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  • Officer shortage handicapping law enforcement

    By Russell Contreras
    The Associated Press

    ALBUQUERQUE — Police departments and sheriffs’ offices across New Mexico are battling shortages of officers and deputies amid retirements, low pay and a lack of qualified applicants.

  • Looking Back - Dec. 25, 2013

    In 1963

    Friday, Dec. 20 — In recognition of her outstanding work in the field of education in New Mexico, Mrs. J.M. Valdez was chosen Teacher of the Year for 1963-64 by the Wagon Mound Educational Association. The selection was based on the achievements of Mrs. Valdez in varied areas of service. Her role as wife and mother had been successfully combined with a teaching career, and she has still found time for civic duties and important community interests.

  • Looking ahead - News - Dec. 25, 2013

    Sobriety Ball
    Second Annual Sobriety Ball, 7 p.m. to midnight on Saturday, Dec. 28 at El Burro Enterprise. Los Tropicales will provide musical entertainment for the evening. Donations are being sought for the event. To donate or for more information, call 505-617-5846 or 425-2687.
     

  • Weather - Dec. 25, 2013

    Wednesday
    Sunny, with a high near 40. Southwest wind 5-10 mph, becoming south in the afternoon. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 20.

    Thursday
    Sunny, with a high near 47. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 23.

    Friday
    Sunny, with a high near 51. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 27.

    Saturday
    Sunny, with a high near 53.

    Sunrise ... Sunset
    7:08 a.m. to 4:54 p.m.

  • Offices, schools and banks closing for Christmas

    Below are some of the government agencies, banks and schools that will be closed in observance of the Christmas holiday.

  • Helping out
  • Heartbreaking setback

    Filadelfio “Phil” Rubio, who fought in both World War II and the Korean War, is now having to pick up the pieces of his shattered life.

    Rubio, a gentle-mannered 90-year-old, lost his home to a fire in the early morning hours of Dec. 8. His home, located on Romero Street on the city’s west side, is a complete loss.

    The fire remains under investigation, but authorities suspect that it was an electrical fire, according to Las Vegas Fire Chief Philip Mares.

  • Lighting up the night
  • Highlands hires new provost

    An administrator at Our Lady of the Lake University has been tapped to be New Mexico Highlands University’s next provost and vice president of academic affairs.

    Teresita Aguilar, a first-generation college graduate who earned her doctorate from the University of North Texas, will begin her new job in early January, Highlands President Jim Fries announced during last week’s regents meeting. She replaces Gilbert Rivera, who has been trying to retire since 2011.

  • Another blaze