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Today's News

  • Just A Wag 01-28-11

    Judge renders sentence
    A Bernalillo County judge sentenced Los Alamos firefighter Brandon Gore to six months of probation. Following successful completion, the indecent exposure charge will be removed from his record.
          
    Charles Lujan retires
    Ofc. Charles Lujan retired today from the LAPD after more than 20 years of service, most recently as chief of animal control. He chose to retire quietly without any fanfare.
       
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  • Alternative lender helps kids find their castle

    Sandra Monica has a passion for working with children. That’s why after 15 years as an employee, Monica decided it was time to start a day care center of her own.
    Starting out was no easy task, but with her husband’s support and financing from The Loan Fund, Monica opened Kid’s Castle Child Development Center in Las Cruces.
    The center offers early education to children six weeks to 12 years of age. Kid’s Castle serves more than 100 children and employs approximately 25 full-time teachers.

  • Freedom of stupidity

    Freedom of speech is “the right to communicate ideas and opinions without government intervention.” There are limits of course. You can’t yell “Fire!” in a crowded room just for fun.  Public obscenity can land you a hefty fine. And I wouldn’t suggest that you crack jokes about having a gun while in an airport.

  • Football: LA honors its top performers of '10

    Following the conclusion of the 2010 football, the Gridiron Booster Club recognized the 2010 Hilltopper football teams for their efforts on and off the field.
    “This is about honoring these young men,” said head coach Garett Williams. “That’s what we’re celebrating tonight, their commitment. Hopefully they’re learning something every time they step out on the field.”
    In all, 39 varisty awards were presented throughout the evening both offensively and defensively.

  • Ski report 01-28-11

    Angel Fire
    27-32 inch base of packed powder and machine-groomed snow. No new snow reported. 50 trails and 6 lifts open.

    Enchanted Forest
    15-inch base of packed powder. No new snow reported.

    Pajarito
    16-inch base of variable conditions. Operations have been suspended pending more snowfall.

    Red River
    25-30 inch base of packed powder and machine-groomed snow. No new snow reported. 35 trails and 6 lifts open.

    Sandia Peak

  • Basketball: Little movement in new 4A polls

    Here are this week’s Class AAAA boys and girls basketball coaches polls. The polls are conducted by the New Mexico High School Coaches Association. First-place votes are in parentheses.

    Girls, Class 4A

        Team        Total pts.      Pvs.

    1. Roswell (8)        141    1
    2. Kirtland Cent. (6)    135    2

  • Murray makes Australian finale

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Andy Murray will get another chance to end a near 75-year winless streak for British men in Grand Slam singles tournaments after beating Spain’s David Ferrer 4-6, 7-6 (2), 6-1, 7-6 (2) Friday to reach the Australian Open final.
    The semifinal win put Murray into Sunday’s final against Novak Djokovic of Serbia, the 2008 champion who holds a 4-3 edge in head-to-head matches. However, Murray has won the last three.

  • Update 01-28-11

    Race will support breast cancer research

    The first Run for Her Life 5K and 10K runs will be held March 20.
    The races will start at the Mesa Trailhead near East Park. Racing starts at 9 a.m.
    Registration forms are available at several locations around the county and online at www.atomicrunners.com.
    Proceeds from the race will go to benefit breast cancer research. For more information, call 672-1639.

    Baseball field work party set for Saturday

  • State News at a Glance 01-28-11

    Teacher allegedly beats students

    GRANTS – Grants police said a high school teacher has been arrested after he allegedly beat two of his children with a stick inside a locker room at Grants High School.
    KRQE-TV reports police arrested Armando Melendez, 27, Thursday and booked him on two counts of child abuse and one count of tampering with evidence.
    An arrest warrant said the 8-year old boys were playing basketball in the high school gym after school hours last week.

  • Martinez nominates tourism secretary

    Gov. Susana Martinez is nominating a Taos native and PepsiCo marketing executive to run the New Mexico Tourism Department.
    Martinez announced on Thursday the appointment of Monique Jacobson as the department’s cabinet secretary. Jacobson’s nomination is subject to Senate confirmation.
    The governor’s office said Jacobson’s family helped pioneer the tourism industry in the Taos Ski Valley.