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Reviewed ordered into Sunland Park's early voting

June 28, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — A judge has ordered the Dona Ana County Clerk’s Office to comb through the early voting and absentee ballots of a troubled New Mexico border city’s municipal elections. Las Cruces Sun-News reports (http://bit.ly/Owjh9q) that county officials said Tuesday that they will comply with District Court Judge Manuel...

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Authorities investigating body found in Taos gorge

June 28, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

TAOS, N.M. (AP) — The Taos County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the discovery of a body in the Rio Grande Gorge near Taos. The Taos News (http://bit.ly/OoAGiR) reports authorities hadn’t yet recovered the body Tuesday. Undersheriff Ed Romero...

2-year-old NM boy dies after being struck by truck

June 28, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

AZTEC, N.M. (AP) — Aztec police say a boy has died after being struck by a truck. Sgt. Joe Gonzalez tells The Farmington Daily-Times (http://bit.ly/MTHDVp) 2-year-old Alex Chabot ran into a road near the intersection of Main and Chuska streets Tuesday when...

Amateur radio operators gather in Lea County

June 28, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

HOBBS, N.M. (AP) — “This is KF5ALV, Kilo-Fox-Five-Alpha-Lima-Victor calling CQDE and standing by… This is KF5ALV, Kilo-Fox-Five-Alpha-Lima-Victor calling CQDE and standing by.” Moments after 14-year-old Samantha Bruton spoke the above call...

Officials to close bosque in 3 NM counties

June 28, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — High fire danger has prompted officials to close the wooded area along the Rio Grande in Sandoval, Valencia and Socorro counties. The closure will take effect Friday morning. The area will remain closed until further notice. With a...

Ex-senator runs for NM Senate as independent

June 27, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A former state senator from Albuquerque is trying for a political comeback as an independent candidate for the Legislature. Former Republican Sen. Joseph Carraro filed Tuesday to run against Republican Sen. John Ryan of Albuquerque in...

Open government group unhappy with NM board policy

June 27, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Financial settlements between a state investment board and private money management firms can continue to be subject to some limits on public disclosure under guidelines newly approved by the agency, an open government advocacy group...

Recounts ordered in 2 NM legislative primary races

June 27, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The state Canvassing Board ordered recounts Tuesday in two primary election races for state Senate in which the leading candidates held nine-vote margins. The board directed counties to start the recounts July 5, and the board will...

UNM hires Kunio Kono as swimming and diving coach

June 27, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Kunio Kono has been hired as New Mexico’s swimming and diving head coach. He becomes only the fourth swimming and diving coach in the school’s history. The 41-year-old Kono replaces Tracy Ljone, who left the program last...

Albuquerque SWAT, suicide victim exchanged gunfire

June 27, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Police and a 20-year-old man who fatally shot himself during a standoff with SWAT team officers had exchanged gunfire, resulting in the case being investigated as an officer-involved shooting. Police spokeswoman Tasia Martinez said...