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Today's News

  • Egypt: Mubarak forms reform committees

    CAIRO (AP) — President Hosni Mubarak set up a committee Tuesday to recommend constitutional amendments to relax presidential eligibility rules and impose term limits — seeking to meet longtime popular demands as a standoff with protesters seeking his ouster enters its third week.

    Mubarak's decrees were announced on state television by Vice President Omar Suleiman, who also said that Mubarak will set up a separate committee to monitor the implementation of all proposed reforms. The two committees will start working immediately, he said.

  • Natural gas service restoration work completed

    New Mexico Gas Company has posted the following message on the company's website:

     

    Service has now been restored for our customers in all areas affected by the extreme winter storm, including the southern, metro and northern areas. If you are still without gas, or if you have gas but New Mexico Gas Company did not turn on your service, please call us at 1-888-664-2726 so we can revisit your property to connect your service and perform safety checks.

  • NM Gas Company sets up toll-free number for Espanola, Taos customers

    New Mexico Gas Company issued a press release Monday afternoon regarding customers needing assistnace:

    Due to the high volume of calls being received in the Espanola and Taos offices, customers needing assistance should call 1-888-664-2726.  The local offices are dedicated to the restoration deployment and are not able to respond at this time.

  • New Mexico murders still a mystery after 21 years

    LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — The killers were ruthless.

    They showed up at the Las Cruces Bowl shortly before it was scheduled to open at 8 a.m. on a quiet Saturday, just an ordinary sleepy weekend in a laid-back college town about 40 miles north of the Mexican border.

    After stepping through an unlocked door, the two men herded a snack bar cook, Ida Holguin, bowling alley manager Stephanie Senac, her 12-year-old daughter, Melissia Repass, and the girl's 13-year-old friend, Amy Hauser, into a corner office.

  • Utility tells lawmakers entire system could have been lost

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Natural gas service was cut off to thousands of New Mexicans last week because utility officials feared losing control over the company's distribution system and having potentially dangerous uncontrolled outages across the state, lawmakers were told Monday.

  • Crews work on restoring natural gas in Ariz., N.M.

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Natural gas service was being restored Sunday to thousands of customers in New Mexico and Arizona after record cold temperatures earlier this week caused a shortage in supplies, but it could be at least another day before some customers can fire up their gas appliances.

  • NM medical marijuana law continues for now

     
    SANTA FE (AP) — New Mexico’s medical marijuana program will continue for now, although the state’s new governor has made it clear she does not support the law that allows people with certain medical conditions to use the drug.
    Republican Gov. Susana Martinez, who took office Jan. 1, said during her campaign the state law puts state employees in the position of violating federal law and she’d like it repealed. But she’s also said New Mexico has pressing budget issues, so repeal is not a priority in the 2011 legislative session.

  • Session may prove moot

    Little may happen this legislative session. It reminds me of two heavyweights feeling each other out in the first round of a boxing match.
    Since Gov. Susana Martinez is new to the game and since she is new to nearly all legislators, it takes awhile to get a feel for each other. We saw much the same situation during former Gov. Gary Johnson’s first year.

  • Home Ice

    Los Alamos’ John Alison and Eldorado goaltender Dakota Orth watch the puck slide toward the goal during the first period of Friday’s game at the Los Alamos County Ice Rink. Alison scored on the play, what would be the winning goal in the Hilltoppers’ 3-1 victory over Eldorado’s Eagles. Niko Meneakis also scored twice for the Hilltoppers Friday night. Los Alamos hosts its final regular season home game tonight against La Cueva. That game is scheduled to start at 5:15 p.m.

  • Labor woes continue to cast long shadow on Super Bowl

    DALLAS (AP) — Roger Goodell recognized the questioner, even kidded him.
    Chad Ochocinco was in no joking mood.
    The Bengals receiver, reporting for his own OCNN network, stood up at Goodell’s annual Super Bowl news conference Friday and asked the NFL commissioner how close the league and players union were to a new contract that would avoid a potential lockout.