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  • LFC proposes state worker pay raises

    By Barry Massey
    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — State workers in New Mexico would receive a 1 percent salary increase — their first across-the-board raise since 2008 — and state police officers would get a 3 percent pay hike under budget recommendations released Wednesday by a legislative panel.

  • Looking Back - Jan. 11, 2013

    In 1963

    Friday, Jan. 11 — Las Vegans were shivering in near zero temperatures today with between 8 and 10 inches of snow on the ground at noon and the light snow continuing. Travel north of Las Vegas was discouraged and all roads and streets were snow-packed and slick. Highway Department, City and Town crews were at work this morning clearing the major streets and highways.
     

  • Looking Ahead - News - Jan. 11, 2013

    ‘Bless Me, Ultima’ showing at Ilfeld

    “Bless Me, Ultima” will be shown at Ilfeld Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. on Jan. 18 and at 2 p.m. on Jan. 20. General admission tickets are $5. Students with valid ID’s and children pay $3. Call 454-3238 for advance tickets or additional information.

  • Weather - Jan. 11, 2013

    Friday
    Sunny, with a temperature rising to near 34 by 11 a.m., then falling to around 25 during the remainder of the day. Windy, with a west wind 35-40 mph, increasing to 40-45 mph. Winds could gust as high as 65 mph. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 6. Wind chill values as low as -1. Breezy, with a west wind 20-25 mph, decreasing to 10-15 mph after midnight.

    Saturday

  • In Brief - New Mexico - Jan. 11, 2013

    The Associated Press

  • Gov. to expand Medicaid

    By Barry Massey and Susan Montoya Bryan
    The Associated Press

    ALBUQUERQUE — New Mexico, a state that hovers near the top of national poverty and uninsured rankings, plans to follow provisions of a federal health care law to expand Medicaid to potentially provide medical services to 170,000 low-income adults, Republican Gov. Susana Martinez announced Wednesday.

  • Virgin Galactic to make payment

    The Associated Press

    LAS CRUCES — Virgin Galactic will make the first-ever rent payment this month for use of Spaceport America in New Mexico, state officials said.

    The company will pay $85,833 monthly, according to a calculation based on information from the spaceport, The Las Cruces Sun-News reported Wednesday.

    The amount is one-twelfth of the $1 million a year charged to Virgin Galactic for use of the facilities. It will pay another $2,500 a month in rent for land.

  • Area man shot in face

    A 32-year-old Las Vegas man was arrested Monday on a charge of attempted murder after police say he fired a shotgun into a residence, striking a victim in the head and chest area.

    Paul Martinez, who lives on the 900 block of E. Prince Street, told police the shotgun went off accidentally, though the victim and another witness told authorities that he had been harassing them.

    Martinez was booked into the San Miguel County Detention Center. Magistrate Chris Najar set his bond at $100,000 cash.

  • Mora manager put on leave

    The newly constituted Mora County Commission is wasting no time in making changes.

  • Weekend Blaze - Litherlands rescued from home

    Crystal Lujan was speaking to Evelyn Ortega, the co-owner of Legers Package Liquor Store, a little before midnight on Saturday when she saw flames shooting out of the Litherland home on Lee Drive.

    “I turned around, and I saw a big flame, and I was like, ‘Oh my God. We have a fire,’” Lujan said.

    Ortega turned around, and when she saw the flames coming out of the Litherlands’ garage, she quickly realized that the Litherlands would likely have trouble getting out of their burning home because of their age.