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  • Seniors squeezed in White Rock

    Several of the community’s strongest senior advocates spoke in support of a new White Rock Senior Center during a recent White Rock Implementation Steering Committee meeting.

    Betty Ehart and White Rock Senior Center staff described the need for a bigger, more accommodating space in White Rock for seniors 55 and older.

  • Long list of chores

    SANTA FE – Seven New Mexico governors were involved or invoked in the opening day ceremonies of the New Mexico State Legislature Tuesday. Six were alive; three were in the room; and one was outside protesting tax increases.

    Inside the Roundhouse, it was the Gov. Bill Richardson show, as the sitting governor made his eighth and last state-of-the-state speech to set the final 30-day session of his tenure in motion.

  • Round one underway as series of winter storms push through the region

    Here's the latest update from the National Weather Service as of Tuesday morning:

    A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM MST THIS EVENING...

    A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM MST THIS EVENING.

    * SNOW ACCUMULATIONS... TOTALING 2 TO 4 INCHES.

    * TIMING... SNOW SHOWERS WILL BE MODERATE AT TIMES THROUGH THIS MORNING... THEN THEY WILL DECREASE IN COVERAGE AND INTENSITY AND POSSIBLY MIX WITH RAIN AS SNOW LEVELS LIFT THIS AFTERNOON.

  • Chaos, violence hamper Haiti relief efforts

     PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) -- Relief workers say pockets of violence in Haiti's devastated capital are hindering a slow increase in much-needed aid delivery, and some residents have banded together to protect the few possessions they have left.

    As thousands of others head to the countryside, people in one hillside Port-au-Prince district blocked off access to their street with cars and asked local young men to patrol for looters.

    "We never count on the government here," said Tatony Vieux, 29. "Never."

  • NEWS ALERT: The plot thins: Getting to the bottom of the mystery of the hazardous waste dump known as MDA-B
  • BHC to issue proposals

    SANTA FE – Gov. Bill Richardson has directed the Behavioral Health Collaborative to issue a Request for Proposals (RFP) as soon as possible in anticipation of the need for future changes in the administration and delivery of mental health and substance abuse services.

  • New taxes in Santa Fe protested

    SANTA FE – Former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson and GOP gubernatorial candidate Doug Turner teamed up earlier today to protest any new taxes at the state capitol.

    “Tax increases only reward reckless spending and make it tougher for small businesses to succeed and for families to make ends meet,” Turner said in  a news release.

    “New Mexico does not need another politician in the governor’s office who doesn’t understand that higher taxes hurt both small business and struggling families.”

  • Material Disposal Area-B activity quickens

    A tree-eating machine devoured part of the landscape on the south side of DP Road in recent days. Next week, a layer of the surface cover will be peeled back to get a little closer to the mysteries that are buried in a 65-year-old hazardous dump.

    The cleanup of the six-acre waste site known as Material Disposal Area B (MDA-B) is moving again, although the major excavation is now planned for early summer.

    The trees had to be removed because they would be within the footprint of the containment buildings or tie-downs where the hazardous material removal will take place.

  • 01-19-10 Update

    This week’s Police Beat

      DWI arrests and an underage drinking party top this week’s Police Beat. See more on Page 2.

    JJAB meeting

      The Juvenile Justice Advisory Board (JJAB) will meet at 6:15 p.m. Wednesday in the LAPS Board Room at 751 Trinity, Los Alamos.  

    R.A.M. elections

  • Domenici’s hat is in

    ALBUQUERQUE — Pete Domenici Jr. formally announced his candidacy for governor during a press conference at the Embassy Suites Sunday afternoon. Members of his family including his famous father, retired Sen. Pete Domenici, R-N.M, surrounded him.

    Domenici Jr., 50, is an Albuquerque environmental attorney. He explained why he decided to seek the state’s highest office.