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Archive for December 11th, 2013

  • Andrew D. Skipper

    December 11, 2013 • ObituariesComments Off

    Our beloved husband, father, and grandfather Andrew D. Skipper (Bud & Skip), 80, passed away Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013, at home surrounded by his loving wife and children. Andrew was born Nov. 20, 1933, in Dexter, to William C. and Lorene Skipper Sr. Andrew...

  • Judge rejects plan for Vegas to draw rural water

    December 11, 2013 • BusinessComments Off

    FILE – In this May 22, 2007 file photo, Construction workers build a luxury home at the newly developed site of Toll Brothers in Henderson, Nev. The Southern Nevada Water Authority wants to draw more than 11.3 billion gallons of groundwater a year from...

  • NJ suspends PokerStars’ online gambling plans

    December 11, 2013 • BusinessComments Off

    A computer screen in Atlantic City, N.J., shows the home page of the PokerStars website on Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2013, hours after New Jersey casino regulators suspended the company’s application to offer Internet gambling in the state for two years. The...

  • Analysis: For once, gridlock takes a seat

    December 11, 2013 • BusinessComments Off

    House Budget Committee Chairman Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., center, speaks with Rep. Chris Van Hollen, D-Md., right, the ranking Democrat on the House Budget Committee, and Rep. Nita Lowey, D-N.Y., the ranking Democrat on the House Appropriations Committee, as...

  • Prisoner in custody after fleeing from NM hospital

    December 11, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    LOS LUNAS, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say a Los Lunas prisoner is back in custody after escaping from an Albuquerque hospital. Los Lunas police say 28-year-old Mary Selmeczki was briefly left alone after being taken to an Albuquerque hospital for medical...

  • IDs released of 2 men who died in a NM plane crash

    December 11, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    LOS ALAMOS, N.M. (AP) — Authorities have positively identified two people killed last weekend when a small plane crashed in a canyon about a mile south of the Los Alamos Airport. Los Alamos County officials say the victims were 51-year-old Michael D....

  • Hedge fund owner has bought Taos Ski Valley in NM

    December 11, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    TAOS, N.M. (AP) — One of New Mexico’s top ski areas has been sold. Taos Ski Valley officials announced Wednesday that wealthy conservationist and hedge fund owner Louis Bacon has agreed to buy the ski area. The sale price wasn’t disclosed. Taos...

  • Gov. Martinez unveils new ed reform proposals

    December 11, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Gov. Susana Martinez is proposing changes aimed at recruiting new teachers and rewarding teachers whose students are showing improvement. Martinez unveiled her plan Wednesday at Sweeney Elementary School in Santa Fe. Under her...

  • Climate models show changes for Rio Grande Basin

    December 11, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Temperatures are likely to get hotter by a few degrees before the end of the 21st century and less water will be available in the Upper Rio Grande Basin thanks to a changing climate. Those are just some of the findings in a report...

  • 2 New Mexico men arrested in death of Texas woman

    December 11, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    CARLSBAD, N.M. (AP) — Two New Mexico men have been arrested in the killing of a Texas woman, the estranged wife of one of the men. Anna Villegas was reported missing in Seminole, Texas, on Nov. 21, and hunters found her body on Nov. 29 in the Pecos River...