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Rio Rancho man busted for investment scam

June 10, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

RIO RANCHO, N.M. (AP) — A Sandoval County grand jury has indicted a Rio Rancho businessman on numerous charges for allegedly stealing $125,000 in an investment scam. The state Taxation and Revenue Department says Russell Dils faces 16 felony charges that include securities fraud, selling unregistered securities, selling and soliciting to sell unregistered...

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NM police make $500,000 marijuana bust

June 10, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

SERAFINA, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico State Police investigators say a high-risk search warrant has resulted in a big marijuana bust and the arrest of two men. Agents with the department’s criminal investigations unit served the warrant Friday at a home in...

NM appoints planning expert as MVD chief

June 10, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A strategic planner and management expert has been hired as the new director of New Mexico’s Motor Vehicle Division. State Taxation and Revenue Secretary Demesia Padilla announced the appointment of Mark Williams on Friday. He...

Group alleges political meddling in wolf program

June 9, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

FILE – In this Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2011 file photo, a female Mexican gray wolf looks to avoid being captured for its annual vaccinations and medical checkup at the Sevilleta National Wildlife Refuge in central New Mexico. A watchdog group has filed a...

Gov. Susana Martinez applauds tribal-state summit

June 9, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

MESCALERO, N.M. (AP) — Gov. Susana Martinez says a tribal-state summit in southern New Mexico has strengthened her administration’s relationships with Native American leaders. Education, water rights and natural resources, and tribal infrastructure...

Sunland Park candidate petitions NM Supreme Court

June 9, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

SUNLAND PARK, N.M. (AP) — Sunland Park mayor hopeful Gerardo Hernandez is asking the state Supreme Court to intervene in a dispute about filling the troubled city’s vacant mayoral seat. The Las Cruces Sun-News reports (http://bit.ly/L7p28h) Hernandez...

NM governor declares county emergency due to fire

June 9, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

RESERVE, N.M. (AP) — Gov. Susana Martinez has declared an emergency in Catron County due to a record-setting lightning-sparked blaze that has charred 423 square miles in southwestern New Mexico. The Whitewater-Baldy fire is the largest in the state’s...

Indian casino proposal ignites turf wars in NM

June 9, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

AKELA FLATS, N.M. (AP) — It’s a 30-acre tract along Interstate 10 with a temporary building where travelers can stop for a burger and beer. It’s also the nation’s newest Indian reservation, designated as such last year for the Fort Sill...

Ex-NM police officer accused of witness threat

June 9, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A former Albuquerque police officer accused of killing his wife may face jail time before his trial. KRQE-TV (http://bit.ly/KOuIHo) reports prosecutors filed a motion Thursday charging that Levi Chavez violated conditions of his...

Health insurance rate to rise for UNM students

June 9, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — University of New Mexico students will likely see a rise in the cost of school-sponsored health insurance. The Albuquerque Journal (http://bit.ly/LzBtLh) reports a regents finance committee approved a 22 percent increase in...