ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - The University of New Mexico hospital is sending a 26-member team of medical, computer and security specialists to Moore, Okla., to help with the response to Monday's massive tornado hit. Medical personnel who are part of the Disaster Medical Assistance Team could be deployed for up to two weeks. The hospital says the team is outfitted to treat up to 250 patients per day for up to three days without resupply.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - Oil production in New Mexico has increased by nearly 50% over the last three years, making it 1 of 5 western states that have helped boost national production over the last three years. A spokesman for the New Mexico Oil and Gas Association says southeastern New Mexico's stretch of the Permian Basin has been booming.
CARLSBAD, N.M. (AP) - Police say a Carlsbad man who tried to avoid arrest by giving police a fake name that belonged to someone else with a warrant. The Carlsbad Current-Argus reports Carlsbad police last week questioned a man who identified himself as Shaun Paul, who dispatchers say had a warrant. Authorities say the man, later identified as Shaun Paneral, then began running from officers but was later caught and arrested.
WASHINGTON (AP) -Utah Gov. Gary Herbert says his state does a better job than federal managers in protecting the natural resources and rugged beauty that drives Utah's outdoor recreation and tourism industry. Herbert, the chairman of the Western Governors' Association, was the lone witness to testify yesterday in Washington before a congressional subcommittee examining the role of state and federal governments in managing national parks, forests and public rangelands.
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