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The latest New Mexico Headlines

ALBUQUERQUE (AP) - The woman who's headed Mothers Against Drunk Driving in New Mexico for a decade says it's time to pass the baton to someone else. Terry Huertaz is stepping down as state executive director of MADD August 1st. She says she's looking at doing contractual work and consulting and is launching an educational program to fight underage drinking.

ALBUQUERQUE (AP) - A black bear that has been roaming around a rural neighborhood in the mountains east of Albuquerque has been released in the Zuni Mountains after it was captured yesterday. The 7-year-old bear was tranquilized by Game and Fish officials after it was spotted on a woman's porch and then chased up a tree by neighborhood dogs.

SILVER CITY, N.M. (AP) - Higher fuel prices are forcing a fare increase for Grant County's weekend bus service, which offers curb-to-curb service for bar hoppers in a project designed to curb drunken driving. One-way fares will increase 50 cents, from $2.50 to $3, while the round-trip fare will increase a dollar, from $5 to $6.

(AP) - Thunderstorm activity in New Mexico is predicted to shift to areas along and west of the central mountains this weekend. But the National Weather Service says a cold front will refocus storms in the northeast early next week.

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