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  • Crowded field in Lt. Gov. races

    ALBUQUERQUE — New Mexico Democrat and Republican voters were choosing their parties’ nominees for lieutenant governor Tuesday, selecting from a pool of state legislators and former lawmakers.

    In the GOP race, all three candidates have served in the Legislature: Brian Moore of Clayton, Kent Cravens of Albuquerque and John Sanchez of Albuquerque.

  • Three seats up for election

    ALBUQUERQUE — Three seats on the New Mexico Public Regulation Commission areup for grabs today in New Mexico’s primary and none of the races feature an incumbent.

    Land Commissioner Pat Lyons faced former state legislator and retired magistrate Robert Corn of Roswell in the Republican primary in District 2 in southeastern and eastern New Mexico. Lyons could not run for land commissioner again because of term limits.

  • Primary election 2010 has arrived

    Early and absentee voters cast 862 votes for their candidates of choice during the last 28 days. Ballots mailed in are not included in that tally. Those votes will be counted this evening, said Deni Fell from the County Clerk’s Office.

    Election officials aren’t sure what the turnout will be at the polls from 7 a.m.-7 p.m. today.

    “We don’t know what to expect but early and absentee voting appears to be light,” Election Manager Gloria Maestas said.

  • Breaking News: Smoky conditions due to blaze in Jemez Mountains

    Los Alamos Fire Department officials report that a wildfire in the Jemez Mountains has scorched about 100 acres and firefighters are working to contain the blaze. The wildfire is creating smoky conditions in the Los Alamos area.

    More details as they become available.

  • Update: Feds opening criminal probe of Gulf oil spill

    PORT FOURCHON, La. (AP) — Attorney General Eric Holder said Tuesday that federal authorities have opened criminal and civil investigations into the nation's worst oil spill, and BP lost billions in market value when shares dropped in the first trading day since the company failed yet again to plug the gusher.

  • Breaking News Breaking News: Fenton Lake State Park Temporarily Closed Due to Rio Fire

    JEMEZ SPRINGS – Fenton Lake State Park is temporarily closed due to the Rio Fire burning in the Santa Fe National Forest approximately 2.5 miles northwest of the park.

    The fire has not reached the park boundaries but the park has been evacuated as a safety precaution.

    The park will remain closed until federal fire officials have determined that the fire does not present a danger to visitors.

    Fenton Lake State Park is 33 miles northwest of San Ysidro via N.M. 4 and N.M. 126.

  • Breaking News Los Alamos County Council candidates set to square off in November showdown

    Los Alamos County Council:

    On the GOP side of the ticket: Hall 967; Rogers 849; Berting 805; Davis 703; Selvage 925; Phelps 629; Hanneman 635; Damiani 434.

    Based on these unofficial results, Hall, Selvage, Rogers and Berting will advance to the fall general election where they'll vie against three Democratic candidates for four open seats on the council.

    Democrats for council: Gill 1056; Johnson 957; and Hjelm 825.


  • Mullins defeats Kokesh to face Lujan in 3rd Congressional District race in November

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Tom Mullins, a petroleum engineer and Tea Party organizer from Farmington, wins the Republican nomination in New Mexico's 3rd Congressional District.

    Mullins advances to the November general election to face incumbent Democrat Ben Ray Lujan, a first-term congressman from Nambe (NAHM-bay) in northern New Mexico. Lujan is unopposed in the Democratic primary.

    Mullins defeated Iraq war veteran Adam Kokesh of Santa Fe.

  • Historic battle brews: Next NM Governor to be a woman

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Republicans and Democrats made political history by selecting women as their gubernatorial nominees in New Mexico's primary, setting up a fall campaign that virtually guarantees the state its first female governor.

    Republican Susana Martinez became the nation's first Hispanic woman nominated for governor by winning a five-way GOP contest with 51 percent of the vote in unofficial returns Tuesday.

    Democrat Diane Denish, the lieutenant governor since 2003, ran unopposed in her party's primary.

  • Democrat Stephanie Richard bests Pete Sheehey in contest to take on Republican incumbent Jeannette Wallace for State House Dist. 43 seat

    With all votes counted in Los Alamos County, unofficial results for the District 43 race between Pete Sheehey and Stephanie Richard was too close to call based on county tallies only.

    The Associated Press called it for Richard just after 10 p.m. last night.

    Read Wednesday's Los Alamos Monitor for an election wrap-up.