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Los Alamos County unveils $53 million smart grid

September 18, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

LOS ALAMOS, N.M. (AP) — Officials are celebrating the powering up of a $53 million smart grid project developed by scientists in New Mexico and Japan. Japan’s New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization is working with Los Alamos County and Los Alamos National Laboratory on the project. It includes a solar photovoltaic array at...

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NM regulators consider PNM solar proposal

September 18, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico regulators are considering a proposal that would mean fewer credits for Public Service Company of New Mexico customers who install solar photovoltaic systems. Renewable Energy Certificate credits have been slashed by more...

NM officials expand chronic wasting control areas

September 18, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The areas where hunters have to abide by special rules for handling and transporting animal carcasses have been expanded due to chronic wasting disease in deer and elk in southern New Mexico. The state Game and Fish Department made the...

NM museum displays Sheriff Garrett’s hearse

September 18, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — The hearse that carried the New Mexico lawman made famous for gunning down outlaw Billy the Kid is now on display in Las Cruces. The Dona Ana County Sheriff’s Department says it took two decades of negotiations to get the...

NM man accused of hitting 2 with vehicle charged

September 18, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A driver who hit two participants in the State Fair Parade has been arrested on charges of fleeing from an officer and tampering with evidence. The Albuquerque Journal reports (http://bit.ly/Ufjivw) that 51-year-old Jose Gandara is...

Retiree health agency names executive director

September 18, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The Retiree Health Care Authority has promoted its deputy director to the top administrative job of the agency providing health insurance for about 50,000 governmental retirees, their spouses and dependents. The authority’s...

Two large energy companies have teamed up with local producers in the San Juan Basin

September 18, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Two large energy companies have teamed up with local producers in the San Juan Basin in northwestern New Mexico to drill wells for oil and liquid natural gas. The Albuquerque Journal reports (http://bit.ly/Plc2yd ) that...

NM man killed, 7 others injured in rollover crash

September 18, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A man from Las Vegas, N.M., died and seven other people were seriously injured in Santa Fe County when the SUV they were traveling in blew a tire and rolled over several times on Interstate 25. The Santa Fe New Mexican reports...

Joint Las Cruces-Dona Ana Co. 911 center in peril

September 17, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — A partnership between Dona Ana County and Las Cruces to build and operate a new 911 center is in peril because of a political and philosophical fight over its location. Las Cruces Mayor Ken Miyagishima tells the Las Cruces Sun-News...

Top SF schools execs get raises, teachers none

September 17, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Five top Santa Fe Public Schools administrators received big raises as one of the last acts of outgoing superintendent Bobbie Gutierrez even though teachers and other district employees haven’t seen a pay boost in five years....