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Archive for December 26th, 2013

  • Stocks up on job market news; Bond yields rise

    December 26, 2013 • BusinessComments Off

    FILE – In this Dec. 18, 2013 file photo, Michael Smyth, left, works with fellow traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. U.S. stocks were poised to open higher Thursday, Dec. 26, 2013, as Wall Street returns from the Christmas holiday,...

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    Vet cemetery dedication ceremony Monday

    December 26, 2013 • Local NewsComments Off

    Improvements were completed on a cul-de-sac on property earmarked for a new veterans cemetery at South Park Cemetery. The site will be dedicated at 10:30 a.m., Monday, Dec. 30. (Jill McLaughlin Photo) Roswell-Chaves County Veterans Cemetery will be dedicated...

  • Clovis man gets prison time for drug trafficking

    December 26, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    CLOVIS, N.M. (AP) — A Clovis man has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for drug trafficking. Prosecutors say 51-year-old Adolph Padilla was convicted on three counts of trafficking controlled substances. An undercover police informant reported in July...

  • NM man accused of driving drunk for the 11th time

    December 26, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Authorities in New Mexico say a man is in custody for allegedly driving while intoxicated for the 11th time. Santa Fe police say 51-year-old Robert Ortiz was arrested late Tuesday. Ortiz told officers he was coming from work when he...

  • Los Lunas police shot suspect during SWAT standoff

    December 26, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    LOS LUNAS, N.M. (AP) — A man is in critical condition after authorities say he was shot by Los Lunas police during a SWAT standoff. Police say the man was shot Thursday following a domestic disturbance call. Officials say they believe the man was holding...

  • Southeast NM county continuing to experience boom

    December 26, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    HOBBS, N.M. (AP) — The good news: New studies show Lea County is continuing to experience a boom thanks to oil and gas. The bad news: The southeastern New Mexico county is still facing a housing, teacher and police officer shortage. According to the latest...

  • New Mexico gaming proposal likely to face critics

    December 26, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — It doesn’t appear that a proposed gambling compact between the Navajo Nation and the state of New Mexico will get any warmer of a reception than it did during the 2013 legislative session when it was met with complaints. The...

  • Dona Ana County’s health director resigning

    December 26, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — The health and human services director for Dona Ana County is resigning from her post. The Las Cruces Sun-News reports (http://bit.ly/19NFSXY ) that Silvia Sierra is set to leave her job at the end of the month. Sierra submitted a...

  • Farmington bus company under fire over drivers pay

    December 26, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — Drivers for the Farmington public transit bus system say they are being shortchanged in their paychecks. The Farmington Daily Times reports (http://bit.ly/K6iH13) that Red Apple Transit bus drivers have confronted the company First...

  • Obama reversal on health plan gets mixed reviews

    December 26, 2013 • National NewsComments Off

    FILE – In this Friday, Nov. 15, 2013 photo, the shadow of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius is cast on a wall as she speaks at the Community Health and Social Services Center in Detroit. A month after President Barack Obama announced...