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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. Teacher union president Bernice Garcia-Baca tells the Santa Fe New Mexican (http://bit.ly/PwF2kV ) the...

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Man jailed on $100K bond in governor threat case

September 17, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A Valencia County man facing five misdemeanor charges for allegedly harassing Gov. Susana Martinez remains behind bars in the Santa Fe County jail in lieu of a $100,000 bond despite facing only misdemeanor charges. The attorney for...

$3.4M Carlsbad school bond to pay for technology

September 17, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

CARLSBAD, N.M. (AP) — A $3.4 million school bond issue planned in Carlsbad would be used to upgrade technology at the district’s 14 schools and education centers. District officials say if it is approved by the Carlsbad Municipal School board at a...

Rio Grande neighborhood riled by closures

September 17, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Josi Rivera, 72, and her neighbors live on the wrong side of the Rio Grande. It’s a circumstance that’s caused them headaches for years. Because of it, they don’t have landline phone service. The postal service...

DWI driver enters state fair parade, hits marchers

September 16, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Albuquerque police say a drunken driver who drove into the state fair parade hit two marchers before being stopped. Police spokesman Sgt. Ferris Simmons says a side mirror hit a 17-year-old girl and another young woman’s foot...

NM not likely to collect sales taxes from Amazon

September 16, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico has little chance of cashing in on a windfall of tax revenue from Internet sales giant Amazon despite other states’ success in getting the company to collect sales taxes, a tax expert says. Unless Congress acts to...

Downs at Albuquerque cutting top race schedule

September 16, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The Downs at Albuquerque is citing shrinking casino revenues and a nosedive in its live betting revenues as the reason it is cutting six major state races from its fall schedule. A downward revenue trend has been ongoing since July,...

Lea County jail on lockdown after contraband found

September 16, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

LOVINGTON, N.M. (AP) — The discovery of contraband that could be used as a weapon or in an escape has prompted officials to lock down the Lea County Correctional Facility. The New Mexico Corrections Department says the jail in Lovington will be in lockdown...

NM guard soldiers come under attack in Egypt

September 15, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Gov. Susana Martinez says New Mexico National Guard soldiers are serving alongside other U.S. and coalition military troops trying to quell the violence in northern Egypt. Fury over an anti-Islam film in the Internet has led to clashes...

NM residents cry foul over forest travel decision

September 15, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A state senator and a coalition of rural residents from northern New Mexico are fighting a decision by the Santa Fe National Forest to allow four-wheelers and other backcountry vehicles on Glorieta Mesa, an area where Hispanics have...