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Court rules against Albuquerque water permit

November 29, 2011 • State NewsComments Off

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The state Court of Appeals has ruled against the city of Albuquerque and Bernalillo County in a dispute over diverting water from the Rio Grande to supply drinking water for the metropolitan area. The court ruled on Monday that the Albuquerque-Bernalillo County Water Authority failed to follow proper procedures in [&hellip...

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NM mom in fatal crash released from jail

November 29, 2011 • State NewsComments Off

ESPANOLA, N.M. (AP) — A 28-year-old New Mexico woman, who police said was under the influenced of drugs when she crashed her car and killed her three-year-old son, has been released from jail. Deven Martinez was released last week after a bond reduction...

NM Oct. unemployment rate unchanged

November 29, 2011 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico’s unemployment rate was 6.6 percent in October, unchanged from September but down from 8.6 percent a year ago and well below the national rate of 9 percent. October was the third month the state unemployment rate...

House members call for delay in lizard decision

November 29, 2011 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — U.S. Rep. Steve Pearce and 17 other House members are asking Interior Secretary Ken Salazar to delay a decision on whether a lizard found in parts of New Mexico and Texas should be added to the endangered species list. Federal...

Targeted grazing strategy could reduce wildfires

November 29, 2011 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico State University researchers and experts from other universities are looking into the possibility that a targeted grazing strategy for range cattle could significantly reduce the risk of catastrophic wildfires....

Judge says lawyer can’t rep all in NM gun case

November 29, 2011 • State NewsComments Off

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — A federal judge ruled that one lawyer cannot represent an entire family accused of selling guns to Mexican cartel members. U.S. District Court Judge Robert C. Brack ruled the proposed joint representation raises serious potential...

Police: NM man facing 16th DWI

November 29, 2011 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico man is being held on $100,000 cash bail after getting arrested with what officials say is his 16th DWI. Police say Johnny Ignacio was arrested Friday after authorities said he passed out behind the wheel and blocked...

Man dies in fiery car crash in Clovis

November 28, 2011 • State NewsComments Off

CLOVIS, N.M. (AP) — Authorities in Clovis say a man has died in a fiery crash near the Clovis Municipal Airport. Curry County Undersheriff Wesley Waller says the crash happened early Saturday. He declined to identify the victim until a positive...

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...

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...