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US Border Patrol to make decision on south NM base

January 19, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The U.S. Border Patrol will make a decision Friday on a much-debated planned substation for southern New Mexico’s Animas Valley, the agency recently announced. Federal officials said the agency will hand down its final decision following a public forum scheduled for Friday in Animas. U.S. Border Patrol Doug Mosier said the...

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Roswell officials examine 4 recent animal deaths

January 19, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) — Authorities in Roswell are trying to find out who fatally shot a dog and three cats over the last few days. KRQE-TV reports (http://bit.ly/wl1tBx ) that police don’t yet have any suspects and don’t know whether the cases are...

Suspected NM drunken driver hogtied by witness

January 19, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — A concerned witness in San Juan County hogtied a suspected drunken driver who is accused of barely avoiding several head-on collisions and later trying to run away once he was confronted by people who saw what happened, police said....

‘Occupy’ protesters disrupt Gov. Martinez speech

January 18, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Members of the New Mexico’s version of the national protests against Wall Street are vowing to be a presence throughout the legislative session. They started Tuesday by disrupting Gov. Susana Martinez’s “state of the...

Man indicted in deadly child abuse case in NM

January 18, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico grand jury has indicted a man in a deadly child abuse case. The Office of the District Attorney announced Tuesday that Juan Galindo was indicted for allegedly abusing a 4-week-old girl so severely that she died as a...

New Mexico House Speaker Lujan has lung cancer

January 18, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — House Speaker Ben Lujan has lung cancer and will not seek re-election this year, the 76-year-old announced Tuesday in a dramatic opening of a 30-day legislative session. The Santa Fe Democrat, who has been speaker since 2001, made his...

Santa Fe to study feasibility of municipal utility

January 18, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The city and county of Santa Fe are gauging the feasibility of owning an independent municipal power utility focused on renewable energy. The Santa Fe New Mexican reports (http://bit.ly/zNolp2 ) that $25,000 has been allocated by the...

Police vow more consistent patrols on US 550

January 18, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — Police agencies are vowing to do more consistent patrols along U.S. 550 after the rural four-lane highway was the site of six alcohol-related deaths during a recent six-week period. The Farmington Daily Times reports...

Santa Fe woman gets 8-month term for tax evasion

January 18, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A Santa Fe woman who had pleaded guilty to evading federal taxes on income from online pornography has been sentenced to eight months in prison. The Santa Fe New Mexican reports (http://bit.ly/y4AS5u ) that federal officials said...

Former NM contractor faces tax evasion charges

January 18, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A former state contractor is in trouble with the federal government over taxes. Prosecutors say Shelda Sutton-Mendoza has been arraigned on five counts of tax evasion. She pleaded not guilty during a hearing earlier this month. If...