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Nuclear lab eases troubled past with good federal review

January 5, 2017 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Nearly three years after being blamed for a radiation leak, the company that manages the Los Alamos nuclear weapons laboratory received high marks during its annual performance evaluation. The National Nuclear Security Administration released documents Wednesday showing Los Alamos National Security LLC, the contractor that manages...

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The Latest: New Mexico activates emergency operations center

January 5, 2017 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The Latest on the winter storm approaching New Mexico (all times local): 3 p.m. Gov. Susana Martinez has activated the state’s emergency operations center in preparation for a winter storm that’s expected to bring bitter...

Gun regulation proposals converge on New Mexico Legislature

January 5, 2017 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Conflicting currents in the national debate over gun regulations are converging on New Mexico as the state Legislature prepares to meet. A Republican state senator pre-filed legislation this week to allow people to carry a concealed...

New Mexico county to improve water infrastructure

January 4, 2017 • State NewsComments (0)

AZTEC, N.M. (AP) — The northwestern New Mexico city of Aztec will spend $3 million on water infrastructure projects, including some intended to provide relief to residents who have had to boil their water for months. The Daily Times reports...

Authorities call Chaves County shooting murder-suicide

January 4, 2017 • State NewsComments (0)

ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say a shooting that killed two brothers in Chaves County on New Year’s Day was a murder-suicide. The Roswell Daily Record reports (http://bit.ly/2iPEY62) that 39-year-old Bud Littleton, of Roswell, and 48-year-old...

Feds: 14 endangered Mexican wolves confirmed dead in 2016

January 4, 2017 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — More than a dozen endangered Mexican gray wolves were killed in 2016, including two at the hands of wildlife officials who were capturing and collaring the animals as part of an annual survey of the struggling population. The U.S....

NMSU police officer cleared in Nov. 16 shooting on campus

January 4, 2017 • State NewsComments (0)

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Dona Ana County authorities say they’ve determined that a shooting last year by a New Mexico State University police officer on campus was justified. According to investigators, Officer Jarrod Colliver was responding to 911...

Nuke dump disposes of first drums of waste in 3 years

January 4, 2017 • State NewsComments (0)

CARLSBAD, N.M. (AP) — Employees at the federal government’s only underground nuclear waste repository have resumed disposal work after a nearly three-year hiatus that was prompted by a radiation release. The Carlsbad Current-Argus reports...

New Mexico counties lead in Permian Basin oil, gas output

January 3, 2017 • State NewsComments (0)

HOBBS, N.M. (AP) — The latest data from two state agencies shows that a pair of New Mexico counties continues to lead others in the Permian Basin in oil and gas production. Data from Texas and New Mexico state agencies show Lea County leads the Permian...

Relatives seek custody of kids after parental drug abuse

January 3, 2017 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The number of northern New Mexico residents seeking custody of abused and neglected children born to relatives has skyrocketed in the past two years. People who work in the state’s family courts system say opiate addiction and...