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  • Pecos Canyon facing upkeep woes

    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — Pecos Canyon in northern New Mexico is suffering from limited maintenance.

    Trash bins at several camping and picnic sites in the canyon area are overflowing at the end of summer weekends.

    The Santa Fe New Mexican reports that the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish manages several camping and picnic sites in the recreation area and has done what it can to clean them up, but that managing campground isn’t the wildlife agency’s business.

  • Indian leaders concerned about sacred sites

    By Susan Montaya Bryan
    The Associated Press

    ALBUQUERQUE — The Obama administration on Monday began reaching out to Native American political and spiritual leaders to address concerns over the protection of sacred sites on federal land.

    Tribal leaders said they’re frustrated. Some feel consultation between the federal government and tribes has become just a formality despite promises by the administration to improve discussions.

  • In Brief - New Mexico News - August 15, 2012

    From The Associated Press
     

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  • In Brief - News - August 17, 2012

    From The Associated Press

  • Price fuels NM drug use

    The Associated Press

    ALBUQUERQUE — By any measure, New Mexico’s drug problem is widespread.

    When the Centers for Disease Control announced in November that death rates for prescription drugs had reached epidemic proportions nationally, New Mexico was at the top of the list.

    The Albuquerque Journal reports that teen drug use in New Mexico — heroin, methamphetamine and cocaine — is double and triple the national average, depending on the drug.

  • House sues Holder for records

    By Larry Margasak
    The Associated Press

    WASHINGTON — The Republican-run House on Monday asked a federal court to enforce a subpoena against Attorney General Eric Holder, demanding that he produce records on a bungled gun-tracking operation known as Operation Fast and Furious.

    The lawsuit asked the court to reject a claim by President Barack Obama asserting executive privilege, a legal position designed to protect certain internal administration communications from disclosure.

  • Lower rate hike proposed

    The large increases in city water rates that have been proposed would be nearly cut in half under a scenario that one city councilor has asked utilities staff to develop.

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  • Drug suspects still at large

    The two people indicted on federal drug charges who weren’t captured during last Wednesday’s drug raid remained on the loose as of Sunday, according to the Drug Enforcement Administration.