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  • Looking Back - Jan. 26, 2015

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  • Looking ahead - News - Jan. 26, 2015

    Entrepreneurship Forum is this evening
    Entrepreneurship Forum, presentations by Leroy Lujan of LNM Plumbing, Jessica McGee of The Rock Taproom and Grill, and Diana Whitten of Wild Bill Barbecue, 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 26, at El Fidel Hotel. Open to the public. For more information, call Andrea Gottschalk at 425-6113.

  • Weather - Jan. 26, 2015

    Sunny, with a high near 62. North wind around 5 mph, becoming east in the afternoon. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 33. East wind around 5 mph, becoming west after midnight.

    Partly sunny, with a high near 57. West wind 5-15 mph. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 36.

    Sunny, with a high near 60. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 28.

    Mostly sunny, with a high near 43.

    Sunrise ... Sunset
    7:05 a.m. to 5:22 p.m.

  • East candidates tackle issues

    In less than two weeks, voters will head to the polls to cast their ballots in either the Las Vegas City Schools or West Las Vegas School board elections. On Tuesday, voters of the Las Vegas City Schools district had a chance to listen to board candidates tackle the issues head on.

    The election will fill four of the five seats on the board of the east side school district. Two of the four seats on the board are contested. All four seats are at-large within the Las Vegas City Schools board district.

    Election Day for both school districts is Feb. 3.

  • Digging out - Storm causes delays, closures

    A winter storm brought much needed moisture to northeast New Mexico Wednesday and Thursday, dumping several  inches of snow in the area and leaving roadways icy.

    Treacherous driving conditions prompted schools and offices throughout the area to either close completely on Thursday or start two hours later than normal.

  • Few surprised by ruling in Mora case

    Disappointed, yes. Surprised, not so much.

    That was Santa Fe attorney Jeff Haas’ reaction to Monday’s ruling by a federal judge throwing out Mora County’s community rights ordinance, which sought to ban all oil and gas drilling in the county and limit the rights currently enjoyed by corporations.

  • State ranks low in child welfare

    By Russell Contreras
    The Associated Press

    New Mexico continues to rank near the bottom in child poverty and the state has been slow to recover economically and stop the dwindling of resources, a new report said.

    The New Mexico Voices for Children on Tuesday released its annual New Mexico Kids Count report, which also faulted state lawmakers for not presenting any new anti-poverty initiatives to help one of the poorest states.

  • Rodella gets 10 years in road rage case

    By Russell Contreras
    The Associated Press

    A federal judge on Wednesday sentenced a former New Mexico sheriff to 10 years in prison for abusing a driver in a bizarre, off-duty traffic stop that prosecutors described as a fit of road rage.

    Ex-Rio Arriba County Sheriff Thomas Rodella told the judge at the sentencing hearing that he did good deeds during his tenure, and the court received letters from community members praising his service.

  • Gov urges lawmakers to cooperate

    By Susan Montoya Bryan
    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — Republican Gov. Susana Martinez urged state lawmakers Tuesday to put aside their politics and come together to focus on improving the lives of New Mexico’s children through a slew of education and economic development reforms.

    Martinez outlined her legislative priorities in her State of the State address after lawmakers convened for what many have described as a historic 60-day session.

  • Republicans reshuffle House committees

    By Astrid Galvan
    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE— Republican leaders began wielding their newfound political power Wednesday by advancing a measure that would revamp the way some things work in New Mexico’s House of Representatives.

    It’s been six decades since Republicans have held the majority in the chamber, and now they’re scrambling to set a new course with a slew of committee changes they say are aimed at making things more efficient. They proposed consolidating some panels and eliminating others.