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Today's News

  • A visit back to Constitution Day

    SANTA FE -- Constitution Day, Sept. 17, slipped by me this year but that doesn’t mean we still can’t talk about it. Actually mid-September if full of truly momentous events that occurred around this date in past years.

      On Sept. 16, 1810, Father Miguel Hidalgo delivered his Grito to the people of Delores, Mexico, calling on them to unite in overthrowing the Spanish government. What followed was a bloody 11-year war of independence. 

     The little town of Delores still uses the letters cdr, Corazon del Revolution, in its address. Why doesn’t Mexico celebrate its victory in 1821 instead of the beginning of the revolution? We do the same with the adoption of the Declaration of Independence.

  • Time to keep moving forward

    Dear Editor,

     

     I am writing in regard to the Trinity Site Redevelopment project. I am strongly in favor of our County Council agreeing to the assignment of the lease from NADG to Smith’s. And as opposed to Mr. Gibson’s opinion in a recent letter, I do not think this is the time to, once again, re-think this project. Fifteen years is enough and it’s time to keep moving forward.

  • Cone Zone 9-22-12

    Eastern Area 2 Concrete, Paving & Utility Project – Phase 1 

    Fifth Street between Myrtle and Canyon is closed.

    Work continues on Myrtle between 9th Street and 15th Street. This section of Myrtle is closed to through traffic with flagging operations during the day and two-way traffic at night. 

    The work zone on Canyon Road is between NM502 to just south of Nugget. This section is closed to through traffic with flagging operations during the day and two-way traffic at night. 

  • Black Hole closing sale underway
  • LA woman allegedly shot, mugged in Santa Fe

    Santa Fe police are investigating an alleged mugging that occurred early Thursday morning when a 44-year-old Los Alamos woman said she was mugged by three men and shot at the corner of St. Michael’s Drive and Calle Lorca.

    The incident reportedly occurred at 3:40 a.m.

    A police spokesman told the Journal North there are "conflicting pieces of information about the incident" and it remains under investigation.

    The newspaper reported the woman received minor injuries when she was shot on the side of her abdomen. The woman told police that the three men had tried to steal her purse.

    Santa Fe police Capt. Aric Wheeler told the Santa Fe New Mexican that the woman took herself to Christus St. Vincent Regional Medical Center, where she reported the incident. She suffered an external gunshot wound that was not life threatening and was treated and released from the hospital, Wheeler said.    

  • State House candidate forum set for Tuesday

     The Los Alamos Federation of School Employees will host a House District 43 candidate forum featuring Stephanie Garcia Richard (D) and Jim Hall (R) at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Speech Theater at Los Alamos High School.    

  • Today in History for September 22nd
  • Friday prep FB scores across NM

     

    PREP FOOTBALL

    Artesia 49, Deming 14

    Aztec 42, Miyamura 20

    Carlsbad 38, Alamogordo 13

    Carrizozo 58, Logan 42

    Cleveland 27, Clovis 21

    Clint Mountain View, Texas 53, Mesilla Valley Christian 0

    Clovis Christian 32, Reserve 10

    Durango, Colo. 35, Farmington 28

    Escalante 61, Navajo Prep 12

    Foothill 32, Floyd 12

    Fort Sumner 50, Espanola Valley 14

    Gallup 35, Capital 0

    Gateway Christian 56, Springer 6

  • LA blanks Kirtland Central for homecoming

    The homestanding Los Alamos Hilltopper football team put the Kirtland Central Broncos back on their heels early Friday night and never let them get on track.

    Los Alamos scored a pair of touchdowns in the first quarter as it rolled to a 34-0 shutout win Friday at Sullivan Field. The victory for Los Alamos (2-2) snapped a two-game slide.

    Hilltopper running back Arnoldo Ortiz rushed for 139 yards and three touchdowns and quarterback Brice Van Etten and slot receiver Seth Drop connected for five completions and 98 yards on the evening.

    Read more about Los Alamos’ big homecoming victory in Sunday’s Los Alamos Monitor.

  • NM job growth continues on negative track

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico labor officials say the state has marked another month of negative over-the-year job growth that represents a loss of 12,400 jobs.

    The state Department of Workforce Solutions said Friday that job growth was negative 1.5 percent in August. The department says the current round of job losses started in June after 10 months of growth that averaged about 0.4 percent.

    New Mexico's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was at 6.5 percent in August. That's down from 6.6 percent in the previous month.

    Employment has increased in some industries, including educational and health services, mining and manufacturing.

    The government sector was down 5,800 jobs compared to last year. Construction was down by 3,000 jobs, while professional and business services shed 5,700 jobs.