Legislators optimistic over capital outlay requests

Area legislators are optimistic that capital outlay requests will be spared the fate of Gov. Susana Martinez’ veto pen, with a March 7 deadline to approve or veto pieces of the $137 million bill. Martinez said last week that vetoes were a distinct possibility for the budget and for capital outlay if it was evident […]

Portales’ Chrysler dealer spared

By Sharna Johnson: Freedom New Mexico Portales’ Chrysler dealer will remain open, but Clovis’ Brewer Jeep is one of 789 Chrysler dealerships nationwide targeted for closure by the soon-to-be bankrupt corporation. Don Brewer said his dealership will remain open as Brewer Mitsubishi. And he is looking into some other foreign products to bring online. Meanwhile, […]

Bedford spared death

1183002492-628mitchellbedfordcrop.jpg

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers ALBUQUERQUE — Stanley Bedford will not be New Mexico’s third death row inmate. Jurors failed to reach a unanimous verdict in the penalty phase of his trial for the 2005 murders of Doris and Odis Newman of Portales. Bedford, 43, will instead serve the 120-year prison sentence imposed last week […]