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First News: City Hall moving toward "quality of life" zoning changes for Airport Road. (listen)
(2012-12-07)
(KSFR) - Zoning changes to the Airport Road corridor have gotten another nod of approval at Santa Fe city hall. The planning commission unanimously approved a plan to ban sales of miniature liquor bottles and drive-throughs in newly built restaurants. The plan now makes its way to other committees on its way to the full council. City Councilor Carmichael Dominguez is sponsoring the proposal. He says it's designed to make the area safer for residents and promote a higher quality of life. The area includes all properties adjacent to Airport Road.

The state health department is warning that this year's flu season could be severe. They say it got an earlier-than-usual start in other parts of the nation and that it's now circulating through New Mexico. They recommend vaccinations especially for adults over 65, for infants and for pregnant women.

UNM's student newspaper says the school is planning to recruit students from Mexico as part of an overall diversity program. The report says UNM will develop academic programs for international students from Tec de Monterey, which has nearly three dozen campuses through Mexico. Officials hope the idea will make UNM a competitive option for international students.

Luna County Commissioners have unanimously approved an economic development agreement with that company hoping to build a $1 billion town-without-residents near Deming. Pegasus Global Holdings wants to build a 15-square mile test community for demonstration of new technologies like intelligent traffic systems and wireless networks. In July, the investor group walked away from a land deal in Hobbs. The Deming Headlight reports that a Pegasus spokesperson says the company is still considering alternative locations in Albuquerque, Roswell and Las Cruces.

Weather for Santa Fe -Today and tomorrow will mark the last days with highs in the mid 50s for the foreseeable future. A cold front plunges daytime highs on Sunday to just the mid 30s along with a 30% chance for snowshowers. Meteorologist Tim Shy says any snowfall is likely to be a mere dusting this weekend but the pattern is beginning to shift toward a more typical winter weather pattern ..*****
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