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Bernalillo County watering limits go into effect

April 1, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Monday marks the beginning of daytime watering restrictions in Bernalillo County. Those who use sprinkler irrigation systems between 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. will be subject to fines. Katherine Yuhas of the Bernalillo County Water Utility Authority says only about half of the water reaches the ground when residents water during [&hellip...

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Woman sentenced in NM human trafficking case

April 1, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A woman has been sentenced by a judge in Albuquerque to jail time already served plus probation in a human trafficking case that began with a report of forced prostitution. Attorney General Gary King’s Office says the...

Gas firm rethinks plans for gas storage facility

March 31, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico Gas Co. is rethinking its plan to build a $35 million gas storage facility in Rio Rancho. The company was expecting opposition to the project from the state’s attorney general and utility regulators. The Albuquerque...

NM’s suit over Rio Grande water put on hold

March 31, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A judge has put New Mexico’s lawsuit against the federal government over Rio Grande water management on hold while the U.S. Supreme Court decides whether to take up a separate lawsuit by Texas against New Mexico. The...

Martinez says pope blessed photo of her mother

March 31, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez says Pope Francis blessed a photo of her late mother when the governor traveled to Rome earlier this month for the installation of the Catholic Church’s new top leader. Martinez traveled to...

NM faces potentially devastating wildfire season

March 31, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico is facing a potentially devastating wildfire season this year after experiencing record-setting fires over the past two years. This season is shaping up to be one of the worst as a decade of drought drains moisture from...

Group objects to ‘In God We Trust’ at city hall

March 31, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALAMOGORDO, N.M. (AP) — A group representing atheists and agnostics has objected to the city of Alamogordo displaying the words “In God We Trust” at City Hall. The request went unheeded as the slogan was unveiled last week at a City Commission...

End of the line for Roadrunner supercomputer

March 30, 2013 • Business, State NewsComments (0)

This undated handout photo provided by IBM shows lead engineer Don Grice of IBM inspecting the world’s fastest computer, nicknamed “Roadrunner”, in the company’s Poughkeepsie, N.Y. plant. It’s the end of the line for the...

Pale ale named after new national monument

March 30, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

TAOS, N.M. (AP) — What better way to celebrate New Mexico’s new national monument than with pale ale? President Barack Obama this week designated a sweeping expanse of sagebrush, grasslands and volcanic cones near the New Mexico-Colorado border as the...

NMSU to hold ‘social justice’ symposium

March 30, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico State University is set to hold a conference on social justice. The school is scheduled Friday to start its annual J. Paul Taylor Social Justice Symposium that aims to tackle quality of life issues in southern New Mexico....