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  • Today in History for September 18th
  • Smart grid powered up

    Officials from New Mexico and Japan, including Gov. Susana Martinez, gathered en masse to dedicate the new Smart House Monday afternoon, which is the last link in the $53 million Smart Grid demonstration project.

    “The Smart Grid and Smart House are pioneering results stemming from the strong collaboration between Los Alamos County, Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) and NEDO (New Energy and Industrial Technology and Development Corporation), efforts that will demonstrate how to meet a community’s residential power needs,” Gov. Martinez said.

    “This is the first U.S. international project of its kind. And as we stand here today, with project construction complete, I know that New Mexicans across the state are proud to have reached such a significant milestone,” she told the crowd.

    Norio Sasaki, president and CEO of Toshiba Corporation, called the technology for this demonstration project the most advanced in the world. The project combines several key elements to test and improve Smart Grid technology.

  • Raw Video: Bird Steals Camera, Flies Over Water

    A seagull captured the sunset in San Francisco after snatching a tourist's camera. The seagull flew over the water with the camera and was filming all the while, but eventually dropped the camera on a walkway.

  • Man jailed on $100K bond in Gov. Martinez threats case

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A Valencia County man facing five misdemeanor charges for allegedly harassing Gov. Susana Martinez remains behind bars in the Santa Fe County jail in lieu of a $100,000 bond despite facing only misdemeanor charges.

    The attorney for 61-year-old James Sanchez acknowledges his client left multiple messages with the Governor's Office of Constituent Services in Santa Fe using profanity and insulting language and accusing the governor of ignoring his complaints. Attorney Thomas Esquibel said his client has been on a "crusade" to protect his family from cows crossing a residential subdivision road.

    The state claims that he has threatened Martinez's life and the lives of some of her staff in the process.

    In several audio recordings of Sanchez's messages released to reporters on Friday by Esquibel, Sanchez can be heard cursing in English and Spanish, claiming that Martinez had "breached" her obligations to take care of Sanchez's children.

  • DOT to sell surplus equipment at auction

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The state Department of Transportation plans to sell surplus equipment ranging from bulldozers and snowplows to cars, mini-vans and four-wheel drive sport utility vehicles.

    An auction is scheduled Sept. 29 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the department's District 5 office, which is on the south side of Santa Fe.

    The agency says more than 1,000 items will be sold, including dump trucks, pickup trucks, road graders, trailers, mowers as well as office furniture and electronics.

    The equipment can be viewed at the District 5 office on Sept. 27-28. A partial listing of the equipment also is available on the auctioneer's web site (http://bit.ly/RS8cKZ ).

    Money from the auction will go into a state fund that pays for the department's operations.

  • Today in History for September 17th
  • Santa Fe to Buffalo Thunder Race Results and Photos

    The second annual Santa Fe to Buffalo Thunder Half Marathon drew 900 runners Sunday from across North America.

    The USATF-certified race started at 8 a.m. in downtown Santa Fe and ended in the Rio Grande Valley at the Pueblo of Pojoaque’s Buffalo Thunder Resort & Casino.  The race gave athletes the opportunity to test their fitness and endurance at high altitude.

    The Santa Fe to Buffalo Thunder Half Marathon course was fast and scenic, dropping over 1,300 feet after a gradual climb for the first two miles. The top male runner Meshack Kirwaran 4:51 minute mile and the top female runners including Atalelech Asfawand and Alvina Begay were at 5:34 and 5:37 per mile.

    Olympic Gold Medalist Billy Mills started the race. Steve “King of the Mountain” Gachupin, double U.S. Olympic Trials qualifier, Nike N7 Ambassador Alvina Begay and World Record Steeplechaser Peter Koech attended and participated in the weekend events. The Rarámuri (Tarahumara) Indians from Copper Canyon, Mexico, were in for the race as well. The Rarámuri are famed for their running-based culture, as recently portrayed in the best-selling book “Born to Run” by Christopher McDougall.

  • The AP top 25 college football poll 9-16-12

    The Top 25 teams in The Associated Press college football poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Sept. 15, total points based on 25 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 25th-place vote, and previous ranking:

  • State Roundup: Saturday Prep FB scores

     

    PREP FOOTBALL

    Albuquerque Academy 29, Bernalillo 26

    Cleveland 19, Onate 18

    Dora 64, Vaughn 0

    Las Cruces 48, Cibola 8

    Manzano 26, Clovis 20

    McCurdy 45, Santa Fe Indian 0

    Menaul 34, Floyd 8

    Pojoaque 34, Espanola Valley 20

    Silver 28, Hope Christian 12

    St. Michael's 40, Lovington 0

    St. Pius 41, Los Alamos 0

  • Today in History for September 16th