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  • Winter Storm Warning in effect for Wednesday

    WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 PM MST THIS AFTERNOON...

    A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 PM MST THIS AFTERNOON.

    * SNOW ACCUMULATIONS... ADDITIONAL ACCUMULATIONS MAY REACH 3 TO 6 INCHES ABOVE 7500 FEET... EXCEPT LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS IN THE NORTHWEST MOUNTAINS. LOWER ELEVATIONS CAN EXPECT 1 TO 3 ADDITIONAL INCHES... EXCEPT LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS IN THE NORTHWEST HIGHLANDS NEAR THE COLORADO BORDER.

  • Bishops oppose domestic partnerships

    SANTA FE — A  proposal backed by Gov. Bill Richardson for domestic partnerships for same-sex couples has run into trouble at the start of the legislative session.

    The New Mexico Conference of Catholic Bishops will oppose the legislation, just as it did last year when lawmakers rejected a similar proposal. Opposition from the Roman Catholic Church dims prospects for the legislation’s approval.

  • Keep yourself and others safe

    During the winter months, the county would like to remind residents the importance of keeping sidewalks clear of snow and ice so that they remain pass­able for postal workers, children walking to school and others who need to use them.

    When possible, and depend­ing upon available resources, county crews conduct sidewalk-clearing operations by removing snow first from the adopted “safe routes to school” and then move to other selected sidewalks.

    Due to limited resources, the county does not clear every sidewalk. Sidewalk priorities include:

  • 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.”