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Anglers press NM regulators over gas cutoff

June 19, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — Anglers who fish in the San Juan River are calling on New Mexico officials to maintain natural gas service in the Four Corners region. The Farmington Daily Times (http://bit.ly/KNDz8i) reports fishermen from outside the state are behind a majority of complaints regarding the decision by New Mexico Gas Co. to cut [&hellip...

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Gallup mountain bike trail goes national

June 19, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

GALLUP, N.M. (AP) — One of the things that drew Bob Rosebrough to Gallup more than 30 years ago is the “remarkable beauty of its natural landscape.” Rosebrough, a local attorney and former mayor of Gallup, is a mountain bike enthusiast who saw...

NM prison worker caught bringing drugs to inmate

June 18, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico authorities say a female prison employee was caught bringing large amounts of heroin and cocaine to an inmate that she identified as her fiance. Corrections spokeswoman Rosie Sais declined to release the employee’s...

Crews on NM wildfire work on containment

June 18, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

RUIDOSO, N.M. (AP) — Firefighters battling a wildfire in southern New Mexico that has destroyed 242 homes and businesses are working Sunday to increase containment and keep an eye out for possible lightning. The 59-square-mile Little Bear Fire in Ruidoso is...

Progress stalls in NM Father's Day killings case

June 18, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

SANA FE, N.M. (AP) — One year ago in a rural community north of Santa Fe, a husband and wife and their grown son were found brutally murdered in their home on Father’s Day. Since then, investigators have conducted more than 120 interviews across four...

New Mexico ends straight-ticket voting option

June 18, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A fixture on ballots for decades, the option to vote a straight party ticket is disappearing in New Mexico and won’t be available when people head to the polls in November. Voters historically could easily choose to support a...

Some Little Bear Fire residents told to evacuate

June 16, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

RUIDOSO, N.M. (AP) — Residents near the Little Bear burn scar area have been told to evacuate due to a flash flood warning. Lincoln County Emergency Services ordered Saturday residents in low-lying areas and around creeks or streams to evacuate. The area...

In New Mexico, a rise in Suboxone smuggling

June 16, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — When a New Mexico woman stuck a broom straw through a hole in a speaker that separated her from her inmate husband at a prison visitation room, officials at the Central New Mexico Correctional Facility in Los Lunas, N.M., knew what...

Navajo Nation to host ex-Soviet Union visitors

June 16, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — A team of business professionals from former Soviet republics are scheduled to visit the Navajo Nation. The Farmington Daily Times reports (http://bit.ly/LcsqRj) that team, sponsored by the Special American Business Internship...

NM special education funding to drop by $7M

June 16, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico’s state spending on special education will drop by more than $7 million in the coming budget year The Albuquerque Journal reports (http://bit.ly/LSltEX) that the Public Education Department made the announcement...