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  • Looking Back - Jan. 4, 2013

    In 1963

    Monday, Jan. 7 — The Sellman Brothers of Watrous had the Reserve Champion heifer and bull at the Arizona National Live Stock Show in Phoenix, Ariz. This show held annually Jan. 1-5, is of much interest to cattlemen of the Southwest. This year Hereford cattle from 23 states and Angus from as far east as New York were exhibited. The Sellmans, Marshall and Dick, own a 6,600-acre ranch near Watrous, where they run about 250 to 300 head of cattle.

  • Looking Ahead - News - Jan. 4, 2013

    Tecolote Land Grant meeting is Saturday

    The Board of Trustees of the Tecolote Land Grant will hold its monthly meeting at 9:15 a.m. this Saturday at the Tecolote Community Center.

  • Weather - Jan. 4, 2013

    Mostly sunny, with a high near 32. Wind chill values as low as zero. South wind 5-15 mph. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 14. Southwest wind around 10 mph, becoming north in the evening.

    Sunny, with a high near 39. North wind 5-10 mph, becoming south in the afternoon. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 16.

    Sunny, with a high near 43. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 21.

    Sunrise ... Sunset
    7:11 a.m. to 5:01 p.m.

  • FYI - Jan. 4, 2013

    San Miguel County will hold a public hearing from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Jan. 10 at the San Miguel County Commission Chambers, 500 W. National Ave., to solicit public input on the formulation of a proposed ordinance relating to oil and gas drilling and exploration in San Miguel County.

  • Singer Patti Page dies at 85

    By Chris Talbott
    AP Music Writer
    NASHVILLE, Tenn.  — Unforgettable songs like “Tennessee Waltz” and “(How Much Is That) Doggie in the Window?” made Patti Page the best-selling female singer of the 1950s and a star who would spend much of the rest of her life traveling the world.
    When unspecified health problems finally stopped her decades of touring, though, Page wrote a sad-but-resolute letter to her fans late last year about the change.

  • Taking the Oath
  • Public projects were lackluster

    2012 was a lackluster year when it came to public works projects in Las Vegas, particularly in the later part of the year, but one city official says he’s expecting that to change in 2013.

    Several major projects were completed in the prior year or were just about done, including the state Department of Transportation’s Grand Avenue project, the state police headquarters on South Commerce and the Meadows facility at the New Mexico Behavioral Health Institute.

  • Looking Back - Jan. 2, 2013

    In 1963

    Thursday, Jan. 3 — The Highlands University debaters are attending the Golden Spread Forensic Tournament to be held in Amarillo, Texas, Friday and Saturdays. The debaters are Orlando G. Baca, Daniel A. Sanchez, Paul A. Gutierrez, Richard L. Garcia, Robert W. Hendrey, O. Douglas Drake, Eileen Dixon, Paula Y. Madrid, Juanita R. Huie, Dorothy A. Simpson, Lee Gordon Meyer and Theodore A. Wolff.  Their sponsor is Walter F. Brunet.

  • Looking Ahead - News - Jan. 2, 2013

    Habitat work days

    Habitat for Humanity and Knutson Construction Co. will be holding work days from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 12 and Jan. 26, at 302 Union St. No experience is necessary — just a willingness to contribute with your hands. Volunteers are asked to bring gloves. For more information, call 454-4434.

  • Weather - Jan. 2, 2013

    A 10 percent chance of snow showers. Mostly sunny, with a high near 31. Wednesday night, a 10 percent chance of snow showers. Partly cloudy, with a low around 11.

    A 10 percent chance of snow showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 33. Thursday night, partly cloudy, with a low around 14.

    Sunny, with a high near 42. Friday night, mostly clear, with a low around 19.

    Sunny with a high near 46.

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