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  • Senators pledge overhaul

    By Erica Werner
    The Associated Press

  • Family vows to support suspect

    By Susan Montoya Bryan
    The Associated Press
    ALBUQUERQUE — Relatives of a New Mexico teen facing charges in the slayings of his parents and three younger siblings said Tuesday they are refusing to give up on the boy and are vowing to support him as his case moves through the justice system.
    Nehemiah Griego’s family members told The Associated Press in an interview that they are heartbroken over the tragedy and that there were never any signs that something like this would happen.

  • Nature lesson
  • Not willing to accept gun-related killings

    Regarding Gary Lucero’s letter (published Jan. 28 and titled “Insulted by editorial cartoon”), it was a little hard to see what the problem was until getting a look at the original cartoon (which ran Jan. 18). As I suspected, the problem (“insult”) lay in not taking the cartoon as a joke. I think we all know that “assault” weapons are not generally used for hunting — and I appreciated the additional information supplied by Mr. Lucero.

  • Lawmakers propose to elect some regents

    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — Voters could elect some members of the governing boards of New Mexico’s largest universities under a legislative proposal that supporters say will lessen the influence of politics over higher education.

    Two constitutional amendments introduced in the House on Wednesday would overhaul the selection of boards of regents for public colleges and universities. The governor currently appoints regents and they serve staggered terms.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Feb. 1, 2013

    Friday
    Baseball
    • LCC at Cisco College (DH), noon, Cisco, Texas
    Basketball
    • NMHU women and men at Colorado State-Pueblo, 5:30 and 7:30 p.m., Pueblo, Colo.
    • Robertson girls (A,B,C) vs. Sandia Prep, 4 p.m., Memorial Middle School gym
    • West Las Vegas boys (A,B,C) at Pojoaque Valley, 4 p.m., Jacona
    • Memorial Middle School boys at Los Alamos, TBA, Los Alamos
    Boxing
    • Johnny Tapia Presents card featuring Amanda Crespin vs. Brenda Gonzales, TBA, Crowne Plaza, Albuquerque

  • Man killed in stabbing

    One man is dead and another is recovering after he was stabbed in the neck, stomach and chest over the weekend.

    A court document identifies the man who was killed as Toby J. Armenta. Armenta’s death marks the city’s first homicide of the year.

    Two people are behind bars over the incident.

  • Promoting Literacy
  • City hopes to reopen skating pond

    The Montezuma Skating Pond will soon be resurrected if City Councilor Joey Herrera has his way

    The picturesque skating pond was a popular attraction for area residents, and its proponents say it also helped stimulate the economy for years by drawing out-of-town visitors. But it has been more than two decades since the skating pond has been in use.

  • Regents OK oil and gas degrees

    New Mexico Highlands University regents approved a proposal last week to begin offering business degrees with a focus on oil and gas management.

    The university’s School of Business, Media and Technology proposed the new degrees, a master of business administration and bachelor of business administration in oil and gas management.