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  • State budget bill remains in limbo

    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — A $6 billion budget proposal was sent back to a House committee Wednesday for possible revisions to try to break a stalemate over education spending.

    With the House still unable to finish work on a budget for financing state government, Senate leaders are starting to assemble their own budget proposal as the Legislature moves into the final week of its 30-day session.

  • Looking Back - Feb. 14, 2014

    In 1964

    Friday, Feb. 14 — The Impalas and Percy Faison with Litra Romero, West Las Vegas Schools band director, as master of ceremonies, entertained the New Mexico House of Representatives and Senate Wednesday in Santa Fe. The Las Vegas musical group and Faison received a standing ovation from the House after performing Spanish folk music, rock and roll, blues and ballads. They performed, among other songs, “Blue Moon,” “Never on Sunday,” and “Los Ojos de Pancha.”

  • Looking Ahead - News - Feb. 14, 2014

    Glimpses of the Past

    Glimpses of the Past, “The History of the Economic Development of the Southwest,” 7 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 20 at CCHP/Santa Fe Trail Interpretive Center, 116 Bridge St. For more information, contact Fort Union National Monument at 425-8025, or visit www.nps.gov/foun.
     

  • Weather - Feb. 14, 2014

    Friday
    Mostly sunny, with a high near 63. Southwest wind 5-15 mph. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 37. Southwest wind around 15 mph.

    Saturday
    Mostly sunny, with a high near 72. Southwest wind 10-15 mph. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 37.

    Sunday
    Mostly sunny, with a high near 69. Windy. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 35. Breezy.

    Monday
    Mostly sunny, with a high near 58. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 29.

  • Jail Log - Feb. 14, 2014

    The following individuals were booked into the San Miguel County Detention Center between Feb. 4 and Feb. 11:

  • In Brief - New Mexico - Feb. 14, 2014

    The Associated Press

  • Caesar dies at 91

    By Lynn Elber
    AP Television Writer

    LOS ANGELES — Carl Reiner remembers Sid Caesar as a great flame who drew comedy writer “moths” including Mel Brooks and Neil Simon to his side.

    The genius of 1950s TV comedy is illuminating television even today. Shows from “Saturday Night Live” to sitcoms owe a debt to Caesar’s brilliant interpretation of material by Brooks, Simon, Woody Allen and Reiner himself, among others.

  • Roundhouse visit
  • Moving on - Parisian Cleaners calling it quits

    Charlie Vigil will soon enter retirement after working at the same place for 62 years. Vigil, 84, will shut down his family’s Parisian Cleaners on Friday, marking an end to the more than a century-old Grand Avenue business. Vigil said his decision was a hard one, as the once-flourishing business is now losing money on a monthly basis and has been for the last six months.

  • City cops get grant for dispatch center

    When one of the microphones at the city of Las Vegas police dispatch center broke, the police department reached out to Motorola, the maker of the equipment, to get a replacement.

    Deputy Chief Eugene Garcia said a company representative politely explained that the city’s dispatch equipment was antiquated, and the company no longer carried  replacement parts.

    The company’s suggestion: Try eBay.

    “We are operating with an outdated radio system,” Commander Ken Jenkins told the City Council Monday night.