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Navajo water project ordered expedited

October 12, 2011 • State NewsComments (0)

GALLUP, N.M. (AP) — The Obama Administration has ordered regulators to speed up the permitting process for the Navajo Gallup Water Supply Project. The project, which will deliver clean water to the reservation through 280 miles of pipeline, was one of 14 projects the administration selected for expedited review as part of the president’s effort...

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Missing Albuquerque woman in NM sex torture search

October 11, 2011 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Police have reopened the unsolved case of an Albuquerque woman missing for 16 years after authorities received new information connected to a man who boasted in writings that he was responsible for around 40 victims. Albuquerque...

Cops: Facebook app on cell phone left at burglary

October 11, 2011 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico man is facing burglary charges after authorities say he broke-in an Albuquerque-area home then left behind a cell phone linked to his personal Facebook profile. KOB-TV reports (http://bit.ly/qNbS0G) that Bernalillo...

Experts: Ponderosa may be gone in Jemez Mountains

October 11, 2011 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The Jemez Mountains landscape may never again see ponderosa forests. The Albuquerque Journal reports (http://bit.ly/oUs1fe) that forest scientists believe the twice burned landscape may see something different emerge because of climate...

Charges filed in Las Cruces officer assault case

October 11, 2011 • State NewsComments (0)

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Dona Ana County prosecutors have filed charges against a man suspected of assaulting a Las Cruces police officer. Police arrested 21-year-old Isaac Gutierrez on suspicion of aggravated battery on a peace officer and resisting,...

UNM 'Occupy Albuquerque' protesters forced to move

October 11, 2011 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Police have removed around three dozen “Occupy Albuquerque” protesters from their University of New Mexico campsite. The Daily Lobo reports (http://bit.ly/pjS2Uk) that about 20 UNM and state police officers showed up at...

Balloon Fiesta sails off for another year

October 11, 2011 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — After a few soggy days, the Albuquerque Balloon Festival ended on a high note with beautiful skies and near perfect conditions for the mass ascension. KOB-TV (http://bit.ly/r5k0OU ) reports an estimated 100,000 people turned out for...

NM lifts game fish limits at Lake Sumner

October 11, 2011 • State NewsComments (0)

FORT SUMNER, N.M. (AP) — The Game and Fish Department is allowing anglers at Sumner Lake in east-central New Mexico to keep as many fish as they want as water levels drop to meet the needs of downstream irrigators. The department on Friday lifted bag limits...

Man arrested at NM bus stop with crack cocaine

October 10, 2011 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say a man has been arrested at a bus station in Albuquerque for allegedly having crack cocaine in his possession. Albuquerque Police say 29-year-old Luis Manuel Rosales was taken into custody after he got off an...

Socorro man arrested after corporate greed protest

October 10, 2011 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Police say a Socorro man was arrested after nearly 200 people protesting corporate greed during a march along Central Avenue in Albuquerque. Officers took 23-year-old Hani Barghout into custody Saturday for allegedly causing a...