The Associated Press
Suit filed in fatal police shooting
GLORIETA — The father of a man shot and killed by a New Mexico State Police officer has filed a federal wrongful death lawsuit.
KRQE-TV reports that the federal lawsuit was recently filed by Daniel T. Pauly, the father of Samuel Pauly.
Samuel Pauly died in October 2011 after he was shot in the chest at his Glorieta home by state police officers investigating a report involving his brother Daniel Pauly. Police say they were responding to a report of road rage on an area highway.
The father also filed a wrongful death lawsuit in state court last year.
A Santa Fe grand jury later ruled that the shooting was justified.
Team assigned to Jaroso fire
SANTA FE — A top-level management team on Thursday assumed responsibility for battling a wildfire in the steep and narrow canyons of the Pecos Wilderness north of Santa Fe.
The Jaroso fire is sending tall plumes of smoke up in the air and it ballooned to more than 12 square miles on Wednesday.
So far firefighting efforts have been limited to aerial attack. That’s because it’s too dangerous for firefighters on the ground due to the steep and rugged terrain and dense forest.
Glorieta center sold for $1
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The Southern Baptist Convention’s Lifeway Christian Resources is selling a financially troubled conference center in New Mexico to a group that already operates a Christian camp in Texas.
According to LifeWay, the trustees agreed to sell the 2,400-acre Glorieta Conference Center for $1 to a new nonprofit corporation called Glorieta 2.0.
An earlier deal to sell the camp to a Christian college in California fell through over concerns about the school’s theology.
LifeWay President and CEO Thom Rainer said in a statement that the people involved in Glorieta 2.0 are “strong evangelicals.”
LifeWay will continue to hold youth conferences at the facility east of Santa Fe, while Glorieta 2.0 will add day camps, family camps, high adventure wilderness programs and church and individual camping options.