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Alamogordo Daily News (Newspaper) - March 21, 2015, Alamogordo, New MexicoToday a web Bonus a Check out the five Day forecast Range control there Are no roadblocks scheduled today Call 575-678-1178 daily laugh done to miss your favorite comics puzzles comics so b3 Alamogordo daily news social Media get the latest updates from twitter and Facebook with our social Media App. i serving the Tularosa Basin since 1898 _ Jtb w Alamogordo daily news amp p. Sunny h 67 l 41 Page As saturday March 21,2015 75cents Facebook prom no legislature License Bill passes with gop support legislation to give driving permits to immigrants by Walter Rubel Las Cruces Sun news Santafe a a we have to get this Issue behind us a sen. John Arthur Smith a Deming said Friday in explaining Why he and Senate minority Leader Stuart Ingle a por tales introduced a Compromise Bill that would allow immigrants who entered the country illegally to obtain a License that would allow them to drive but could not be used for Federal identification. The Bill passed 35-5, with All democrats and a majority of republicans voting for it. It then moved Over to the Republican controlled House which rejected an amendment earlier this session that would have done the same thing instead passing a straight repeal Bill. House speaker Don Tripp a Socorro effectively killed the Bill later Friday afternoon by referring it to two House committees with just 18 hours left in the session. The new Mexico legislature voted in 2004 to allow immigrants to obtain a state Drivers License regardless of their Legal statics. Gov. Susana Martinez has pushed for repeal of that Law each year since her election in 2010. The Bill passed Friday is modelled after Drivers licenses issued in Utah Smith said and would create two classes of licenses. For Legal residents the License would include a Gold Star in the Corner. For those Here illegally it would be clearly marked a not for Federal identification passage of the Bill will a perpetuate and condone people entering the country illegally a said sen. Sander Rue a Albuquerque one of five republicans to oppose the Bill. But failure to pass it will leave the status quo in place allowing immigrants Here illegally to obtain Drivers licenses no different than anyone else countered sen. William Payne a Albuquerque. A this incontrovertibly will make it a Little better a Payne said. A it May not be what we want. Its not the Bill i want but that Bill is not before me. That Bill never got sen. Ron Griggs a al License a Page 6 Otero county county works to fund rail crossing officials commissioners approved agreement to install crossing project to total up to $20k Taylor ranch Road Community remembers tragic death of Man who was hit by train Baldomero p. Barajas 60, of Alamogordo was killed instantly after he failed to Stop for an oncoming Union Pacific train while he drove his company pickup across the Railroad tracks at Taylor ranch Road South of town March 15, 2013. By Jacqueline Devine Deares Devine on twitter county commissioners approved an agreement at their thursday meeting Between Otero county and Union Pacific corp. To install a Railroad crossing at Taylor ranch Road for an amount that could total up to $20,000. The vote was unanimous. A 60-year-old Alamogordo Man was killed instantly after he failed to Stop for an oncoming Union Pacific train while he drove his company pickup across the Railroad tracks at Taylor ranch Road South of town March 15, 2013. The tragic death of Baldomero p. Barajas left his family and the Community in Shock and left Many to wonder what could be done to ensure the safety of Drivers at the Taylor ranch Road Railroad crossing site. The crossing is South of town just off of . Highway 54 South. County manager Pamela Heltner said there is a total of $1,500 of non refundable administrative fees that is required and Union Pacific is requiring that the county reimburse them for the Cost of the Floggers at $1,200 a Day. She said the Job will take about 15 Days with an additional $18,000 that they did not account for until they received the agreement. A was you recall a year ago there was a tragic Accident at Taylor ranch Road Railroad crossing. At that time Josh Rardin confronted me about the Issue to see if there was something we could do to Railroad a Page 6 Otero county commissioners and Union Pacific Railroad Are trying to Hammer out an agreement to install a crossing Gate at Taylor ranch Road. A fall the work that has been done and the studies i think the Money is another Well spent idea to add another safety feature for Otero a county commissioner Josh Rardin Yemen bombings in mosques kill 137, including 13 kids suicide bombers attacked a couple of mosques in yemeni capital. Page a2 editorial gridlock takes hold of state government during Campaign gov. Martinez cited state government As example of cooperation not so today Page a4 Calenda what s happening in your neighbourhood Check out the Community Calendar to find out what events Are taking place in the Tularosa Basin Page a3 social Media follow us on twitter Alamogordo news if you prefer your news in 140 characters or less follow us on the Micro blogging site. Index lottery v.a2 i obituaries. V.a3 i opinion a4 i a5 i television a6 i sports b1-2 connies b3 Imedla news group it "40901 19601 Quot group gives gowns to teens Cinderella prom dress project has served More than 500 local High school girls More than 400 dresses available free of charge by Tara Melton @tara_meltonl3 on twitter Over the last six years More than 500 local High school girls have been Given the prom dress of their dreams for free through the Cinderella prom dress project. While living in Austin Anna Cook heard about organizations All Over the country collecting barely used prom dresses and giving them to High school girls free of charge. When Cook moved Back to Las Cruces in 2009, she and a few other women set out to do the same and the cinder Ella prom dress project was born. A a in a a Mother of two daughters and know that girls rarely want to reuse those dresses and it just seemed like such a waste a said Cook. A i hate that its True but in this area the average Cost in the United states for what peo dresses a Page 6 through the Cinderella prom dress project High school girls can pick out a dress for prom with a current school id or proof of registration. Courtesy photo

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