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  • Court won’t restore funds

    By Morgan Lee
    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — The New Mexico Supreme Court on Thursday rejected a request to override budget vetoes, leaving negotiations about how to solve the state’s budget crisis — and restore funding to the Legislature — in the hands of the governor and lawmakers.

    In a two-page order, the court said it was too soon to consider any possible constitutional violations related to Gov. Susana Martinez’s vetoes of all funding for the Legislature and state universities in the coming fiscal year.

  • Gov: Food tax may be option

    By Morgan Lee
    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — Gov. Susana Martinez said Wednesday she would consider reinstating New Mexico’s tax on food sales if it can help lower overall tax rates, amid a standoff with lawmakers over how to resolve the state’s budget crisis.

    New Mexico eliminated the gross receipts tax on food in 2004 and previous attempt to revive the tax have drawn strong opposition from a long list of civic groups and advocates for the poor.

  • Jail Log - May 12, 2017

    The following individuals were booked into the San Miguel County Detention Center between May 4 and 10:
    Sage Gallegos, 25, probation violation: positive UA, San Miguel County Magistrate Court, Adult Probation Office
    Nicole Gallegos-Aragon, 51, probation violation: failure to report, Valencia County, Adult Probation Office
    Jesus Ruiz, 50, probation violation: driving on a suspended or revoked license, Taos County, Adult Probation Office

  • Weather - May 12, 2017


    HIGH 74° / LOW 46°
    Mostly sunny, with a high near 74. South wind 5 to 15 mph.
    Friday night — partly cloudy, with a low around 46. South wind 10 to 15 mph.
    5:58 a.m. to 7:57 p.m.


    HIGH 84° / LOW 46°
    Mostly sunny, with a high near 84. Southwest wind 10 to 15 mph increasing to 15 to 20 mph in the morning. Winds could gust as high as 30 mph.
    5:57 a.m. to 7:57 p.m.

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  • Wilson in as Air Force boss

    The Associated Press

    WASHINGTON — The Senate has confirmed Heather Wilson as Air Force secretary, making her President Donald Trump’s first service secretary nominee to be approved by the GOP-led chamber after fits and starts for several others.

  • On to law school – Public-interest law draws NMHU’s Isaac Lopez

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    Isaac Lopez wants to use his future law degree to help those who struggle.

    “I plan to practice public interest law, which addresses a broad class of concerns that affect people’s everyday lives and have societal impacts,” Lopez said. “This type of law ranges from helping immigrants from being unlawfully deported to helping overturn wrongful convictions for innocent individuals to developing and advocating for higher education policy.”

  • Women plead guilty to drug charges

    Two Las Vegas-area women recently pleaded guilty to drug trafficking charges in separate investigations, the district attorney’s office announced.

    The women are Samantha Quintana, 19, and Christina Urioste, 31.

    “We believe that given the quantity and variety of drugs that both Ms. Quintana and Ms. Urioste possessed, these cases warranted and warrant prison exposure,” said Richard Flores, Fourth Judicial District Attorney.

  • MVCHS to quit running senior centers

    The Mora Valley Community Health Services has announced it will no longer oversee administration of the Mora and Wagon Mound Senior Centers as of July 1.

    The organization stated in a news release issued late this past week that funding shortages are to blame for the decision.

    Specifically, recent reductions in grant funding and state budget reductions have impacted the organization, the release stated.