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Gov. Martinez pens military support bill

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Santa Fe, NM — Today, Governor Susana Martinez signed several pieces of legislation that provide support for New Mexico’s military members, veterans, and their families.

“New Mexicans have always stood ready to answer the call to serve our state and nation in the U.S. Armed Forces,” Governor Martinez said. “We...

Gov. Martinez signs gaming compact bill

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Santa Fe — Today, Governor Susana Martinez brought together Native American tribal leaders from around the state to sign a new gaming compact, which will allow them to operate casinos for another 22 years. Leaders from the Pueblo of Acoma, the Pueblo of Jemez, the Jicarilla Apache Nation, the Mescalero Apache Tribe, and the Navajo Nation gathered at the Governor’s Office for her signature.

“I’m pleased that we were able to come together to secure this compact,” Governor Martinez said. “It preserves the stability and predictability of gaming in New Mexico while addressing key priorities of the State and each individual tribal government.”

This compact is the result of three...

Missing person cases shrouded in mystery

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Elta Yazzie holds a flier for her son, Delvin, who has been missing for almost four years.  Photo Credit: Kimberly Gaona Harrison family suspect foul play

GALLUP – There are few things in this world that are more disturbing, more catastrophic than a loved one going missing with the constant wonder, worry and waiting. Those left behind are stuck with a choice to either keep up the search for what could be years, or decades, or to continue on with their lives.

One of the oldest cold missing cases centers on the disappearance of Anthonette Cayedito, 9, who went missing from her bed on April 4, 1986.

Her mother Penny reportedly told police that she last saw her daughter fast asleep at 3 a.m., but a parent’s worst nightmare came true some hours later when Penny went to check on Anthonette in her...

Martinez signs outdoor-related bills

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SANTA FE  —  Gov. Susana Martinez signed a series of game and fish-related bills that will improve outdoor recreation and allow aquaponic farming of tilapia April 2.

“New Mexico has amazing outdoor recreation opportunities, especially hunting and fishing. They are a core part of our state’s tourism industry and support our local economies throughout the state,” Martinez said. “These bills will further improve these opportunities and help support a growing commercial sector in the state.”

House Bill 202, sponsored by Representative Alonzo Baldonado (R-Los Lunas), allows certain minor game and fish violations to be disposed of by agreeing to pay a penalty without having to...

Frauds, scams, cheats: Buyer beware

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Fake checks from real bank accounts and businesses have been sent via FedEx and priority  mail to two local deputies. Photo Credit: Kimberly A. Gaona  Fake $100 bill circulated at flea mart

The McKinley County Sheriff’s Office is warning the public to be aware of the growing rate of fraudulent activity after two deputies became the latest targets of a scam. Lieutenant James Maiorano said that two separate deputies had received checks made out to them for well over $1,000. They immediately brought them into the department and started investigating.

Maiorano said that they contacted the banks and were told that the account numbers were correct, but that the company that had sent the checks had gone out of business.

“All that comes in the envelope is a check with your name on it, no instructions,” he said.

It is unclear how...

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