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  • Public Split on Trinity Drive Decision

    Nearly 50 people expressed sharply divided opinions regarding options for the redesign of N.M. 502/Trinity Drive between Knecht and Airport Road at Tuesday’s council meeting. The majority of the comments were in favor of option 1, the motion ultimately adopted by the council in a 6-1 vote.

    As the testimony before council continued during the meeting, certain themes began to emerge on both sides of the issue.

    A two-lane/slip lane roundabout at the Central Avenue intersection included in Option 1 drew much of the debate. New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) Technical Support Engineer David Quintana stated that the roundabout option met the state’s requirements for that intersection.

  • Lt. Gov. Sanchez drops Senate bid

    SANTA FE (AP) — New Mexico Lt. Gov. John Sanchez is dropping his bid for the U.S. Senate.

    Sanchez says he is quitting the race to avoid a bitter campaign against former Congresswoman Heather Wilson in the Republican primary to succeed retiring Democrat Jeff Bingaman.

    In a statement issued Thursday morning, Sanchez said a divisive Republican Primary would "only diminish our party's genuine opportunity to bring real change in Washington."

    Wilson released the following statement today in response to Sanchez exiting the U.S. Senate race:

  • Lt. Gov. Sanchez abandons bid for US Senate

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico Lt. Gov. John Sanchez is dropping his bid for the U.S. Senate.

    Sanchez said Thursday he was quitting the race to avoid a bitter campaign against former Congresswoman Heather Wilson in the Republican primary to succeed retiring Democrat Jeff Bingaman.

    In a statement issued Thursday morning, Sanchez said a divisive Republican primary would "only diminish our party's genuine opportunity to bring real change in Washington."

  • Ga Girl Fights Off Kidnapper at Walmart

    A 7-year-old girl remembered her stranger danger training and was able to get away from a man who tried to abduct her Wednesday at a Walmart store, police said.

  • Roll Call: NM House vote on alien driver's license bill

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The 45-25 vote by the House on Wednesday approving a measure to stop New Mexico from granting driver's licenses to illegal aliens. Voting yes, in favor of the bill, were 33 Republicans, 11 Democrats and one independent. Voting against the measure were 25 Democrats.

    REPUBLICANS VOTING YES

    Thomas Anderson (Albuquerque).

    Alonzo Baldonado (Los Lunas).

    Paul Bandy (Aztec).

    Donald Bratton (Hobbs).

    Cathrynn Brown (Carlsbad).

    David C. Chavez (Los Lunas).

    Zachary Cook (Ruidoso).

    Anna Crook (Clovis).

    David Doyle (Albuquerque).

    Nora Espinoza (Roswell).

    Candy Spence Ezzell (Roswell).

  • State House passes budget

    The House of Representatives has passed a budget for the next spending year that begins July 2012.  HB2 would provide $5.642 billion in state spending, an increase of $215 million (nearly 4 percent) over this year’s budget.  The spending plan leaves $41.8 million to allow for flexibility in hammering out a final budget (such as tax reductions, pension solvency, infrastructure funding, or as a hedge against weak natural gas prices).
     

  • Update 02-08-12

    BPU meeting

    The Board of Public Utilities will meet at 5:30 p.m.
    Feb. 15, at the DPU Conference Room, 170 Central Park Square.

    Council meeting

    There will be a council meeting at 7 p.m. Feb. 14 at the White Rock Fire Station #3.

    Iwo Jima talk

    World War II Marine Corps veteran Bill Hudson will show a DVD about the battle of Iwo Jima at 7 p.m. Feb. 14 at the Mesa Public Library. After the viewing, Hudson will give a brief talk.

    Ashley Pond

    A public meeting regarding Ashley Pond will be at 6:30 p.m Thursday in the Community Building Council Chambers.

    ESB meeting

  • Supreme Court hears redistricting appeal

    SANTA FE (AP) — The New Mexico Supreme Court on Tuesday waded into a political dispute over legislative redistricting that could influence elections for the coming decade and may help determine whether Republicans can win a majority in the state House of Representatives for the first time in a half century.
    After hearing arguments from lawyers for about two hours, the court took the case under consideration and said it will issue an order “expeditiously.” The court didn’t announce a deadline for its decision, however.
    House candidates typically file for office next month but the redistricting appeal has cast doubts over that schedule.

  • Map shows pollution sources

    Concerned Citizens for Nuclear Safety along with the Multicultural Alliance for a Safe Environment unveiled a map last week that shows historical sources of air and water pollution in New Mexico.

    The map includes places where there is oil and gas production, mining, coal-operated power plants, and depleted uranium sites.

    The map also shows areas affected by smoke plumes from the Cerro Grande Fire in 2000 and the 2011 Las Conchas Fire. A smaller map details the contaminated sites around the lab.

    As far as the Los Alamos National Laboratory is concerned, the map describes LANL as having over 21 million cubic feet of chemical radioactive waste that has been buried in unlined pits, trenches and shafts.

  • Map shows pollution sources

    Concerned Citizens of Nuclear Safety along with the Multicultural Alliance for a Safe Environment unveiled a map last week that shows historical sources of air and water pollution in New Mexico.
    The map includes places where there is oil and gas production, mining, coal-operated power plants, and depleted uranium sites.
    The map also shows areas affected by smoke plumes from the Cerro Grande Fire in 2000 and the 2011 Las Conchas Fire. A smaller map details the contaminated sites around the lab.