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Today's News

  • Boys basketball: Updated state scores

    Boys basketball

     

    Quarterfinals

     

    Class 5A

    Clovis 79, Valley 46

     

    Class 4A

    Piedra Vista 63, Roswell 52

     

    Class 3A

    Sandia Prep 52, Portales 41

     

    Class 2A

    Mesilla Valley Christian 66, Bosque School 65, 2OT

     

    Class B

    Reserve 64, Valley Christian 45

    Wagon Mound 75, Elida 57

  • Tax time help available

    Nobody likes being nagged, but I’m going to risk reader displeasure by reminding everyone that there are hefty financial consequences if you owe income taxes and do not file a return on time – or at least request a filing extension.
    Ordinarily, the federal income tax deadline is April 15; but this year the IRS has granted a reprieve until April 18. Nevertheless, here’s why procrastinating is a bad idea:

  • Loans for legacy; equity for growth

    Anyone looking for a business investor must examine their personal goals before looking for funding – different reasons for starting a business mean different ways of finding money.
    Venture capitalists classify entrepreneurial businesses into two groups: growth businesses and lifestyle, or legacy, businesses. Only growth businesses will be attractive to venture-capital firms.

  • Be There 03-09-11

    Today
    Bingo to benefit Right to Life will be at 7 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus Hall. Food will be available for a donation.

    The Barranca Book Fair is open to the community March 9 and 10 and March 14-16. The event is hosted by the Barranca Mesa PTO and items for sale will include books for pre-schoolers to 6th graders, and gift items. Visitors must stop at the office for a visitor’s pass. Hours of the book fair are8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Wednesday; 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Thursday; 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. March 14-15; and 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. March 16.

  • Holland is a winner

    Marion Holland of Los Alamos is presented with a $100 gift card from Smith’s by Los Alamos Monitor circulation director Mike Lippiatt, publisher Keven Todd and editor John Severance.

  • Take the time to lend a hand

    When was the last time you did something kind for someone else?
    This week we look at asset number 26, the asset of caring. This asset is achieved when young people place a high value on helping others.  
    Back in the day, I worked at a radio station in Idaho. One holiday season some young people called the station and asked if I would call a certain phone number and tell them to look on the porch. Presumably, there was a surprise waiting for the person on the other end of the phone line.

  • Senior prom for Sombrillo residents

    The Valentine Senior Prom on Feb. 11 was a night to remember for residents of Sombrillo Nursing and Rehabilitation Center and their guests.
    Residents were dressed in prom finery, the room was decorated with red streamers, flowers and red and white balloons, and the music kept all toes tapping.
    Each resident was given a boutonniere or corsage.

  • House passes bill to expand DNA testing

    SANTA FE — A proposal to expand DNA testing to those arrested for any felony passed the House Tuesday.
    The legislation is a key piece of Republican Gov. Susana Martinez’s legislative agenda.
    A 2006 state law requires DNA samples of those arrested of certain violent felonies, such as murder, kidnapping and sex offenses.
    The legislation will expand what’s called “Katie’s Law” in memory of Kathryn Sepich, a New Mexico State University student who was raped and murdered in 2003.

  • State News at a Glance 03-09-11

    Man charged with child abuse
    ESPAñOLA — Authorities in Rio Arriba County said a 24-year-old man is suspected of abusing and sexually assaulting a 17-month-old girl in his girlfriend’s home outside of Española.
    KRQE-TV reports that Nathan Montoya was arrested Tuesday and charged with child abuse resulting in death. Montoya has been convicted of molesting a teenager in the past.

  • Deadline nears for hunting licenses

    Hunters planning to enter the drawing for 2011-2012 big-game licenses have until March 28 to apply with the Department of Game and Fish.
    This year’s deadline is earlier than previous years’ to allow hunters to take advantage of discounts available when they buy combination hunting and fishing licenses. The department is expecting more than 130,000 applications for about 62,500 licenses for deer, elk, pronghorn antelope, bighorn sheep and other animals.