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Rockslide cuts Kirtland-area irrigation ditch

August 16, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — A rockslide that blocked an irrigation ditch has cut off water to hundreds of farmers in the Kirtland area. The water to more than 600 farmers in Kirtland, Fruitland and Waterflow stopped Saturday morning. The Farmington Daily-Times reports (http://bit.ly/QCCb9j ) rocks from a cliff landed directly in the Farmers Mutual Ditch...

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Police: 'West Mesa' tip line used to link enemies

August 16, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Thousands of people are using a special tip line to link family members, ex-boyfriends and former bosses to the 2009 West Mesa serial killings, according to Albuquerque police. KRQE-TV reports (http://bit.ly/TF3SCx ) that police...

Obama gives interview to ABQ radio station

August 16, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — President Barack Obama has yet to make Albuquerque a campaign stop. But he will be giving the state’s largest city a little attention on Friday. The president has given the “Morning Mayhem” team at KOB-FM an...

2 years Las Cruces teens who robbed 81-year-old

August 16, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Three Las Cruces teens will spend two years in juvenile detention for a purse-snatching that left an 81-year-old woman in a wheelchair. Victim Mary Inez Garcia told Judge Jacinto Palomino at a Tuesday hearing that she hopes the...

NM regulators approve PNM charge for renewables

August 15, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico regulators have approved a request by the state’s largest electric provider to add a charge to customers’ bills to pay for renewable energy. The Public Regulation Commission approved the charge Tuesday. Public...

Arizona man changes plea in fatal accident in NM

August 15, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — An Arizona man charged with vehicular homicide in New Mexico has changed his plea to no contest. Authorities say 24-year-old Nathaniel Saltclah, of Window Rock, will be facing up to 6½ years in prison when he’s sentenced....

Construction still under way at 4 Santa Fe schools

August 15, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Construction remains under way at four public schools in Santa Fe as the first day of school approaches. Kristy Janda-Wagner, executive director of operations for Santa Fe Public Schools, told the Santa Fe New Mexican...

Democrats in New Mexico Senate launch PACs

August 15, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A few Democrats serving in the New Mexico Senate have launched political action committees to counter Gov. Susana Martinez’s financial clout. Democratic Sen. Gerald Ortiz y Pino of Albuquerque told The Albuquerque Journal...

Santa Fe man cited for shooting at prairie dog

August 15, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A Santa Fe man was cited for misdemeanor animal cruelty after a witness reported him shooting a pellet gun at a prairie dog from a truck. Police tell The Santa Fe New Mexican (http://bit.ly/TzZO6j) that 71-year-old Bruce Wienke...

3 NM officers under investigation for May arrest

August 15, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Three Albuquerque police officers are the subject of internal affairs and criminal investigations into stun gun use during an arrest. Police reports cited by The Albuquerque Journal (http://bit.ly/ShEz6Q) say Officers Shad Solis,...