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Today's News

  • US economy added 69K jobs in May, jobless rate up--Video Extra

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. economy looks a lot weaker.

    U.S. employers created only 69,000 jobs in May, the fewest in a year, and the unemployment rate ticked up.

    The dismal jobs data will fan fears that the economy is sputtering. It could also damage President Barack Obama's re-election prospects. And it could lead the Federal Reserve to take further steps to help the economy.

  • 1,200 firefighters battle record New Mexico blaze--Video Included

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — More than 1,200 firefighters are battling the nation's largest wildfire that has charred acre after acre of timber and brush in rugged mountains and canyons of southwestern New Mexico, shrouding parts of the region in smoke.

    The blaze maintained its rapid growth Friday through what New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez termed "impossible" terrain, as forecasters predicted thunderstorms and dry lightning that could spark even more fires.

  • Today in History for June 1st
  • Firefighters put out small Jemez Mountains blaze

    A half-acre brush fire broke out Thursday at the Redondo Campground, located at mile  marker 29 along N.M. 4, but was quickly contained, according to the public affairs department of the Santa Fe National Forest.

    The location, which was about 25 miles west of Los Alamos, was a mile south of the campground and smoke was visible in Jemez Springs, Gilman, Jemez Pueblo and portions of  N.M. 4.

    The press release said the fire was 100 percent contained by 4:30 p.m. Thursday. No structures were threatened and the fuels for the fire were Ponderosa pine and Douglas fir.

    Bruce Hill from the Santa Fe National Forest public affairs department said that 11 firefighters on two engines and a water tender put out the fire. The cause remains unknown.

  • Committee recommends 'Satch' Cowan trail -- proposed map attached

    Los Alamos County held a public hearing on Tuesday night regarding a recent citizen petition to name or rename a trail in the Quemazon trail complex in the Western Area after deceased local resident and hiking enthusiast Helen "Satch" Cowan.

    After hearing public comments, the Committee discussed the request and asked several questions of the petitioners, along with the County's Open Space Specialist Craig Martin, before they unanimously voted 6-0 in favor of naming a new trail the "Satch Cowan Trail.”

  • Bush, Obama on Stage Together Share Laughs

    President Barack Obama shared a stage with former President George W. Bush, the predecessor he often inveighs against, in a friendly White House welcome for the unveiling of the 43rd president's official portrait.

  • Edwards: Responsible for Own 'Sins'

    Ex-presidential candidate John Edwards thanked jurors and his family after a mistrial was declared in his campaign corruption trial and says he is responsible for his sins.

  • Make your vacation security checklist

    With summer vacation right around the corner, you’re probably busy planning itineraries, shopping for new bathing suits and finishing up work projects. But before you completely check out, take a few minutes to review a few financial safeguards that could save you a ton of grief and money – and protect your identity.
    Credit and debit cards. If you’re planning to travel – especially overseas – follow these precautions:

  • A woman of mystery

    SANTA FE — Gov. Susana Martinez still is mostly a mystery to the state and national media. She doesn’t do many interviews and she doesn’t make many public appearances. The public appearances she does make usually are not publicized because she does not issue a schedule of her coming events as most other governors have done.
    Former Gov. Bill Richardson had some pretty mysterious cronies but he was not mysterious himself. Not long after he was elected to Congress, he pulled me aside at one of the frequent media gatherings he hosted and told me he was concerned about someone on his staff feeding me inside information about his thoughts and plans.

  • Be There 05-31-12

    Friday
    The June Master Gardener meeting will be at 4 p.m. The meeting will be a private tour of an historic home and grounds.

    Call for artists. Lead us through your blue period. Revel in the color, feel and voice of the blues. Explore the many names and associations of blue, from the melancholy to the rhythm of the South to the exaltation of the first bluebird. All media welcome. Entries due to the Fuller Lodge Art Center by today. For more information, call 662-1635.