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  • Man charged with seventh DWI

    A Las Vegas man was charged with his seventh DWI after getting his sports utility vehicle stuck on a boulder near the Montezuma Skating Pond earlier this month.

    Adan Vigil, 65, of the 700 block of Dalbey Drive, was arrested and booked into the San Miguel County Detention Center on Feb. 8. Because it was a seventh drunk driving offense, it is considered a third-degree felony. State police also charged Vigil with misdemeanor counts of driving on a suspended or revoked license, having no proof of insurance, not having his vehicle registered and careless driving.

  • Archbishop Sheehan to resign

    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — Archbishop of Santa Fe Michael Sheehan announced Sunday he will resign later this year, citing church rules that will require him to submit his resignation on his 75th birthday.

    In a recorded message played to parishioners, Sheehan said he will write the letter on his birthday in July.

    “At that time I must submit my resignation letter to the Holy See,” he said. “It may take a while for my successor to be appointed.”

  • Senate budget adds money for gov’s proposals

    By Barry Massey
    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — A Senate panel approved a $6.2 billion spending package on Sunday with more money for Republican Gov. Susana Martinez’s educational initiatives in hopes of breaking a budget stalemate.

    The measure cleared the Finance Committee unanimously and goes to the Senate for consideration.

    The prospects remained uncertain whether the Senate, House and the governor would agree on a budget before Legislature adjourns on Thursday.

  • In Brief - New Mexico - Feb. 19, 2014

    The Associated Press

    House OKs train funds

    A bill approved by the New Mexico House would use oil and gas revenue to pay the state’s share of costs to keep Amtrak’s Southwest Chief on its current route.
    The House’s vote Monday sends the bill to the Senate where its fate is uncertain.
    The Santa Fe New Mexican reports that the bill authorizes the issuance of bonds to raise up to $40 million between 2016 and 2025.

  • Looking Ahead - News - Feb. 19, 2014

    Glimpses of the Past
    “The History of the Economic Development of the Southwest,” 7 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 20 at CCHP/Santa Fe Trail Interpretive Center, 116 Bridge St.

  • Looking Back - Feb. 19, 2014

    In 1964

  • Weather - Feb. 19, 2014

    Wednesday
    Partly sunny, with a high near 65. Windy, with a west wind 5-15 mph, increasing to 20-30 mph. Winds could gust as high as 40 mph. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 25. Breezy, with a west wind 20-25 mph, with gusts as high as 35 mph.

    Thursday
    Mostly sunny, with a high near 49. Northwest wind around 15 mph, becoming west in the afternoon. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 22.

    Friday
    Mostly sunny, with a high near 58. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 20.

  • Regent appointee drops suit

    The man appointed to the New Mexico Highlands University Board of Regents has dropped his lawsuit against the university.

    Carl Foster, through his attorney, filed an unopposed motion to dismiss the case last Thursday, and federal Judge James A. Parker granted the motion that same day.

  • Early voting
  • Commission keeps Lopez as attorney

    The San Miguel County Commission voted unanimously last week to continue with Jesus Lopez as the county attorney.
    After going behind closed doors to discuss thee matter last Tuesday, commissioners returned to public session and voted.

    The contract is for up to four years, renewable annually, though the commission has the right to terminate it at will at any time. Lopez will be paid $97,500 a year, the same amount he has been paid for the last four years.