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  • Looking Back - Nov. 8, 2013

    In 1963

    Wednesday, Nov. 13 — “Jury Room,” an all-school play for Robertson High School, will be presented Friday at Ilfeld Auditorium. Cast members are Donna Bottorff, Judy Hoch, Nat Kearns, Kay Craig, Paul Bunker, Jimmy Terr, Ann Tinker and Lewis Terr. Students assisting in building flats for the stage set are Lenora Gutierrez, Raymond Flores, Alice Cruz, Karen Roberts, Jan Ansley and Jim Mathieson. The play is being directed by Mrs. Betty Evetts, with Henry Owen as the student director.
     

  • Looking Ahead - News - Nov. 8, 2013

    Time change: Vegas Bowl is Saturday noon

    The annual showdown between the Robertson High Cardinals and the West Las Vegas Dons kicks off at noon Saturday at Cardinal Stadium. The game was moved up an hour and a half due to logistical concerns. For a preview of Saturday’s game and a look back at the storied Vegas Bowl, See page B1.

  • Weather - Nov. 8, 2013

    Friday
    Sunny, with a high near 67. West wind around 15 mph. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 39. Northwest wind 10-15 mph.

    Saturday
    Sunny, with a high near 67. Northwest wind 5-10 mph, becoming south in the afternoon. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 35.

    Sunday
    Mostly sunny, with a high near 64. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 36.

    Monday
    Mostly sunny, with a high near 63.

    Sunrise ... Sunset
    6:30 a.m. to 4:59 p.m.

  • Gov rips Brooks over tweet

    The Associated Press

    ALBUQUERQUE — Gov. Susana Martinez has called out Albuquerque Public Schools Superintendent Winston Brooks over his social media remarks about Martinez’s education secretary, and Brooks has apologized.

    Brooks suggested in a Twitter comment Tuesday to a KOAT-TV reporter that Secretary Hannah Skandera “head for the livestock truck.”

  • In Brief - New Mexico News - Nov. 8, 2013

     The Associated Press

    Royalties coming in to state office
    SANTA FE — The State Land Office says it’s received $1.5 million in royalties because of an audit of oil and natural gas production in southeastern New Mexico.
    Land Commissioner Ray Powell said the royalties from Concho Oil and Gas are for production on state trust land in Eddy County since 2010. The company is affiliated with Concho Resources Inc., which is based in Midland, Texas.

  • Obama meets with Senate Dems

    By Nedra Pickler
    The Associated Press

    WASHINGTON — Senators from President Barack Obama’s own party pressed him in person on Wednesday to extend the enrollment deadline for Americans to sign up for health insurance because of the malfunctioning website.

    Obama invited Senate Democrats facing re-election next year to the White House to discuss the problem-plagued health care rollout that could affect their races.

  • Details emerge in deaths

    The night before Alex Montoya and Cochise Bayhan died, Denise Encinias says she gave them their medications at 8:30 p.m. and asked them to put on their pajamas.

    The two had been staying in an outbuilding behind the Encinias home.

    Encinias said she went back to the “apartment” at about 10 p.m. to tell Montoya, 61, and Bayhan, 56, to go to bed. The two were relaxing on a couch.

  • Fall colors
  • Community rights laws defended

    Saying that our current system of government is rigged in favor of corporations, environmental activist Thomas Linzey told a crowd of more than 100 Monday night that they have a responsibility to engage in civil disobedience to regain power for local governments and the people.

  • Luna sponsoring coat drive

    By Jesse Gallegos
    Luna Community College

    Luna Community College students led by both student government and the student nurses association are conducting an “LCC Cares Coat Drive.”

    Although the emphasis will be on coats, any article of cold weather clothing, such as hats, gloves, and scarves are welcome.

    Items will be distributed Nov. 23. The last day to donate a coat and other items will be Nov. 22.