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NM Forestry to start spring seedling sale

December 4, 2011 • State NewsComments Off

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The New Mexico State Forestry Division is planning to sell more than 80,000 tree and shrub seedlings as part of its 2012 spring conservation program. State Forester Tony Delfin says more than 60 different species will be available. Sales start Monday. Delfin pointed to a record fire season this past [&hellip...

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NM Wiccan follower gets 20 years for killing

December 4, 2011 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An Albuquerque woman who pleaded no contest to fatally stabbing a man with a dagger she planned to use as part of a Wiccan ritual was sentenced to 20 years in prison Friday. Angela Sanford, 31, received the maximum sentence at a...

Wind turns to snow as NM prepares for winter blast

December 4, 2011 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Wind has turned to snow in New Mexico, as wintery weather shut parts of Interstate 40 for a few hours and caused dangerous driving conditions through Raton Pass. Forecasters expected the worst of the storm to hit western and central...

Fort Sill Apache lobbying for casino support

December 4, 2011 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The Fort Sill Apache are gearing up for another round in their long-running fight to open a casino in southern New Mexico. The tribe last week was granted a 30-acre reservation near Deming — the first new reservation in the state...

Santa Fe PD look for man in cape and nothing else

December 4, 2011 • State NewsComments Off

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A man wearing a mask and a cape and nothing else is flashing folks in Santa Fe. Police Capt. Aric Wheeler tells KRQE-TV (http://bit.ly/sTo7dh ) the last report about the super hero flasher was he was wearing just a ski mask. Police are...

NM Wiccan follower to be sentenced for slaying

December 4, 2011 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An Albuquerque woman who pleaded no contest to fatally stabbing a man with a dagger she planned to use as part of a Wiccan ritual is scheduled Friday to be sentenced. Angela Sanford, 31, faces up to 20 years in prison at a hearing...

NMSU workers offered retirement deal

December 4, 2011 • State NewsComments Off

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico State University employees can take a retirement deal by leaving now and getting a cash payout of at least 25 percent of their annual salary on top of other benefits. An NMSU administrator says the program is strictly...

Feds delay decision on NM, Texas lizard listing

December 2, 2011 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A decision on whether a lizard found only in parts of New Mexico and Texas should be added to the endangered species list has been put off another six months, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced Thursday. Federal wildlife...

Governor names head of Public Defender Department

December 2, 2011 • State NewsComments Off

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Gov. Susana Martinez has named Jacqueline Cooper of Cedar Crest as the state’s chief public defender. Cooper has worked in the Public Defender Department for more than 20 years, and since April has served as acting chief public...

Winds damage NM power lines, school roof

December 2, 2011 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Strong winds sweeping across New Mexico have resulted in scattered power outages, difficult driving conditions and roof damage that ended classes early at one Valencia County school. The National Weather Service says damaging winds...