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Today's News

  • Aspens Ablaze in Fall Color

    This Aspen was ablaze in fall color illuminated by a setting sun, juxtaposed against a crystal blue sky one recent afternoon in the Quemazon neighborhood.

  • Charter Review clarifies initiative, referendum process

    The Charter Review Committee moved one step closer to completing its mandate last night when it approved changes to the Initiative, Referendum and Recall sections of the Charter. The CRC also added procedures for voter approval of capital projects.

    The entire charter section has been rewritten to clarify procedures. Last night’s discussion centered around changes suggested during the subcommittee’s report on Aug. 29 (see LAMonitor.com Aug. 30).

  • 3.8 earthquake rattles region--video extra

    A magnitude 3.8 earthquake struck about 20 miles from Los Alamos National Laboratory Monday. The quake was not felt in town or at the Los Alamos National Laboratory, but residents in Nambé and Santa Clara Pueblo certainly felt a jolt.

    The U.S. Geological Survey said the light temblor hit after 10:30 a.m. Monday. It was centered nine miles north of Santa Fe and hit around 19 miles southeast of Los Alamos National Laboratory. It also had a depth of  .7 of a mile.

  • Thanks for the work, now get out

    Since June, 77 state workers have seen their jobs evaporate. Civil service jobs, which
     are usually safe. Some news reports noted the governor’s earlier promises to not lay off state workers, she’s also said more often that state government is over-populated.
    As a new fiscal year approached, with stripped-down budgets, it was time to make the hard decisions.
    In September, Tourism Secretary Monique Jacobson laid off 11 people, including seven of 17 staff members at New Mexico Magazine, and another 16 at Expo New Mexico, one-third of jobs at the State Fair.

  • It could have happened...

    It was one of those foggy eerie days that rarely come in October, and little things had been going wrong all day.
    The front door had blown opened several times, I am quite sure that I had secured it when I closed it after my husband Jerry left for work.
    Then the telephone rang, and when I answered it, I could not quite hear the person on the other end, when I tried to make a phone call several hours later the phone was not working.
    I built a small fire in the fireplace in hope of shrugging off the eerie feeling, and to bring cheer into the house. It was a fruitless effort for an odd gust of wind came down the chimney, not only did the fire go out but ashes were spread across the front room.

  • Most drivers had no experience at Las Vegas

    The perfect storm: A high-banked oval crowded with the largest field of the season. Inexperienced or impatient drivers racing at more than 220 mph. Absolutely no room for error.
    What was supposed to be a season-ending showdown at Las Vegas Motor Speedway became instead a script for disaster Sunday: a fiery 15-car crash that killed popular two-time Indianapolis 500 winner Dan Wheldon and left the shaken auto racing community to deal with uncomfortable questions.
    The drivers knew the Las Vegas race was going to present challenges even before the season began.

  • Toppers, Demons meet in volleyball

    With its big win Saturday night, the Los Alamos Hilltopper volleyball team should have plenty of momentum going into its final matches of the regular season.
    The Hilltoppers will face off against the Santa Fe Demons Wednesday night. Game time is scheduled for 6:30 p.m.
    With three matches remaining, two of them at home, the Hilltoppers (14-3 overall, 5-0 in 2-4A) can take another step toward clinching its third-straight district title. They knocked off what appeared to be their biggest challenger, Bernalillo, relatively easily Saturday night at home.

  • Sports Update 10-18-11

    KRSN to air volleyball match Wednesday night

    KRSN AM 1490 will broadcast Wednesday night’s volleyball match between the Los Alamos Hilltoppers and the Santa Fe Demons.
    Gene Mortensen, the “Voice of the Hilltoppers,” will call the match live from Griffith Gymnasium. Match time is scheduled for 6:30 p.m.

    Katko launches new book

    Mike Katko, KRSN AM 1490 sports announcer, will launch his new book of poetry, “Skies and other Poems,” Wednesday at the Coffee Booth.
    The book launch is scheduled for 6:30 p.m.
    Along with his work at KRSN, Katko is also a former principal of Mountain Elementary School and past co-owner of Tony’s Pizzeria.

  • State Notes 10-18-11

    NMSU football picks up WAC victory over Idaho, 31-24

  • Earthquake Hits Northern New Mexico

     

     A magnitude 3.8 earthquake has struck around 20 miles from Los Alamos National Laboratory.

    The U.S. Geological Survey says the light temblor hit after 10:30 a.m. on Monday. It was centered nine miles north of Santa Fe and hit around 19 miles southeast of Los Alamos National Laboratory. It also had a depth of around .7 miles.

    There were no immediate reports of damages or injuries.

    The small earthquake comes after a magnitude 4.0 earthquake struck Northern New Mexico last month and magnitude 5.3 earthquake hit around the same area in August.

    Check back with lamonitor.com for more on this developing story.