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  • More residents may be allowed back into Ruidoso

    RUIDOSO, N.M. (AP) — Authorities are hoping to allow more residents back into their homes as fire crews get a handle on a blaze burning outside the resort town of Ruidoso.

    Officials said Friday the Little Bear fire, which has scorched 59 square miles and destroyed 224 homes in the Sierra Blanca range, has been 45 percent contained.

    They say most communities could re-open by the start of the weekend.

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  • Colo. Fire Official: It's Devastating Up There

    More than 1,200 people are helping fight roughly 80-square-mile wildfire in northern Colorado that has forced hundreds of residents to leave their homes since it started Saturday. Officials say the fire is 15 to 20 percent contained.

  • Vehicles collide at Trinity, Diamond; at least one driver injured -- photos

    Two vehicles collided at the corner of Diamond Drive and Trinity Drive, snarling traffic around 4:20 p.m. Thursday.

    A Chevy Impala, with California tags, apparently was heading northbound on Diamond when it collided with a subcompact SUV heading eastbound on Trinity. Police said the Honda SUV was southbound on Diamond and attempted to make a left onto Trinity when it was involved in the collision with the Impala.

    The Los Alamos Fire Department was quickly on the scene and put the woman driving the Impala on a stretcher and put her in an ambulance for the very short commute to the Los Alamos Medical Center. There was no immediate word on her condition.

  • National park a step closer to reality

    U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman  introduced legislation Thursday that would designate Manhattan Project sites around the country as a National Historical Park.  U.S. Senator Tom Udall is a cosponsor.  

    The legislation stems from the findings of a report prepared by the National Park Service and the Department of Energy that says the best way to preserve and interpret the Manhattan Project is for Congress to establish a national historical park.

    The three sites where much of the critical scientific activity associated with the project occurred:  Los Alamos, Oak Ridge (Tenn.) and Hanford (Wash.).

  • Bandelier enters Stage 2 Fire Restrictions

    Due to increasingly high fire danger levels, Bandelier National Monument will move to Stage II Fire Restrictions as of

    Friday, June 15.  Other agencies in the area have, or will soon, take this action, to increase public safety and protect resources and property.

     

    Stage II Fire Restrictions include:

     

  • Raw Video: Hail Storm Hits Dallas

    Isolated severe storms brewed in the heat of north Texas late Wednesday, pounding the Dallas area with hail as big as baseballs. The hail smashed car windshields and damaged businesses along with mobile homes.

  • Spending rules invite gaming

    The primary election has passed. Political advertising won’t disappear until the end of Election Day, Nov. 6.
    Political campaigns are a small business with a heavy marketing orientation. The business has two products—the candidate as an individual and the candidate’s ideas. The business must sell the products to customers—the voters—and distinguish itself from the competition. Discussing the competition’s record and beliefs is called “negative campaigning.”
    To make the sale, campaigns must create a movement, a process requiring theater and spectacle. This sales process takes money.

  • The calm before the storm

    SANTA FE — It used to be that the summer months were King’s X in New Mexico political campaigns. From primary election day to Labor Day, candidates recovered from intra-party battles and readied for the general election.
    But then the national pundits noticed that New Mexico’s presidential election results were amazingly similar to the way the nation went. So our state became targeted for political ads beginning the day after the primaries.

  • Experience The Police

    The Los Alamos County Summer Concert Series and the Police Experience return to Ashley Pond at 7 p.m. Friday to pay tribute to the Rock ’n Roll Hall of Fame band, The Police.
    The drummer for The Police, Stewart Copeland said, “every nuance, all the drum parts and the singer, has Sting down to a tee.”
    Taylor Hawkins, drummer for the Foo Fighters, has sat in with the Police Experience a number of times and tells the story of the first time he jammed with them in 2009.