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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 the final day of the fiesta. Organizers were worried poor weather conditions with high winds...

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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...

NM homeless, food shelters reporting low supplies

October 10, 2011 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Homeless shelters and food pantries around New Mexico are reporting that their supplies have reached low levels as more state residents seek help. Albuquerque’s Joy Junction, the state’s largest emergency homeless...

8 Dona Ana County jail detainees have infection

October 10, 2011 • State NewsComments (0)

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Eight of the about 850 detainees at the Dona Ana County Detention Center reportedly have been diagnosed with a highly contagious, drug-resistant bacterial infection. The Las Cruces Sun-News (http://bit.ly/ne96xR) says MRSA is a...

Survey: US gas prices dip 13 cents in past 2 weeks

October 10, 2011 • State NewsComments (0)

CAMARILLO, Calif. (AP) — A survey says the average U.S. price of a gallon of gasoline has dropped 13 cents over the past two weeks. The Lundberg Survey of fuel prices released Sunday puts the price of a gallon of regular at $3.42, down 13 cents from two...

Fighting for their Future

October 10, 2011 • State NewsComments (0)

CHINLE, N.M. (AP) — Down a dirt road, hidden away behind trees in a near-decrepit building sits the Damon-Bahe Boxing Gym in Chinle. Although the gym itself is more than 20 years old, it has been the training home of many Navajo boxing greats and it...

Unmanned aircraft from NM Air Force Base crashes

October 9, 2011 • State NewsComments (0)

ALAMOGORDO, N.M. (AP) — An unmanned aircraft from Holloman Air Force Base has crashed in Alamogordo. Officials with the 49th Wing say the MQ-9 Reaper went down on base property at 6:45 p.m. Friday as it approached for landing. Base officials say the cause...

New Mexico man gets prison for violating parole

October 9, 2011 • State NewsComments (0)

ALAMOGORDO, N.M. (AP) — An Alamogordo man has been sentenced to 18 months in prison for violating his probation after failing to report to the adult probation office in Texas. Authorities say 19-year-old George “Bronson” Hernandez’s...