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Today's News

  • Winter Arrives
  • Deadline looming for disaster aid

    Submitted to the Optic

    SANTA FE – Severe storms and flooding that took place Sept. 9-22 damaged public facilities and roads in 15 New Mexico counties, including Mora and San Miguel counties.

    President Barack Obama signed a disaster declaration for Catron, Chaves, Cibola, Colfax, Eddy, Guadalupe, Los Alamos, McKinley, Mora, Sandoval, San Miguel, Santa Fe, Sierra, Socorro, and Torrance counties on Oct. 29.

  • Scholarship fund to take another hit

    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — New Mexico’s troubled lottery scholarship fund will be taking another hit, thanks to a recent ruling that will cause the state’s payment from big tobacco companies to be reduced.

    The Albuquerque Journal reports that half the money lawmakers had planned to use this year to temporarily shore up the scholarship fund will likely not be forthcoming due to the ruling.

  • Wintry blast hits West, 8 killed

    By Susan Montoya Bryan
    The Associated Press

    Stormy weather across the West blamed in eight deaths moved steadily eastward, prompting alerts of wintry conditions in New Mexico and Texas.

    Forecasters said the storm system in the West would sweep across the South and toward the Atlantic coast the coming week, causing problems for holiday travelers.

    The “Nordic outbreak” will “produce a mixed bag of wily weather that will end up impacting much of the nation,” National Weather Service meteorologist Joe Harris said.

  • In Brief - New Mexico News - Nov. 25, 2013

    The Associated Press
     

  • Looking Back - Nov. 25, 2013

    In 1963
    Tuesday, Nov. 19 — There were 1,034 patients in the New Mexico State Hospital at the beginning of September, 585 males and 449 females, during the month. There were 186 admissions and 192 leaving the hospital. At the end of the month, there were 1028 patients in the hospital. There were also 1,137 living out of the hospital.

  • Looking Ahead - News - Nov. 25, 2013

    Fine Art Print Lecture Series
    A Fine Art Print Lecture Series by Dr. Robert Bell is slated for 4 p.m. this Tuesday in the George and Sheryl Talbot Fine Art Print room in Kennedy Alumni Hall. The forum is an open dialogue focusing on the state’s education initiatives.

  • Weather - Nov. 25, 2013

    Monday
    A 20 percent chance of snow showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 36. Wind chill values as low as zero. North wind 15-20 mph. A 10 percent chance of snow showers at night. Partly cloudy, with a low around 18. North wind 10-15 mph.

    Tuesday
    Mostly sunny, with a high near 40. Southwest wind 5-10 mph. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 19.

    Wednesday
    Mostly sunny, with a high near 43. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 22.

    Sunrise ... Sunset
    6:47 a.m. to 4:49 p.m.

  • FYI - Nov. 25, 2013

    Permits go on sale this week for cutting Christmas trees in the Santa Fe National Force. Federal officials said the permits will be available for cutting trees or digging up a live tree through Dec. 24. The cost is $10 for each tree up to 10 feet. An additional permit is needed for larger trees. Permits can be obtained at district offices,  Laguna Vista Quick Stop; and in Pecos at Griego’s Market and Pancho’s Minute Men station.

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