Legislature adjourns after House OKs capital bill

Staff and wire reports SANTA FE — Deeply divided Democrats and Republicans headed home Saturday from a special legislative session dominated by partisan conflict over plans to draw new boundaries of districts for elected offices. The session ended after the House approved an $86 million package of capital improvements that supporters say will help create […]

State OKs beer pong at bars

Sharna Johnson Beer pong tables can go back up in New Mexico bars, state officials said, so long as pride’s the only thing on the line. New Mexico Alcohol and Gaming Director Gary Tomada said Monday his department has reviewed the game to see where it fits in with establishments licensed to serve alcohol. “It’s […]

State engineer OKs authorization for Clovis wells

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Policy OKs social media access, with caveats

By Donna Miles: American Forces Press Service WASHINGTON — A new Defense Department policy authorizes DOD members to access social networking Web sites and other Web 2.0 platforms from nonclassified government computers, as long as it doesn’t compromise operational security or involve prohibited activities or Web sites. Defense Department officials issued the long-awaited policy Feb. […]

Senate OKs health care measure, reaching milestone

By Erica Werner: The Associated Press WASHINGTON — Senate Democrats passed a landmark health care bill in a climactic Christmas Eve vote that could define President Barack Obama’s legacy and usher in near-universal medical coverage for the first time in the country’s history. “We are now finally poised to deliver on the promise of real, […]

School board OKs sale of bonds

QCS staff The Tucumcari Public Schools’ Board of Education on Monday approved the sale of $900,000 in school building bonds. “The bonds will be used towards the construction of the new high school,” said Trudy Bauler, TPS business manager. Bauler said the bonds are part of the $3 million bond voters approved in February 2007. […]

Congresss OKs paternity leave

Air Force News Service RANDOLPH AIR FORCE BASE, Texas — Eligible airmen are now authorized 10 days of nonchargeable paternity leave following the birth of their newborns, courtesy of the 2009 Duncan Hunter National Defense Authorization Act passed by Congress. The law applies to married, active-duty airmen. The airman’s wife must have given birth to […]

County OKs beer and wine sales at SEC

By Sharna Johnson, CNJ staff writer Curry County commissioners on Tuesday voted 3-2 in favor of allowing the sale of beer and wine at the Special Events Center, reversing an earlier decision against the issue. Chairman Albin Smith provided the pivotal vote, switching his stance on the issue and joining with commissioners Bobby Sandoval and […]