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Group seeks public comment on trapping in NM

October 6, 2011 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Conservationists are continuing with their push for New Mexico game officials to reconsider whether to allow animal trapping on public lands. A group called the People’s Forum Panel on Public Lands Trapping has started an online survey to gather public comments about the practice. The comment period started Tuesday and will...

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2 NM officers on leave following fatal shooting

October 6, 2011 • State NewsComments (0)

GLORIETA, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico State Police say two officers are on leave following a shooting in Santa Fe County that left one man dead. Police received a call Tuesday night about a road rage incident along Interstate 25. The caller provided a vehicle...

Albuquerque voters split on red light cameras

October 5, 2011 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Early returns from Tuesday’s Albuquerque election showed voters closely divided on whether the city should continue its red light cameras program. About 50 percent of voters said they favored continuing with the cameras, while...

PRC members split over proposed agency overhaul

October 5, 2011 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Members of the Public Regulation Commission are divided over proposals to overhaul the regulatory agency and impose more qualifications on candidates for the $90,000-a-year job. Commissioners Ben Hall and Theresa Becenti-Aguilar on...

Top NM water official leaving to join Army Corps

October 5, 2011 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Gov. Susana Martinez must make one of her most important appointments since taking office now that New Mexico’s top water official has turned in his resignation. State Engineer John D’Antonio is quitting to join the Army...

Albuquerque firefighter faces possible deportation

October 5, 2011 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An Albuquerque firefighter has been detained by federal officials and is facing possible deportation. KOAT-TV reports (http://bit.ly/n4F6mJ ) that U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents confirmed they took Jose Gonzalez...

Zuni Pueblo man pleads in cocaine trafficking case

October 5, 2011 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A Zuni Pueblo man is facing 20 years in federal prison for trafficking in cocaine. The FBI in Albuquerque says 20-year-old Devon Wyaco pleaded guilty Monday to one count of possession of cocaine with intent to distribute. Wyaco also...

NM co-op to protest rate hike by Colo. generator

October 5, 2011 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A Northern New Mexico electric cooperative says it will issue a formal protest against a rate increase that a Colorado generator plans to pass along to 44 rural co-ops in four states starting Jan. 1. The Santa Fe New Mexico reports...

Section of San Juan River closing for habitat work

October 5, 2011 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The Game and Fish Department says a fish habitat project will require the closing of part of the blue-ribbon trout fishing waters on the San Juan River in northwestern New Mexico. The agency said Monday a section of the river known as...

2 NM regulators step down from emissions case

October 4, 2011 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Two regulators Monday rescued themselves from debate on an effort to repeal tough new anti-pollution rules after environmentalists raised questions about their impartiality. State Environmental Improvement Board members Greg Fulfer of...