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NM court-ordered community service can mean a job

October 9, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — It took Alan Micheel just two weeks of installing luminarias at the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center through his court-ordered community service to land a job there as a janitor. Before he was hired in January, he had been unemployed for three years. Micheel, 42, is one of at least a dozen [&hellip...

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NMSU could name new interim president this week

October 9, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — The New Mexico State University Board of Regents is expected to name a new interim president. Regents are scheduled to meet Wednesday morning during a closed executive session and will then hold a special meeting where they could...

Confederate flag flown at NM fair as ‘joke’

October 9, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Dona Ana County officials say a Confederate flag was mysteriously flown at the Southern New Mexico State Fair & Rodeo in an apparent joke. The Las Cruces Sun-News reports (http://bit.ly/Q93Nou) that the Confederate flag was flown...

Flawless mass launch at NM Balloon Fiesta

October 8, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

In this Oct. 8, 2011 photo, the “Carousel” hot air balloon is shown at the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta. The 41st annual event is set to begin Saturday and is expected to draw hundreds of thousands of spectators from around the country...

Jury clears Bloomfield man of 9th DWI charge

October 8, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — A Bloomfield man who had eight previous DWI convictions has been found not guilty of drunken-driving after being jailed for 10 months. Jose Valencia crashed his vehicle on an icy U.S. 550 last December. Valencia was complaining of...

NM to require Eddy-Lea Energy Alliance audit

October 7, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

CARLSBAD, N.M. (AP) — An alliance of southeastern New Mexico government agencies designed to promote nuclear facilities is a governing agency and must conduct regular financial audits, according to an opinion from the state Auditor’s Office. The...

NM residents vow to fight forest travel plan

October 7, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — It was supposed to take the U.S. Forest Service four years to decide which roads and trails throughout the nation’s vast network of forests should be designated for travel by motorcycles, four-wheelers and other backcountry...

FAA announces funding for new Taos runway

October 7, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

TAOS, N.M. (AP) — The Federal Aviation Administration has awarded more than $1 million to help design a new runway at the airport in Taos and install a system to monitor overflights of cultural sites in the area. The money from the FAA’s airport...

Officer hurt in crash at Balloon Fiesta

October 7, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An Albuquerque police motorcycle officer has been injured in a crash while he was working at the annual Balloon Fiesta. Police spokesman Sgt. Donovan Olvera says the injuries to Sgt. Todd Mock are not life-threatening. Mock was on...

High winds cancel NM Balloon Fiesta launch

October 7, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

In this Oct. 8, 2011 photo, hot air balloons are shown at the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta before take off. The 41st annual event is set to begin Saturday and is expected to draw hundreds of thousands of spectators from around the country and the...