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Los Alamos tops magazine’s millionaires list

November 4, 2011 • State NewsComments Off

LOS ALAMOS, N.M. (AP) — Los Alamos has been tapped number one among the places “Where Millionaires Live in America.” The November edition of Kiplinger ranked Los Alamos the top millionaire town based on a recent report by Phoenix Marketing International, a company that follows wealthy residents. According to the report’s findings, there...

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‘Occupy Las Cruces’ members ordered to leave park

November 4, 2011 • State NewsComments Off

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Members of “Occupy Las Cruces” face a deadline to leave city park after complaints from the public. The Las Cruces Sun-News reports (http://bit.ly/tgMnQ4) that the Las Cruces Police Department gave protesters until 11...

Fed grant to help NM with insurance rate reviews

November 4, 2011 • State NewsComments Off

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — State officials say New Mexico is beefing up how it reviews rate-hike requests with a $3 million federal grant. The Santa Fe New Mexican reports (http://bit.ly/tcDuzy) that state officials told state lawmakers Wednesday that a U.S....

Judge mulls 1 attorney in NM gun smuggle case

November 4, 2011 • State NewsComments Off

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — A federal judge is considering whether to allow a high-profile Albuquerque attorney to represent all four members of a Deming family accused of selling guns to Mexican cartel members. The Las Cruces Sun-News reports...

NM fire officials concerned about next fire season

November 4, 2011 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico fire official are already worried about the 2012 fire season. All levels of government are starting preparations now nearly two months ahead of schedule. KOB-TV (http://bit.ly/rCmbLW ) reports fire experts are sharing...

Thieves hit charity pumpkin patch

November 4, 2011 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Thieves ripped off an Albuquerque youth ranch charity this week. Someone Tuesday stole two generators worth about $2,000 belonging to Galloping Grace Youth Ranch. The generators were used to light up a pumpkin patch for the past...

Navajo Nation to begin issuing ID cards

November 3, 2011 • State NewsComments Off

FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — Enrolled members of the Navajo Nation soon can ditch their green Certificates of Indian Blood in favor of new, tribal-issued identification cards. The Daily Times reports (http://bit.ly/tWeWMV ) the Navajo Office of Vital Records...

Budget cuts could hit Kirtland Latino recruitment

November 3, 2011 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Kirtland Air Force Base, under fire in previous years over its low percentage of Latino civilian employees, could see its programs aimed at attracting Latino workers at risk if Congress cuts defense spending. Tom Berardinelli,...

Groups claim EPA oversteps authority in NM

November 3, 2011 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A pair of public policy groups is accusing federal environmental regulators of abusing their power when enforcing air quality rules at a coal-fired power plant in New Mexico. The New Mexico-based Rio Grande Foundation and the...

82 Kirtland jobs eliminated in US Air Force cuts

November 3, 2011 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Kirtland Air Force Base is slated to lose 82 positions after the U.S. Air Force announced it would cut around 9,000 positions nationwide. The cuts announced Wednesday means many of the Albuquerque base’s open positions will...