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Local News

  • FYI - News - March 8, 2013

    Daylight saving time begins this Sunday, so don’t forget to set your clocks ahead one hour before going to bed on Saturday night.

  • Man acquitted in murder case

    The Associated Press
    SANTA FE — A Santa Fe jury acquitted a man late Wednesday of murdering a preschool teacher who intervened to stop a fight with his girlfriend, but he could be retried on two lesser charges.

  • Reception for Fort Union Monument chief Tuesday

    The Citizens Committee for Historic Preservation is hosting a reception from 4 to 6 p.m. on Tuesday to formally welcome the new superintendent of Fort Union National Monument.

    Charles Strickfaden, a 28-year veteran of the National Park Service, took over as the park’s superintendent on Dec. 30. He succeeded Marie Sauter, who is now superintendent of White Sands National Monument.

    As superintendent of the 720-acre Fort Union National Monument, Strickfaden manages a staff of 13 and an annual operating budget of more than $1.2 million.

  • NMHU celebrates Women’s Day

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    New Mexico Highlands University hosts an International Women’s Day Celebration from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. today (Friday) in the Margaret Kennedy Alumni Hall, 905 University Ave.

    The public is welcome at the free evening of food, music, dance, art, poetry and discussion of international women’s issues.

  • Luna cliffhanger - Dist. 7 race tied; Dist. 3 too close

    Luna Community College’s Board of Trustees Chairman Thomas Jerry Maestas was defeated Tuesday while incumbent Abelino Monotya Jr. won in his race.

    But those results were overshadowed by what happened in the other two races.

    In District 7, candidates Richard Rivera and Daniel Romero tied, each walking away with 211 votes.

    “I’m biting my nails over here,” Rivera said, adding that he’s just waiting to see what happens with the provisional ballots. Candidate JoAnn Alcon-Ortiz came in a distant third in the race with 62 votes.

  • Ice skating fun - Montezuma pond set for skaters

    As a boy, Jack Maes used to glide across the ice of the Montezuma Skating Pond. The memories have been on his mind for years since the pond closed for skating.

    Maes, along with City Councilor Joey Herrera, representatives from United World College-USA and other ice skating enthusiasts have joined together to revive the Montezuma Skating Pond Association.

  • City working to fix water billing error

    Social networking sites like Facebook blew up last week with complaints from several Las Vegas residents about outrageous water bills.

    Turns out they weren’t imagining things.

  • Liquor ban pushed for DWI offenders

    By Barry Massey
    The Associated Press
    SANTA FE — Many convicted drunken drivers in New Mexico will be prohibited from buying alcohol under legislation approved by the House on Monday although supporters acknowledge there are loopholes that will allow offenders to continue getting liquor.
    If the measure becomes law, New Mexico would join at least Alaska in restricting alcohol sales to some convicted drunken drivers, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures.

  • In Brief - New Mexico News - March 6, 2013

    The Associated Press

    Scholarship bill OKd by House

    SANTA FE— More New Mexicans will qualify for lottery-financed college scholarships under a measure heading to the Senate for consideration.
    The House approved a proposal Monday on a 49-13 vote to extend the scholarships to students enrolling in a two-year college within two years of graduating from high school.

  • Looking Back - March 6, 2013

    In 1963
    Thursday, March 7 — Today at four in the afternoon in the big Johnson gym at Albuquerque, the Pecos Panthers get their chance. When the whistle blows and the first jump ball is tossed in the air, it will mark the moment towards which coach Ted Maestas has worked — to have his team playing in the state tournament. They will face the San Jon Coyotes, holders of a 31-1 record. (The Panthers lost, 75-39).