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Good morning New Mexico

Dear Sunshine readers,

Today marks the end of our Sunshine blog. It’s been our pleasure helping you prepare for your day with weather lookouts, fun and informative stories from around the web and notable happenings around town, but readership of the blog was not as robust as we had hoped it would be. Thanks for reading, and be sure to check out our other blogs at santafenewmexican.com/news/blogs/

Tuesday brings highs in the mid-forties and lows in the upper-twenties. Prepare for gusty winds in the 10 to 15 mph hour range.

>>Click here for the full weather report.

Today in History:  

In 1981, Iran released 52 Americans held hostage for 444 days, minutes after the presidency had passed from Jimmy Carter to Ronald Reagan.

In 1986, The United States observed the first federal holiday in honor of slain civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr.

For more history visit http://learning.blogs.nytimes.com/on-this-day

Coming up Today:

The New Mexico Legislative session kicks off today at the Roundhouse, and The New Mexican will be covering every development. Track our legislative coverage at santafenewmexican.com/news/legislature/ and be sure to check our homepage at 1 p.m. to watch a live stream of Governor Susana Martinez’s state of the State address.

≥≥For more fun events see our complete calendar

Morning reads from around the web: 

Charismatic land grant activist and Chicano rights leader Reies Lopez Tijerina — whose 1967 raid on the Tierra Amarilla courthouse made him a legendary figure in Northern New Mexico history — died Monday in El Paso. He was 88. [The New Mexican]

Data journalism website fivethirtyeight compiled public transit data from 290 cities in the nation, and Santa Fe's bus system ranked 118. [fivethirtyeight]

The 21-year-old victim of a fatal shooting at an Albuquerque Wal-Mart has been identified. His father spoke to KOB-TV news about gang violence. [KOB-TV]

Someone reported spotting an unidentified flying object while staying at Hyatt Regency Tamaya Resort and Spa. Check out the photos yourself, and weigh in on the spotter's claim. [MUFON]