SANTA FE, N.M. (KRQE/AP) - A bear has been shot dead after attacking a tent and scratchinga camper at
A spokesman for the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish,Marty Frentzel, says a Philmont employee shot the bear Tuesdaynight after it jumped the tent and scratched the camper.
Injuries to the 14-year-old scout include a bite to the hand anda deep scratch to the head. The scout was treated at Philmont andthen transferred to Santa Fe for additional treatment.
The bear, 2 to 3-year-old, 150-pound male, was killed within twomiles of a previous attack on a camper at Philmont, the Departmentsaid. There was no apparent cause for the attack The bear will betested for rabies.
Another bear was killed late last month after separate incidentsin which a camper and goat were injured at Philmont.
Earlier in June, a bear pulled a woman from her tent in theSandia Mountains east of Albuquerque. It released her when shepunched it in the nose.
An Albuquerque Police officer involved shooting over the weekend marks the fifth since late October and city officials are taking notice.
A woman was stolen from her daughter's car, a woman who died more than five years ago.
Albuquerque police shot and killed a man Sunday night after responding to an assault call near UNM.
Deputies were led on a chase around 4 p.m. Monday after a person called 911 to report their vehicle had been stolen and was being driven recklessly around Albuquerque.
New Mexico could have hundreds of millions of dollars more to spend as legislators get ready to put together next year's budget in the upcoming legislative session.
Organizers of the Gildan New Mexico Bowl are hoping to shed the disappointing attendance numbers that weighed down the event last year when the Colorado State Rams and the Washington State Cougars face off Dec. 21.