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2013-10-08 12:23:46

MCLEAN, Va., Oct. 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Gannett Co., Inc. (NYSE: GCI) announced today Susan D. Leath has been named president and publisher of The News Journal in Wilmington, DE. Leath comes to The News Journal after serving as president and publisher of The Centre Daily Times in State College, PA since 2009. "Susan has a firm understanding of the local media landscape. Throughout her career, she has always understood her audience and the communities she's served. We look forward...

2009-10-23 14:28:00

WASHINGTON, Oct. 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Troy Turner, editor of The Daily Times in Farmington, N.M., and Karen Magnuson, editor of the Democrat and Chronicle in Rochester, N.Y., have been named winners of the eighth annual Robert G. McGruder Awards for Diversity Leadership. The two will be honored as champions of newsroom diversity at the Associated Press Managing Editors (APME) convention Oct. 30, 2009, in St. Louis. The awards are given by the Freedom Forum, which administers...

2008-08-05 06:00:34

By James Monteleone, The Daily Times, Farmington, N.M. Aug. 5--SANTA FE-- The state Supreme Court on Thursday rejected a Judicial Standards Commission recommendation to suspend Aztec Municipal Judge Barbara Aldaz-Mills while an alleged judicial code violation is investigated. Aldaz-Mills is accused of alerting a defendant his bail officer was en route to arrest him. She is charged with encouraging violation of bail, a misdemeanor crime. Because the allegation suggests judicial...

2008-08-04 12:01:17

By Cornelia De Bruin, The Daily Times, Farmington, N.M. Aug. 3--FARMINGTON -- Recent drops in natural gas prices, combined with high drilling costs and anticipated pit rule-related costs to local producers, may result in an industry slowdown in New Mexico. "I think we could be in for a big slowdown," D.J. Simmons Inc. President and CEO John Byrom said. "Drilling rates in New Mexico are already way down compared to other states." The rig count in the San Juan Basin, including the...

2008-08-03 06:00:06

By Alysa Landry, The Daily Times, Farmington, N.M. Aug. 3--ALBUQUERQUE -- Two cable-knit sweaters, one white and one red, formed a makeshift pillow on which Jessica Mitchell, of Aztec, rested her head as she waited in an otherwise colorless examination room Tuesday morning at the University of New Mexico Children's Hospital. Her face and lips were just as pale -- a telltale sign that she needed a blood transfusion. Jessica, 16, has leukemia. The cancer, which means "white blood" in...

2008-08-01 09:00:35

By Cornelia de Bruin, The Daily Times, Farmington, N.M. Aug. 1--FARMINGTON -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency issued an air permit for Desert Rock Power Plant on Thursday, the final day it was mandated to act on the long-delayed permit. EPA agreed to act by Thursday after it was sued by the Dine Power Authority and Sithe Global Power earlier this year. U.S. Rep. Steve Pearce, R-N.M., informed The Daily Times of the decision after he received the news from EPA Administrator...

2008-08-01 06:00:39

By G. Jeff Golden, The Daily Times, Farmington, N.M. Aug. 1--FARMINGTON -- Eighth-graders who did not meet state proficiency requirements graduated Thursday from a summer program intended to jump start their academic careers and allow them to move to high school. The "Power Up Camp" was July 7-31. It was designed for students who failed to meet proficiency on quarterly district assessments or who were deemed at risk to fail high school. Of the 135 students recommended for the program,...

2008-07-29 12:01:24

By Cornelia De Bruin, The Daily Times, Farmington, N.M. Jul. 29--FARMINGTON -- Deborah Gerber, San Juan Regional Medical Center's chief nursing officer, is retiring after nearly a quarter-century career at the facility. The regional hospital's clinical director of nursing, Suzanne Smith, succeeds her Aug. 15. "I've been under Deb's tutelage the entire time, and it's prepared me to assume the role," Smith said. "I'm excited, but I'm nervous to step into her shoes and do a service...

2008-07-28 12:00:53

By James Monteleone, The Daily Times, Farmington, N.M. Jul. 27--FARMINGTON -- Metal lids covering water meters and manholes are being stolen faster than city officials can replace them to be sold for scrap metal, leaving some city streets patched with cones and boards to prevent injury. In the past three weeks, more than 100 of the metal covers have been stolen throughout the Farmington water service area, according to the Farmington Public Works Department. Half of those thefts...

2008-07-25 15:00:58

By Alysa Landry, The Daily Times, Farmington, N.M. Jul. 25--BLOOMFIELD -- The school year at Dzilth-na-o-dith-hle Community School may begin with vacancies in two of the top three administrative positions. Principal Rose Woody was dismissed last week following direction from the school board, and Executive Director Gary Jackson resigned in June. Classes at the community grant school begin Aug. 20. Board member Irene Betoni refused to comment, but the board issued a letter...