporters Saturday that he still had more to accomplish and will privately finance his campaign rather than seek public...

No call-outs before NM officer-involved crash

February 16, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Records show that no dispatchers told Albuquerque police Sgt. Adam Casaus to look out for a drunk driver before his police SUV slammed into a Honda CR-V, killing the vehicle’s passenger. Dispatched records obtained by various...

2 NM border crossing ports report record traffic

February 16, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA TERESA, N.M. (AP) — Two border ports in New Mexico reported record commercial traffic as the state continues to push to build the region as an alternative to the congestion between Ciudad Juarez and El Paso, Texas. The New Mexico Border Authority...