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Today's News

  • Another milestone - Meat processing plant expanding

    The Martinez family’s dream came to fruition nearly a year ago with the opening of Martinez and Sons Processing, and the family business keeps expanding. This time around the business is selling frozen USDA inspected beef with the hopes of selling freshly harvested beef within the next few months, if all goes as planned.

  • HU football player pleads to robbery

    A New Mexico Highlands University football player pleaded guilty to felony robbery in Kansas last week, and he’s scheduled to go before a Douglas County judge for sentencing in April.

    According to press accounts of the incident, Christopher S. Martin, 22, and three other men were arrested and charged in connection with a May 13, 2013, home invasion in Lawrence, Kan.

    Authorities there initially alleged that Martin and the others robbed a fellow Kansas University student at gunpoint, taking money and marijuana from him.

  • Bernalillo County running local housing program

    The Bernalillo County Housing Authority is hosting a series of meetings this week to brief landlords on changes and regulations that must be adhered to in San Miguel County’s Section 8 program.

    The program provides housing vouchers to qualified low-income residents in the county.

  • Session ends with inaction on Amtrak

    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — State lawmakers failed to make any commitment to fund the state’s share of costs to keep Amtrak’s Southwest Chief on its current route.

    The session ended without the passage of any of the five bills seeking ways to maintain the passenger train line, the New Mexican reports.

    Amtrak has proposed that New Mexico, Colorado and Kansas all chip in to improve and maintain more than 600 miles of track through their states.

  • Looking Back - Feb. 26, 2014

    In 1964
    Monday, Feb. 24 — Temporary closing of industries in the Las Vegas areas and seasonal layoffs in sawmills and service industries were responsible for a lost of 100 jobs for a total of 4,500 non-farm jobs during February, said Richard J. Pino, executive director of the Employment Security Commission. Total employment is 7,600, down 100 from January; agricultural employment is unchanged at 1,900; and unemployment increased 200 to 1,600. About 800 persons are receiving unemployment insurance.

  • Looking Ahead - News - Feb. 26, 2014

    Used book sale Friday, Saturday
    The AAUW Annual Used Book Sale will run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, Feb. 28 and Saturday, March 1, at Sala de Madrid, Eighth and University. The sale will include books, CDs and DVDs. Proceeds go to fund scholarships to Highlands University.

  • Weather - Feb. 26, 2014

    Wednesday
    A slight chance of snow and freezing drizzle before 8 a.m. Partly sunny, with a high near 54. South wind 10-20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 10 percent. Mostly cloudy at night, with a low around 27. South wind 10-15 mph.

    Thursday
    Mostly sunny, with a high near 62. Breezy, with a west wind 10-15 mph, increasing to 20-25 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 35 mph. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 32.

    Friday
    Mostly sunny, with a high near 60. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 28.

  • AG: Discriminatory laws don’t need defending

    The Associated Press

    WASHINGTON — Attorney General Eric Holder said Monday that state attorneys general who believe that laws in their states banning same-sex marriage are discriminatory are not obligated to defend them. For an example, he cited the 1954 Brown v. Board of Education case that led to public school integration.

    “If I were attorney general in Kansas in 1953, I would not have defended a Kansas statute that put in place separate-but-equal facilities,” Holder said in an interview with The New York Times.

  • Session likely to have no impact on gov race

    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — The recent New Mexico legislative session likely had little to no effect on this year’s upcoming governor’s race, according to political observers.

  • 4-month-old girl dies; was abused

    By Susan Montoya Bryan
    The Associated Press

    An Albuquerque man accused of beating and raping his girlfriend’s 4-month-old daughter will face more serious charges now that the infant has died, police said Monday.

    The child died Sunday after spending two weeks on life support. Doctors determined she had suffered brain damage. The child was found with bruises and red marks on her face after authorities responded to the family’s home Feb. 7.