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Today's News

  • Outdoor Notes 06-10-11

    Sumner Lake still closed

  • Running: Rees finishes with the best prediction

    On a tough-to-predict course Tuesday night, Dan Rees was the top predictor.
    The Atomic City Roadrunners hosted their weekly Pace Race Tuesday. This race was at the New Pipeline Gutbuster in Quemazon and featured a steep climb for both 1- and 3.2-mile racers.
    The 3.2-mile race featured a challenging 750 feet of elevation change.
    Rees finished with an error of just five seconds, nipping David Kratzer by two seconds and Daniel Romero by nine seconds.
    The top finisher on the long course was Alexander Romero, who completed the course in 25:07. Katie Gattiker was the fastest finishing female with her time of 43:49.
    On the 1-mile course, Ben Rees was the top finisher with a 7:58 and Marin Kelly finished in 11:39.

  • Ex-spy agency official strikes plea bargain

    BALTIMORE (AP) — A federal judge in Baltimore dismissed Espionage Act charges against a former official with the National Security Agency accused of leaking classified documents, accepting his guilty plea to a single misdemeanor.

    Thomas Drake's plea deal pleased civil-liberties advocates but is a setback for the Obama administration's effort to crack down on leakers. The administration is pursuing charges against four other accused government leakers under the Act, regarded by critics as vague and overbroad.

  • Alaska releases Sarah Palin's emails

    JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Alaska officials on Friday released thousands of pages of Sarah Palin's emails from her first 21 months as governor, giving a fresh glimpse at the time when she rose to national prominence and became the GOP vice presidential nominee.

    Reporters and photographers crowded into a small office to pick up the six boxes of emails — 24,199 pages and weighing 100 pounds. Some carried boxes down the stairs and others, wheeling them on dollies, scrambled to be the first ones to reach elevators.

  • 30 people busted in Albuquerque sex sting--video extra

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Albuquerque police are looking for people paying for sex. The department launched a sting this week called "Operation Curb Side."

    KRQE-TV reports police arrested 30 people Thursday including a husband and wife in search of prostitutes.

    Police say suspected johns approached undercover officers about every five to 15 minutes during their investigation. Some were willing to pay with cash and others wanted to pay with drugs.

    Police say it's part of a bigger problem that includes drug abuse. Detectives say most prostitutes are drug addicts in need of serious help.

    Albuquerque police say they plan to continue the sex sting throughout the summer.

  • 30 people busted in Albuquerque sex sting

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Albuquerque police are looking for people paying for sex. The department launched a sting this week called "Operation Curb Side."

    KRQE-TV reports police arrested 30 people Thursday including a husband and wife in search of prostitutes.

    Police say suspected johns approached undercover officers about every five to 15 minutes during their investigation. Some were willing to pay with cash and others wanted to pay with drugs.

    Police say it's part of a bigger problem that includes drug abuse. Detectives say most prostitutes are drug addicts in need of serious help.

    Albuquerque police say they plan to continue the sex sting throughout the summer.

  • 30 people busted in Albuquerque sex sting

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Albuquerque police are looking for people paying for sex. The department launched a sting this week called "Operation Curb Side."

    KRQE-TV reports police arrested 30 people Thursday including a husband and wife in search of prostitutes.

    Police say suspected johns approached undercover officers about every five to 15 minutes during their investigation. Some were willing to pay with cash and others wanted to pay with drugs.

    Police say it's part of a bigger problem that includes drug abuse. Detectives say most prostitutes are drug addicts in need of serious help.

    Albuquerque police say they plan to continue the sex sting throughout the summer.

  • 30 people busted in Albuquerque sex sting
  • Much may happen behind scenes

    Susana-PAC has been formed to help elect courageous state and local leaders committed to the types of reforms that will move New Mexico forward.
    We were all rather surprised when former Gov. Bill Richardson kept his political action committee going strong even after he won his second term as governor and dropped out of the race for the Democratic presidential nomination.
    But now Gov. Susana Martinez has taken the idea a step further. First she used leftover PAC money from her campaign to buy radio ads and make robocalls to promote her legislative agenda.
    Now she has created a second PAC to help fund state and local candidates who agree with her issues. What are those issues?

  • Germany takes first big step toward renewables

    Everybody remembers where they were the day of JFK’s assassination and the day the towers fell in New York City.
    Some of us also remember where we were in March 1979 when the Three Mile Island nuclear power plant suffered mechanical failures.
    At the first news, a PNM coworker and I dashed down the street to read the reports clacking out of an Associated Press teletype machine. PNM was and still is part owner of a nuclear power plant.
    The furor decimated the nuclear industry with plant cancellations and new regulatory hurdles, and it was particularly painful for New Mexico. Grants, the uranium capital, slipped from boom to bust as mine after mine closed until they were all shuttered.