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Today's News

  • Council considers more options for Trinity Drive

    More than 75 people packed Tuesday night’s county council meeting to debate the results of  MIG’s NM 502/Trinity Drive Corridor Study and Plan, the Ourston peer review of that plan and two petitions opposing any plan with less than four lanes.

    After a marathon session, council adopted a motion that includes more options for consideration, with staff input on the pros and cons of each choice.

    MIG had made some changes to its final proposal based upon public input at previous meetings. Jay Renkens, director of urban planning services for MIG, presented the proposal.

  • Roasting Chile

    Farmer Matt Romero of Alcalde roasts some chile last week at the Farmers Market. Romero said he will be back at the market Thursday.

  • The battle heats up

    Gov. Susana Martinez has been hauled into court again, although this time it’s Martinez’s Taxation and Revenue Secretary Demesia Padilla who is targeted in a case filed in Santa Fe state district court.
    The suit cites Padilla for implementing the governor’s directive to dispatch some 10,000 letters seeking proof of residency from New Mexico licensed drivers presumed to be illegal immigrants.
    Such licenses may be legally obtained by foreign nationals in New Mexico under a state law passed in 2003.
    Martinez doesn’t like that law and promised to have it repealed during her campaign last year.

  • Chile Pepper Institute reflects the future

    The slash of bright red peeking above a brick wall certainly will catch the eye of some drivers in west Las Cruces. It is red and it is bright.
    A closer look brings something a bit magnificent. The something, a sign claims, is the world’s largest chile. At 45 feet long, it may be. Red indeed, it is.
    It’s that time in New Mexico, the time of picking and processing of the vegetable that is central to our unique cuisine and perhaps to New Mexico’s very soul.

  • Topes Notes 09-07-11

    Dodgers call 3 more up to Bigs

  • 4A boys, girls soccer polls


    Here are the results from the NMSoccer.com coaches' poll for the week ending Sept. 4. First-place votes are in parentheses.

  • Topper boys, girls face Cleveland at Academy

    Just coming off a tough, grueling tournament, the Los Alamos Hilltopper boys soccer team will head straight into another one.
    The Hilltopper boys and girls will both compete in the Albuquerque Academy Invitational. The tournament, hosted by Academy’s Chargers, will get going Thursday afternoon.
    Both Los Alamos teams will take on the Cleveland Storm in the opening round of the tournament. The Academy Invitational continues through Saturday in Albuquerque.
    Los Alamos’ boys (3-3) enter the tournament after finishing fourth at the Louie Cernicek Invitational this past weekend. That tournament, which the Hilltoppers hosted, included three of the four top teams in Class 4A.

  • Bombing outside court kills 11 in India's capital

    NEW DELHI (AP) — A powerful bomb hidden in a briefcase ripped through a crowd of people waiting to enter a New Delhi courthouse Wednesday, killing 11 people and wounding scores more in the deadliest attack in India's capital in nearly three years.

    An al-Qaida-linked group claimed responsibility, though government officials said it was too early to name a suspect. The attack outside the High Court came despite a high alert across the city and renewed doubts about India's ability to protect even its most important institutions despite overhauling security after the 2008 Mumbai siege.

  • Russian jet crash kills 43, many top hockey stars

    TUNOSHNA, Russia (AP) — A Russian jet carrying a top ice hockey team crashed just after takeoff Wednesday, killing at least 43 people and leaving two others critically injured, officials said. It was one of the worst plane crashes ever involving a sports team.

    The Russian Emergency Situations Ministry said the Yak-42 plane crashed into a riverbank on the Volga River immediately after leaving an airport near the western city of Yaroslavl, 150 miles (240 kilometers) northeast of Moscow. It was sunny at the time.

  • Rain postpones all of Tuesday's US Open matches

    NEW YORK (AP) — A little after 3 p.m. Tuesday, Rafael Nadal settled in at a table in the U.S. Open players' cafeteria and sprinkled some salt on his lunch of salmon and rice.

    The day's work for the defending champion was complete, consisting of a 1½-hour practice session indoors at Flushing Meadows instead of his scheduled fourth-round match outdoors, because steady rain washed out all of Tuesday's action.

    Sitting a couple of seats away, Toni Nadal — Rafael's uncle and coach — laughed at a question about the scary scene during a post-match news conference over the weekend, when his nephew grimaced and called for a trainer's help for right leg cramps, then slid out of his chair to the floor.