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  • House panel OKs state budget

    By Barry Massey
    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — A more than $5 billion state budget proposal is back on track in the House and the spending blueprint leaves nearly $42 million available for possible tax cuts advocated by Republican Gov. Susana Martinez and legislators.

    The budget was unanimously approved Monday by the House Appropriations and Finance Committee and sent to the 70-member House for debate and a vote, which likely will happen later this week.

  • Looking Back - News - Feb. 8, 2012

    In 1935

    The (Federal Emergency Relief Administration) Gallinas river work project has been halted temporarily by local authorities due to lack of funds in the budget. Nathan Jaffa, San Miguel County FERA head, said that unless word to the contrary is received today, all other work projects will have to be closed at the end of work today. It is not known why funds have not been received from the Santa Fe office to cover expenses, Mr. Jaffa said.

  • Looking Ahead - News - Feb. 8, 2012

    Story Time at Carnegie

     Story Time at Carnegie Library is at 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., today, Feb. 8, in the children’s area of the public library. This week’s book is “A String of Heart”s by Laura Malone Elliott. The theme for the month is “Leap Year Laughter.” Free and open to the public.

  • Weather - Feb. 8, 2012

    Wednesday
    Mostly sunny, with a high near 48. West wind around 10 mph. Mostly cloudy at night, with a low around 23. West wind around 5 mph, becoming north.

    Thursday
    A slight chance of rain showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 47. North wind around 5 mph, becoming calm. Chance of precipitation is 10 percent. A 10 percent chance of snow showers at night. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 23.

    Friday

  • Valentine’s Fundraiser
  • Last known WWI veteran dies at 110

    The Associated Press

    LONDON — Florence Green, the world’s last known veteran of World War I, has died at the age of 110, the care home where she lived said Tuesday.

    Briar House Care Home in King’s Lynn, England, said Green died Saturday, two weeks before her 111th birthday.

    Born Florence Beatrice Patterson in London on Feb. 19, 1901, she joined the Women’s Royal Air Force in September 1918 at the age of 17.

  • Cards net two titles in L.A.

    Winning two individual weight classes and getting to the finals in three others, the Robertson wrestling team has a solid showing in a Los Alamos tournament over the weekend.

    In addition to the Cardinals, teams from Bernalillo, Capital, Foothill, Los Alamos, Taos, Tucumcari and Valencia competed in the event, which served as Robertson’s last of the regular season.

    Robertson will host the district wrestling tournament beginning at 3 p.m. Friday at Mike Marr Gym.

  • Man killed in Friday crash

    A 28-year-old Las Vegas man died after he and his mother were struck by a vehicle on Williams Drive Friday night.

    Adam Armijo sustained massive head trauma and was pronounced dead at the scene, said Las Vegas Police Commander Kenneth Jenkins. The mother, 58-year-old Christina Armijo, was transported to Alta Vista Regional Hospital.

    “She remains in ICU in stable condition,” Jenkins said Saturday evening.

  • Self-powered projects
  • Highlands honors Sanchez

    New Mexico Highlands University regents voted unanimously last week to name the gym floor in Wilson Center after Henry O. Sanchez, a legendary coach and former mayor of Las Vegas.
    “It’s a great way to remember a very great man,” Regent Jesus Lopez said after making his motion to accept the recommendation.
    Sanchez, who served as the university’s head basketball coach from 1983 until 1996, died unexpectedly of a heart attack in September. He was 74.
    The proposal to name the gym floor after Sanchez had broad support.