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New stamp to honor New Mexico’s centennial

December 29, 2011 • State NewsComments Off

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The U.S. Postal Service will be issuing a special Forever Stamp in recognition of the 100 years that have passed since New Mexico became a state. Postal Service officials and Gov. Susana Martinez will gather Jan. 6 at the New Mexico History Museum in Santa Fe for a first-day-of-issue ceremony [&hellip...

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New Mexico’s commuter rail to test ‘quiet car’

December 29, 2011 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico’s commuter rail service will begin testing a “quiet car” next week in which passengers will speak in subdued voices and refrain from cell phone use. The Rail Runner Express will launch the 90-day trial...

Prozac and behavior mod for Nanuk the biting dog

December 28, 2011 • State NewsComments Off

This Saturday, Dec. 3, 2011 photo shows Nanuk sleeping on a carpet at the home Jeri Clausing in Corrales, N.M. Clausing knew Nanuk needed help when the 85-pound Alaskan malamute bit a house guest at Clausing’s home sending the guest to the emergency...

Santa Fe police begin tracking burglars

December 28, 2011 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Police in Santa Fe have a new tool to fight against burglaries — devices that monitor previous offenders who choose to be tracked in near-real time rather than go to prison. The department recently launched a pilot program that...

Historic NM dam to offer tours after long closure

December 28, 2011 • State NewsComments Off

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Members of the public haven’t been allowed to walk across the historic and massive Elephant Butte Dam 200 miles south of Santa Fe for more than a decade. Now, on Jan. 7 for one day only, the public can again tour the 25-story,...

Alamogordo woman arrested in Christmas shooting

December 28, 2011 • State NewsComments Off

ALAMOGORDO, N.M. (AP) — Police say an Alamogordo woman has been arrested on suspicion of shooting another woman on Christmas Eve. Alamogordo police say that 56-year-old Charlotte Burkholder was arrested on two counts of aggravated battery with a deadly...

NM urges taxpayers to file electronically

December 28, 2011 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico no longer will automatically mail out personal income tax packages to individual taxpayers. The Albuquerque Journal reports (http://bit.ly/vd8OeU ) that the move is expected to save the state more than $70,000. The...

Proposal would name new courthouse after Mechem

December 28, 2011 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico congressman has introduced a proposal to name a new federal courthouse in Las Cruces after the late U.S. District Judge Edwin L. Mechem. The Albuquerque Journal reports (http://bit.ly/rNzXhV) that the proposal by...

4-year-old girl dies in rollover crash near Clovis

December 27, 2011 • State NewsComments Off

CLOVIS, N.M. (AP) — A 4-year-old girl died after her family’s SUV lost traction on an icy roadway and rolled over in a single-vehicle crash north of Clovis. The Curry County Sheriff’s Office says Monday that Mya Gonzales was pronounced dead...

Taos teen arrested for Xmas Day killing

December 27, 2011 • State NewsComments Off

TAOS, N.M. (AP) — Taos police say they are holding a 19-year-old man accused of gunning down a friend who he thought was seeing his ex-girlfriend. Police say Charles Suskiewich of Arroyo Hondo drove to the 21-year-old man’s house in Taos early...