Today's News

  • Sadness can turn to depression

    As the warmth of Christmas becomes a much too distant memory, and the thaw of Spring hasn’t poked out from the bushes yet, its often a time when a heavy shouldered sadness rears its ugly head.
    For sun lovers like me, a grey blanket of cloud can really get me down. Whether it’s the glow of the sun on the landscape, the warming rays on my face, or fake sun emanating from a light box, there’s nothing like brightness to lift the spirits. So, when I’m deprived of it for weeks on end, I’m one of the first people to get S.A.D., or seasonally affective disorder.

  • Tax system is an absolute mess

    Legislators are generous in passing tax incentives to bring new companies and jobs to the state. And that’s the problem. They have to be.
    “If you’re in business in New Mexico and you’re paying taxes, come to the Legislature and get a tax credit,” said Sen. Jerry Ortiz y Pino, D-Albuquerque, during a debate on one particular credit. “Pretty soon nobody will be paying taxes.”
    Said Sen. Steve Neville, R-Aztec, “If we don’t offer the tax credit, pretty soon we’ll have no businesses.”
    Pass another credit, problem solved. But not really.

  • Basketball playoffs continue at The Pit

    Out of seven teams from District 2 that made it into the boys and girls state basketball playoffs, only one was left standing following this weekend.

    The Class 4A state girls basketball tournament resumed this morning at The Pit in Albuquerque, while boys basketball tournament continues Wednesday with the quarterfinal round, also at The Pit.

  • Weiss, LA hitters come up big Monday

    JACONA — Big production in the third and fifth innings led to a big win for the Los Alamos Hilltopper baseball team over its next door neighbor Monday afternoon.
    Los Alamos pounded out nine of its 10 hits over a three-inning stretch, while starting pitcher JD Weiss threw a superb game as the Hilltoppers thumped the Pojoaque Elks 9-1 at Jacona Field.
    Los Alamos scored four times in the fifth to blow open Monday’s ballgame, stringing together four straight hits including a triple by catcher Zeke Zumbro and a double by left fielder Kyle Parks to start the rally.

  • LA track has strong opener at Rio Rancho

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper girls track and field team picked up a big win and the Los Alamos boys track and field team earned a third-place finish at Saturday’s Chili Quad meet in Rio Rancho.
    Los Alamos’ girls finished with 102 points to win its season opener, while Los Alamos’ boys finished with 54 points in the four-team meet. Host Rio Rancho picked up 101 points to earn the victory.
    The Hilltopper girls grabbed seven event wins. Los Alamos’ boys earned wins in the javelin, 200 meters and 1600 meters.

  • Super Tuesday Showdown: Romney-Santorum Big Day

    Just hours before their Super Tuesday showdown, Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum strained for an edge in Ohio and braced for the 10 primaries and caucuses likely to redefine the race for the Republican presidential nomination.

  • Netanyahu: Time to Start Calling 'a Duck a Duck'

    Israel's prime minister is vigorously asserting his country's right to defend itself against an Iranian nuclear threat. Benjamin Netanyahu's tough talk suggests he would attack Iranian nuclear facilities if he thinks Israel needs to do that.

  • NM governor signs unemployment fund tax bill

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Republican Gov. Susana Martinez has signed legislation that lowers the rate New Mexico businesses pay into the state's unemployment compensation fund, saving employers more than $81 million in taxes this year.

    The governor described the measure as temporary tax relief that will be imperative as businesses recover from the economic hard times that have swept across the nation.

    Martinez signed the legislation Monday before a crowd of business leaders in Albuquerque.

    The measure short circuits a looming increase that employers were bracing to pay as part of an effort to shore up the fund. In 2013, the premiums will start to increase gradually.

  • VIDEO: Obama's Transgender Ex-nanny an Outcast

    Once, long ago, Evie looked after "Barry" Obama, the kid who would grow up to become the world's most powerful man. Now, his transgender former nanny is living in fear on Indonesia's streets.

  • VIDEO: Xbox Unveils Next-Generation Shooters

    Look out 'Call of Duty!' At its annual Xbox Spring Showcase, Microsoft showed off the next generation of first-person shooters, including one title incorporating Kinect voice command and the latest installment in its most popular series ever.