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Archive for December 17th, 2013

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    Can do!

    December 17, 2013 • Local NewsComments Off

    Nancy Lopez Elementary fifth-graders transport donated canned goods to an awaiting Salvation Army truck, Tuesday morning. The fifth-grade class challenged the entire student body to participate in the food drive and received more than 1,000 canned donations...

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    County clerk pushes to change polling places

    December 17, 2013 • Local NewsComments Off

    Clerk Dave Kunko still hopes to change the way Chaves County votes in 2014, despite being denied by commissioners two months ago. Kunko plans to ask the board again in January to consider overhauling the voting system — ushering in what he calls “the wave...

  • Jury “at a standstill” in ex-BP engineer’s trial

    December 17, 2013 • BusinessComments Off

    FILE – In this Dec. 3, 2013 file photo, former BP drilling engineer Kurt Mix arrives at the Hale Boggs Federal Building in New Orleans, Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013. Jurors are scheduled to hear closing arguments Monday in Mix’s trial on two counts of...

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    Revenge attracts youth to gangs

    December 17, 2013 • Local NewsComments Off

    Revenge can seem inevitable among the combatants. In two recent homicides, the victims’ children witnessed the incident. These are memories they will carry with them throughout their lives and so the seeds of vengeance are planted in the young mind and grow...

  • Stocks slip as Fed starts stimulus discussion

    December 17, 2013 • BusinessComments Off

    In this Monday, Dec. 16, 2013 photo, specialist William Geier, left, works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Investors took to the sidelines Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2013, a day ahead of a key policy decision from the U.S. Federal Reserve that may see the...

  • Police Blotter: Car driven into wall of psychiatric office

    December 17, 2013 • Police BlotterComments Off

    Criminal damage •Police responded to a report of criminal damage at a psychiatric office in the 1700 block of North Union Avenue Monday. A car had apparently been driven into a section of the south wall of the building sometime between 5 p.m. Sunday and...

  • Washington state courts Airbus amid Boeing tension

    December 17, 2013 • BusinessComments Off

    A Boeing 747 jet is parked in front of a Boeing Co. building Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2013, in Seattle. Even as they try desperately to hang on to Boeing, officials in Washington state have been courting the main competitor of the aerospace giant. During the past...

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    Snyder celebrates

    December 17, 2013 • Local NewsComments Off

    Chaves County Chief Deputy Britt Snyder, who has declared his bid for sheriff, hosted a holiday party for friends and supporters Tuesday night to celebrate his recent promotion. Attendees included Sheriff Rob Coon, retired former Sheriff Pat Jennings, County...

  • Deadlines set for Rapid City downtown development

    December 17, 2013 • BusinessComments Off

    FILE – This Nov. 7, 2011, file photo, shows a model of the proposed Presidents Plaza to be built in Rapdi City, S.D. The Rapid City Council voted on Monday, Dec. 16, 2013, to allow until 2016 before construction has to start on the proposed $50 million...

  • Deadwood slots can be linked to other states

    December 17, 2013 • BusinessComments Off

    FILE – In this Jan. 29, 2013, file photo, Margaret and Scott Huber, of Sturgis, S.D., play a slot machine at Cadillac Jacks Gaming Resort in Deadwood, S.D. Casinos in Deadwood will soon be able to offer special slot machines that are linked to machines...