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  • In Brief - News - Jan. 11, 2013

    The Associated Press

    Sen. Campos faces challenge

    SANTA FE — Democratic Sen. Mary Kay Papen of Las Cruces says she’s confident of becoming the Senate’s top leader next week when the Legislature convenes.
    Papen told reporters on Wednesday in Santa Fe that she has a majority of the votes in the 42-member Senate in her bid to become Senate president pro tem. She expects the backing of all 17 Republicans as well as seven to 10 Democrats.

  • Jail Log - Jan. 11, 2013

    The following individuals were booked into the San Miguel County Detention Center between Dec. 31 and Jan. 8:
    Abigail Aragon, 29, Municipal Court warrant, felony warrant, failure to comply
    Raymond Vigil, 26, Adult Probation Office warrant, District Court warrant
    Anthony Sanchez, 26, Magistrate Court warrant, battery on health care provider
    Valentino Benavides, 38, Magistrate Court warrant, failure to appear
    Dino Martinez, 51, disorderly conduct, public nuisance

  • LFC proposes state worker pay raises

    By Barry Massey
    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — State workers in New Mexico would receive a 1 percent salary increase — their first across-the-board raise since 2008 — and state police officers would get a 3 percent pay hike under budget recommendations released Wednesday by a legislative panel.

  • Looking Back - Jan. 11, 2013

    In 1963

    Friday, Jan. 11 — Las Vegans were shivering in near zero temperatures today with between 8 and 10 inches of snow on the ground at noon and the light snow continuing. Travel north of Las Vegas was discouraged and all roads and streets were snow-packed and slick. Highway Department, City and Town crews were at work this morning clearing the major streets and highways.
     

  • Looking Ahead - News - Jan. 11, 2013

    ‘Bless Me, Ultima’ showing at Ilfeld

    “Bless Me, Ultima” will be shown at Ilfeld Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. on Jan. 18 and at 2 p.m. on Jan. 20. General admission tickets are $5. Students with valid ID’s and children pay $3. Call 454-3238 for advance tickets or additional information.

  • Weather - Jan. 11, 2013

    Friday
    Sunny, with a temperature rising to near 34 by 11 a.m., then falling to around 25 during the remainder of the day. Windy, with a west wind 35-40 mph, increasing to 40-45 mph. Winds could gust as high as 65 mph. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 6. Wind chill values as low as -1. Breezy, with a west wind 20-25 mph, decreasing to 10-15 mph after midnight.

    Saturday

  • In Brief - New Mexico - Jan. 11, 2013

    The Associated Press

  • Gov. to expand Medicaid

    By Barry Massey and Susan Montoya Bryan
    The Associated Press

    ALBUQUERQUE — New Mexico, a state that hovers near the top of national poverty and uninsured rankings, plans to follow provisions of a federal health care law to expand Medicaid to potentially provide medical services to 170,000 low-income adults, Republican Gov. Susana Martinez announced Wednesday.

  • Virgin Galactic to make payment

    The Associated Press

    LAS CRUCES — Virgin Galactic will make the first-ever rent payment this month for use of Spaceport America in New Mexico, state officials said.

    The company will pay $85,833 monthly, according to a calculation based on information from the spaceport, The Las Cruces Sun-News reported Wednesday.

    The amount is one-twelfth of the $1 million a year charged to Virgin Galactic for use of the facilities. It will pay another $2,500 a month in rent for land.

  • Thumbs: Our high country lowdown on the news - Jan. 11, 2013

    THUMBS UP! TRYING AGAIN. There comes a point when you just can’t abandon a project, and we suppose that’s been the case with the Mora County Courthouse, which seems to be taking forever to complete, and at an enormous price tag. Commissioners are once again asking the Legislature for additional funds, but this time they’re also interested in securing a loan from the state Finance Authority to help with its completion. The borrowed money would be paid back with revenue from leasing part of the building to the Administrative Office of the Courts.