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Today's News

  • Congress sends payroll tax cut measure to Obama--Video Extra

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress on Friday approved legislation renewing a payroll tax cut for 160 million workers and jobless benefits for millions more, backing the main items on President Barack Obama’s jobs agenda in a rare burst of Washington bipartisanship.

    The Senate approved the $143 billion measure on a bipartisan 60-36 vote minutes after the House approved it by a sweeping 293-132 vote. Obama is expected to sign it shortly after returning from a West Coast fundraising swing.

  • Speakers discuss alternative voting methods

    According to the 2011 edition of the Electoral System Design handbook, only about one quarter (47) of 199 countries that elect national legislatures use the districted winner-take-all (plurality) system that dominates elections at all levels in the United States. 

  • Teen Center, Nature Center enter next phase

    The County’s Capital Improvement Program (CIP) Evaluation and Oversight Committee will conduct a public hearing on Phase 2 (Design/Construction) applications for the Teen Center and Nature Center at 5:15 p.m., Feb. 23 in Council Chambers.

  • Lujan ends era with close of session--Video Extra

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — House Speaker Ben Luján brought his gavel down on the end of an era Thursday as he closed out his last regular session after nearly 40 years in the chamber.

  • Federal judges named to hear redistricting case

    SANTA FE (AP) — Three federal judges from New Mexico have been named to consider a lawsuit over new districts for the state House of Representatives.

    The 10th Circuit Court of Appeals on Thursday appointed appellate Judge Harris Hartz and District Judges Bruce Black and William Johnson to hear the case.

  • Lujan ends era with session

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — House Speaker Ben Luján brought his gavel down on the end of an era Thursday as he closed out his last regular session after nearly 40 years in the chamber.

  • No tritium found in Santa Fe wells

    Alex Puglisi is the environmental compliance officer with the City of Santa Fe. And he knows there are people that don’t always buy the Los Alamos National Laboratory¹s story.

    Puglisi, though, is confident the lab is right on this one.

  • Fishing Report 02-17-12

    Northeast

    Charette Lakes: Closed for the season.
    Cimarron River: No read on flows due to ice.
    Clayton Lake: Closed for the season and will reopen next spring.
    Conchas Lake: Fishing pressure has been slow due to cold temperatures and wind.
    Costilla Creek: No report.
    Coyote Creek: Closed for the season.
    Eagle Nest Lake: 15 inches of ice. Fishing is good for yellow perch and rainbows caught with Power Bait, meal worms, night crawlers and salmon eggs suspended at about mid level. Fishing pressure is up when the wind dies down. 

  • Grants, Goddard still tops in 4A poll

    Here are this week’s Class 4A boys and girls basketball coaches’ polls. Weekly polls are conducted by the New Mexico High School Coaches Association. First-place votes are in parentheses.

    Basketball, Class 4A Girls

        Team             Total pts.    Previous
    1. Grants (14)            140    1
    2. Piedra Vista            113    3
    3. Kirtland Central       107    2

  • Sports Update 02-17-12

    WRLL registration opening
     

    White Rock Little League will hold four registration sessions for its upcoming season starting next week.

    Registration sessions will be at Time Out Pizza in White Rock from 6-8 p.m. They are scheduled for Tuesday, Thursday, Feb. 27 and Feb. 29.

    Interested participants can find information and registration paperwork at www.eteamz.com/WRLL2.

     

    LALL meeting is Tuesday

     

    Los Alamos Little League is holding a planning meeting Tuesday at Mesa Public Library.

    The meeting will be in the upstairs rotunda of the library and starts at 6 p.m. Anyone interested in coaching or volunteering with LALL is encouraged to attend.