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Today's News

  • A joint effort

    David and Aimée Thurlo have, together and separately, written more than 70 novels in a variety of genres. At 7 p.m. June 28 in the upstairs rotunda of Mesa Public Library, the couple will give a presentation as part of the Authors Speak Series.
    The Thurlos’ writing career began when Aimée was inspired to write a novel, while David was teaching middle school. She sat down with a legal pad and pencil, began a romantic intrigue, and soon found David looking over her shoulder whenever class was out. They quickly discovered that they could write with one voice, and their combined efforts resulted in books characterized by the unique stamp that defined their partnership in life and work.

  • Federal agencies join forces to build Interagency Fire Center

    As the one-year anniversary of New Mexico’s second largest wildfire on record approaches, an focused multi-federal agency effort is now underway to build a permanent Interagency Fire Center in the heart of Northern New Mexico’s fire country.

  • PERA considering cuts to state pension benefits

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The Public Employees Retirement Association of New Mexico is considering making cuts in future retirement benefits for more than 54,000 government workers.

    The Albuquerque Journal reports PERA officials are considering the proposal because of growing concerns about the pension fund's solvency.

    Possible reductions include altering the formula that determines the starting amount of a retiree's pension benefits and lowering the annual cost-of-living adjustment.

  • Airborne Rescue: Endangered Pets Fly to Freedom

    In the Pilots and Paws program, pets from overwhelmed kill shelters hitch a flight to communities where they will be adopted. Pilot Jeff Bennett recently flew his 1,000th animal.

  • Today in History for June 21st
  • Raw Video: Four-alarm Pier Fire in San Francisco

    Firefighters battled a four-alarm fire at San Francisco's historic Pier 29 on Wednesday. No injuries were reported, but the blaze disrupted traffic in the area.

  • Bandelier Rangers, National Guard Rescue Distressed Hikers

    Bandelier Rangers, with the assistance of National Guard air support, conducted a successful search and rescue operation in the area between Alamo Canyon and Capulin Canyon.

    Tuesday morning, Sandoval County 911 Center received a cell call from a  group in distress and requesting aid in the backcountry of Bandelier  National Monument. Sandoval County provided Bandelier personnel with the  call's GPS coordinates, and Bandelier Archaeologist/Rangers Heath Bailey and David Shiffler, who were already in the vicinity, immediately  responded.

  • NM firefighters battle blaze straddling Rio Grande

    CORRALES, N.M. (AP) — More than 100 firefighters are battling blaze in wooded area along the Rio Grande on the northern edge of New Mexico's largest city.

  • Lab to eliminate 80 contractor positions

    The workforce cuts are not finished at the Los Alamos National Laboratory.

    In a memo sent to all employees, lab director Charlie McMillan said that 80 contractor positions would be eliminated.

    In March, 557 employees left the lab as part of a voluntary separation program and the next month, another 60 people were terminated from the flexible workforce.

    McMillan has scheduled a meeting for all employees for 2:30 p.m., June 27 to discuss the workforce update.

    Here is the memo sent to employees today.

  • Trucks collide on N.M. 4; Main Hill open

    A small cargo truck and an auto transport truck heading in opposite directions on Main Hill Road side swiped each other just after Anderson Lookout Point.

    A call to dispatch was received at approximately 2:40 p.m., Los Alamos Police Lt. Jeff Regenold said. There was just a slight delay for traffic heading eastbound as the transport truck attempted to pull over on the side of the road.

    And while the all-steel transport truck received only minor scrapes, the cargo truck garnered crushed corners, piercing scrapes and a flat tire.

    Both drivers are stating it was the other's fault for the accident, but Regenold said he's working to determine who actually caused the accident.

    No injuries were reported.