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Lawsuit filed over ‘Cowboys & Aliens’ injuries

December 30, 2011 • State NewsComments Off

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico woman working as a production assistant on the set of the movie “Cowboys & Aliens” has filed a lawsuit claiming she was seriously injured during filming near Santa Fe. The sci-fi Western starring Harrison Ford and Daniel Craig was filmed in various locations throughout New Mexico and [&hellip...

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Argument leads to stabbing death in Albuquerque

December 30, 2011 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A violent argument between two men has led to a fatal stabbing in Albuquerque. The stabbing occurred in the 2100 block of Valencia Road northeast. Albuquerque police identified the stabbing victim as 19-year-old Danny Herrera....

New Mexico skipping Rose Parade

December 30, 2011 • State NewsComments Off

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — In years past, New Mexico was well represented in Pasadena on New Year’s Day. But in 2012, the state will not have a float in the annual Rose Parade. State Tourism Secretary Monique Jacobson tells KRQE-TV (http://bit.ly/u5GtAF )...

Public not following rabid skunk warning

December 30, 2011 • State NewsComments Off

CARLSBAD, N.M. (AP) — Eddy County Sheriff Ernie Mendoza says the public is still not following warnings about rabid or possible rabid skunks inside and outside the city limits of Carlsbad. The Carlsbad Current-Argus (http://bit.ly/u68e0e ) reports a...

Report on NM inmate’s death expected Friday

December 30, 2011 • State NewsComments Off

PORTALES, N.M. (AP) — Roosevelt County officials say an investigation into the death of a jail inmate should be completed by Friday. Darrell Lewis of Clovis was found hanging by the neck in his cell Dec. 19. Roosevelt County Manager Charlene Hardin tells...

Taos area forest roads to be closed

December 30, 2011 • State NewsComments Off

TAOS, N.M. (AP) — The Forest Service is preparing to close roads near Taos and Angel Fire for the winter. The Camino Real Ranger District of the Carson National Forest says it will be closing and locking gates on forest roads between Rock Wall and Taos...

NM gov wants more money for college preparation

December 29, 2011 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico high school students will get more access to advanced placement classes and be able to take the PSAT for free under a plan unveiled Wednesday by Gov. Susana Martinez. Martinez said the budget recommendations to the 2012...

Builders begin work on Mesa del Sol’s first homes

December 29, 2011 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Developers of the Mesa del Sol commercial and residential development on Albuquerque’s south side have broken ground on the project’s first model homes. Wednesday’s groundbreaking has been years in the making. Mesa...

Mountain lion kills Los Alamos family’s dog

December 29, 2011 • State NewsComments Off

LOS ALAMOS, N.M. (AP) — A Los Alamos family is mourning the loss of their pet dog after a mountain lion attacked and killed it in their backyard on Christmas Eve. Police Capt. Randy Foster said that when Hari Viswanathan heard the family dog, named Gwennie,...

Missing cat on epic journey with owner found in NM

December 29, 2011 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A cat that went missing in New Mexico while on a trip with a man bicycling across the country to raise money for animal shelters has been found. Twenty-one-year-old Ted Brady and his kitten, Pikachu, had been on a two-month bike...