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House members call for delay in lizard decision

November 29, 2011 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — U.S. Rep. Steve Pearce and 17 other House members are asking Interior Secretary Ken Salazar to delay a decision on whether a lizard found in parts of New Mexico and Texas should be added to the endangered species list. Federal wildlife officials are set to deliver their decision on the dunes [&hellip...

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Targeted grazing strategy could reduce wildfires

November 29, 2011 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico State University researchers and experts from other universities are looking into the possibility that a targeted grazing strategy for range cattle could significantly reduce the risk of catastrophic wildfires....

Judge says lawyer can’t rep all in NM gun case

November 29, 2011 • State NewsComments Off

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — A federal judge ruled that one lawyer cannot represent an entire family accused of selling guns to Mexican cartel members. U.S. District Court Judge Robert C. Brack ruled the proposed joint representation raises serious potential...

Police: NM man facing 16th DWI

November 29, 2011 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico man is being held on $100,000 cash bail after getting arrested with what officials say is his 16th DWI. Police say Johnny Ignacio was arrested Friday after authorities said he passed out behind the wheel and blocked...

Man dies in fiery car crash in Clovis

November 28, 2011 • State NewsComments Off

CLOVIS, N.M. (AP) — Authorities in Clovis say a man has died in a fiery crash near the Clovis Municipal Airport. Curry County Undersheriff Wesley Waller says the crash happened early Saturday. He declined to identify the victim until a positive...

NM hospital uses video conferencing in ICU

November 28, 2011 • State NewsComments Off

In this Wednesday November 23, 2011, photo, Isabelle Kopec director of the Advance ICU of St. Louis is seen through a TV monitor in a patient’s room at Presbyterian Rust Medical Center in Rio Rancho, N.M. The new electronic tools lets medical staff...

Santa Fe Co pays more than $630,000 to end suits

November 28, 2011 • State NewsComments Off

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Santa Fe County has paid more than $630,000 to settle five lawsuits filed by former workers at its juvenile detention center. The suits filed between 2004 and 2007 alleged problems ranging from sexual harassment to retaliation. Two...

Fired Santa Fe officers’ lawyer subpoenas reporter

November 28, 2011 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The lawyer for two Santa Fe police officers fired after police video of an arrest they made was aired on television wants the reporter to explain how he obtained the tape. An attorney for Albuquerque television station KOB-TV and...

New White Sands commander talks of base future

November 28, 2011 • State NewsComments Off

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — The new commander of the Army’s White Sands Missile Range says he is hopeful the base can drive down the cost of testing to maintain its edge with civilian customers. The base will be more reliant than ever on civilian projects...

3 more Santa Fe facilities could get solar arrays

November 28, 2011 • State NewsComments Off

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Santa Fe could see solar power arrays installed at three more city facilities if plans come to fruition. The City Council could approve the installation of photovoltaic panels at the convention center downtown and a composting facility...