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Archive for December 27th, 2013

  • Hollywood struggles against new film meccas

    December 27, 2013 • BusinessComments Off

    FILE – This undated file film publicity image originally released by 20th Century Fox shows the characters Neytiri, voiced by Zoe Saldana, right, and Jake, voiced by Sam Worthington, in a scene from “Avatar.” Director James Cameron announced...

  • Stocks end day mostly flat in quiet trading

    December 27, 2013 • BusinessComments Off

    In this Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013 photo, trader John Liotti, left, and specialist Donald Civitanova work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Global markets surged and Japan’s benchmark index hit a fresh five-year high Friday, Dec. 27, 2013, as...

  • NM regulation superintendent to step down

    December 27, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The head of New Mexico’s Regulation and Licensing Department will be stepping down next week. Gov. Susana Martinez made the announcement Friday, saying J. Dee Dennis will be leaving his post after nearly three years to travel,...

  • Pecan harvest slow going in Dona Ana County

    December 27, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — The weather has caused some problems for pecan growers in southern New Mexico. The first delay for the harvest was prolonged warm weather. Growers must wait for temperatures cold enough to kill the greenery and prep the trees and...

  • Lea County has not issued gay marriage licenses

    December 27, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    HOBBS, N.M. (AP) — The clerk of Lea County says she has yet to issue any marriage licenses to same-sex couples. The Hobbs News-Sun reports (http://bit.ly/19NMSEn) that’s because Pat Chappelle says no gay or lesbian couples have come into her office...

  • Construction under way on NM’s largest solar array

    December 27, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    DEMING, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico Land Commissioner Ray Powell says construction is well underway on what will be the state’s largest solar-power generating station. Powell shared photos this week of the Macho Springs solar power project near Deming,...

  • PNM, NM cities prep for Christmas tree recycling

    December 27, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — More than 20,000 Christmas trees are expected to be recycled at several sites around New Mexico when the annual recycling event begins next week. Public Service Company of New Mexico is teaming up with Albuquerque, Rio Rancho and...

  • 3 arrested in NM immigrant driver’s license case

    December 27, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Three immigrants suspected of being in the country illegally have been arrested in New Mexico after officials say they tried to get state driver’s licenses through fraud. Taxation and Revenue Secretary Demesia Padilla said Friday...

  • NM border town works to emerge from scandal

    December 27, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    COLUMBUS, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico border town rocked by a gun-smuggling ring in 2011 involving the village’s former mayor and police chief is working to emerge from the scandal. Columbus employees say the village is almost out of debt and elected...

  • New Mexico marks year of weather extremes

    December 27, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    FILE – In this March 19, 2013 file photo, a trickle of water left in the Rio Grande is pushed downstream by the wind near the chile growing community of Hatch, N.M. In southern New Mexico, the mighty Rio Grande has gone dry, and farmers are worried...