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NM regulators begin hearing on pit rule changes

June 21, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A panel of New Mexico regulators will be taking more comments about revising regulations of how energy developers dispose of drilling waste. The Santa Fe New Mexican (http://bit.ly/MfOIPj ) reports the Oil Conservation Commission is scheduled to begin a hearing Wednesday in Santa Fe on the state’s current pit rule. [&hellip...

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Fed probe launched into New Mexico school closures

June 21, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

GALLUP, N.M. (AP) — A federal agency is investigating the closure of three New Mexico schools to see if the troubled Gallup McKinley County School District violated federal civil rights laws. The Gallup Independent reports (http://bit.ly/Axbadj ) that the...

Homicide suspect dies in South Valley shootout

June 21, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A man suspected in a homicide has died after a confrontation with sheriff’s deputies in the South Valley. The Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Office says the man, whose name has not been released, was killed Tuesday evening...

Group concerned about NM bear management

June 20, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — No one knows exactly how many black bears are roaming the mountains that border New Mexico’s most populous area, but conservationists on Tuesday accused state wildlife managers of targeting the area’s bears for removal...

NM gov frees emergency funds for possible flooding

June 20, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Gov. Susana Martinez has declared a state of emergency throughout New Mexico due to the enhanced flood potential caused by wildfires. Tuesday’s declaration will make additional funds available for emergency flood protection...

NM prison contract worker arrested in drug bust

June 20, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Authorities have arrested a contract worker who allegedly tried to smuggle cocaine and heroin into a New Mexico prison. State Corrections Department officials say 20-year-old Candace Holmes was taken into custody Tuesday afternoon in...

2 dead in rollover accident in Las Cruces

June 20, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say two people have died after fatal rollover accident in Las Cruces. New Mexico State Police say a man and a woman were killed Tuesday when their vehicle appeared to lose a tire while traveling southbound on Interstate...

NM Gov. Martinez attending GOP summit in Texas

June 20, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez is attending a summit of a Republican Party group that’s trying to elect Hispanic GOP candidates to legislatures across the country. Martinez political consultant Jay McCleskey said the governor...

NM police investigating 3-year-old boy's death

June 20, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say the father of a 3-year-old Ruidoso Downs boy is facing charges in his son’s death. KOB-TV (http://bit.ly/NMvF4B) reports state police say Paz Israel Primera and his girlfriend, Savanah Morales, were being held...

NM eyes plans to curb prescription drug abuse

June 20, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico’s pharmacy and medical boards are considering proposals that call for greater scrutiny from doctors and pharmacists in giving prescriptions for opioid painkillers. The Santa Fe New Mexican reports (http://bit.ly/KQBpVv...