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  • In Brief - New Mexico News - March 25, 2013

    The Associated Press

    Plan could force tax hike  
    The New Mexico Legislature’s decision to phase out state reimbursements to local governments for not taxing food and medicine could lead some city and county governments to raise taxes.

  • Looking Back - March 25, 2013

    In 1963

  • Looking Ahead - News - March 25, 2013

    Multi-Media Nature Art Show wrapping up
    The Multi-Media Nature Art Show “Community Rights Above Corporate Might” is now showing through March at Estella’s Café, 148 Bridge St. Hours are from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.

  • Weather - March 25, 2013

    Monday
    A 30 percent chance of snow, mainly before 1 pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 32. Wind chill values as low as -1. Southeast wind 10-15 mph, becoming south in the afternoon. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible. A 20 percent chance of snow before 1a.m. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 15. East wind 10-15 mph, decreasing to 5-10 mph after midnight.

    Tuesday
    Mostly sunny, with a high near 50. Southwest wind 10-15 mph. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 29.

    Wednesday

  • Bookstore opens
  • Dodge deal sparks outrage

    After months of playing nice, City Councilor Tonita Gurule-Giron and Mayor Alfonso Ortiz took off the gloves Wednesday and traded verbal barbs over the apparent automatic extension of the city manager’s contract.

    The exchange occurred toward the end of a nearly three-hour City Council meeting when Gurule-Giron asked for the status of Timothy Dodge’s contract.

    Ortiz reminded the Council that he had previously informed them of his intent to recommend Dodge’s continued employment.

  • Lung cancer awareness - Her battle lost, family fights on

    Lung cancer may have taken the life of Annette Leger, but her mission to help others continues. Those who knew her best describe Leger as a loving woman of great passion, courage and humility — a woman who made it her mission to educate others even as cancer was ravaging her body.

    On Sunday, the bicycling event she founded in Albuquerque last year to bring attention to her battle will take place. It’s a testament to the fact that her mission to educate others lives on through the efforts of her family.

  • West board elects new chairman

    David Romero, 36, was elected chairman of the West Las Vegas School board last week, replacing Gary Gold who served in that position since 2011.

    Romero originally nominated both Henry Abeyta and Marvin Martinez for the chairman position; however, both declined. Abeyta eventually nominated Romero for the position.

    “We’ve always talked about giving everyone a chance to serve as chair during their four-year term,” Romero said.

  • Hispanidad show is this Saturday

    Highlands University

    The 19th Annual New Mexico Highlands University Fiesta de la Hispanidad brings music and dance center stage at Ilfeld Auditorium this Saturday for this popular community celebration of Hispanic culture.

    Doors open at 5:45 p.m. Mariachi Cardenal Juvenil, directed by Martín Sena, starts the evening of entertainment with a pre-show performance from 6 to 6:30 p.m.

    The cost for the event is $5, and there will be free refreshments and door prizes.

  • In Brief - Local News - March 22, 2013

    Reward offered for suspect

    The Mora Independent School District sent a message to parents Tuesday notifying them that a reward is being offered for credible information that will assist law enforcement in their investigation into the bomb threat that interrupted mandatory state testing on Tuesday.