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Niece painted as mastermind, scapegoat in murder trial

Niece painted as mastermind, scapegoat in murder trial

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A prosecutor said Wednesday that Rhiannon Montoya orchestrated the slaying of her uncle as a ploy to boost her inheritance, but her public defender said the two women who beat and stabbed the Chimayó man made up that story after a burglary gone wrong.

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Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Local animal news in brief, July 24, 2014

Local animal news in brief, July 24, 2014

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Festival offers reduced adoption fees for cats: A weeks-old kitten thrown out of a moving vehicle is just one of many kittens available for ad…

Iraq vet cited for owning 14 therapeutic pet ducks

Iraq vet cited for owning 14 therapeutic pet ducks

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An Army veteran who hurt his back during the Iraq War is worried a citation will result in him losing his 14 pet ducks, which he says are therapeutic.

The pet connection, July 24, 2014

The pet connection, July 24, 2014

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Santa Fe Animal Shelter & Humane Society: Richard, a 2-year-old Siberian husky mix, is a playful fellow who can be a bit picky about his c…

Get paid for posts? Social networking’s new twist

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SAN FRANCISCO — Facebook and most other social networks are built on the premise that just about everything should be shared —except the money…

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Santa Fe Area Home Builders Association

Santa Fe Area Home Builders Association

tel. 505-982-1774

1409 Luisa St Ste A, Santa Fe, NM 87505

A driving force for quality building in Santa Fe, the Association brings you two annual events: The Santa Fe Home Show and Haciendas – A Parade of Homes. At The Santa Fe Home show, talk to builders, trades, and suppliers of products for your new home or remodel project.  You can review the portfolios of remodelers and designers who have submitted their projects in the Remodelers Showcase and learn who was recognized for Excellence in Remodeling.  At the Haciendas – A Parade of Homes, tour Santa Fe’s best open house.  The tour takes place for two weekends in August.  This self-guided tour of new and newly remodeled homes celebrates the best in design and construction. Explore unique materials, techniques and philosophies that define “Santa Fe style”, from traditional to contemporary. 

Body by Vi

tel. 505-470-3811

202 E. Marcy Street, Santa Fe, NM 87501

ViSalus’ Body by Vi™ Challenge is the #1 weight-loss and fitness Challenge platform in North America, rewarding those with the best 90-day transformations with over $47 Million each year in earned free products, prizes and vacations. 1.5 million people joined the Challenge in 2012. ViSalus’ Body by Vi™ Challenge just launched in the UK to start the fight against obesity on a global scale.   The setup is very simple:   1. Set a goal for your personal 90 day Challenge. A goal could be to lose weight, complete a 5K run, or improve your eating habits for better overall health. 2. Chose from a broad selection of Body by Vi’s meal kits to replace one or two meals per day. There’s also a wide array of delicious snacks, vitamins and energy drinks. 3. Submit the order and commit. For every 10 pounds lost your name goes into a drawing for $10,000.00 cash giveaway every week! Also, for every 10 pounds you lose, provide the name of a child that you want to help and we will give them FREE product to help with their nutrition and weight loss goals.   We provide a 90-day money back guarantee!  Cash, prizes, trips and products valued at $47 million will be given away in 2013. There’s a $5,000.00 shopping spree, a Hollywood makeover and much more.   We are one the fastest growing direct to consumer companies in the world. We’ve helped thousands of people improve their financial situation.   For more information contact Barry and Amy Kentopp at www.VisalusofNM.bodybyvi.com

Professional Tire & Service Center

Professional Tire & Service Center

tel. 505-989-1366

990 W Cordova Rd, Santa Fe, NM 87505

Professional Tire & Service Center, a locally owned and operated auto shop since 2000, prides itself on providing honest estimates for your auto repair needs. Located in central Santa Fe near the state capitol annex buildings, Professional Tire & Service Center offers a wide range of car and truck services to fit any budget. With Saturday service and weekday hours from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., Professional Tire & Service Center stays open longer to accommodate your busy schedule. Professional Tire & Service Center has a complete line of name brand tires for trucks, cars, and specialty tires for every condition or application. Business owners with vehicle fleets should take note; Professional Tire & Service Center also has competitive fleet service rates to keep your fleet running smoothly and trouble free. Brake services, including resurfacing rotors and brake replacement, are done in house. Oil changes are popular and quickly done, and are priced competitively compared to other national chain oil and lube services in Santa Fe. Suspension and CV joint repairs are another staple of Professional Tire & Service Center’s work, as CV joints need regular service. Be sure to check their Facebook page and website periodically – Professional Tire & Service Center frequently posts deals and specials to their profile. Come in today and find out why Professional Tire & Service Center are the choice for locals in Santa Fe.

