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  • Senate juggernaut snapped in astounding Massachusetts upset for Republicans

    BOSTON (AP) — In an epic upset in liberal Massachusetts, Republican Scott Brown rode a wave of voter anger to win the U.S. Senate seat held by the late Edward M. Kennedy for nearly half a century, leaving President Barack Obama's health care overhaul in doubt and marring the end of his first year in office.

  • First in trio of storms on track for Monday night arrival

    The National Weather Service issued the following Winter Weather Advisory just before noon Monday:

    WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM THIS EVENING TO 6 PM MST TUESDAY...

    A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM THIS EVENING TO 6 PM MST TUESDAY.

    * SNOW ACCUMULATIONS... 1 TO 3 INCHES... EXCEPT 3 TO 6 INCHES ABOVE 7500 FEET.

  • New Los Alamos jailhouse rocks!

    The lobby of the old jail closes permanently at 5 p.m. today. The new lobby entrance located several yards west opens to the public at 8 a.m. Thursday.

    Seventeen prisoners began filtering into the new jail this morning with the expectation all would be in their new cells by late afternoon.

    Police Chief Wayne Torpy discussed the differences in the old and new detention facilities Monday during a media tour.

    “We’re now compliant with industry standards,” Torpy said.

  • Series of storms could dump several feet of snow in week ahead

    The National Weather Service has issued the following Winter Storm Watch for the area Sunday morning:

    WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM MONDAY EVENING THROUGH TUESDAY AFTERNOON...

    THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN ALBUQUERQUE HAS ISSUED A WINTER STORM WATCH... WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM MONDAY EVENING THROUGH TUESDAY AFTERNOON.

    * SNOW ACCUMULATIONS... 4 INCHES OR MORE ACROSS THE LOWER ELEVATIONS AND 8 INCHES OR MORE OVER THE HIGHER TERRAIN.

  • News Alert: Domenici's son is running for governor!

    ALBUQUERQUE - It's official - Pete Domenici Jr. formally announced his candidacy for governor of New Mexico during a press conference at the Embassy Suites earlier this afternoon.

    He was surrounded by several members of the vast Domenici clan.

    His father, retired Sen. Pete Domenici, R-N.M., introduced his son with exuberant pride, describing him as a problem solver and someone who loves New Mexico and its people.

  • Local police capture fugitive

    It turns out a Florida fugitive was the reason police were driving in the area of 43rd Street and Trinity Drive Thursday afternoon when they happened upon a drug deal in motion.

    “We had information that Cody Sanderson was in that neighborhood. He is wanted in Florida on multiple charges including a second degree felony for selling stolen property,” Det. Shari Mills said. “We didn’t find him until hours later after we had observed the drug sale.”

  • Series of storms on tap for next week could yield several feet of snow

     The National Weather Service issues the following Special Weather Statement Saturday morning:

    ACTIVE WEATHER TO RETURN TO NEW MEXICO NEXT WEEK...

    AFTER A RELATIVELY QUIET FIRST HALF OF JANUARY BIG CHANGES ARE ON THE WAY. MOISTURE LADEN PACIFIC STORMS WILL MOVE INLAND NEXT WEEK AND PROVIDE SUBSTANTIAL PRECIPITATION FOR WESTERN AND CENTRAL NEW MEXICO

  • NM lawmakers face tough budget year

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico lawmakers return to work next week to deal with a troublesome election-year assignment: potentially raising taxes, cutting money for schools and slashing government services to balance the state budget.

    The Legislature convenes Tuesday for a 30-day session that offers Democratic Gov. Bill Richardson a last chance to shape his political legacy with changes in state law. Richardson's second term expires at the end of the year. He can't run for a third term because of term limits.

  • 01-17-10 Briefs

    Domenici’s son to make major announcement

    In a cryptic e-mail from his office Saturday, Sen. Pete Domenici’s son, Pete Domenici, Jr., invited the media to attend a press conference this afternoon in Albuquerque.

    The e-mail said Domenici Jr., would make  “an important announcement” and “no further details will be released in advance.” Word is spreading rapidly that the son of New Mexico’s longest serving senator will announce his candidacy for governor.

  • Stimulus funds rev biofuel projects

    Jobs and sustainable energy were complementary goals in a new round of stimulus funding announced this week by Energy Secretary Steven Chu.

    According to the announcement, Los Alamos National Laboratory will play a key role in helping develop advanced biofuels for transportation, thanks to funding from the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act (ARRA).