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  • Task force takes aim at housing

    MOSQUERO — When it comes to buying or renovating a house in the northeast quadrant of New Mexico, there is no shortage of issues that people must contend with.
    They include things like credit issues, difficulty finding financing, old housing stock and contractors who are unwilling to take on a job in remote stretches, given the travel time.

  • NM drought said likely to continue

    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — State water officials say the prospects are bleak that seasonal rains will provide much relief from the drought gripping New Mexico.

    Legislators were told Monday by the State Engineers Office that the precipitation outlook for June to August is likely below normal for the eastern two-thirds of New Mexico and the odds favor above normal temperatures for most of New Mexico.

  • In Brief - New Mexico News - June 12, 2013

    Optic staff and wire

    Trust lands provide $48M
    SANTA FE — Royalties from leases and oil and natural gas production on New Mexico trust land netted nearly $48 million in revenue in May.
    The revenue coming into the State Land Office each month supports public schools, universities and hospitals.
    New Mexico Land Commissioner Ray Powell says the goal is to create jobs while protecting the state’s working lands.

  • Looking Back - June 12, 2013

    In 1963

  • Looking Ahead - News - June 12, 2013

    Kiwanis Outdoor Show is Saturday

    Third Annual Sunrise Kiwanis Outdoor Show is taking place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. this Saturday at the Abe Montoya Recreation Center. The event features games, prizes, food, music, contests and educational displays. Free admission and open to the public.
     

  • Weather - June 12, 2013

    Wednesday
    Sunny, with a high near 91. North wind 5-15 mph, becoming south in the afternoon. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 60. Southwest wind 10-15 mph.

    Thursday
    Mostly sunny, with a high near 87. South wind 10-15 mph, increasing to 15-20 mph in the afternoon. A 10 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms at night. Some of the storms could produce gusty winds. Partly cloudy, with a low around 56.

    Friday

  • Car show Saturday
  • Grad’s project gets acclaim

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    New Mexico Highlands University media arts graduate Mariano Ulibarri put Las Vegas on the map in the makerspace movement when he established the fifth Hacker Scouts guild in the country, with cities like New York, Chicago, Boston and Los Angeles following suit.

    Ulibarri’s cutting-edge Parachute Factory makerspace at 166 Bridge St. was featured recently in a story in Getting Smart, a Seattle-based technology and education website.

  • Farmers Market kickoff
  • City awards bid for Breezeway

    The City Council voted unanimously Wednesday to award a bid to Lumar Construction Company of Mora for the renovation of the Bridge Street Breezeway.

    Work will include roofing the existing structure, placing light fixtures under the roof canopy and adding electrical outlets to be used by the Arts Council for special events.

    The façade of the Breezeway will also be remodeled as approved by the State Historic Preservation Office.

    Lumar’s base bid for the project came in at $92,000, without gross receipts taxes.