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  • In Brief - New Mexico News - Feb. 22, 2012

    From The Associated Press

    Anti-corruption bill signed by Gov.

    ALBUQUERQUE — Gov. Susana Martinez has signed into law legislation that could require public officials convicted of corruption-related crimes to give back to the state their salaries and forfeit their accrued state pension benefits.

    The new law takes effect May 16.

    The former prosecutor said in a statement the measure sends a message that corruption in New Mexico will not stand.

  • Latinos speaking out

    By Russel Contreras
    The Associated Press

    ALBUQUERQUE — When Honduran-born Antonella Cecilia Packard converted to the Mormon Faith 20 years ago, she said it was like “coming home.”

    The Catholic-educated Packard, who grew up in “the middle of Mayan ruins,” appreciated the faith’s strong sense of family and conservative values. She also saw her own history in the Book of Mormon with stories of migrations, tragedies and triumphs of a people many Mormons believe are the ancestors of some present-day Latinos.

  • Mishler scholarship recital Sunday

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    Six New Mexico Highlands University’s music students will perform in the Thomas Mishler Scholarship Recital starting at 7 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 26 in the Margaret Kennedy Alumni Hall at 905 University Ave.
    The recital will feature Daniel Torres, Rochelle Ortiz, Joseph Rivera, Nicole Robinson, Amanda Melendrez and Isaac Hidalgo.  

    The musicians auditioned for the annual scholarship and also wrote an essay.

  • Council OKs tethering law

    Las Vegas residents who leave their dogs tied up outdoors for days on end will have to rethink how they are caring for their pets or face stiff fines under a new ordinance that has been adopted by the City Council.

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  • City union gives Dodge high marks

    The union that represents most city of Las Vegas employees is throwing its support behind City Manager Timothy Dodge and is urging the council to do the same.

  • Bicyclist safety measure approved

    The San Miguel County Commission has adopted an ordinance mandating that motorists allow a right of way of at least five feet for bicyclists traveling on county roads.

    The ordinance will take effect 30 days after  it is filed in the County Clerk’s office. But even after it takes effect, motorists won’t face fines for at least six months while the county tries to get the word out about the new law. After six months, the ordinance will come back to the commission for a decision on whether to begin imposing fines for people who violate the new law.

  • ‘I haven’t laughed this hard in forevers’

    By Leslie Linthicum
    The Albuquerque Journal

    ALBUQUERQUE — The Blackout Theatre troupe put its “(Expletive) Burquenos Say” video on YouTube on Feb. 7 about 2 in the afternoon. When they checked that night, the minute-and-a-half clip had been viewed 87 times.

  • Federal judges named to hear redistricting case

    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — Three federal judges from New Mexico have been named to consider a lawsuit over new districts for the state House of Representatives.

    The 10th Circuit Court of Appeals on Thursday appointed appellate Judge Harris Hartz and District Judges Bruce Black and William Johnson to hear the case.

  • Looking Back - News - Feb. 20, 2012

    In 1935

    Thursday, Feb. 21 — The school house in district No. 19 at San Isidro was destroyed by fire last Thursday, according to an announcement made today by J.V. Gallegos, county school superintendent. Mr. Gallegos said that the fire probably started from a defective flue. It occurred about eight o’clock in the morning, before the children had reached school. All furniture and many of the books were destroyed. The building was constructed about 15 years ago with state aid... About 33 students were enrolled at the school.