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Today's News

  • State expects $238M in new revenue

    By Barry Massey
    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — The Legislature and Gov. Susana Martinez will have slightly more than $280 million to cover budget increases and tax cuts next year under a new revenue forecast outlined Monday to lawmakers.

    The revenue estimates will serve as the backdrop for financial decision-making for lawmakers when they convene next month for a 60-day legislative session.

  • $500M available for projects

    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — State economists estimate nearly $500 million is available to finance capital improvement projects across New Mexico.

    The Legislative Finance Committee was told Monday the state can issue bonds backed by severance taxes to provide about $222 million for new capital projects, which will be determined by the Legislature and Gov. Susana Martinez next year when lawmakers meet in a 60-day legislative session.

  • Gazebo’s X-mas lights vandalized

    It’s the case of the grinch who attacked the gazebo.

    A vandal or vandals struck Plaza Park Monday night or early Tuesday morning, ripping down Christmas lights that had been hung around the bottom part of the gazebo and slicing through the wiring of the color light sets.

    City workers discovered the vandalism Tuesday morning.

    “We’re just really disappointed because we heard so many comments from people who were happy that we did that this year,” said Lindsey Hill, the city’s film liaison and event planner.

  • Looking Back - Dec. 5, 2012

    In 1962
    Thursday, Dec. 6 — Five inmates of the New Mexico Boys School at Springer who were captured by State Police near El Pueblo yesterday morning are being held in San Miguel County jail pending a decision on their fate. The five were captured about 11 a.m. yesterday by State Patrolman Carlos Jaramillo after a high-speed chase south from Romeroville. Jaramillo said that at times they were traveling close to 120 miles per hour.

  • Looking Ahead - News - Dec. 5, 2012

    Holiday tour is this Saturday

    The Citizens Committee for Historic Preservation’s 11th annual holiday tour will be from 5 to 8 p.m. this Saturday. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at the CCHP office, 116 Bridge St. Refreshments will be served at the CCHP office starting at 4:30 p.m.

  • Weather - Dec. 5, 2012

    Wednesday
    Mostly sunny, with a high near 67. Northwest wind 10-15 mph, becoming south in the afternoon. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 39. South wind 10-15 mph, becoming west after midnight.

    Thursday
    Mostly sunny, with a high near 63. West wind around 15 mph. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 28.

    Friday
    Mostly sunny, with a high near 57. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 25.
     

    Sunrise ... Sunset
    6:56 a.m. to 4:47 p.m.

  • Timely deposits

    The break-in and theft of an office in the Las Vegas City Schools District speaks to a matter the district needs to address — that of unnecessary delays in depositing money into school accounts.

    Last week, Juan Carlos Fulgenzi, co-curricular director at Robertson High School, reported that someone broke into his office and took $2,500 from a file cabinet.

  • Editorial Cartoon - Dec. 5, 2012
  • Work of Art - Some things don’t mix well

    Time changes things. Or at least, the lack of time changes things by rendering them trite, banal.

    Ever notice when someone utters something while taking off from a red light, or on the way out the door? In my case, in the rush,  I sometimes fail to understand and respond with something all-purpose, like “You’ve got it” or “That’s correct” or “I see what you mean” or “Yes, I agree” or “Good point.”

  • Cowboys take Mines to brink

    Brian Muller sank two clutch free throws with 16 seconds left in overtime Saturday to help Colorado School of Mines (4-2, 1-1 RMAC) avoid an upset at New Mexico Highlands (3-2, 1-1).