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  • NM court hears pension cut case

    By Barry Massey
    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — New Mexico’s highest court will issue a decision later in a potentially far-reaching legal challenge over whether the state can cut cost-of-living increases for retired government workers to shore up a pension system’s long-term finances.

  • Gov sued over records

    The Associated Press
    SANTA FE — The Santa Fe Reporter has filed a lawsuit against Gov. Susana Martinez, alleging violations of the state’s open records laws as well as retaliation by her office against the alternative weekly.
    The lawsuit was filed Tuesday in state district court. It alleges seven instances where the governor’s office failed to produce calendars, emails, documents about pardons and other material sought under the state’s Inspection of Public Records Act.

  • Jail Log - Sept. 6, 2013

    The following individuals were booked into the San Miguel County Detention Center Aug. 26 - 29:
    Marcos Carrillo, 36, 3-day sanction
    John Salazar, 35, failure to appear  
    Jonathan Solano, age unavailable, shoplifting larceny
    Jose Lucero, 18, battery
    Kalvin Dimas, 18, failure to appear
    Chris Jaramillo, 38, failure to pay fines  
    Jenny Montano, 27, theft from building larceny, failure to report
    Daniel Meyer, 29, bench warrant Bernalillo County
    Joseph Jimenez, 37, failure to pay child support

  • Looking Back - Sept. 6, 2013

    In 1963

    Thursday, Sept. 5 — The 53rd Wagon Mound bean Day celebration has come and gone and proved to be a qualified success. Labor Day was bright and sunny and not overly warm so that the fear anyone had entertained of a spoiled holiday vanished with the early morning. Prize-winning floats were J.D. Schmidt’s Auto Service, “85” Cafe, La Pasada Cafe and Levi’s Texaco.
     

  • Looking Ahead - News - Sept. 6, 2013

    Wounded Warriors benefit bike run

    Wounded Warriors Project benefit bike run will be from 9 to 10:30 a.m., this Saturday at Lincoln Park. The event is hosted by Los Hermanos. For more information, call Mike Lucero at 426-6193.

  • Weather - Sept. 6, 2013

    Friday
    Sunny, with a high near 84. Light southwest wind becoming south 10-15 mph in the morning. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 54. South wind 5-15 mph.

    Saturday
    Mostly sunny, with a high near 85. South wind 5-15 mph. A 10 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms at night. Partly cloudy, with a low around 56.

    Sunday
    A 10 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 82. A 10 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms at night. Partly cloudy, with a low around 55.

  • In Brief - New Mexico News - Sept. 6, 2013

    The Associated Press

  • Judge upholds license ruling

    The Associated Press

    LOS ALAMOS — A northern New Mexico county became the eighth in the state on Wednesday to clear the way for same-sex couples to be married.

    The Los Alamos County clerk’s office issued a marriage license to a lesbian couple shortly after a state district judge upheld a decision requiring that to happen.

    Janet Newton and Maria Thibodeau were denied a license last week and filed a lawsuit that led to a ruling by District Court Judge Sheri Raphaelson that same-sex couples are entitled to be married in New Mexico.

  • Draft drilling law to be reviewed

    San Miguel County commissioners in April asked their Los Angeles-based consultant to come up with a draft ordinance that imposes strict rules for oil and gas extraction in the county. They got what they asked for.

    The latest draft of the county’s oil and gas ordinance is 111 pages and sets out a laundry list of things that the industry must do before any drilling can be done in San Miguel County.

    Among the provisions contained in the draft ordinance:

  • Whooping cough cases remain high

    The Associated Press

    Whooping cough has sickened more than 300 people in New Mexico this year, a drop from last year’s record pace, but still a high enough rate that state health officials have expressed concern.

    The Albuquerque Journal reports that so far this year 343 people have had pertussis. The New Mexico Department of Health says the bacterial illness has hospitalized 17 New Mexicans, including 11 infants. No pertussis deaths have been reported.

    Whooping cough had sickened 519 New Mexicans through Aug. 28, last year.