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Archive for January 2nd, 2014

  • Some Las Cruces officials worried about finances

    January 2, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

    LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Some Las Cruces officials are concerned about the financial health of city government. The amount of gross receipt taxes collected by the southern New Mexico city continues to drop and initial projections for growth in the 2014...

  • NM Land Commissioner supports proposed monument

    January 2, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico Land Commissioner Ray Powell is throwing his support behind a proposal that would protect scenic areas in Dona Ana County. New Mexico’s two U.S. senators have introduced legislation that calls for designating about 780...

  • NM national refuge to expand

    January 2, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The Valle de Oro National Wildlife Refuge on Albuquerque’s southern edge is growing thanks to the purchase of 57 acres. The $1.1 million purchase was announced this week by Bernalillo County Commissioner Art de la Cruz and...

  • Millicent Rogers Museum gets rare donations

    January 2, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

    TAOS, N.M. (AP) — The collection at one Taos museum just got a boost thanks to several donations. The Millicent Rogers Museum announced the donations this week. The gifts include a rare Navajo weaving featuring a crystal pattern that dates back to the 1930s...

  • Hobbs approves 2 new housing projects

    January 2, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

    HOBBS, N.M. (AP) — The city of Hobbs has approved two new projects to add much needed affordable housing in the area. The Hobbs News-Sun reports (http://bit.ly/19NMSEn) the two housing projects by Tierra Realty Trust and JL Gray Company were approved this...

  • Sights from Colorado pot industry’s opening day

    January 2, 2014 • National NewsComments Off

    Employee David Marlow, right, helps a customer, who smells a strain of marijuana before buying it, at the crowded sales counter inside Medicine Man marijuana retail store, which opened as a legal recreational retail outlet in Denver on Wednesday Jan. 1, 2014....

  • O’Brien known for work with QBs

    January 2, 2014 • National NewsComments Off

    FILE – In this April 20, 2013, file photo, Penn State coach Bill O’Brien answers questions during a news conference in State College, Pa. Two people familiar with the negotiations said Tuesday night, Dec. 31, 2013, that O’Brien has reached...

  • Barbara Bush remains hospitalized in Houston

    January 2, 2014 • National NewsComments Off

    FILE – In this Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013 file photo, former first lady Barbara Bush listens to a patient’s question during a visit to the Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital at Maine Medical Center in Portland, Maine. Former first lady Barbara...

  • South Sudan peace talks to open in Ethiopia

    January 2, 2014 • World NewsComments Off

    Displaced boys who fled the recent fighting between government and rebel forces in Bor by boat across the White Nile, sit around a fire at dusk as they prepare to sleep in the open at night in the town of Awerial, South Sudan Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014. The...

  • Palestinian ambassador in Prague killed in blast

    January 2, 2014 • World NewsComments Off

    FILE – In this Oct. 11, 2013 file photo Palestinian ambassador to the Czech Republic Jamal Al Jamal is pictured in Prague, Czech Republic. Jamal Al Jamal, who was injured in an explosion in his residence in Prague-Suchdol, has died in a hospital on...