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Agency finds radon levels OK in NM state building

October 25, 2011 • State NewsComments Off

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — General Services Secretary Ed Burckle says testing has determined that radon levels are within safe limits in a state office building in Santa Fe. Burckle made the announcement Monday after six weeks of radon monitoring at the Willie Ortiz Building, which houses the State Personnel Office. Radon is a naturally [&hellip...

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NM utility asks EPA to reconsider emissions plan

October 25, 2011 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico’s largest electric utility is asking federal regulators to reconsider their decision to adopt a plan for trimming emissions at a coal-fired power plant that serves customers throughout the Southwest. Public Service...

UNM orders Albuquerque protesters to leave campus

October 25, 2011 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — University of New Mexico will not renew a permit for Albuquerque’s version of the national Wall Street rallies and the school is ordering protesters to leave by Tuesday evening, the university announced Monday. The decision...

Study touts economics of Valles Caldera proposal

October 25, 2011 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Bringing the National Park Service on board to manage an 89,000-acre preserve in northern New Mexico could mean dozens of jobs and millions of dollars more for the local economy, according to a study released Monday by two nonprofit...

Inmate at Lea County lockup dies

October 25, 2011 • State NewsComments Off

HOBBS, N.M. (AP) — A Lea County inmate has died after fighting with another inmate. The Hobbs Police Department said Monday that officers responded last Friday to the Lea County Correctional Facility on an aggravated battery call. After a fight with another...

2 killed in Sierra County camper fire

October 25, 2011 • State NewsComments Off

CABALLO LAKE, N.M. (AP) — The Sierra County Sheriff’s Office says an early morning fire killed two people sleeping inside a camper near Caballo Lake. At 6:30 a.m., the Sheriff’s Office and the Caballo Fire Department were called to a fire at the...

NM man cited for trying to smuggle bologna in tire

October 25, 2011 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico resident has been cited after federal officials say he tried to smuggle 76 pounds of bologna into the U.S. from Mexico by hiding it in a spare tire. U.S. Customs and Border Protection said last week that the eight rolls...

Southern NM murder trials facing long delays

October 25, 2011 • State NewsComments Off

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — There have been five murders in the Las Cruces area so far this year, and none of the cases are ready for trial. And if past timelines are any indication, the cases might not make it to trial for years. The Las Cruces Sun-News...

Alamogordo woman accused of injuring her baby

October 23, 2011 • State NewsComments Off

ALAMOGORDO, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say an Alamogordo woman is facing child abuse charges after her infant daughter was found unconscious in her home. Alamogordo Department of Public Safety officials say 26-year-old Samantha Noriega is jailed on a $50,000...

New hospital officially opens in Rio Rancho

October 23, 2011 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Presbyterian Healthcare Services’ new $190 million Rust Medical Center has opened in Rio Rancho. The 68-bed hospital had its grand opening ceremony Saturday. New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez, state Rep. Ben Ray Lujan and Rio...