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2 hrs ago | Greenwich Citizen

Climate change threatens New Mexico birds

File-This undated file image provided by the Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge shows sandhill cranes at the refuge near Socorro, N.M. About 50 bird species in New Mexico are being threatened by climate change, according to the study released earlier this week. The study said New Mexico birds at risk include the Bullock's oriole, the prairie falcon, the pinyon jay and the mallard duck, the Santa Fe New Mexican reported Sunday, Sept.

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Related Topix: Socorro, NM, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM

17 hrs ago | NewsFactor

New Mexico: No Texting and Driving

A statewide ban on texting while driving takes effect Tuesday in New Mexico. Under the new law, drivers are prohibited from sending or reading text message and e-mails -- even while at a stop light or temporarily stuck in a However, the law does allow a driver to pull over to the side of the road to send or receive a text message.

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Related Topix: New Mexico Government

Sat Sep 13, 2014

Farmington Daily Times

Sutherland Farms' Animas River Green Chile Festival offers 'agricultural experience'

Espanola resident Michael Heil, at center, and Farmington resident Marilyn Heil, at right, pick up their roasted green chiles on Saturday at the Animas River Green Chile Festival at Sutherland Farms in Aztec AZTEC - While the most common question asked in New Mexico is red or green, the most frequent inquiry at Sutherland Farms' Animas River Green Chile Festival was bushel or half-bushel. The eighth annual festival provided a chance for people around the Four Corners to get their chile fix while supporting the family-run farm in Aztec.

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Related Topix: Life, Food, Food Festival, Agriculture, Science, Espanola, NM, Farmington, NM, Aztec, NM

Farmington Daily Times

First-ever Walk for Autism in San Juan County aims to raise awareness, acceptance

Sarah Shelby, a New Mexico Autism Society board member, poses for a photo on Thursday at her workplace in Farmington. Shelby organized the first-ever Walk for Autism, which will take place later this month at Berg Park in Farmington.

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Related Topix: San Juan County, NM, Farmington, NM, Gallup, NM

National Parks Traveler

Special Tours At Fort Union National Monument Offer Rare Chance To Visit Site Of The First Fort Union

The remains of the third, and final, Fort Union are the major feature at the park, and are located about 3/4 mile from the first fort. NPS photo.

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Related Topix: US National Parks, Fort Union National Monument, Cimarron, NM, Glorieta, NM

Scdailypress.com

Same-sex marriage one-year anniversary marked in GC

"He said he had gone out of town unexpectedly but was planning to give us flowers,' Katz said. " When we first talked to Robert , he was like, 'I'm not doing that.'

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Related Topix: Wedding, Gay/Lesbian

Hispanic Business

The Santa Fe New Mexican Listen Up column

More than a few of those cultural tourists express surprise when they are told that the city does not lapse into silence during the other months. In fact, one would be hard pressed to find an American city of fewer than 100,000 souls that enjoys as rich a classical concert scene when only the locals are listening -- at least if one excluded towns that happen to house music-oriented colleges and conservatories where notes pour forth around the clock.

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Related Topix: Arts, Opera, Symphony

American Reporter

MomentumHOW Very High School

What if you woke up and found out the "recession" means that the number of your unemployed friends and neighbors in your home state, New Mexico, rocketed up an astounding 6.3% in one single, solitary, sad and sorry day? You won't hear any tv or radio reports or read any news articles framing the crisis in these terms, but I actually went to the raw numbers, and with a tiny bit of poetic license - which comes from actually having owned and managed businesses - I am fairly certain my numbers are solid. In one 24-hour period, New Mexico - whose officials cautiously bragged that its former 3.9 - 4.9 percent unemployment rate was among the 10-lowest the country - got rocked and socked with bad news.

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Related Topix: Questa, NM

Fri Sep 12, 2014

KRQE Albuquerque

O'Keeffe painting could bring in $15M for museum

A Santa Fe museum could soon be more than $10 million richer. That's if one of its most famous paintings, inspired by New Mexico's landscape, sells for as much as experts expect it to in an auction later this year.

