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  • In Brief - New Mexico News - Aug. 21, 2013

    The Associated Press

    High court to hear pension case  

    LAS CRUCES — The New Mexico Supreme Court on Sept. 4 is scheduled to hear arguments on a suit in which retired school employees challenge the state’s reduction of cost-of-living adjustments to their pensions.
    The Las Cruces Sun-News reports that the case centers on a law approved by the Legislature and Gov. Susana Martinez earlier this year.

  • Looking Back - Aug. 21, 2013

    In 1963

  • Looking Ahead - Aug. 21, 2013

    Local Music from Angel Fire concert is Friday

    The annual Music from Angel Fire local concert will be held at 7 p.m. Friday at Ilfeld Auditorium. Tickets are $20.

  • Weather - Aug. 21, 2013

    Wednesday
    A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after noon. Mostly sunny, with a high near 85. South wind 5-15 mph. A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms at night. Partly cloudy, with a low around 57. South wind 5-15 mph.

    Thursday
    A 10 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after noon. Mostly sunny, with a high near 85. A 10 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms at night. Partly cloudy, with a low around 55.

    Friday

  • East to delay accreditation

    Las Vegas City Schools had been preparing for a district-wide accreditation for more than a year, but on Thursday the district’s leader announced that she is pulling the plug on that effort for now.

    Superintendent Sheryl McNellis-Martinez told the board she doesn’t believe the district is prepared to undergo the accreditation process this fall.

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  • City water in violation of standards

    The city of Las Vegas announced Friday that it is in violation of drinking water standards, although a top water official said the water remains safe to drink and doesn’t need to be boiled.

    “There’s no risk right now,” said Don Cole, the city’s water systems manager.

    Still, the city is advising that anyone with a severely compromised immune system, infants and the elderly could be at increased risk.

  • Area man accused of driving drunk

    A 67-year-old Serafina man was arrested and jailed last week for allegedly driving drunk and leaving the scene of an accident.

    Las Vegas police say Eligio B. Baca Jr. also drove into oncoming traffic and ran into a block wall just north of the intersection of Hot Springs and Porter Avenue as an officer was trying to catch up to him.

    Baca has been charged with misdemeanor counts of driving while under the influence, leaving the scene of an accident and failure to report an accident. He was booked into the San Miguel County Detention Center.

  • High court won’t decide gay marriage

    By Barry Massey
    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — New Mexico’s highest court isn’t going to immediately decide whether gay marriage is legal in the state and instead will allow lower courts to first consider the issue.

    The state Supreme Court has denied requests by same-sex couples from Santa Fe, Albuquerque and other communities who had asked the justices to declare gay marriage legal.

  • Looking Back - Aug. 19, 2013

    In 1963
    Monday, Aug. 19 — Leroy E. Apodaca, son of Mr. and Mrs. George C. Apodaca, 1921 New Mexico Ave., and now a resident of Santa Fe, was recently commissioned second lieutenant in the New Mexico National Guard. Apodaca received training in Santa Fe and graduated from National Guard OCS at Ft. Bliss on June 22, 1963