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Today's News

  • New laws take effect today

    The Associated Press

    A ban on making job-seekers turn over their user names or passwords for social media accounts is among new laws taking effect Friday in New Mexico.

    According to the Albuquerque Journal, the ban is one of 132 bills talking effect Friday after being passed during this year’s legislative session.

    Other changes to state law taking effect Friday expand the legal hours for Sunday alcohol sales at bars and restaurants and require public bodies to post meeting agendas further in advance.
     

  • Pit bull that bit woman spared

    A pit bull that bit a woman numerous times in late April was ordered released from the pound and returned to its owner by Las Vegas Municipal Court Judge Eddie Trujillo.

    “Normally I have zero tolerance for biting dogs and if this had happened on the streets, in a park or anywhere else in public I probably would have had it put down,” Trujillo said of the dog in the case. “But this was on private property, and I had to take that into consideration.”

  • Jail Log - June 14, 2013

    The following individuals were booked into the San Miguel County Detention Center between June 5 and June 12:

  • Rural U.S. loses population for first time

    By Hannah Dreier and Hope Yen
    Associated Press

    WASHINGTON — Rural America is losing population for the first time ever, largely because of waning interest among baby boomers in moving to far-flung locations for retirement and recreation, according to new census estimates.

    Long weighed down by dwindling populations in farming and coal communities and the movement of young people to cities, rural counties are being hit by sputtering growth in retirement and recreation areas, once residential hot spots for baby boomers.

  • Looking Back - June 14, 2013

    In 1963

  • Looking Ahead - News - June 14, 2013

    Sunrise Kiwanis Outdoor Show is Saturday

    Third annual Sunrise Kiwanis Outdoor Show will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Abe Montoya Recreation Center. The event will feature games, prizes, food, music, contests and educational displays. Free and open to the public.

  • Weather - June 14, 2013

    Friday
    Isolated showers and thunderstorms after noon. Mostly sunny, with a high near 83. South wind 5-15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20 percent. A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms at night. Some of the storms could produce gusty winds. Partly cloudy, with a low around 54. South wind 10-15 mph.

    Saturday
    A 10 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after noon. Some of the storms could produce gusty winds. Mostly sunny, with a high near 85. Southwest wind 5-10 mph. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 58.

  • In Brief - New Mexico News - June 14, 2013

    The Associated Press

    Suit filed in fatal police shooting

    GLORIETA — The father of a man shot and killed by a New Mexico State Police officer has filed a federal wrongful death lawsuit.
    KRQE-TV reports that the federal lawsuit was recently filed by Daniel T. Pauly, the father of Samuel Pauly.

  • Program puts inmates to work

    By Dan Boyd
    The Albuquerque Journal
    SANTA FE —  Don’t be alarmed at the sight of orange jumpsuits outside the state Capitol. It’s just your tax dollars at work.
    For roughly a month, a New Mexico agency has been paying “low-risk” inmates from the Penitentiary of New Mexico, south of Santa Fe, a dollar an hour to move furniture, paint, help with landscaping and do other tasks at state government buildings around the capital city.

  • Exhibit features NMHU’s eclectic fine art collection

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    The New Mexico Highlands University Ray Drew Gallery presents an exhibit of the university’s eclectic fine art collection through Aug. 12.

    The Ray Drew Gallery is in the university’s Donnelly Library, 802 National Ave. The gallery is open Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to  5 p.m., and on Saturday and Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m.