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Local News

  • Earthquake, drilling link prompts review

    The Associated Press
    DENVER — A new report says earthquakes in Colorado and elsewhere may have been caused by a drilling procedure to dispose of wastewater.
    In a report announced Wednesday, geophysicists say an increase in earthquakes on the Raton Basin in Colorado, northern New Mexico and elsewhere has been tied to disposal wells where oil and gas drilling wastewater is injected.
    Drilling companies use disposal wells to bury brine water and chemical waste that result from hydraulic fracturing, or fracking.

  • Pentagon begins planning for massive budget cuts

    By Donna Cassata
    and Lolita C. Baldor
    TheAssociated Press
    WASHINGTON — The Defense Department has begun planning for the roughly $500 billion in personnel and program cuts over a decade that will be needed if Congress and the White House fail to reach a deal that would avoid the double hit of tax hikes and automatic spending reductions dubbed the “fiscal cliff.”
    Department spokesman George Little said the cuts would be “devastating to our national defense.”

  • City struggles to repair leak

    A large leak in a water line at the city’s water treatment plant has left water department staff, its engineer and a contractor scrambling to try to figure out how to repair it.

    The leak at the plant, which is about a quarter mile from the Montezuma post office, was initially discovered last Tuesday. The city’s latest estimates are that the line had been losing about 110 gallons of water a minute — 30 gallons more a minute than the leak on the old Medite line that was finally repaired in September.

  • Serving up redemption - Center offers men second chance

    The turning point in Johnny’s life came one day when he woke up with a beer is his hand. He’d go to bed after drinking all day and reach for a beer first thing in the morning.  

    One day he told himself he had had enough, and he made the decision to change his life. He’s doing it with the help of a men’s home that opened its doors in June.

  • State expects $238M in new revenue

    By Barry Massey
    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — The Legislature and Gov. Susana Martinez will have slightly more than $280 million to cover budget increases and tax cuts next year under a new revenue forecast outlined Monday to lawmakers.

    The revenue estimates will serve as the backdrop for financial decision-making for lawmakers when they convene next month for a 60-day legislative session.

  • $500M available for projects

    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — State economists estimate nearly $500 million is available to finance capital improvement projects across New Mexico.

    The Legislative Finance Committee was told Monday the state can issue bonds backed by severance taxes to provide about $222 million for new capital projects, which will be determined by the Legislature and Gov. Susana Martinez next year when lawmakers meet in a 60-day legislative session.

  • Gazebo’s X-mas lights vandalized

    It’s the case of the grinch who attacked the gazebo.

    A vandal or vandals struck Plaza Park Monday night or early Tuesday morning, ripping down Christmas lights that had been hung around the bottom part of the gazebo and slicing through the wiring of the color light sets.

    City workers discovered the vandalism Tuesday morning.

    “We’re just really disappointed because we heard so many comments from people who were happy that we did that this year,” said Lindsey Hill, the city’s film liaison and event planner.

  • Looking Back - Dec. 5, 2012

    In 1962
    Thursday, Dec. 6 — Five inmates of the New Mexico Boys School at Springer who were captured by State Police near El Pueblo yesterday morning are being held in San Miguel County jail pending a decision on their fate. The five were captured about 11 a.m. yesterday by State Patrolman Carlos Jaramillo after a high-speed chase south from Romeroville. Jaramillo said that at times they were traveling close to 120 miles per hour.

  • Looking Ahead - News - Dec. 5, 2012

    Holiday tour is this Saturday

    The Citizens Committee for Historic Preservation’s 11th annual holiday tour will be from 5 to 8 p.m. this Saturday. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at the CCHP office, 116 Bridge St. Refreshments will be served at the CCHP office starting at 4:30 p.m.

  • Weather - Dec. 5, 2012

    Wednesday
    Mostly sunny, with a high near 67. Northwest wind 10-15 mph, becoming south in the afternoon. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 39. South wind 10-15 mph, becoming west after midnight.

    Thursday
    Mostly sunny, with a high near 63. West wind around 15 mph. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 28.

    Friday
    Mostly sunny, with a high near 57. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 25.
     

    Sunrise ... Sunset
    6:56 a.m. to 4:47 p.m.