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Related Topix: Arts, Painting

Silver City Sun-News

Farmers near Mimbres River threaten lawsuit over water meters

ALBUQUERQUE >> Farmers from a narrow strip of fertile land in southwestern New Mexico are accusing the state's top water management agency of violating their constitutional rights. The group is threatening to sue the state engineer's office over a mandate that calls for metering devices to be installed along the Mimbres River.

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Related Topix: Mimbres, NM, Albuquerque, NM, Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought, Santa Fe, NM

SFGate

Legislator critical of spending for break rooms

A New Mexico legislator is criticizing a state agency for spending $600,000 on employee break rooms. KRQE-TV reports that the Department of Health found the money in its budget and used it to build four break rooms in its multistory building in Santa Fe.

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Related Topix: New Mexico Government, Science / Technology

KOB-TV New Mexico

New Mexico ballot to list GOP candidates first

The secretary of state's office said a GOP candidate's name will be listed first in a contested race, and then the Democrat. A minor party candidate, if there's one, appears next and then an independent.

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Mashable

Same-Sex Couples From Texas Flock to New Mexico for Weddings

Rabbi Harry Rosenfeld of Congregation Albert of Albuquerque signs a marriage certificate for a same-sex couple in Albuquerque's Civic Plaza on Aug. 27, 2013. Hacienda DoA a Andrea de Santa Fe is the perfect place for a dream wedding dream.

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Related Topix: Wedding, Santa Fe, NM, Santa Fe County, NM, Gay/Lesbian, Taos County, NM

KOAT-TV

Reality TV: Senators live on deserted island

V STAR? DEMOCRAT, MARTIN HEINRICH, WENT TO A DESERTED ISLAND WITH A REPUBLICAN, TO SEE IF THEY COULD SURVIVE A WEEK. SOME OF THE DANGERS THEY FACED - VENOMOUS FISH AND HUNGRY SHARKS.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Senator Martin Heinrich, Jeff Flake, Republican, US House of Representatives, Senator Jeff Flake

Thu Sep 11, 2014

KRQE Albuquerque

New Mexico among least disaster prone states

Floods, fires and wind storms make New Mexico seem like a pretty challenging place to live every now and then, but a research group says the state actually has it pretty good, calling it one of the least disaster prone places in the country. The ranking comes from a group that measured damage data from nine types of natural disasters, and this is one list where New Mexico wants to be near the bottom.

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Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Hurricane, Weather, Albuquerque, NM

KOAT-TV

Dept. of Health confirms Enterovirus test in NM

The 4-year-old boy tested for Enterovirus in New Mexico is feeling much better than he did a week ago. The New Mexico Department of Health recently confirmed he was tested, but the results have not come back yet.

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Related Topix: New Mexico Government, Medicine, Common Cold, Health, Family, Kids

KOAT-TV

11-year-old to rep NM in bull riding World Finals

He's 11 years old, he's from New Mexico and he's about to compete in the Miniature Bull Riding World Finals. Travis Wimberly has been riding for more than three years and he's fearless, riding bulls that can weigh up to 1,000 pounds.

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The Navajo Times

Police Blotter: N.M. police arrest man wanted in Okla.

6, New Mexico State Police officers responded to State Road 118, mile marker 26, near Gallup, in reference to a hit-and-run vehicle accident involving a pedestrian, according to a news release from the New Mexico Department of Public Safety. Through the course of the investigation officers learned that the victim Lofton Gray, 31, was wanted out of Chickasha, Okla., for larceny of an automobile.

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Related Topix: Oklahoma Government, Oklahoma

Washington Times

New Mexico Law Enforcement Academy sees complaint

Two Santa Fe residents want the board overseeing the New Mexico Law Enforcement Academy to revoke a rule they say stifles public input. The Santa Fe New Mexican reports Chris Mechels and Christopher Goad recently filed an Open Meetings Act complaint over the board's move to give control over the curriculum to the academy's director.

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Related Topix: New Mexico Government

KOB-TV

Tasty foodstuffs abound at this year's State Fair

The New Mexico State Fair kicked off Wednesday at Expo New Mexico, and while there is plenty of fun to be had at the fair, many New Mexicans will be headed there to indulge in one thing the food. This year's fair has all sorts of new foodstuffs to enjoy, and Wednesday, KOB's Jorge Torres was one of the judges who got to sample eight of the unique foods that will be featured this year.

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Related Topix: New Mexico Government

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