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Articles from the May 24, 2012 edition


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  • Governor, DA uninjured in plane mishap

    Staff and wire reports|May 24, 2012

    SANTA FE — A private plane carrying Gov. Susana Martinez and Clovis-Portales District Attorney Matt Chandler landed without its landing gear down Wednesday in Santa Fe, but there were no injuries, officials said. The emergency landing took place about 10 p.m. at Santa Fe Municipal Airport. The governor was returning from a campaign event in Tucumcari for Republican state Senate candidate Angie Spears. The Spears campaign paid for the flight, spokesman Scott Darnell said. The governor's husband Chuck Franco was also on board. Martinez told r... Full story

  • Press release: Smoke advisory issues for areas affected by wildfires in Gila wilderness

    May 24, 2012

    (Santa Fe) — The New Mexico Department of Health and New Mexico Environment Department today issued a smoke advisory for areas of New Mexico affected by smoke from wildfires in the Gila Wilderness in southwest New Mexico. Wind directions from the west to east have caused smoke impacts as far away as Roswell and into west Texas. Wind shifts could bring smoke impacts to other locations. The latest wind direction forecasts from the National Weather Service indicate wind will gradually shift into a southeast to northeast direction heading into the...

  • Governor campaigns for Spears in Tucumcari

    Thomas Garcia CMI staff writer|May 24, 2012

    Gov. Susana Martinez made a campaign stop last Wednesday in Tucumcari to promote the candidacy of Angie Spears, who is running for state Senate. Spears is running against Pat Woods for the Republican spot in District 7, which covers Curry, Quay and Union counties. The June 5 primary is essentially the election, with no candidate in the Democratic primary. "One of the things that impressed me about Spears is her values," Martinez told an audience of more than 100 at the Tucumcari Convention Center. The governor said people are tired of the same...

  • Candidates discuss issues at EPCOG forum

    Kevin Wilson CMI staff writer|May 24, 2012

    State office candidates took two hours Thursday morning at a political forum discussing issues affecting the state and country, with many finding common ground. A candidate forum hosted by the Eastern Plains Council of Government included five candidates in three state legislator races (CMI staff photo: Kevin Wilson) The forum, sponsored by Eastern Plains Council of Governments and held at the Clovis-Carver Public Library, was for candidates in contested races for state offices in the June 5... Full story