Discretionary funding needs reconsideration

For the past few years, Bernalillo County commissioners have had their own pots of public money to pretty much use as they like — as long as it’s spent in “the public interest.” However, unlike the normal appropriations process, each commissioner can dip into his or her $50,000 “discretionary” fund for pet projects or organizations […]

Deputy James “Jimmy” McGrane Jr.

Deputy James “Jimmy” McGrane Jr., 38, a lifelong resident of Albuquerque, died Wednesday, March 22, 2006, in Terajas. Family members said he proudly served the citizens of Bernalillo County for more three years with the Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Department. He was a member of Immaculate Conception Church. He was preceded in death by his grandmother, […]

Lawmakers, others file for place on state primary ballot

Staff and wire reports State Rep. Keith Gardner, R-Roswell, will have a challenger for his House seat in the June 6 primary. Lucille B. Tucker, also a Roswell Republican, filed Tuesday to run against the incumbent whose area includes Roosevelt and three other counties. Gardner, who unseated Earlene Roberts for the District 66 seat two […]

ENMU students send care packages to troops in Iraq

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — It started innocently enough, as Eastern New Mexico University senior Lisa Hunter was just putting together a care package for a friend in Iraq a few weeks ago. “We were trading e-mails,” Hunter said, “and he told me there were guys in his company that didn’t ever get […]

Bernalillo boots Portales in Class 3A final

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Portales’ Daniel Aranda is fouled as he drives the lane during the first half of their Class 3A semifinal game against Pojoaque Friday at The Pit in Albuquerque. Aranda led the Rams with 12 points in the 47-36 loss. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers ALBUQUERQUE — After losing twice to Portales […]

Prep Scores 1/28

Friday The Associated Press GIRLS Clovis 64, Cibola 46 Albuquerque Academy 64, Goddard 51 Bernalillo 42, Cobre 30 Cimarron 69, Springer 27 Des Moines 65, Roy 43 Dexter 67, Eunice 40 Espanola Valley 51, Capital 44 Hope Christian 43, Thoreau 38 Laguna-Acoma 51, Sandia Prep 42 Los Alamos 62, Taos 32 Los Lunas 40, Las […]

Rep. Brian Moore, R-Clayton, aims for minority whip seat

By David Arkin Rep. Brian Moore, R-Clayton, on Friday said he plans to run for the minority floor post in the state House of Representatives. Moore said he thinks it’s time for a change in leadership. “Some people have asked me to take this on,” he said. “I think we need some rural leadership.” Moore’s […]