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Taos embarks on yearlong celebration of women

March 14, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

TAOS, N.M. (AP) — In the shadow of the Rocky Mountains, at the edge of the Rio Grande Gorge and amid the seemingly endless fields of sage, nature has been a steadfast witness to a remarkable legacy of women and the arts in Taos. The high desert community is now embarking on a yearlong celebration [&hellip...

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2 dead in series of 4 Gallup, NM, shootings

March 13, 2012 • Local News, State NewsComments Off

Gallup Police Department official talk at the scene of a crime at the east side Shell gas station Monday, March 12, 2012 in Gallup, N.M. evening. Several victims were reported injured in a series of shootings in Gallup. (AP Photo/Gallup Independent, Brian...

Help sought in identifying remains found in Gila

March 12, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

SILVER CITY, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say they still are trying to identify the human remains found in the Gila National Forest earlier this year. The Silver City Sun-News reports (http://bit.ly/wBcpX0) that Grant County Sheriff’s Department is seeking...

Ex-Curry County jail official reaches settlement

March 12, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

CLOVIS, N.M. (AP) — A former Curry County jail administrator has been allowed to resign and has been awarded nearly $70, 000 under a new settlement. The Clovis New Journal reports (http://bit.ly/zzNy5j) that new court records showed that Lois Bean was...

Evidence thrown out in New Mexico rape case

March 12, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A judge has tossed evidence in a case in which a man was accused of raping a 14-year-old girl at a motel in May 2008. The Albuquerque Journal reports (http://bit.ly/xNwdnB) that this is the second major defeat for prosecutors in the...

NM community college wins nearly $148,000 grant

March 12, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A foundation for Central New Mexico Community College has won a nearly $148,000 grant that will be used to teach students about financial stability. The Albuquerque Journal reports (http://bit.ly/ywET1o) that the grant from the...

Retired NM attorney gets probation in assault case

March 9, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — A retired New Mexico attorney has been sentenced to probation for assaulting a newspaper reporter last year. Federal prosecutors say 75-year-old Marjorie Reese Stewart was given a year’s probation plus a $250 fine and 10 hours...

Union votes 'no confidence' in NM sheriff

March 9, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Bernalillo County deputies say they have no confidence in Sheriff Dan Houston. Ballots were counted earlier Thursday during a union meeting. KOB-TV says the union and sheriff have been at odds since Houston made changes to hiring...

NM judge to resign after failing alcohol test

March 9, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

LOS LUNAS, N.M. (AP) — State District Judge John Pope will resign next week after failing a recent random alcohol test. Pope has served as a judge in New Mexico’s 13th Judicial District for 25 years. His attorney tells Albuquerque television station...

Gov. Martinez in Las Vegas for sports, politics

March 9, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Republican Gov. Susana Martinez is mixing politics and sports. The governor traveled to Nevada for conference tournament basketball games in Las Vegas involving New Mexico teams. Martinez political adviser Jay McCleskey says the...