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Today's News

  • Court approves NM congressional redistricting plan

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A state district judge has adopted a redistricting plan that will establish slightly different boundaries for New Mexico's three congressional districts.

    Judge James Hall issued his ruling Thursday afternoon.

    Hall is adopting a plan that makes the fewest changes to the existing districts. It has the support of Gov. Susana Martinez, other Republicans and a group of Democrats that include Rep. Brian Egolf of Santa Fe.

    Hall contends the plan respects existing boundaries and places the fewest number of voters in new districts.

    He says it also strikes an appropriate balance between various interests and political parties.

  • Out and about 12-29-11

    Art openings

     

    Act I Gallery presents “Seasons of the Rio Grande,” a solo exhibition by Ken Daggett. There will be an opening reception from 3:30-5:30 p.m. Jan. 14 at the gallery, 218 Paseo del Pueblo Norte, Taos. The show will continue through Feb. 17.

  • Restaurant inspections 12-27-11

    The following restaurant inspection reports were provided by the New Mexico Environment Department. 

     

    Española

     

  • More accurate view of Washington's crossing emerges

    NEW YORK (AP) — One of America’s most famous images, a painting of George Washington crossing the Delaware River, got much of the story wrong: The American commander wouldn’t have stood triumphantly on a rowboat in daylight, but on a ferry bracing himself against a fierce snowstorm on Christmas night.

  • Lady Gaga named AP entertainer of the year

     NEW YORK (AP) — You might say that Lady Gaga’s year really began in an egg.

    That’s how she arrived at the Grammys in February, encased in a large, translucent pod carried by scantily clad dancers. When she “hatched” onstage, she effectively gave birth to “Born This Way,” performing the eponymous lead single of her second studio album and anthem to self-acceptance. In 2011, the album would carry her around the world, where she rarely went unnoticed.

  • 2 dead, 61 hurt in 40-vehicle New Orleans pileup--VIDEO EXTRA

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Two men have been killed and 61 other people injured in a pre-dawn pileup involving about 40 cars, vans and other vehicles on a busy interstate that crosses New Orleans, closing the route for hours both ways, police said.

    Authorities said they were investigating motorists' accounts that they drove into thick smoke or fog that abruptly limited visibility on westbound lanes of Interstate 10 heading across eastern New Orleans. Those who came upon the scene said they heard injured motorists pleading for assistance.

  • Ryan brings musical expertise to Fuller Lodge

    It’s not often when a pianist admits that her first favorite sound was made by marbles rolling in an aluminum dishpan.

    One might say composer and pianist Kathleen Ryan has had a varied musical past; and at noon on Jan. 4, she will share her musical ability with Los Alamos residents during the Brown Bag Series at Fuller Lodge.

  • College bowls 12-29-11

    College Football FBS Bowl Glance
    All times MST
    Saturday, Dec. 17
    New Mexico Bowl
    At Albuquerque
    Temple 37, Wyoming 15
    Famous Idaho Potato Bowl
    At Boise, Idaho
    Ohio 24, Utah State 23
    New Orleans Bowl
    Louisiana-Lafayette 32, San Diego State 30

    Tuesday, Dec. 20
    Beef ‘O’ Brady’s Bowl
    At St. Petersburg, Fla.
    Marshall 20, FIU 10

    Wednesday, Dec. 21
    Poinsettia Bowl
    At San Diego
    TCU 31, La. Tech 24

    Thursday, Dec. 22
    MAACO Bowl
    At Las Vegas
    Boise State 56, Arizona State 24

    Saturday, Dec. 24
    Hawaii Bowl
    At Honolulu

  • A Centennial celebration

     

    On Jan. 6, 1912, New Mexico became the 47th State in the United States. Throughout 2012,  communities statewide will commemorate 100 years of New Mexico statehood, telling stories of the past, while envisioning the state’s next 100 years.

  • UNM tops New Mexico State

    LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Drew Gordon had 23 points and 19 rebounds as New Mexico beat New Mexico State 89-67 on Wednesday night.
    Tony Snell scored 24 points, including 5 of 8 from 3-point range, and Kendall Williams added 12 points for the Lobos (11-2).
    Redshirt senior forward Wendell McKines recorded a game-high 25 points and 15 rebounds for his seventh double-double of the year and 34th of the career. Senior center Hamidu Rahman added a season-high 19 points.
    New Mexico, which went 12-for-24 from 3-point distance, used a 19-3 run for a 42-19 lead with 3:01 left in the half. New Mexico State went without a field goal for nearly 6 minutes during that stretch.