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NM may open DMV office just for foreign nationals

October 21, 2011 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The state is considering opening an Albuquerque office to handle applications from foreign nationals in the area who are seeking New Mexico driver’s licenses The Santa Fe New Mexican reports (http://bit.ly/nR1bdL) that Taxation and Revenue Secretary Demesia Padilla told state lawmakers Wednesday that around 300 to 400 foreign...

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Audit: NM State Fair is operationally insolvent

October 21, 2011 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The New Mexico State Fair is running in the red and doesn’t have enough money to finance day-to-day operations, according to a new audit that prompted legislators on Thursday to question whether taxpayers should be subsidizing...

Albuquerque utility extends drought advisory

October 21, 2011 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico’s largest water utility has extended its drought advisory and is urging customers to continue conserving. The governing board of the Albuquerque Bernalillo County Water Utility Authority voted Wednesday to extend...

Authorities look for evidence in Las Cruces murder

October 20, 2011 • State NewsComments (0)

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Authorities searched a 60-mile stretch of highway between Deming and Lordsburg for evidence in the death of a retired real estate agent who was found dead inside his Las Cruces home. The Dona Ana County Sheriff’s Office says it...

Governor, GOP seek special master in redistricting

October 20, 2011 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Gov. Susana Martinez and other Republicans asked a state district court on Wednesday to appoint a special master to draw boundaries for congressional, legislative and other elected office districts. Using a special master could save...

Mexican wolves released south of border

October 20, 2011 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Five Mexican gray wolves have been released in a mountain range just south of the U.S.-Mexico border as part of an effort to re-establish the species throughout its historic range, the Mexican Environmental Department announced...

Stolen panties prompt investigation in New Mexico

October 20, 2011 • State NewsComments (0)

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Campus police at New Mexico State University are investigating claims that a man came into a woman’s yard and stole panties from her clothesline. The Las Cruces Sun-News reports (http://bit.ly/nhJ4UV ) that police responded to...

UNM credits graduation rate increase to advisers

October 20, 2011 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The University of New Mexico is crediting an increase in its graduation rates to its decision to hire more student advisers. The Albuquerque Journal reports that (http://bit.ly/psNrkY ) the university’s six-year graduation...

NM utility unveils new solar farm in Alamogordo

October 20, 2011 • State NewsComments (0)

ALAMOGORDO, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico’s largest electricity provider is celebrating the latest addition to its renewable energy portfolio — a solar farm in Alamogordo that’s capable of producing up to 5 megawatts of power. Public Service Company...

NRC reactivates license for uranium mining firm

October 20, 2011 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Hydro Resources Inc. is one step closer to beginning its uranium mining operations in western New Mexico. The company says the Nuclear Regulatory Commission has reactivated its license for in-situ leach mining on 10 claims near...