New Mexico Educators Federal Credit Union

New Mexico Educators Federal Credit Union

tel. 505-467-6018

1710 St. Michael's Dr., Santa Fe, NM 87505

Santa Fe’s community of small business owners is always looking for local partners to help them grow. New Mexico Educators Federal Credit Union, serving New Mexicans and their families since 1936, offers a broad array of commercial loan products to help any small business owner achieve their goals. NMEFCU has a range of loans and revolving credit that can help businesses get the capital they need to make equipment purchases, secure commercial property loans and purchase inventory vital to daily sales. NMEFCU is one of the largest credit unions in the state of New Mexico, with assets in excess of one billion dollars. That size and strength gives NMEFCU the ability to respond to changes in the market faster than other banks, and to help more people realize the dream of owning their own small business in the City Different. With an expert staff dedicated to business and commercial lending located in Santa Fe, great lending tools, and an eye towards growing businesses and partnerships, NMEFCU wants to be a part of your business’s future.

Santa Fe Habitat for Humanity ReStore

Santa Fe Habitat for Humanity ReStore

tel. 505-986-5880

2414 Cerrillos Rd., Santa Fe, NM 87505

The ReStore in Santa Fe, New Mexico, supports Santa Fe Habitat for Humanity's mission to provide affordable home ownership for low income families by selling new and used building materials, gently used furniture and appliances to the public below retail prices. All proceeds from the ReStore are used to support the construction of new Habitat homes in the area. By accepting donations of materials and furniture, ReStore diverts thousands of pounds of usable materials from the local landfill.  ReStore accepts donations of your excess building materials and gently used furniture and appliances. For more information on donating, please see our donations page.

Eldorado Audiology & Hearing Center

Eldorado Audiology & Hearing Center

tel. 505-466-7526

5 Caliente Road #5A, Santa Fe, NM 87508

Hearing aids often conjure up the image of large, unsightly devices that are cumbersome and uncomfortable. Dr. Kelly Heyman of Eldorado Audiology and Hearing Center wants Santa Feans to know that the days of large earpieces and even horns are relics of the past. Eldorado Audiology and Hearing Center specializes in hearing aids and audio testing to fit any budget. Dr. Heyman emphasizes that her goal is to reduce as many barriers as possible to receiving hearing care because it makes such a difference in the quality of life for individuals suffering from hearing loss. If you find that you have trouble hearing voices in conversation or what you hear sounds like you’re underwater, it may be a sign of hearing loss. Call Dr. Heyman and Eldorado Audiology and Hear Center today to schedule an appointment.

Museum Of Fine Arts

Museum Of Fine Arts

tel. 505-476-5072

107 W Palace Ave, Santa Fe, NM 87501

The New Mexico Museum of Art, formerly the Museum of Fine Arts, is one of four museums that comprise the Museum of New Mexico. The New Mexico History Museum/Palace of the Governors is located one block to the east. The Museum of International Folk Art and the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture are located on Museum Hill. Audiences for the museum are just as varied as those who created the art: Visitors from around the world visit New Mexico, particularly Santa Fe and its historic plaza, where the Museum of Art is located. New Mexicans by residence visit regularly, including school children who come to the museum with classmates, teachers and families.  Local and visiting artists and patrons of the arts bring a strong knowledge and background in the arts. Art scholars visit the state to conduct research on artists and movements that have influence and interest around the world.

