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Today's News

  • Raspberry Ranch is popular draw

    Sisters Beth Duggan and Linda Ferguson spent Wednesday afternoon picking raspberries at Salman Raspberry Ranch in La Cueva, off N.M. 518, near Mora.

    The Texas residents were visiting the area along with their husbands, John Duggan and Clint Ferguson.

    The Duggans are regular raspberry ranch visitors, who own a home  in Angel Fire. It was, however, the Fergusons’  first trip to the roughly five- acre raspberry field.

  • Council approves union raises

    Members of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees union who work for the city of Las Vegas will see their annual salaries increase by $1,040, under the terms of a contract ratified by the City Council Wednesday night.

    The contract also calls for those same workers to receive a one-time payment of $75 at the end of the year if they complete all of their required safety trainings.

    Negotiations on the new contract began in March and were completed in July.

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  • West Mesa killing investigation aids police on other cases

    The Associated Press

    ALBUQUERQUE — Efforts to solve serial killings in West Mesa have led police to evidence in other cold cases

    Authorities said new tips generated in the case led investigators to link a slew of results from rape test kits to a serial rapist who preyed on women in the 1990s. Police do not know his name, but his DNA profile is now in a national database, KRQE-TV reported Thursday.

    In addition, two other men have been linked to cold case rapes, police said.

  • Jail Log - August 17, 2012

    The following individuals were booked into the San Miguel County Detention Center between Aug. 6 and Aug. 12:

    Charles Higgins, 47, Adult Probation Office bench warrant: Positive UA

    Evelyn Lucero, 60, cruelty to animals

    Linda Porter, 48, aggravated driving while intoxicated, driving on a suspended or revoked driver’s license, careless driving, no insurance, speeding

    Edward Fernandez, 30, aggravated driving while intoxicated

  • Hepatitis C testing urged for Baby Boomers

    By Mike Stobbe
    AP Medical Writer

    ATLANTA — All baby boomers should get a one-time blood test to learn if they have the liver-destroying hepatitis C virus, U.S. health officials said Thursday.

    It can take decades for the blood-borne virus to cause liver damage and symptoms to emerge, so many people don’t know they’re harboring it. Baby boomers account for about two-thirds of the estimated 3.2 million infected Americans.

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  • Que Pasa - August 17, 2012

    TODAY HOY
    • Registration for Immaculate Conception Religious Education Classes for 2012-13 will take place from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. until Aug. 17. Classes begin Monday, Aug. 20 and will take place from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. For more information, call Rita Garcia at 454-0685 425-1455.

    SATURDAY SÁBADO

  • Gov finds new spot to post workers’ salaries

    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — Gov. Susana Martinez has begun posting the names and salaries of classified state employees at a new online location after a judge ruled last month that she remove the names from the online New Mexico Sunshine Portal.

    Martinez added the names of classified workers, their titles and salaries to the Sunshine Portal last year. That added to a previously available list of employees exempt from civil service protection.

  • Suspect’s trial on hold over beard

    By Angela K. Brown
    The Associated Press

    FORT HOOD, Texas  — For the past two months, the military judge presiding over the high-profile case of the Army psychiatrist charged in the deadly 2009 Fort Hood shooting rampage has said he wanted to avoid disruptions in court.

    So after Maj. Nidal Hasan showed up for a June pretrial hearing wearing a beard, a violation of Army regulations, Col. Gregory Gross banned him from the courtroom until he shaves.