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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 Golden Eagle Protection Act. Authorities say violators of the act can face [&hellip...

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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...

EPA plans for disposing uranium waste near Gallup

July 25, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

GALLUP, N.M. (AP) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency plans to move radioactive waste from a former uranium mine on the Navajo Nation to a site outside of Gallup. The EPA announced the proposal for cleanup of the Northeast Church Rock Mine late last...

Chemical fumes force closure of Carlsbad Caverns

July 25, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

CARLSBAD, N.M. (AP) — Carlsbad Caverns National Park remained closed Tuesday after heavy chemical fumes caused several employees to become sick. The park closed Monday afternoon and offered refunds to visitors. Park Superintendent John Benjamin tells the...

2 apply for vacant NM Supreme Court position

July 24, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Only two lawyers are seeking possible appointment to New Mexico’s highest court, but that’s because voters will end up deciding who fills the job beyond this year. A judicial nominating commission announced Monday that...

NM switches to online review of construction plans

July 24, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Gov. Susana Martinez’s administration says it’s implementing an online system that should speed up state approval of architectural and construction plans. The governor and Regulation and Licensing Department Superintendent...

NM fire chief dies in crash on Interstate 25

July 24, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

BERNALILLO, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say the fire chief in New Mexico’s Sandoval County has died after being involved in a two-vehicle crash on Interstate 25 near Bernalillo. The state Department of Public Safety says 59-year-old Jon Tibbetts was...

Map to outline NM forest roads open under new plan

July 24, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A map expected to be released this fall will let visitors to Santa Fe National Forest know where they cannot travel. All national forests are required to create the so-called travel management plans to control the impact of motorized...