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  • $2.5M sought for Mora building

    With opening day of the Legislature about a week away, Mora County officials are once again gearing up to make their case for funding for the vacant and uncompleted courthouse complex.

    But this time, they’re hoping that the groundwork they’ve laid over the last several months will help convince lawmakers and the governor that they can finally turn things around and get the derailed Mora County Complex back on track.

    Paula Garcia, chairwoman of the Mora County Commission, said Thursday that the county is changing its approach somewhat.

  • Another leak
  • Luna college election set for March

    Four seats are up for grabs in the March 5 Luna Community College Board of Trustees election, and those thinking about running for the positions have less than a week to decide.

    Filing day for the positions is Jan. 16. Interested candidates must file with the San Miguel County Clerk’s Office between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. in order for their names to appear on the ballot. The deadline for filing to run as a write-in candidate is 5 p.m. on Jan. 29.

  • Residence hall named for donors

    Three New Mexico Highlands University benefactors who dedicated their estates to providing scholarships to students in this area are being honored by the university.
    Highlands regents voted unanimously last month to name the new student residence hall after Ken and Sue Crimmin and Emiteria “Matie” Martinez Robinson Viles.

    The Crimmins set up an endowment at Highlands worth around $500,000 more than 25 years ago. More than 180 students have received scholarships to attend Highlands through the endowment.

  • FDA issues new food safety rules

    By Mary Clare Jalonick
    The Associated Press

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration says its new guidelines would make the food Americans eat safer and help prevent the kinds of foodborne disease outbreaks that sicken or kill thousands of consumers each year.

  • 25 years of service
  • Looking Back - Jan. 7, 2013

    In 1963
    Tuesday, Jan. 8 — With new postal rates in effect yesterday, there was a rush on one-cent stamps at the local post office. It now costs 5 cents to mail a letter, 8 cents for air mail letters, 4 cents for post cards and 6 cents for air mail post cards.

  • Looking Ahead - News - Jan. 7, 2013

    Story Time at Carnegie is Wednesday

    Story Time at Carnegie Library is at 10:30 a.m. and 4 p.m., on Wednesdays in the children’s area of the public library. Free and open to the public.
     

  • Weather - Jan. 7, 2013

    Monday
    Partly sunny, with a high near 41. South wind 10-15 mph. Mostly cloudy at night, with a low around 18.

    Tuesday
    Mostly sunny, with a high near 45. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 22.

    Wednesday
    Mostly sunny, with a high near 49. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 25.

    Thursday
    Mostly sunny, with a high near 51. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 23.

    Sunrise ... Sunset
    7:11 a.m. to 5:04 p.m.

  • Background checks pitched for private gun sales

    SANTA FE — A Democratic legislator from Albuquerque proposes to require background checks on people who buy firearms from private gun owners, including at gun shows.

    Rep. Miguel Garcia said Friday the checks would prevent sales of guns to people convicted of crimes and those with a history of mental illness. He will introduce the bill when the Legislature convenes next week.