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  • Looking Back - Jan. 9, 2013

    In 1963
    Wednesday, Jan. 9 — The Rev. Eugene Guerin was ordained at Cristo Rey Church in Rome, Italy, on Dec. 19, by Archbishop Martin O’Connor, Rector of the North American College. Father Guerin has been a student of the North American College in Vatican City for five years. Born in Las Vegas on Jan. 4, 1938, he is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Guerin and a member of Our Lady of Sorrows Parish in Las Vegas.

  • Looking Ahead - News - Jan. 9, 2013

    County hearing on drilling is Thursday
    San Miguel County will hold a public hearing from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. this Thursday 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.

  • Weather - Jan. 9, 2013

    Wednesday
    A slight chance of rain after 11am. Mostly sunny, with a high near 45. Northeast wind around 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 10 percent. A slight chance of rain and snow before 11pm, then a slight chance of snow. Mostly cloudy at night, with a low around 23. Northeast wind 5-10 mph, becoming west after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 10 percent.

    Thursday
    Mostly sunny, with a high near 52. West wind 10-15 mph, increasing to 15-20 mph in the afternoon. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 29.

    Friday

  • $2.5M sought for Mora building

    With opening day of the Legislature about a week away, Mora County officials are once again gearing up to make their case for funding for the vacant and uncompleted courthouse complex.

    But this time, they’re hoping that the groundwork they’ve laid over the last several months will help convince lawmakers and the governor that they can finally turn things around and get the derailed Mora County Complex back on track.

    Paula Garcia, chairwoman of the Mora County Commission, said Thursday that the county is changing its approach somewhat.

  • Another leak
  • Luna college election set for March

    Four seats are up for grabs in the March 5 Luna Community College Board of Trustees election, and those thinking about running for the positions have less than a week to decide.

    Filing day for the positions is Jan. 16. Interested candidates must file with the San Miguel County Clerk’s Office between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. in order for their names to appear on the ballot. The deadline for filing to run as a write-in candidate is 5 p.m. on Jan. 29.

  • Residence hall named for donors

    Three New Mexico Highlands University benefactors who dedicated their estates to providing scholarships to students in this area are being honored by the university.
    Highlands regents voted unanimously last month to name the new student residence hall after Ken and Sue Crimmin and Emiteria “Matie” Martinez Robinson Viles.

    The Crimmins set up an endowment at Highlands worth around $500,000 more than 25 years ago. More than 180 students have received scholarships to attend Highlands through the endowment.

  • FDA issues new food safety rules

    By Mary Clare Jalonick
    The Associated Press

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration says its new guidelines would make the food Americans eat safer and help prevent the kinds of foodborne disease outbreaks that sicken or kill thousands of consumers each year.

  • 25 years of service
  • Looking Back - Jan. 7, 2013

    In 1963
    Tuesday, Jan. 8 — With new postal rates in effect yesterday, there was a rush on one-cent stamps at the local post office. It now costs 5 cents to mail a letter, 8 cents for air mail letters, 4 cents for post cards and 6 cents for air mail post cards.