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  • Middle school shooting injures two

    By Russell Contreras
    The Associated Press

    ROSWELL, N.M. — A student opened fire Tuesday morning at a middle school in the southeastern New Mexico city of Roswell, shooting two students before being taken into custody.

    Officials at University Medical Center in Lubbock, Texas, say a 14-year-old boy was flown there in critical condition and a 13-year-old girl was en route in serious condition. Information from nurses treating the boy indicates he was the shooter’s target, hospital spokesman Eric Finley said.

  • Water projects - Agency seeks millions for city

    Water issues have been at the forefront for many years for the city. On Monday, the city got some news that could greatly benefit the city if all goes as planned.

    New Mexico Environment Department General Counsel and Legislative Coordinator Jeff Kendall announced the city would be included in the department’s capital outlay funding request during the upcoming state legislative session that starts next week.

  • Ruling: Doctors can help patients die

    By Susan Montoya Bryan
    The Associated Press

    ALBUQUERQUE — Aja Riggs has undergone aggressive radiation and chemotherapy treatment for advanced uterine cancer. The 49-year-old Santa Fe resident remembers the feeling of her skin burning, all the medication, the nausea and the fatigue so immense that even talking sapped too much energy.

    All she wanted was the choice to end her life if the suffering became too great.

  • Looking Back - Jan. 15, 2014

    In 1964
    Wednesday, Jan. 15 — Capt. Alvin Regensberg swore in new recruits who enlisted in the National Guard here during the previous training quarter. Recruits are Leroy Martinez, Joe  O. Lujan, Pete Patron, Toby Archuleta, Maguin Urioste, Fred Herrera and Robert Duran Jr. Additionally, 2nd Lt. Leroy E. Apodaca, a June 1963 graduate of the New Mexico Military Academy was assigned to the local National Guard Unit effective Jan. 10.
     

  • Looking Ahead - News - Jan. 15, 2014

    Glimpses of the Past series, “Indian Land Tenure in New Mexico,” 7 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 16 at the CCHP/Santa Fe Trail Interpretive Center at 116 Bridge St. The land tenure of the Pueblo Indians has been characterized by both success stories of the protection of Pueblo lands, as well as by centuries of encroachment by non-Indians on Pueblo lands and resources. For more information, contact Fort Union National Monument at 425-8025, ext. 0 or visit www.nps.gov/foun.
     

  • Weather - Jan. 15, 2014

    Wednesday
    Sunny, with a high near 52. West wind 5-10 mph. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 25. Northwest wind 5-10 mph.

    Thursday
    Sunny, with a high near 47. North wind around 5 mph, becoming southeast in the afternoon. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 21.

    Friday
    Sunny, with a high near 49. Clear at night, with a low around 25.

    Saturday
    Sunny, with a high near 49.

    Sunrise ... Sunset
    7:10 a.m. to 5:11 p.m.

  • Back to school
  • East board discusses finances

    The Las Vegas City Schools district has struggled with its budget for years, but on Thursday Superintendent Sheryl McNellis-Martinez informed the board that her administration is already getting the budget planning process in place for the upcoming school year.

    McNellis-Martinez told the board the district’s financials appear to be in good shape, although problems with the late audits still linger.

  • Jockeying for position
  • Council to consider new schedule

    The City Council will take up its annual open meetings resolution this Wednesday, and among the changes being considered is pushing the council’s work sessions from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. on the second Wednesday of each month.

    Among the other items on the agenda is a contract for City Attorney Dave Romero. At last week’s Council work session, the governing body went behind closed doors to discuss Romero’s contract.

    No formal action will be taken on the contract or the open meetings resolution until this week’s regular Council meeting.