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Group concerned about NM bear management

June 20, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — No one knows exactly how many black bears are roaming the mountains that border New Mexico’s most populous area, but conservationists on Tuesday accused state wildlife managers of targeting the area’s bears for removal to bring an end to nuisance calls. The state Game and Fish Department adamantly denied the...

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NM gov frees emergency funds for possible flooding

June 20, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Gov. Susana Martinez has declared a state of emergency throughout New Mexico due to the enhanced flood potential caused by wildfires. Tuesday’s declaration will make additional funds available for emergency flood protection...

NM prison contract worker arrested in drug bust

June 20, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Authorities have arrested a contract worker who allegedly tried to smuggle cocaine and heroin into a New Mexico prison. State Corrections Department officials say 20-year-old Candace Holmes was taken into custody Tuesday afternoon in...

2 dead in rollover accident in Las Cruces

June 20, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say two people have died after fatal rollover accident in Las Cruces. New Mexico State Police say a man and a woman were killed Tuesday when their vehicle appeared to lose a tire while traveling southbound on Interstate...

NM Gov. Martinez attending GOP summit in Texas

June 20, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez is attending a summit of a Republican Party group that’s trying to elect Hispanic GOP candidates to legislatures across the country. Martinez political consultant Jay McCleskey said the governor...

NM police investigating 3-year-old boy's death

June 20, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say the father of a 3-year-old Ruidoso Downs boy is facing charges in his son’s death. KOB-TV (http://bit.ly/NMvF4B) reports state police say Paz Israel Primera and his girlfriend, Savanah Morales, were being held...

NM eyes plans to curb prescription drug abuse

June 20, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico’s pharmacy and medical boards are considering proposals that call for greater scrutiny from doctors and pharmacists in giving prescriptions for opioid painkillers. The Santa Fe New Mexican reports (http://bit.ly/KQBpVv...

Couple sues NM school board over foul balls

June 20, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

MAGDALENA, N.M. (AP) — A Magdalena couple upset by errant foul balls coming from a field near their home is taking their complaint to court. The El Defensor Chieftain (http://bit.ly/MaHKuW) reports Thomas and Eleanor Key are suing the Magdalena Municipal...

Fire east of Bloomfield burns structures

June 19, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

BLOOMFIELD, N.M. (AP) — Winds are dying down and firefighting crews are starting to make progress on a wildfire that has burned four structures along the San Juan River in far northwestern New Mexico. State forestry officials say the blaze has charred an...

Governor orders end to use of private email

June 19, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Gov. Susana Martinez directed state workers on Monday to only use the government’s email system for conducting public business, a move that ends her administration’s practice of sending email through private accounts in...