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  • Things change fast for young professionals

    On Friday, the University of New Mexico’s School of Medicine graduated 62 new physicians. One of them was my son Eric.
    The parents were probably seeing, in those black gowns and caps, a much smaller version of the doctor-to-be, riding tricycles, catching bugs, playing sports, dressing up for Halloween.
    We can also assume that these shining stars owed their presence here to the influence of some key people in their lives. In our case it was Miss Wolpert.

  • Raw Video: Arizona Wildfires Growing

    Firefighters continued to battle a wildfire Monday in northern Arizona that has forced residents from their homes in the historic mining town of Crown King just weeks ahead of the busy tourist season.

  • Today in History for May 15th
  • Expert: Flesh-eating Organism Common, Rarely Bad

    An expert in the study of aeromonas bacteria, found in water, says the organism is common but rarely fatal. A grad student in Georgia, Aimee Copeland, is fighting for her life after the bacteria entered her body through a gash.

  • ’Topper boys place 4th in team standing

    ALBUQUERQUE – Despite having a relatively small contingent in the Class 4A track and field meet, the Los Alamos Hilltopper boys were in contention the entire way for a trophy.
    Los Alamos, which pulled out a state title in the final event of the state championship, the 1600 meter relay, finished with 38 points, just one point behind third-place finisher Piedra Vista.
    The Hilltoppers overachieved in several events to put themselves in contention and picked up a pair of state event titles along the way.
    The Albuquerque Academy Chargers picked up the team victory. In an unusually low-scoring meet, the Chargers earned 55 points, not a whopping total but enough to top runner-up Bloomfield by 13 points.

  • 49 Headless Bodies Dumped on Mexico Highway

    Forty-nine decapitated bodies were found Sunday dumped on a highway connecting northern Mexico with the U.S. border. The incident appears to be the latest salvo in an escalating war between Mexico's two dominant drug cartels.

  • Today in History for May 14th
  • Arizona Wildfire Chars 2,500 Acres

    Hotshot crews, air tankers and helicopters are battling wildfires in Arizona. The Sunflower blaze in the Tonto National Forest has charred about 2,500 acres, since it was spotted Saturday morning.

  • VIDEO: Today in History for May 13th
  • LA Girls Win 4th Straight State Title

    ALBUQUERQUE — The fourth time might have been the charm.
    It went down to the wire at the Class 4A state championship meet this weekend, but the Los Alamos Hilltopper girls clinched their fourth consecutive state title.
    Los Alamos needed virtually every bit of the top performances from its top athletes at the 4A state meet, held at the University of New Mexico Track and Field Complex, to earn its fourth title in a row. The Hilltoppers grabbed 78 points, just holding onto the top spot and fending off a stout charge from the Aztec Tigers.