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  • Looking Back - April 3, 2013

    In 1963
    Tuesday, April 2 — The “Last Squad” club of the Leonard Hoskins American Legion Post 24 will have its 25th reunion dinner at the El Fidel hotel dining room Saturday. The affair is scheduled to get under way with a pre-dinner “get-together” starting at 6:30. The dinner is being prepared under the direction of Martin Rapp. When the club was organized in 1939, there were 54 members. Now, Seth Gray, one of the organizers of the group, said there are 33 members left and these are scattered across the country.

  • Looking Ahead - News - April 3, 2013

    Open house on Sabinoso Management plan

    An open house on the Sabinoso Proposed Management Plan and the Environmental Assessment will be held from  6 to 8 p.m. this Thursday at Student Service Board Room on the campus of Luna Community College.

  • Weather - April 3, 2013

    Wednesday
    A chance of snow showers before noon, then a chance of rain showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 44. Northeast wind 5-10 mph, becoming southeast in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 40 percent. New snow accumulation of less than one inch possible. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 29. Southeast wind 5-10 mph, becoming north after midnight.

    Thursday
    Sunny, with a high near 64. North wind 5-10 mph, becoming south in the afternoon. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 37.

    Friday

  • 2 nominated for judgeship

    Longtime attorneys Anna M. Aragon and Gerald E. Baca have made the shortlist for the vacant judgeship in the 4th Judicial District.

    The nominating committee screening applicants for the post announced its recommendations Friday afternoon after interviewing the four people who applied for the job.

    It’s now up to Gov. Susana Martinez to decide whether Aragon or Baca will replace Eugenio Mathis, who resigned his judicial post in late February amid allegations of wrongdoing by the Judicial Standards Commission.

  • Good Friday walk
  • Head Start at West to cut 3 jobs

    Three administrative positions at West Las Vegas Head Start are on the chopping block next school year courtesy of the federal sequester and an audit finding.

    During a special board meeting Wednesday, Head Start Director Joseph Griego told the board the current plan is to cut 5 percent of his annual budget, and that would require the reduction in force of three employees.

  • Education pension overhaul signed

    By Barry Massey
    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — Retired educators will receive smaller cost-of-living adjustments for the next 30 years under a measure approved by legislators and signed into law Friday by Gov. Susana Martinez.

    The new law takes effect July 1, and also will require current teachers and other educational employees to permanently pay more into their retirement system if they earn $20,000 or more a year. There will be no payroll contribution increase for those with salaries below that amount.

  • In Brief - New Mexico News - April 1, 2013

    The Associated Press

    Sunport traffic falls 20 percent

    ALBUQUERQUE — New numbers show that New Mexico’s largest airport saw a 19.4-percent dip in passenger traffic from 2007 to 2012.
    The Albuquerque Journal reports that Albuquerque International Sunport also has seen a steep decline in the number of daily departures and has lost non-stop service to a dozen destinations since 2008.

  • Looking Back - April 1, 2013

    In 1963
    Monday, April 1 — The board of the New Mexico State Hospital began making immediate plans today to select a new superintendent for the controversy-racked mental institution. The board Saturday fired Dr. Thomas Hogshead for poor management after he refused to resign and named Dr. William F. Sears superintendent on a temporary basis.

  • Looking Ahead - News - April 1, 2013

    Story Time at Carnegie

    Story Time at Carnegie Library is at 10:30 a.m. and 4 p.m., on Wednesdays in the children’s area of the pubic library. This week’s book is “The Rainbow Fish” by Marcus Pfister. Free and open to the public.