New Mexico Attorney General Gary King's office has joined a probe into McKinley County.
The Gallup Independent reports (http://bit.ly/Axbadj) that the attorney general's Government Accountability Division requested last week county documents dating back to Jan. 2007 in connection with the county's business dealings with Board of Commissioners Chairman David Dallago's company, the Dallago Corporation.
The office of New Mexico State Auditor Hector Balderas is looking into possible conflicts of interest and the high dollar amount billed to the county by the Dallago Corp.
A federal judge in Nevada has temporarily banned the Bureau of Land Management from using helicopters to gather many of the hundreds of mustangs targeted in a roundup that's already under way about 150 miles northeast of Reno.
U.S. District Judge Howard McKibben granted part of a temporary restraining order late Wednesday. Horse protection advocates who sought the order say the BLM's own rules prohibit helicopter roundups during foaling season.
From the retired librarian in Kentucky who gave President Obama's campaign $19 to the Arkansas investment banker who gave the superPAC backing GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney a half-million dollars — it's all there at the Federal Election Commission website.
A state park in northeastern New Mexico is hosting a butterfly festival that was canceled last year because of a wildfire. Sugarite Canyon State Park near Raton is holding its Bodacious Butterfly Festival on Friday through Sunday.
Visitors can take walks with local experts to identify butterflies, which should include silver-spotted Skippers, Clouded Suphurs and a local specialty called the Raton Mesa fritillary.
"Turmoil" doesn't seem like a strong enough word anymore to describe what's happening in Pakistani politics.
Tuesday, Pakistan's highest court ruled that Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani was "disqualified" from remaining in office because he had refused to reopen a multi-million-dollar corruption probe aimed at President Asif Ali Zardari.