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NM hospital uses video conferencing in ICU

November 28, 2011 • State NewsComments Off

In this Wednesday November 23, 2011, photo, Isabelle Kopec director of the Advance ICU of St. Louis is seen through a TV monitor in a patient’s room at Presbyterian Rust Medical Center in Rio Rancho, N.M. The new electronic tools lets medical staff observe by video camera and monitor a patient’s vital signs from St. [&hellip...

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Santa Fe Co pays more than $630,000 to end suits

November 28, 2011 • State NewsComments Off

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Santa Fe County has paid more than $630,000 to settle five lawsuits filed by former workers at its juvenile detention center. The suits filed between 2004 and 2007 alleged problems ranging from sexual harassment to retaliation. Two...

Fired Santa Fe officers’ lawyer subpoenas reporter

November 28, 2011 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The lawyer for two Santa Fe police officers fired after police video of an arrest they made was aired on television wants the reporter to explain how he obtained the tape. An attorney for Albuquerque television station KOB-TV and...

New White Sands commander talks of base future

November 28, 2011 • State NewsComments Off

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — The new commander of the Army’s White Sands Missile Range says he is hopeful the base can drive down the cost of testing to maintain its edge with civilian customers. The base will be more reliant than ever on civilian projects...

3 more Santa Fe facilities could get solar arrays

November 28, 2011 • State NewsComments Off

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Santa Fe could see solar power arrays installed at three more city facilities if plans come to fruition. The City Council could approve the installation of photovoltaic panels at the convention center downtown and a composting facility...

GOP Latinos face questions over immigrant pasts

November 28, 2011 • State NewsComments Off

FILE – In this Dec. 30, 2010 file photo, Gov.-elect Susana Martinez speaks with media in Las Cruces, N.M. As numbers grow, GOP Latino leaders facing questions of own families’ immigrant past. More Latino Republicans are seeking and winning elected...

NM govt shifts to online job application system

November 27, 2011 • State NewsComments Off

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico state government has shifted to an online system to sort through job applicants in an effort to save money and managers’ time. The state transferred to the new system for handling people seeking state jobs on Nov. 1....

NM ski season off to stellar start despite drought

November 27, 2011 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — From Red River and Taos south to the mountains around Ruidoso, the state’s ski areas are enjoying a stellar start to what many thought would be a questionable season given the dry conditions that have plagued New Mexico for...

Albuquerque-area water-saving plan targets lawns

November 27, 2011 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A push to conserve water in the Albuquerque area has seen a half-million square feet of lawn ripped out just this year. The Albuquerque Bernalillo County Water Utility Authority offers homeowners 75 cents a square foot to remove...

Albuquerque man left paralyzed after I-25 wreck

November 27, 2011 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An Albuquerque man has been severely injured in a crash on Interstate 25 in the Santa Fe area. The 25-year-old man suffered spinal injuries when several tree limbs pierced the roof of his pickup when it rolled off the highway after...