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Former NM hospital exec sued over missing $3.2M

December 29, 2011 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A former executive at a Santa Fe hospital has been accused of bilking the care center out of more than $3 million by funneling the money through corporations that he owned in New Mexico, Arizona and Texas that were controlled by a woman with whom he had a personal relationship, according [&hellip...

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Occupy Santa Fe leaders could be moving out

December 29, 2011 • State NewsComments Off

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Occupy protesters who have camped out at Santa Fe’s Railyard Park for the last two months may be breaking up on their own. Cary Johnson, one of the original camp leaders, tells the Santa Fe New Mexican (http://bit.ly/rrCWi4) that...

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...

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...