CBA Insurance

CBA Insurance

1606 St Michael's Dr, Santa Fe, NM 87505

If you’ve ever had an auto accident, you know that it can be a harrowing experience. While it takes some time to recover physically, insurance coverage that seemed liked a big expense before an accident suddenly becomes an invaluable resource. CBA Insurance in Santa Fe can help take the hassle of insurance policies out of the equation, so that when the unforeseen happens, you can get your insurance needs served locally in times of crisis and times of security. From answering a question to getting experienced advice on purchasing the right policy to fit your needs, websites can’t offer that level of expertise or experience. That’s why a local insurance agent from CBA Insurance is the best bet to get you the policies you need to protect yourself and your valuables. With the implementation of the Affordable Healthcare Act, CBA Insurance is available to help you navigate the policies, rules and websites to get the right health insurance policy for you and your family. CBA Insurance is currently certified with the state to help navigate New Mexico’s insurance exchange, and should be certified with the federal government for their exchange soon. First American, Progressive, Kemper, Safeway and Dairyland are but a few of the companies CBA Insurance contracts with to offer a wide range of insurance packages. Don’t be left unprepared. Call CBA Insurance today to cover your valuables and the ones you love. 

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Today, July 24, 2014
Wyoming cave with fossil secrets to be excavated

Wyoming cave with fossil secrets to be excavated

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CHEYENNE, Wyo. — For the first time in three decades, scientists are about to revisit one of North America’s most remarkable troves of ancient…

Marines investigate corporal who vanished in Iraq

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CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. — Marine Corp officers in North Carolina are launching a formal investigation into whether a Lebanese-American Marine deser…

Tortoise an accomplice in alligator’s zoo escape?

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NAUBINWAY, Mich. — An owner of a zoo in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula says a 12-inch alligator has escaped, possibly with some help from a tortoise.

FAA Lifts Ban on U.S. Flights to and From Israel

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The Federal Aviation Administration late Wednesday lifted its ban on U.S. carriers’ flying into and out of Tel Aviv’s Ben-Gurion International…

2 Finnish aid workers killed in Afghanistan

2 Finnish aid workers killed in Afghanistan

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KABUL, Afghanistan — Gunmen riding on a motorcycle opened fire and killed two Finnish women aid workers in the western Afghan city of Herat on…

France: Air Algerie flight vanishes over N Mali

France: Air Algerie flight vanishes over N Mali

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ALGIERS, Algeria — An Air Algerie flight carrying 116 people from Burkina Faso to Algeria’s capital disappeared from radar early Thursday over…

Kerry claims progress toward Gaza truce, but Hamas leader is defiant

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TEL AVIV, Israel — During a whirlwind round of diplomacy on Wednesday, Secretary of State John Kerry asserted that progress had been made on f…

Morning reads from around the Web

Morning reads from around the Web

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Good morning New Mexico

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Israel faces increasing pressure to halt gaza war

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JERUSALEM — Israel faced new political and economic pressures Wednesday to negotiate a halt to the Gaza war, with its rising toll of death and…

Man pleads guilty in Taos shooting death

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A 54-year-old El Prado man entered a guilty plea Wednesday to involuntary manslaughter in connection with the fatal shooting of a Taos Pueblo …

Magazine readers tap Santa Fe as best small city

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Santa Fe won the top spot on a list of “The 10 Best Small Cities in America” in a survey of readers of Condé Nast Traveler magazine.

Pit bull owner pleads innocent in attack

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A Santa Fe man pleaded not guilty Wednesday morning to charges related to a May incident in which his unleashed pit bull allegedly attacked an…

Seniors share homes for cost saving, companionship

Seniors share homes for cost saving, companionship

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NEW YORK — It’s not exactly The Golden Girls, but for Marcia Rosenfeld, it’ll do.

New rules planned to stop deadly oil train fires

New rules planned to stop deadly oil train fires

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New rules planned to stop deadly oil train fires

Sen. Griego faces questions over role in building sale

Sen. Griego faces questions over role in building sale

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Meanwhile, some local legislators who backed the joint resolution that authorized a state agency to sell the building to an inn they didn’t ha…

Police notes, July 24, 2014

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The Santa Fe Police Department took the following reports: Gary Smith, 53, of Santa Fe was arrested at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday on a shoplifting char…

Feds approve endangered species listing for fish

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Environmentalists are welcoming the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s decision to list a rare fish found near the Arizona-New Mexico border as …

Guilty plea in New Mexico to China sensor case

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A Chinese national accused of trying to smuggle sensors made for the U.S. military has pleaded guilty to violating the Arms Export Control Act.

Damaged levee causes flooding in Algodones

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Authorities say a damaged levee has led to flooding in Algodones.

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