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Construction closing Rio Grande gorge bridge

May 31, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

TAOS, N.M. (AP) — The state Department of Transportation says a construction project is forcing the nighttime closure of a bridge over the Rio Grande gorge near Taos. The bridge will be closed in both directions Wednesday night starting at 10:30 p.m. and continuing through 7 a.m. Thursday. A closure also occurred Tuesday night as [&hellip...

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Santa Fe couple bring rescued Serbian dogs to US

May 31, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

In this May 25, 2012, photo, Jessica, one of two Serbian refugee dogs up for adoption, plays at a dog park next to Salvado Perez Pool in Santa Fe, N.M. Mary Shepherd, who is fostering Jessica, became involved with the dogs after befriending the woman who...

Gov. Martinez fundraising in California

May 30, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez is raising money in California for her political committees. Political adviser Jay McCleskey said Tuesday the governor is attending private fundraisers in the Los Angeles area for her re-election...

Theater’s conviction upheld for showing adult film

May 30, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The state Court of Appeals has upheld a movie theater’s conviction for violating an Albuquerque ordinance that restricts where adult films can be shown. The court issued a split decision Tuesday, with the majority deciding the...

Sunport to get more solar power

May 30, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Albuquerque Mayor Richard Berry says Albuquerque Sunport will be getting more solar panels to power elevators, lights and offices at the airport. Berry on Tuesday unveiled the final phase of a solar project for the airport, which...

Police arrest 2nd man in shooting of Los Lunas boy

May 30, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

LOS LUNAS, N.M. (AP) — A man accused of shooting a 10-year-old boy during a home invasion is now in Belen police custody. KOAT-TV (http://bit.ly/N5RisK) reports authorities arrested Leroy Montoya on Monday afternoon after a police pursuit that ended in a...

NM man safe after falling into mine shaft

May 30, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A San Acacia man faces a trespassing citation after being rescued from an abandoned mine shaft near Polvadera Mountain. The Albuquerque Journal (http://bit.ly/L0YeW9 ) says police reports show 48-year-old Luciano Lesperance fell...

UNM, ASU law schools see big drop in applications

May 30, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Applications to the University of New Mexico School of Law and Arizona State University’s Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law have dropped off significantly since last year, with both schools blaming the economy. UNM saw...

Dona Ana County to debut voting centers in June

May 30, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Voters in Dona Ana County will be able to cast their ballots at special voting centers for the first time in the upcoming primary election. The Las Cruces Sun-News (http://bit.ly/L0NOGb) reports officials plan to debut voting...

NM health official to take on job safety in Wyo.

May 30, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A longtime state health official has been tapped to oversee job safety in Wyoming. New Mexico state epidemiologist C. Mack Sewell told the Santa Fe New Mexican (http://bit.ly/K8980b) on Monday that has accepted a position analyzing...