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  • Espinoza, Montoya win PRC primaries

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Santa Fe County Clerk Valerie Espinoza and Bernalillo County Assessor Karen Montoya won the Democratic primaries Tuesday for seats on one of the state's most powerful, highest paid and most scandal-plagued commissions.

    Espinoza won the Democratic primary for the northern New Mexico District 3 seat on the Public Regulation Commission while Montoya won the District 1 seat.

  • Today in History for June 6th
  • US Forest Chief Surveys Massive NM Wildfire

    The head of the U.S. Forest Service surveyed the burn scar being left behind by what has developed into the largest wildfire in the nation. Tom Tidwell took an aerial tour of the blaze, which has scorched more than 400 square miles in N.M.

  • State Senate: Martinez defeats Montoya

    44 of 44 precincts - 100 percent

    Richard Martinez (i) 3,270 - 60 percent

    Alfredo Montoya 2,205 - 40 percent

  • Walker survives recall election in Wisconsin--Video Extra

    MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker beat back a recall challenge Tuesday, winning both the right to finish his term and a voter endorsement of his strategy to curb state spending, which included the explosive measure that eliminated union rights for most public workers.

    The rising Republican star becomes the first governor in U.S. history to survive a recall attempt with his defeat of Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett and the union leaders who rallied for months against his agenda.

  • Byrd wins GOP nomination to take on Lujan

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Tucumcari rancher Jefferson Byrd has won the Republican nomination for New Mexico's 3rd Congressional District.

    Byrd will face Democratic Rep. Ben Ray Lujan, who ran unopposed.

  • District Attorney race shapes up

    The district attorney race pits two Democrats in the election...

    Los Alamos County final results:

    Lloyd Drager  393

    Angela Pacheco 878

  • Wilson, Heinrich to face off in Senate election

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Rep. Martin Heinrich has won the Democratic nomination for New Mexico's open U.S. Senate seat and will face former GOP Rep. Heather Wilson in the general election.

    Heinrich defeated state Auditor Hector Balderas on Tuesday. The two-term congressman had 60 percent of the vote with almost half of the expected turnout in the race, according to unofficial results.

  • Romney wins NM primary--county totals statewide

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — In a vote that was largely symbolic, primary voters in New Mexico on Tuesday threw their support behind GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney.

    With about 10 percent of the expected vote counted, Romney had 79 percent of the Republican vote to 9 percent for Ron Paul, 8 percent for Rick Santorum and 4 percent for Newt Gingrich.

  • Boy confesses to starting North Mesa Stable fire; two others implicated

    Three small fires broke out within minutes of each other at the North Mesa  Stables Tuesday afternoon, but were quickly extinguished by the Los Alamos Fire Department, according to LAFD battalion chief Richard Garcia and Fire Marshal Brian Nickerson.

    Garcia said there were three spot fires, including a brush fire, a grass fire and another started with wood chips.

    LAPD captain Randy Foster said this morning the investigation implicated three boys ages 10-12 and one of them confessed. The boys were referred to the juvenile probation office, Foster said.

    Foster estimated one of the three fires to be 10 feet by 10 feet.