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Difficult driving conditions reported on I-25

February 21, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The state transportation department reports difficult driving conditions on Interstate 25 Monday from Tecolote to Glorieta. It’s snowing lightly and visibility is poor because of blowing snow. Crews have plowed the highway and have also salted and cindered the roadway. [/auth...

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Skier dies in accident at Sandia Peak resort

February 20, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A skier is dead after he collided with another skier at Sandia Peak Ski Resort. KOB-TV in Albuquerque reports (http://bit.ly/ACOx8L) the accident happened Sunday afternoon. Sandia Peak Resort manager Brian Coon says the two skiers...

Las Cruces gun show attracts thousands

February 20, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — A limited-edition lever-action rifle finished in 24-karat gold and shiny nickel was among the firearms, both new and old, on display and for sale at the Sunrise Lions Club’s annual gun show running through Sunday. The rifle,...

Santa Fe voters to consider $5M bond question

February 20, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Voters in this northern New Mexico city will be asked whether Santa Fe can borrow $5 million to build a fire station and make improvements to police headquarters when they go to the polls next month. The March 6 ballot proposal would...

San Ildefonso Pueblo elects women for 1st time

February 20, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

SAN ILDEFONSO PUEBLO, N.M. (AP) — A mother of three has become one of the first women elected to the tribal council of the San Ildefonso Pueblo. Irene Tse-Pe was sworn in Saturday as a council member of the pueblo in northern New Mexico, near Santa Fe....

Espanola officer under fire for suspected DWI

February 20, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ESPANOLA, N.M. (AP) — The head of Espanola police has called for an internal probe after an officer suspected of driving under the influence of alcohol was allowed to go home without taking a field sobriety test. KRQE-TV (http://bit.ly/AFeXCA ) reports...

Madoff victim helping NM Ponzi investor

February 20, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A noted New York lawyer and Ponzi scheme victim of Bernie Madoff has signed on to help victims of a New Mexico swindler fight a flurry of so-called claw-back lawsuits that seek to recapture some of the $75 million lost by 600...

Mesilla Valley shelter trying to place puppies

February 19, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Officials at the Mesilla Valley Animal Services Center say they are struggling with an unusually high number of puppies. The shelter says it has more than 40 puppies, ranging in age from day-old newborns to 12 weeks. Population...

Officials: Albuquerque waste site took in asbestos

February 19, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Albuquerque sanitation officials say a city garbage collection center inadvertently accepted materials containing asbestos in violation of department policy. KRQE (http://bit.ly/yH5Dqw ) reported Saturday that a worker at the Eagle...

GOP Clovis state senator announces retirement

February 19, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico State Sen. Clint Harden announced Saturday that he will retire from the Legislature at the end of his term. The Clovis Republican said in a statement that he would step down after 18 years of public service. He said he...