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  • Clerk quits over gay marriage ruling

    By Jeri Clausing
    The Associated Press

    A rural eastern New Mexico county clerk and her deputy resigned Friday rather than abide by a state Supreme Court ruling legalizing gay marriage, officials said.

    Roosevelt County manager Charlene Webb confirmed that Clerk Donna Carpenter and Deputy Clerk Janet Collins announced their resignations Friday morning.

  • Looking Back - Dec. 23, 2013

    In 1963
    Wednesday, Dec. 18 — A fierce rivalry will be the spirit behind the basketball game between the Dons of West Las Vegas and the Cardinals of Robertson, at Stu Clark Gym. Rosters: Dons: Jim Perdomo, Louie Huie, Sammy Abeyta, Herman Martinez, Danny Herrera, Pete Lucero, Wilfred Garduno, Frank Sanchez, Mike Tejada, Chas. Aragon, Archie Martinez and Dickie Roybal; Cardinals: Dale Bustamante, Tony Madrid, Pat Apodaca, Leroy Trujillo, Larry Archuleta, Richard Martinez, Alfred Lopez, Lloyd Tapia, Bobby Whorton. Byron Perrigo, Steve Stuckwisch and Vences Sanchez.

  • Looking ahead - News - Dec. 23, 2013

    Caroling sing-along
    The Annual Christmas Caroling Sing-along will be at 3 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 24 at the Methodist Church, Eighth and National. Carolers will be accompanied by a small orchestra quartet. For information, call Rosemary Pierson at 425-9299.

  • Weather - Dec. 23, 2013

    Monday
    Sunny, with a high near 45. West wind 5-10 mph, becoming southwest in the morning. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 22. West wind around 10 mph.

    Tuesday
    Sunny, with a high near 53. West wind 10-15 mph. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 21.

    Wednesday
    Sunny, with a high near 37. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 18.

    Thursday
    Sunny, with a high near 43.

    Sunrise ... Sunset
    7:08 a.m. to 4:53 p.m.

  • FYI - Dec. 23, 2013

    Candidate packets for the March 4th Municipal Election are available in the City Clerk’s Office.  Anyone interested in filing can pick up a packet containing all information to assist them in filing for candidacy.

  • Holiday decorations
  • Court OKs gay marriage

    Quoting the state Constitution’s Bill of Rights guaranteeing that “all persons are born equally free, and have certain natural, inherent and inalienable rights,” the State Supreme Court ruled Thursday that it’s unconstitutional to deny marriage licenses to same-sex couples.

    The ruling legalizes same-sex civil marriages in New Mexico, and it mandates that married gay couples receive the same rights as married heterosexual couples.

  • Gearing up for light parade
  • Area bar fined over fatal crash

    More than three years after Mariah Arguello was killed by a drunk driver, the bar accused of over serving the drunk driver has been fined and it had its liquor license suspended for a few days.

    El Alto Bar and Station, located just south of Las Vegas, was given an administrative citation for over-serving. The bar paid a $2,500 fine and was forced to stop serving alcohol for eight consecutive days, the state Regulation and Licensing Department announced this week.

  • Budget deal cuts oil and gas royalties

    By Matthew Daly
    The Associated Press

    WASHINGTON — The budget deal in Congress will cost Wyoming, New Mexico and other states $415 million in lost oil and gas royalties over the next decade, according to the Congressional Budget Office.