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Today's News

  • Grants, Roswell are still on top of polls

    xHere are this week’s Class 4A boys and girls basketball coaches’ polls. Weekly polls are conducted by the New Mexico High School Coaches Association. First-place votes are in parentheses.

    Basketball, Class 4A Girls

        Team             Total pts.    Previous

    1. Grants (10)              127    1
    2. Kirtland Central (3)   116    2
    3. Gallup                       92    3

  • Fishing Report 02-03-12

    Northeast

    Charette Lakes: The lake has closed for the season and will reopen March 1.
    Clayton Lake: Closed until noon March 1.
    Conchas Lake: Fishing pressure has been light due to cold temperatures and wind.
    Costilla Creek: No report.
    Coyote Creek: Closed for the winter.
    Eagle Nest Lake: 17 inches of ice. Fishing is good for yellow perch and rainbows caught with power bait, meal worms and night crawlers. Fishing pressure is up due to nice weather and no wind. 
    Lake Alice and Lake Maloya: Ice is 10-14 inches thick at Lake Maloya. Power Bait, dough bait and salmon eggs have been catching 6- to 13-inch rainbow trout. Fishing is poor at Lake Alice due to thin ice and the lake has not been stocked.

  • Coaches Update Injuries Ahead of Super Bowl

    Patriots head coach Bill Belichick and Giants head coach Tom Coughlin met the media Friday morning for the final time before the Super Bowl. Belichick says all pro Tight End Rob Gronkowski's ankle continues to improve.

  • Fla. Man Adopts Girlfriend in Legal Battle

    A wealthy Florida polo club founder has adopted his adult girlfriend as part of a legal battle stemming from a fatal 2010 car crash.

  • Trump Backs Romney, Despite Gingrich Staff Claim

    Donald Trump on Thursday announced his endorsement of Mitt Romney for president, saying the former Massachusetts governor is "not going to allow bad things to continue to happen to this country we all love."

  • Navajo teams up with lab on tribal energy policy

    FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — One of the country’s largest American Indian tribes has partnered with a national laboratory to study what technologies would be best for developing natural resources on the vast reservation.
    The Navajo Nation has large deposits of coal and uranium, along with potential for wind and solar energy, but it hasn’t historically been a major player in developing those resources. The tribe signed a three-year agreement with Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory on Wednesday to look into carbon capture and sequestration, clean coal technology and renewable energy, among other things.
    Navajo President Ben Shelly said the expertise of leading scientists and engineers will lead to better investments for the tribe.

  • Agencies focus on prevention efforts

    Beginning in August 2011, two not-for-profit organizations were granted contracts by the County of Los Alamos to provide substance abuse and suicide prevention and early intervention programs that would reduce the risks that contribute to substance abuse and suicidal behaviors among school age youth.
    Hands Across Cultures Corporation (HACC) addresses the high rates of families and youth experiencing human service related problems, particularly through disease prevention and health promotion efforts. A major focus is alcohol, tobacco, and other drug (ATOD) abuse behavior in Northern Santa Fe, Southern Rio Arriba, and Los Alamos Counties.

  • Groundhog: Six more weeks of winter

    PUNXSUTAWNEY, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania’s Punxsutawney Phil emerged from his lair to “see” his shadow on Thursday, in the process predicting six more weeks of winter.
    But, at this rate, that might not be so bad.
    The groundhog made his “prediction” on Gobbler’s Knob, a tiny hill in the town for which he’s named about 65 miles northeast of Pittsburgh.
    Temperatures were near freezing when he emerged at dawn — unseasonably warm — and were forecast to climb into the mid-40s in a winter that’s brought little snow and only a few notably cold days to much of the East.

  • Update 02-02-12

    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.

    T-Board meeting

    The Transportation Board’s regularly scheduled meeting has been moved to 5:30 p.m. Feb. 9 in the public works conference room, 2101 Trinity Drive.

    Council meeting

    The County Council will meet at 7 p.m. Feb. 7 in Council Chambers.

    Ashley Pond
    A public meeting will be held regarding Ashley Pond will be at 6:30 p.m Feb. 9. in the Community Building Council Chambers

    DOE/NNSA

  • NCRTD addresses transit center

    The North Central Regional Transit District had been trying to figure out what it was going to do about construction and soil conditions at the Jim West Regional Transit Center in Espanola.
    On Thursday in a special meeting at Buffalo Thunder Casino and Resort, the Board authorized an adjustment to the project budget in the amount of $606,054.
    “This additional money will allow us to bid out the Silkey Road improvement and the bus parking area that were additive alternates to the project but not awarded,” NCRTD executive director Anthony J. Mortillaro said Thursday. “These portions of the project need to be completed as part of the site plans for its functionality and also for obtaining a certificate of completion from the city.”