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  • What plunging oil prices mean for you

    By Jonathan Fahey
    AP Energy Writer

    NEW YORK — The price of oil has fallen by nearly half in just six months, a surprising and steep plunge that has consumers cheering, producers howling and economists wringing their hands over whether this is a good or bad thing.

    The price of a barrel of oil is just under $56, down from a summer high of $107, and lower than at any time since the U.S. was still in recession in the spring of 2009.

  • In Brief - New Mexico - Dec. 17, 2014

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  • FYI - News - Dec. 17, 2014

    Beginning Jan. 5, citations will be heard in San Miguel County Magistrate Court only from 8 to 10 a.m. Monday through Friday.

  • Looking Back - Dec. 17

    In 1964
    Tuesday, Dec. 15 — A seasonal business with a product that everybody wants is the subject of an article by Marcella Powers in the December New Mexico Magazine. The Christmas tree industry in this country amounts to $22.5 million for the tree grower; $41.33 million to the wholesaler; and $96 million to the retailer. In New Mexico, the area around Mora with its heavily timbered hills, and altitudes from 5,000 to 13,000 feet, is well-suited for evergreen cultivation.

  • Looking ahead - News - Dec. 17, 2014

    115th Christmas Bird Count
    The bird count will meet at Charlie’s Bakery and Cafe at 7 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 20. For more information, contact Chris and Cassidy Ruge at chrisruge1971@gmail.com or 429-7744.

  • Weather - Dec. 17, 2014

    Wednesday
    A slight chance of rain showers after 11 a.m. Partly sunny, with a high near 49. Southwest wind 5-15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 10 percent. A 10 percent chance of snow showers at night. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 26. Southwest wind 10-15 mph.

    Thursday
    A slight chance of snow showers before 11 a.m., then a slight chance of rain showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 46. West wind 5-10 mph, becoming south in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 20 percent. A 20 percent chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 23.

  • Panther pride
  • Que Pasa - Dec. 17, 2014

    TODAY
    HOY
    • Story Time at Carnegie Library is at 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 17 in the children’s area of the public library. This week’s book is I Love Christmas! by Hans Wilhelm. Free and open to the public.

    UPCOMING & ONGOING
    • 115th Christmas Bird Count, meet at Charlie’s Bakery and Cafe at 7 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 20. For more information, contact Chris and Cassidy Ruge at chrisruge1971@gmail.com or 429-7744.

  • Teachers deserve raise

    “Teachers, I believe, are the most responsible and important members of society because their professional efforts affect the fate of the earth.”
    —Helen Caldicott, author and peace activist

    With the dramatic drop in oil prices over the last few months, our state’s budget picture for the coming fiscal year isn’t looking very good.

    That will mean that state lawmakers will face some tough decisions when they convene in Santa Fe next month to develop a budget for the fiscal year that begins on July 1.

  • Editorial cartoon - Dec. 17, 2014