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Santa Fe targeting younger crowd in tourism push

July 26, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Officials in Santa Fe say the city’s tourism industry could suffer if it doesn’t attract younger visitors. The city isn’t going after party-age college students. Instead, a directive up for a vote Wednesday asks the Convention and Visitors Bureau to increase tourism among people ages 35 to 56. The Santa [&hellip...

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The Daily Times ,Farmington ,New Mexico

July 26, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

AZTEC, N.M. (AP) — The trial for a man charged with killing a Farmington doctor will remain in San Juan County. District Judge William Birdsall on Tuesday denied a request from John Mayes’ attorneys to move the trial to neighboring McKinley County....

Judge grants $2.5M to former inmate in NM lawsuit

July 26, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A federal judge has approved a $2.5 million settlement in a Bernalillo County jail beating case. The Albuquerque Journal (http://bit.ly/MWjGMB ) reports that officers at the Metropolitan Detention Center beat Avery Hadley in 2008...

Drought-impacted NM businesses eligible for loans

July 26, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

GRANTS, N.M. (AP) — Small, nonfarm business in Cibola County and seven neighboring counties that have been affected by drought now can apply for low-interest federal disaster loans. The deadline to apply for up to $2 million in loans from the U.S. Small...

Man sentenced in connection with Tucumcari murder

July 25, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

TUCUMCARI, N.M. (AP) — A man has been sentenced to seven years in prison for tampering with evidence in the murder of a Tucumcari woman. New Mexico prosecutors say 37-year-old Dennis “D.J.” Hendren was sentenced Tuesday to the maximum sentence....

Governor names new leader for NM National Guard

July 25, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Gov. Susana Martinez on Tuesday named an Air Force National Guard colonel with more than 30 years of military experience to lead New Mexico’s Guard forces. Col. Andrew Salas will serve as the state’s adjutant general,...

Female golden eagle found dead near Dulce, NM

July 25, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Federal authorities say a female golden eagle has been found dead near Dulce. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service officials say the bird was shot and the case is under investigation. The birds are protected under the federal Bald and...

NM prison 'shakedown' nets 20 homemade weapons

July 25, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico prison officials say a statewide shakedown of the state’s prisons found a small amount of drugs, a tattoo machine and 20 homemade weapons. Jerry Roark, director of adult prisons, said Tuesday that the seven-day...

Judge rejects elections ban on Albuquerque workers

July 25, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A judge has ruled that Albuquerque’s prohibition on employees running for office is unconstitutional. State District Judge Beatrice Brickhouse has granted an injunction to block City Hall from taking disciplinary action...

NM judge orders removal of names from online site

July 25, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A judge has ordered Gov. Susana Martinez’s administration to remove the names of classified employees from an online database. The Monday ruling from District Court Judge Valerie Huling came after a state employees’ union...