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Archive for January 20th, 2013

  • New postmaster picked for Farmington

    January 20, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — The new postmaster in Farmington is the first American Indian to hold the post in the Post Office’s 134-year history in the city. The Farmington Daily Times reports (http://bit.ly/13OxSBK) that 37-year-old Postmaster Steve...

  • Balloons flying despite rally’s cancellation

    January 20, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Hot air balloons are flying in the Mesilla Valley this weekend despite the cancellation of a rally of balloonists. The 2013 Mesilla Valley Balloon Rally had been a fixture of the area since 1982 but has struggled in recent years. The...

  • Ex-Public Regulation Commission employee wins case

    January 20, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A former New Mexico Public Regulation Commission employee has won a $355,000 civil jury award after finding that he was fired in retaliation for pointing out problems at the agency. But The Santa Fe New Mexican reports...

  • A better gateway to the Rio Grande

    January 20, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Santa Fe County’s only public access to the Rio Grande would undergo environmental restoration and get improved facilities if a proposed project gets the green light from federal officials this spring. A pair of nonprofits called...

  • Sex is major reason military commanders are fired

    January 20, 2013 • National NewsComments Off

    FILE – This undated file photo provided by the U.S. Army shows Brig. Gen. Jeffrey A. Sinclair. Sinclair, fired from his command in Afghanistan in May 2012 and now facing a court-martial on charges of sodomy, adultery and pornography and more, is just...

  • Fire chief: Chaplain is 1 of 5 NM shooting victims

    January 20, 2013 • National News, State NewsComments Off

    Bernalillo County authorities are stationed outside a home south of Albuquerque, N.M., on Sunday, Jan. 20, 2013, where two adults and three children were found shot to death. Authorities say a teenager has been arrested and booked on murder and other charges...

  • World’s best big wave surfers compete at Mavericks

    January 20, 2013 • National NewsComments Off

    Spectators cheer on Nathan Fletcher, left, and Rusty Long as they compete during a semifinal heat at the Mavericks Invitational big wave surf contest in Half Moon Bay, Calif., Sunday, Jan. 20, 2013. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez) HALF MOON BAY, Calif. (AP)...

  • Latinos take on bigger role in Obama inauguration

    January 20, 2013 • National NewsComments Off

    Vice President Joe Biden, with his wife Jill Biden, center, holding the Biden Family Bible, shakes hands with Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor after taking the oath of office during an official ceremony at the Naval Observatory, Sunday, Jan. 20, 2013, in...

  • India political heir Rahul Gandhi condemns elitism

    January 20, 2013 • World NewsComments Off

    India’s Congress party leader Rahul Gandhi, left, talks to his mother and party president Sonia Gandhi at a meeting of the party in Jaipur, India, Sunday, Jan. 20, 2013. Rahul Gandhi, the scion of India’s Nehru-Gandhi political dynasty, was Saturday...

  • Flu season fuels debate over paid sick time laws

    January 20, 2013 • National NewsComments Off

    In this Friday, Jan. 18 2013 photo, activists hold signs during a rally at New York’s City Hall to call for immediate action on paid sick days legislation in light of the continued spread of the flu. An unusually early and vigorous flu season is drawing...