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Adult Center holds annual cycle, hobby show

March 17, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

Visitors young and old attend the Roswell Adult Center Hobby and Motorcycle Show, Saturday. Chaves County Sheriff Rob Coon was one of seven first-place winners Saturday at the 12th annual Spring Motorcycle Show, as more than 200 people selected his more than 30-year-old historic bike the best in the lineup. Ron Courts, who started the [&hellip...

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New Mexico seniors play around on NMMI campus

March 17, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

Competition was fierce during basketball games at the New Mexico Senior Olympics Senior Play Day at the New Mexico Military Institute Godfrey Center, Saturday. (Mark Wilson Photo) Senior competitors traveled from all over New Mexico to compete Saturday at New...

8 one-eyed, one-horned flying purple bicycles

March 17, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

From Left: Roswell Refuge officials Al Wilson, Karen Griffo and Michelle Royer with purple fundraiser bikes. (Jill McLaughlin Photo) Purple bikes are expected to secretly begin rolling into yards across Roswell Monday, as residents wake up to the special...

New Mexico lawmakers OK corporate tax cuts

March 16, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Corporations will benefit from tax cuts, but larger cities and counties may be forced to increase taxes in coming years because of an economic development package approved by the Legislature. Republican Gov. Susana Martinez said...

Highlights of 51st New Mexico Legislature

March 16, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Highlights of the outcome of major proposals in the 51st New Mexico Legislature that adjourned Saturday. BILLS PASSED AND SENT TO GOVERNOR Budget and Finance —A $5.9 billion budget for education and general government programs in...

New Mexico Legislature adjourns, OKs tax bill

March 16, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico lawmakers wrapped up their work Saturday by rushing through a last-minute package of business tax cuts supported by Republican Gov. Susana Martinez to encourage economic development. By approving the tax measure, the...

Airline to fly between Santa Fe, Phoenix

March 16, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Great Lakes Aviation says it plans to begin offering flights between Santa Fe and Phoenix starting in May. The Santa Fe New Mexican reports (http://bit.ly/ZQcloC) that the airline already flies from Santa Fe to Denver and Clovis....

Group pushes for junk food tax on Navajo Nation

March 16, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — An advocacy group is campaigning for a new sales tax on the Navajo Nation that would target junk food. Members of the Dine Community Advocacy Alliance say they hope that a 2-percent tax on all junk food sold on the reservation would...

NM agency suspends waiting list for housing help

March 16, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — Officials with the San Juan County Housing Authority say they are being forced to stop putting people on a waiting list for housing assistance. The reason is the automatic federal budget cuts that kicked in earlier this month. The...

Governor: NM scrapping deal to buy BNSF track

March 16, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico’s railroad to nowhere is no more. Gov. Susana Martinez’s administration has reached an agreement for the BNSF Railway Co. to pull the plug on a never-completed purchase of about 180 miles of track and the company...