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Today's News

  • VIDEO: Broncos Fans Welcome Manning, Wonder About Tebow

    Broncos fans were excited by the news that free agent quarterback Peyton Manning was reportedly negotiating a contract with the team. The AP caught up with fans who were wondering what adding Manning will do to current quarterback Tim Tebow.

  • Big crane comes to town

    Traffic was closed on N.M. 502 for about an hour this afternoon as a crane was transported to the municipal complex site on Central Avenue.

    Deputy police chief Kevin Purtymun said the road had to be closed because the transporters decided they could not bring up the crane via the truck route.

    Purtymun said the road is now open in time for the commute home for lab employees.

    The crane is part of the contractor's plans for setting the steel framework into place for the new, three story building. The crane will hoist the steel beams into position the last week of March.

  • Manning will get 5 yrs., $95 mil with Broncos

    DENVER (AP) — All that's needed is Peyton Manning's autograph.

    After being pursued by teams around the NFL, the QB with four MVP awards is headed to the land of John Elway and Tim Tebow, agreeing to a contract with Denver that could make the Broncos an instant Super Bowl contender. It could also send one of the NFL's most intriguing young players packing.

    So much for Tebowmania.

  • Police: 2 women snatch puppy from NM 4-year-old

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Albuquerque police say two women have snatched a puppy out of a 4-year-old's arms and authorities believe the duo may be linked to other crimes.

    KOAT-TV reports that police said the poodle puppy, Pip, was taken out of the arms of four-year-old Olivia Lippert as she was playing outside of her southwest Albuquerque home. The girl said the two women took the puppy after they pulled up in a gray car and asked to see the dog.

    The girl then ran inside to tell her mother.

  • VIDEO: Today in History for Monday March 19th
  • Race is on for county council

    Three Democrats and three Republicans will be on the primary and general election ballot for county council, following the 5 p.m. filing deadline Tuesday.

    On the Democrat side, Peter Sheehey drew the number one ballot position, followed by Kenneth Johnson at number two and Kristin Henderson at number three.

    On the Republican side, Marc Clay drew the number one spot, followed by Vincent Chiravalle at number two and Roger Waterman at number three.

    In the county clerk race, it will be council chair Sharon Stover against Nathan Hjelm.

    The primary election is slated for June 5, but all candidates will also be on the general election ballot in November. There are three slots open on council.

  • Dispatch from District 43

     

    By Jim Hall, State Representative for District 43

  • Heavy snow, strong winds strike Ariz, 31K lose power in NM; NMED issues dust notice

    FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — A winter storm and high winds struck parts of Arizona and New Mexico on Sunday, causing hazardous driving conditions, power outages and school cancellations.

    The fast moving storm forced the National Weather Service to place parts of northern New Mexico under a winter storm warning until midnight Monday as heavy snow and wind from Arizona was expected to quickly blanket the area.

  • ViDEO: Today in History March 18
  • Boys track rolls to big win Saturday

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper boys track and field team earned a crushing victory at Saturday’s Bernalillo Invitational
    The Hilltopper boys grabbed 155.5 points, nearly as many as the next three teams put together. They finished 99-1/2 points ahead of runner-up Santa Fe to earn the victory in Bernalillo.
    Sean Reardon, who has had a strong start to the season, earned one the Hilltoppers’ first two state qualification marks of the 2012 season. Reardon won the 1,600 meter race posting a time of 4 minutes, 32.31 seconds, nearly six seconds underneath 4A qualification.