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Historic NM dam to offer tours after long closure

December 28, 2011 • State NewsComments Off

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Members of the public haven’t been allowed to walk across the historic and massive Elephant Butte Dam 200 miles south of Santa Fe for more than a decade. Now, on Jan. 7 for one day only, the public can again tour the 25-story, nearly century-old dam that backs up the [&hellip...

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Alamogordo woman arrested in Christmas shooting

December 28, 2011 • State NewsComments Off

ALAMOGORDO, N.M. (AP) — Police say an Alamogordo woman has been arrested on suspicion of shooting another woman on Christmas Eve. Alamogordo police say that 56-year-old Charlotte Burkholder was arrested on two counts of aggravated battery with a deadly...

NM urges taxpayers to file electronically

December 28, 2011 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico no longer will automatically mail out personal income tax packages to individual taxpayers. The Albuquerque Journal reports (http://bit.ly/vd8OeU ) that the move is expected to save the state more than $70,000. The...

Proposal would name new courthouse after Mechem

December 28, 2011 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico congressman has introduced a proposal to name a new federal courthouse in Las Cruces after the late U.S. District Judge Edwin L. Mechem. The Albuquerque Journal reports (http://bit.ly/rNzXhV) that the proposal by...

4-year-old girl dies in rollover crash near Clovis

December 27, 2011 • State NewsComments Off

CLOVIS, N.M. (AP) — A 4-year-old girl died after her family’s SUV lost traction on an icy roadway and rolled over in a single-vehicle crash north of Clovis. The Curry County Sheriff’s Office says Monday that Mya Gonzales was pronounced dead...

Taos teen arrested for Xmas Day killing

December 27, 2011 • State NewsComments Off

TAOS, N.M. (AP) — Taos police say they are holding a 19-year-old man accused of gunning down a friend who he thought was seeing his ex-girlfriend. Police say Charles Suskiewich of Arroyo Hondo drove to the 21-year-old man’s house in Taos early...

Court backs up Albuquerque officer’s search

December 27, 2011 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An appeals court has backed up an Albuquerque police officer’s search of an illegal immigrant during a routine traffic stop, disagreeing with attorneys who argued that the lawman’s search went too far. At issue was...

Couple pays off layaway items for NM families

December 27, 2011 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A Secret Santa and Mrs. Claus have given a dozen military families in Albuquerque a very special Christmas gift by paying off layaway lists that included toys for children. Marie Vigil, manager of the Kirtland Air Force Base’s...

Deming church helps feed needy families

December 27, 2011 • State NewsComments Off

DEMING, N.M. (AP) — Deming’s 1st Baptist Church distributed $18,000 worth of food boxes to dozens of needy families this holiday season. The Deming Headlight (http://bit.ly/rVUSLn ) reports that with the help of a local supermarket, the church was...

Las Cruces merchants prepare for after Christmas

December 27, 2011 • State NewsComments Off

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — It’s after Christmas and shoppers are heading back to the malls to exchange gifts and look for markdowns. Bargain hunters who have the energy can wander back out into the retail world in search of more deeply discounted items....