Officer resigns after arrest of cab driver

A Santa Fe police officer accused of using excessive force when he arrested a taxi driver just after midnight last month has resigned from the department.

Gov. Martinez: Embarrassing audio tapes 'stolen'

Mother Jones magazine, a national left-of-center publication, this morning published a scathing profile of Gov. Susana Martinez that already has New Mexico’s political world buzzing.

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Armed robber was never told to report to prison

ST. LOUIS — After he was convicted of armed robbery in 2000, Cornealious Anderson was sentenced to 13 years behind bars and told to await instructions on when and where to report to prison. But those instructions never came.

Manning holds on to heartache of Super Bowl

Broncos fans may want to move on from Denver’s Super Bowl debacle. Not Peyton Manning. He’s holding on to the heartache to stoke his competitive fire.

James Beard Award finalist turns mescal into a world-class liquor

Ron Cooper and his company, Del Maguey Single Village Mezcal, bottles and imports artisanal, certified-organic mescal from Oaxaca, each one produced by individual family producers, each mescal with it’s own distinctive flavor signature.

Study: Snack might help avoid fight with spouse

WASHINGTON — A quick candy bar may stave off more than hunger. It could prevent major fights between husbands and wives, at least if a new study that used voodoo dolls is right.

Family, friends remember late lawmaker Coll

Mourners share stories of Max Coll's expertise in fiscal matters, his sense of justice, his political transformation, his love of the outdoors, and his hair.

Day care’s cost can exceed college tuition in some states

Unlike the high cost of college, the high cost of day care may come as a bit of a shock to the family wallet. While couples have years to prepare for college costs, there is little if any time to save for child care.

Be prepared if you want to land a summer job

For teens, a job can provide cash, savings for college or experience in a particular field. Some teens work throughout the school year, but for many, summer is the best opportunity for employment.

La Tierra Torture bike race returns with challenging turns, meandering trails

It’s got the word torture in its title. In reality, it’s not tortuous at all. To the experienced participant, it’s more of a bumpy joyride through the junipers, piñons and arroyos northwest of town.

Huge Big Boy steam locomotive coming back to life

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — In its prime, a massive steam locomotive known as Big Boy No. 4014 was a moving eruption of smoke and vapor, a 6,300-horsepower brute dragging heavy freight trains over the mo…

Shopping tips to find flea-market treasures for your home

The arrival of spring means that flea markets are reopening for business around the country. Shoppers will hunt for treasures amid acres of used goods. A few will come home with just the right vintage art or quirky piece of furniture to make their home more beautiful.

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Today’s New Mexican, April 16, 2014

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