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Colorado utility mulls transmission line into NM

May 26, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A Colorado utility has reached out to leaders in northern New Mexico about the possibility of running an electric transmission line from a substation north of Alamosa, Colo., to a site somewhere west of Taos. But the Albuquerque Journal reports (http://bit.ly/16hMu0H ) that the Tri-State Generation and Transmission...

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Poverty in a time of Plenty

May 26, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

HOBBS, N.M. (AP) — Cristian Nopal doesn’t touch his food despite being a child accustomed to being hungry. He sits, arms crossed, watching the stranger across the table as the man asks his mother Pamela George, about how the family became homeless and...

Santa Fe Railway ceases rides to Lamy

May 25, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — There will be no tourist trains running this summer between Santa Fe and the community of Lamy. The Santa Fe Southern Railway has laid off its full-time employees and seasonal workers, and the board chairman said earlier this week that...

Monument, city reach joint management agreement

May 25, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The city of Albuquerque and the Petroglyph National Monument have crafted a new cooperative management agreement that will improve the law enforcement capabilities of park rangers. Once the agreement is signed next week, rangers...

NM to keep administering high-risk insurance pool

May 25, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A panel of New Mexico regulators has voted to continue coverage for more than 1,500 people who are part of a federal high-risk health insurance pool despite a likely shortfall in payments from the federal government. The state board...

Lovington hospital plans $16M expansion

May 25, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

LOVINGTON, N.M. (AP) — Officials at Nor-Lea Hospital in southeastern New Mexico are planning another expansion that will include a new clinic, more parking and possibly apartments and senior living facilities. The Lovington hospital completed an $18 million...

NM businessman accused of selling elephant tusks

May 25, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A Santa Fe businessman is in trouble with federal authorities for allegedly selling two African elephant tusks. The U.S. Department of Justice says a grand jury in Pensacola, Fla., indicted Charles Kokesh this week on three counts,...

Albuquerque officer fired for off-duty fight

May 25, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Albuquerque Police Chief Ray Schultz has fired an officer who allegedly beat a man unconscious during an off-duty fight. The department announced that officer Joe Moreno was terminated on Friday. The Albuquerque Journal reports...

Man found at NM motel died from blunt force trauma

May 25, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico State Police say a man found dead inside a Fort Sumner motel last weekend died from blunt force trauma. They have been investigating the death of 21-year-old Anthony Sandoval since De Baca County Sheriff’s deputies...

Albuquerque officer involved in fatal crash fired

May 25, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The Albuquerque police officer facing criminal charges for a February crash that killed a 21-year-old woman has been fired, Police Chief Ray Schultz said Friday. Schultz said Sgt. Adam Casaus was terminated after an internal probe...