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  • Looking Ahead - News - Feb. 8, 2013

    Sustainable Homes Tour is this Saturday

    The fifth annual Sustainable Homes Tour in Las Vegas will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. this Saturday. The tour begins at the Arts Council building at 140 Bridge St. For further information, contact Emelie Olson at 454-3920 or eolson@desertgate.com.

  • Weather - Feb. 8, 2013

    Friday
    Mostly sunny, with a high near 48. Breezy, with a south wind 15-20 mph, increasing to 20-25 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 35 mph. Mostly cloudy at night, with a low around 27. Breezy, with a south wind 15-25 mph.

    Saturday
    A slight chance of rain showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 46. Windy, with a southwest wind 20-25 mph, increasing to 30-35 mph in the morning. Winds could gust as high as 50 mph. Chance of precipitation is 10 percent. A 10 percent chance of snow showers at night. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 19. Breezy.

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  • Minimum wage hike gets OK

    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — A House panel has approved a proposal for increasing New Mexico’s minimum wage for inflation each year.

    The measure cleared the Labor and Human Resources Committee on a party-line 5-4 vote on Tuesday.

    Republicans opposed the proposal and Democrats supported it.

    The state’s $7.50 an hour minimum wage has been in effect since 2009.

  • Jail Log - Feb. 8, 2013

    The following individuals were booked into the San Miguel County Detention Center between Jan. 29 and Feb. 5:
    Gary Keoster, 43, mental health hold
    Vincent Sandoval, 22, bench warrant: Driving on a suspended or revoked license
    Gabriel Branchal, 33,  probation violation — absconding
    Jeffrey Sanchez, 23, conspiracy
    Marvin Martinez, 26, aggravated assault
    Fred Pino, 45, probation violation — positive UA (THC)
    Paul Valdez, 19, probation violation — positive UA (Spice)

  • Governors head GOP minority recruiting

    By Russell Contreras
    The Associated Press

    ALBUQUERQUE — Republican leaders are launching an effort led by Hispanic governors in New Mexico and Nevada in an attempt to make up ground with Latino voters who have largely turned away from the GOP.

    The nation’s only Hispanic governors plan to recruit minority candidates and groom them for state-level offices with an eye toward creating a pool of candidates for higher positions in the future, the Republican State Leadership Committee said in a statement.

  • Prevention program set to expand

    Luna Community College has extended the services of Noches de Familia, a prevention program, to Mora County.

    On the first Saturday of the month the meeting room at Tapetes de Lana is alive with children of different ages, parents, and grandparents as well as others in the family who wish to participate.

  • Mora Community Calendar and Senior Lunch Menu - Feb. 8, 2013

    COMMUNITY CALENDAR

    Friday
    10 a.m. — Mora Rangers middle school, Taos Invitational, Taos

    Saturday
    10 a.m. — Taos Invitational continues, Taos
    1 p.m. —Mora Rangers basketball vs. Peñasco, junior varsity and varsity, away
    1 p.m. — Mora Rangerettes basketball vs. Peñasco, junior varsity and varsity, away

    Sunday
    3 p.m. — VFW Ladies Auxiliary meeting, VFW building.
    5 p.m. — VFW meeting, VFW Building

    Monday

  • Palabras Pintorescas - The changing times of the ranching business

    In the “something old is something new again” I have a Jan. 25, 1990 copy of “Livestock Weekly,” the newspaper any in-the-know rancher needed to read back then. Son John discovered it stashed away in our shop. And about the same time a friend and neighbor gave me a copy of an article written about the fate of the current cattle rancher in Texas Monthly.

  • Slain educators to be honored for bravery

    By John Christoffersen and Pat Eatonrobb
    The Associated Press

    DANBURY, Conn. — As a little girl, Lauren Rousseau would create make-believe classrooms with dolls and a small blackboard. And when a gunman invaded Sandy Hook Elementary School, the substitute with a life-long dream of being a teacher died doing her best to keep the children calm. She read to them, her father said.