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  • Balderas sworn in as attorney general

    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — Incoming New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas took the oath of office Saturday at a public ceremony in Santa Fe.

    Balderas, a native of Wagon Mound, said he was “humbled” by his new responsibility. As the state’s top law enforcement officer, he promised not to shy away from the tough cases and to share more information.

  • In Brief - News - Jan. 5, 2015

    The Associated Press

    Coyote killing contests targeted

    LAS CRUCES — Opponents of coyote killing contests around New Mexico are gearing up for another attempt to have the practice banned.
    The Albuquerque Journal reports that at least 10 environmental groups are urging lawmakers to back legislation that would outlaw hunting coyotes simply for sport.
    Southwest Environmental Center director Kevin Bixby says nearly 40 coyote carcasses were dumped in the desert in Las Cruces.

  • Looking Back - Jan. 5

    In 1965
    Tuesday, Jan. 5 — Little Miss 1965, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Manuel “Tony” Pacheco, Rainsville, was born Jan. 2, at 7:57 p.m. in St. Anthony’s Hospital. The girl weighed six pounds, five ounces. As the first baby of the new year, little Miss Pacheco will receive a number of gifts from various business places in Las Vegas.

  • Looking ahead - News - Jan. 5, 2015

    Senior Olympic meeting
    A Senior Olympic meeting will be held at 1 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 8, at the Abe Montoya Recreation Center. All members are encouraged to attend.

  • Weather - Jan. 5, 2015

    Monday
    Sunny, with a high near 50. West wind 10-15 mph. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 28. North wind 5-15 mph.

    Tuesday
    Sunny, with a high near 50. Northeast wind around 5 mph, becoming south in the afternoon. A 10 percent chance of snow at night. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 21.

    Wednesday
    A 10 percent chance of snow. Partly sunny, with a high near 33. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 14.

    Thursday
    Mostly sunny, with a high near 51.

  • A Look Back at 2014 - Shooting, Castañeda sale top local stories

    Tragic. Triumphant. Turnover. Each of those words can be used to describe the year we said farewell to on Thursday.

    The year was a tragic one for a city of Las Vegas employee who was fired on a May morning and later that day was shot and killed by state police officers after he pointed a rifle at them, refusing their commands to drop it.

  • Highlands drops ACT requirement

    Regents at New Mexico Highlands University voted in December to eliminate the requirement that students take the ACT college entrance exam in order to be admitted to Highlands, a change that was requested by university administrators.

  • Stomach viruses on rise in NM

    The Associated Press

    Noroviruses are on the rise in New Mexico with suspected or confirmed cases nearly doubling in the state in 2014, according to health officials.

    There have been 49 suspected or confirmed norovirus outbreaks in New Mexico this year, up from 27 in 2013, according to the state Department of Health.

  • Looking Back - Jan. 2

    In 1965

    Tuesday, Jan. 5 — Robertson High School has published its second six-week’s honor roll with five students making a straight- A average;
    Making this high average are five seniors: Terry Hill, Marcia Hurt, Christine Trujillo and Robert Whorton. Juniors had one student on the A list — Marsha Jo Hannah. The sophomores had none.

  • Looking ahead - News - Jan. 2, 2015

    La Plaza Little League meeting

    La Plaza Little League will be holding a meeting at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday at the Abe Montoya Recreation Center.