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Housing Authority boss fired after spending issues

April 23, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A report shows the fired top executive at the Albuquerque Housing Authority used a government vehicle to “get her hair done” and violated a ban on gifts by purchasing holiday turkeys, hams and polo shirts to boost employee morale. The report by the city inspector general obtained by the Albuquerque Journal [&hellip...

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Spaceport board member resigns after snub

April 22, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — One of seven members of the New Mexico Spaceport Authority’s board of directors has resigned after Gov. Susana Martinez left him off a list of officials confirmed by Senate panel. Dona Ana County Commissioner Scott Krahling...

Santa Fe police seek man who shot radar SUV

April 22, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

SANTE FE, N.M. (AP) — Police in Santa Fe, N.M. are looking for an older man clad in an old-fashioned nightshirt who shot up a parked police speed-enforcement vehicle. Police released video of the man driving up on the night of April 11, getting out and...

Intel missed homegrown talent hiring goal

April 22, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Computer chip maker Intel has fallen short of a goal set by Sandoval County to make sure 60 percent of the new hires for its Rio Rancho plant are New Mexico residents. Intel officials told Sandoval County commissioners this week...

Family of girl killed in crash with SF doctor sues

April 22, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The family of a little girl killed when her family’s van was hit by a vehicle driven by a Santa Fe surgeon suspected of driving drunk has filed a wrongful death suit against the doctor and her insurance company. Dr. Deborah...

Burning Man appeals probation over crowd size

April 22, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Organizers of the Burning Man festival are challenging the federal government’s decision to place them on probation for exceeding the crowd cap last year. The Bureau of Land Management took the action after the offbeat art and music...

Man killed in shooting outside Espanola

April 22, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Authorities in Rio Arriba County say a man who had several confrontations with his ex-girlfriend’s family in a community outside Espanola has been shot by the woman’s father. Sheriff’s spokesman Jake Arnold says the...

Mussel worry leads to Farmington Lake boat ban

April 22, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — City officials in Farmington have banned all boats from the city’s reservoir because of concerns it may become infested with invasive mussels. Public Works Director Jeff Smaka says tests at Farmington Lake last year showed no...

Women weightlifters gain records, camaraderie

April 22, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

In this April 15, 2012 photoo, Jodi Stumbo, 46, who has been lifting for years works out at Carl and Sandra’s Gym in Santa Fe, N.M.. Stumbo along with her weight lifting peers recently returned with five gold medals and three national records from the...

New Mexico fat cat weighs in at nearly 40 pounds

April 21, 2012 • State NewsComments (1)

This Thursday, April 19, 2012 photo provided by the Santa Fe Animal Shelter Meow, a 2-year-old tabby tops the scale at over 39 pounds at the Santa Fe Animal Shelter in Santa Fe, N.M.. Meow, came to the shelter after his elderly owner could no longer care for...