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  • Today In History, Aug. 14
  • Update 08-13-14

    Farmers Market

    Farmers Market will be held 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Thursday at the Mesa Library parking lot.

    Blood drive

    A blood drive will be held Aug. 21 and Aug. 22 at the First Baptist Church on Diamond Drive. Hours will be 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 21 and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 22.

    Lunch with a Leader

    The League of Women Voters Lunch with a Leader will feature Ben Carlson, the publisher of the Monitor, as speaker at 11:45 a.m. Aug. 19 at the Mesa Public Library. Contact Karyl Ann Armbruster at 661-6605 or kaskacayman@gmail.com  for the menu choices if you would like to order a lunch from the Co-op ($10) by Aug. 17. You do not have to order lunch to attend this community event.

    P and Z

    The Planning and Zoning Commission will meet at 5:30 p.m. today at the Municipal Building.

    Concert

    Tuesdays at the Pond Series. 7 p.m. at Ashley Pond. Two acts performing: Bronach Celtic Blues Band followed by Belisama Dance group. on Aug. 19. The wrong date was reported Tuesday.

  • Santa Fe facility offers new technology to detect breast cancer

    Santa Fe Imaging has become the first facility in New Mexico and the entire mountain west region to offer 3D automated whole breast ultrasound (ABUS) for the early detection of breast cancer in women with dense breast tissue. Breast density increases the risk of breast cancer and makes it more difficult to detect by traditional mammography alone.
    “Adding 3D automated breast ultrasound to mammography in dense-breasted women gives physicians a valuable new tool in the fight against breast cancer,” according to the American College of Radiology (ACR), more than 40 percent of all U.S. women have dense breast tissue, and women in the highest dense-breast category established by the ACR are four to six times more likely to get breast cancer compared to women with low breast density.

  • Women's leadership discussed

    In an unusual political gathering Tuesday night in Los Alamos where men were the token figures, former covert CIA operations officer Valerie Plame Wilson and state Rep. Stephanie Garcia Richard (D-District 43) discussed women in leadership. The event was a fundraiser for Garcia Richard’s reelection.
    Marvel Harrison, who hosted the event, introduced both the topic and Plame Wilson.
    “For a long time, I think as women we wish a lot. We wish to be better, we wish for our families to have what they need, we wish for strong schools,” Harrison said. “You know, girlfriends, it’s time to stop wishing. We need a backbone more than a wishbone. We need to use our voice. We need to use our voice to speak truth against power.
    “And there’s no woman I’ve ever met who probably does that better than Valerie Plame. Her risk to speak the truth regardless of the cost is probably a lesson we all need in some regard.”
    Plame Wilson spoke first about her connection to Los Alamos.

  • Power outage in WR Tuesday

     

    A small but extended power outage occurred Tuesday along La Senda Road in White Rock because of a failure on an underground line. At 10:45 a.m. about 30 residents along La Senda Road were without power. About half of these customers (15) had their power restored by 12 noon.

    As DPU's electric crews continued working the issue safely to isolate and re-route power, a second problem was detected along a portion of nearby Piedra Loop which brought power down there for about 15 minutes (from about 1:55 p.m. - 2:10 p.m.). About 30 more customers were affected along Piedra Loop.

    At roughly 3 p.m. Tuesday, the remaining 15 customers on La Senda had their power restored.  The failed section is scheduled to be repaired on Wednesday. The DPU thanks customers for their patience while electric crews work to resolve the outage. 

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  • Today In History, Aug. 13
  • Flash Flood Watch until 6 a.m. Thursday

     

    FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE TONIGHT...

    THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN ALBUQUERQUE HAS ISSUED A

    * FLASH FLOOD WATCH FOR A PORTION OF NORTH AND CENTRAL NEW MEXICO... INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING AREAS... ALBUQUERQUE METRO AREA... CHUSKA MOUNTAINS... FAR NORTHWEST HIGHLANDS... JEMEZ MOUNTAINS... LOWER CHAMA RIVER VALLEY... NORTHWEST HIGHLANDS... NORTHWEST PLATEAU... SAN FRANCISCO RIVER VALLEY... SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS... SANDIA/MANZANO MOUNTAINS... SANTA FE METRO AREA... SOUTHWEST MOUNTAINS... UPPER RIO GRANDE VALLEY... WEST CENTRAL HIGHLANDS... WEST CENTRAL MOUNTAINS AND WEST CENTRAL PLATEAU.

    * THROUGH LATE TONIGHT

  • LA women stand in support of nurses' union

     Ellen Mills, AFT local president (second from left) and Karyl Ann Armbruster (far left), former AFT local president joined the informational picket held at CHRISTUS St. Vincent Hospital. Also pictured are Fonda Osborn, president of 1199, and nurse Delma DeLora, finishing her 52nd year at St. Vincent’s and founder of the Union 1199 in 1974. According to a press release, the union’s concerns are not over money, but safe staffing levels for patients. In the last three years, the staffing levels have dropped from just above 500 to under 400 nurses, and 120 to 96 technicians and over 300 nurses and technicians have left the hospital since CHRISTUS took over. Santa Fe is the only union hospital of the 60 hospitals CHRISTUS owns.