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Archive for July 3rd, 2013

  • Auto sales maintain momentum, led by pickups

    July 3, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

    In this Wednesday, May 8, 2013 photo, new 2013 Ford Fusions are seen at an automobile dealer in Zelienople, Pa. Sales from the major automakers are expected to show that confident U.S. buyers snapped up new cars and trucks at a strong pace in June. (AP...

  • US stocks turn lower after Egypt turmoil worsens

    July 3, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

    In this Friday, June 28, 2013 photo, trader Robert Vella, left, works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. U.S. stocks are getting off to a slow start after a three-day rally. U.S. stock futures are rising with industry watchers expecting automakers...

  • NMMI lawsuit moves to Carlsbad

    July 3, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

    Chaves County District Court judges bowed out of hearing the New Mexico Military Institute’s lawsuit against its expelled Alumni Association, sending the contentious litigation to Eddy County. The Institute filed the suit June 10 at the Chaves County...

  • Fire Dept. urges firework safety

    July 3, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

    Extreme fire danger from the ongoing drought prompted local officials Tuesday to remind the public that certain fireworks are not just illegal within the city, but are dangerous this year. Officials urged those who want to enjoy July Fourth firework shows to...

  • Police Blotter: Thieves damage door, steal Bible

    July 3, 2013 • Police BlotterComments (0)

    Burglary Police were dispatched to the 1800 block of South Washington Avenue, Friday, after subjects pried open the door of a residence and stole a Bible. Damages to the door were assessed at $200. •Police were called to the 100 block of North Kansas...

  • NM police search lake for missing teens

    July 3, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

    QUEMADO, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico State Police are searching for two teenagers who went missing at Quemado Lake in western New Mexico. Authorities say the boys were last seen Sunday jumping from island to island in the deeper end of the lake. They were there...

  • NM court asks for response to gay marriage lawsuit

    July 3, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico’s highest court has asked the attorney general and the Santa Fe County clerk to respond to a lawsuit seeking to legalize same-sex marriage. The state Supreme Court on Tuesday said their legal arguments in the case...

  • Richard A. Byrd

    July 3, 2013 • ObituariesComments (0)

    Richard A. Byrd, 64, of Vaughn, passed away on Friday, June 28, 2013, at the family ranch. Richard “Dick” was born in Amarillo, Texas, on June 24, 1949, to Bob H. and the late Bettye Byrd. He grew up on the family’s ranch in Vaughn with brothers Bob Jr....

  • Martinez urges July 4 fireworks ban amid drought

    July 3, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — All fireworks and campfires will be banned on state lands as July Fourth approaches and crews continue to battle wildfires across New Mexico, Gov. Susana Martinez announced Tuesday. At a news conference at the Albuquerque Balloon...

  • Police plan DWI crackdown over July 4 holiday

    July 3, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico motorists can expect a law enforcement blitz against drunken driving during the July Fourth holiday. State Police officials and law enforcement in the Santa Fe and Albuquerque areas said Tuesday they will operate checkpoints...