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Today's News

  • Wildfire danger escalates with unofficial start of summer

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Officials with the New Mexico State Forestry Division say fire danger around the state remains high.

    They're asking residents and visitors to be careful as the unofficial start to the summer vacation season gets under way with the Memorial Day weekend.

    State Forestry spokesman Dan Ware says it's extremely dry in many areas and it only takes one careless mistake for a fire to endanger lives and communities.

  • Flight Diverted After Suspicious Note
  • Panel Recommends Against Routine Prostate Test
  • High Wind Warning for Today

    THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN ALBUQUERQUE HAS ISSUED A HIGH WIND WARNING... WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM THIS MORNING TO 9 PM MDT THIS EVENING. THE HIGH WIND WATCH IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT.

    * LOCATION... THE NORTHERN AND CENTRAL MOUNTAINS OF NEW MEXICO AS WELL AS THE FAR NORTHWEST HIGHLANDS.

    * WINDS... SUSTAINED WEST SOUTHWEST WINDS OF 30 TO 40 MPH WITH OCCASIONAL GUSTS TO 55 AND 60 MPH.

    * TIMING... WINDS WILL STRENGTHEN THROUGH THE LATE MORNING AND EARLY AFTERNOON... PEAKING BY THE MID TO LATE AFTERNOON. WINDS ARE EXPECTED TO GRADUALLY DECREASE INTO THE EVENING AND OVERNIGHT.

    * VISIBILITY... REDUCTIONS AS LOW AS 1 MILE CAN BE EXPECTED IN DUST PRONE AREAS SUCH AS OPEN FIELDS AND ONGOING CONSTRUCTION SITES.

  • 8 Hurt in Oklahoma Shooting After NBA Playoff
  • Prepare your kids for summer job expenses

    High school and college students hoping to find temporary jobs may be in for a tough time this summer – once again – as they compete with older, more experienced workers in a still-struggling economy. But if your kid is fortunate enough to find work, there are a few things he or she – and you – should know about the economic and tax ramifications of temporary employment:
    Payroll deductions. If this is their first job, warn your kids about common payroll deductions that can take a big bite out of take-home pay. Common culprits include state and federal income taxes, Social Security and Medicare (FICA), health and unemployment insurance, uniforms and union dues.

  • Stemming the tide of muck

    Two years ago, in its Citizens United decision, the Supreme Court opened the floodgate for corporations, unions and other groups to spend as much as they want on “electioneering communications,” provided they’re independent of candidates.
    That begat the super PAC, which can raise and spend a vault of money, provided it’s “independent.”
    Left-leaning columnist E. J. Dionne saw the decision as part of “a larger initiative by moneyed conservatives to rig the electoral system against their opponents,” and most expected those opponents to be Democrats.

  • Levine to talk about NM history

    Mesa Public Library’s Authors Speak Series presents Frances Levine speaking on the topic of colonial New Mexico’s history at 7 p.m. Thursday in the upstairs rotunda of Mesa Public Library.
     In this New Mexico Centennial year, Levine will touch briefly on the 100 years of New Mexico’s statehood and then explore Gov. Bernardo López de Medizábal’s wife, Doña Teresa’s role in the state’s colonial past.

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  • Assets in Action: Chamisa group shows 'All Kids Can'

    As I have said before, generally it takes more than a one-time lesson or event for something to become a learned behavior.
    On Monday, students of the Chamisa Elementary sixth grade leadership team became the teachers as they presented, “All Kids Can.”
    The All Kids Can assembly was another opportunity to educate kids and adults, that the “R” word is wrong. The “R” word in this case is retarded.
    The team made up of Robyn, Priyanka, Sean, Colin, Youssef and Jenny, with the assistance of parent Rebecca Hollis and Chamisa Elementary Teacher Jennifer Kieltyka walked the audience through the thought process of why saying the word retarded, even as a joke, is wrong.

  • Be There 05-22-12

    Today
    The Chamisa Elementary 6th graders invite the senior class members that attended Chamisa to a reunion, at the home of the Cheetah Pride at 2:30 p.m. This is an opportunity for seniors to share their future plans with those headed off to Los Alamos Middle School next year and meet the kindergarten class. For more information, call Principal Debbie Smith at 663-2470.