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Anthony police chief relieved of duties

April 7, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ANTHONY, N.M. (AP) — The southern New Mexico town of Anthony is looking for a new police chief. Mayor Arnulfo Castaneda tells El Paso television station KDBC that Police Chief Steven Foldy was terminated Wednesday night. The mayor would not elaborate why Foldy was fired saying it was a personnel matter. The city plans to [&hellip...

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Top PNM executives receive incentive pay

April 7, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The president and chief executive officer of PNM Resources was awarded $1 million in performance-based incentive pay on top of her salary last year. The Albuquerque Journal (http://bit.ly/HPSm1y ) reports the payments are according...

Court upholds penalties in NM mining accident

April 7, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A federal appeals court has upheld penalties against a mining company for regulatory violations in a 2009 New Mexico accident that severely injured a worker. A three-judge panel of the Denver-based 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on...

Liberal PAC asks for review of fairgrounds lease

April 6, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A union-funded political group asked Attorney General Gary King on Thursday to investigate the awarding of a 25-year lease that will permit the Downs at Albuquerque to build a larger casino at the state fairgrounds. Independent...

States' readiness ranked in face of water threats

April 6, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico, Arizona and more than two dozen other states could face increased threats to water supplies if they don’t do more to plan for rising temperatures and changes in rain and snowfall patterns, according to an analysis...

Tuition increases approved for New Mexico State

April 6, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico State University says the state’s Board of Regents has approved a 3.7 percent increase in tuition and fees for in-state undergraduates at its main campus in Las Cruces next school year. That amounts to about $107...

NM Supreme Court expands public access to opinions

April 6, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The state Supreme Court plans to make its decisions more widely available online to the public. The court later this month will switch to a new system for publicly releasing the formal opinions that decide cases. Supreme Court Clerk...

NM sells grounded aircraft for $245K

April 6, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Gov. Susana Martinez’s administration has sold a state airplane for $245,000. The General Services Department on Thursday announced the sale of a 1976 Beechcraft King Air, which had been grounded since 2007. The agency estimated...

Colo. police arrest NM man in Four Corners killing

April 6, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — Colorado authorities have arrested a New Mexico man in connection with the shooting death of a Four Corners man earlier this week. KOB-TV reports La Plata, Colo., deputies arrested 18-year-old Elijah Anglin on suspicion of...

Shakedown at state prison uncovers inmate weapons

April 6, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — An unusually high number of handmade weapons called shanks were found during a prison shakedown, New Mexico officials said, suggesting more violence had been planned at the lockup. The crackdown at the Penitentiary of New Mexico south...