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  • Environmental history lesson

    The 2012 New Mexico Statehood History Conference took place recently at the Santa Fe Convention Center. And I gave my presentation on, “Preserving New Mexico’s Environmental History.”
    As with all history, environmental history has value to the extent it retains the context of its time. Context is where the logic lurks in history’s events.
    A bare word gets its scope and scale from context: compare “tire patch,” “shoulder patch” and “cabbage patch.” Missing the context has one result, misperceptions.
    My talk and this column highlight the great shift in “environment” that came to pass when New Mexico was but 50 years old.

  • Raw Video: Ariz. Crews Battling Wildfire, High Winds

    Firefighters are trying to prevent a wildfire near Crown King from passing a fire line that's about a mile west of the historic mining town. If that happens, the blaze could move south and threaten homes and businesses.

  • Employment law is so 20th century

    The group of small business owners sat around a table talking earnestly about what helps and what hurts their efforts to stay in business and maintain the jobs they have previously created.
    During the current recession, said one gentleman, he did everything he could to avoid layoffs in a construction-related company that had lost much business. He and other principals took no pay for several months. He knew he could not keep everyone on full time at full pay, so he explored alternatives. Could he cut back employees’ hours, keeping everybody but giving everybody some time off? Or just reduce their pay? Or put some employees on a contract rather than employee basis?  

  • Teter is Player of Year

    Monika Teter was picked as the top player in District 2-4A for the 2012 softball season.
    Teter, a senior for the Los Alamos Hilltoppers, was named as the Player of the Year by the district this season after going 8-1 as a starter during the 2-4A season.
    Teter, who was also named the top player in 2-4A for 2011, was one of six Hilltoppers named to the All-District 2-4A first team for 2012, along with Kristin Christensen, Micaela Christensen, Erin Kirk, Emily Lucero and Dancie Smith.
    Los Alamos led the first team with six nods, while district runner-up Bernalillo had four picks get onto the first team.
    Also for the season, Roger Anaya of Los Alamos was named Manager of the Year. It was the third straight Manager of the Year honor for Anaya.

  • Topes Notes 05-16-12

    Isotopes bats quieted vs. Bees

  • Hilltoppers cement a place in history

    ALBUQUERQUE — Regardless of whether it continues, the Los Alamos Hilltopper girls track and field team’s domination at the state level has been quite remarkable.
    Los Alamos has been a major player in anything running related for much of its history, but it may be some time before anyone, perhaps even the school itself, will be able to repeat its current success.

  • NM governor makes statewide drought declaration

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — There's no question it's dry in New Mexico. Many argue that's an understatement, including Gov. Susana Martinez.

    The governor on Tuesday issued a drought declaration covering all of New Mexico, confirming what farmers, ranchers and municipal water utility managers already know.

    "Fire danger is high, water reservoirs run low and in some cases, we've seen towns like Las Vegas take dramatic steps to reduce basic water consumption in their residents' homes and businesses," Martinez said in a statement.

  • Police Confirm Missing Tucson Girl Was Abducted

    Police investigating the disappearance of 6-year-old Isabel Mercedes Celis have concluded that she was abducted. Celis was reported missing from her family's Tucson, Arizona home on April 21st.

  • Today in History for May 16th
  • AAA: Expect Packed Roads Memorial Day Weekend

    AAA released results from the company's annual summer travel survey on Tuesday telling drivers to pack their patience when they hit the roads this upcoming Memorial Day holiday weekend, because the roads will be packed.