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Today's News

  • Habitat for Humanity celebrates 600th build

    Habitat for Humanity of New Mexico put the finishing touches on its 600th home built, rehabilitated or repaired throughout the state and marked this major milestone with a commemoration ceremony led by Gov. Susana Martinez at the Capitol Building Rotunda, Feb. 3.                         
    Representatives from the Española Valley and Los Alamos, Inc. Affiliate traveled to Santa Fe to participate in this event and receive a proclamation from the governor. The 500th Habitat House was celebrated with the Marquez family in Española on Sept. 15, 2007.

  • Horticulturalist to speak in WR

    Panayoti Kelaidis, an internationally known horticulturalist, scientist and artist, will speak on “Intermountain West Gardening” March 16, at the White Rock Baptist Church.  
    The event, open to the public and sponsored by Summit Garden Club, is part of the District 2 meeting of New Mexico Garden Clubs.
    Kelaidis, senior curator and director of Denver Botanical Gardens outreach, is involved in exploration and introduction of xeric plants.
    He is developing a large enough volume of landscape plants, that are so well adapted to dry landscapes that, should a severe drought set in, residents could continue to plant and maintain gardens in the face of no — or minimal — irrigation.

  • Mountain Elementary students get a taste of state government

    Students from Bernadette Morrow’s, Matt Felton’s and Sue Souza’s fifth grade Mountain Elementary classes went on a field trip to the State Capitol recently. Rep. Jim Hall, R-Los Alamos, Santa Fe and Sandoval counties, met with the classes and talked with the students.

  • Boys’ and Girls’ State helps build future leaders

    Some people believe that Boys’ State and Girls’ State helps shape the future of the nation in training young men and women to take their place in running and preserving the nation’s form of government.
    Since 1948, thousands of New Mexico’s young men and women have stepped up to the plate and trained themselves to lead in public life. Boys’ State and Girls’ State graduates are found in all walks of life.  Former Governors Garrey Caruthers and Toney Anaya, as well as Lt. Gov. Diane Denish, are among them. Some graduates go on to become legislators, mayors, city counselors, physicians, businessmen and women, and work in the ranks of corporate officers.

  • N.M. 4 construction update

    Mountain States Constructors Inc. (MSCI) will be working on Monday President’s Day.

    On Monday, between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., only one lane will be open from Sherwood to Grand Canyon, expect flagging operations and minor delays.

    Due to grading operations, installation of utility lines, and concrete work; closures of driveways and intersections will be required. Detours will be set up to direct motorists to residential areas and businesses. Please use extreme caution and pay close attention to signage.  

    All proposed scheduling is contingent upon weather conditions. Notification shall be provided 48 hours in advance to the residents with door hangers/flyers when utilities will be affected in their area.

  • Hall: Legislative session far from predictable

  • AP Exclusive: Iran poised for big nuke jump

    VIENNA (AP) — Iran is poised to greatly expand uranium enrichment at a fortified underground bunker to a point that would boost how quickly it could make nuclear warheads, diplomats tell The Associated Press.

    They said Tehran has put finishing touches for the installation of thousands of new-generation centrifuges at the cavernous facility — machines that can produce enriched uranium much more quickly and efficiently than its present machines.

    While saying that the electrical circuitry, piping and supporting equipment for the new centrifuges was now in place, the diplomats emphasized that Tehran had not started installing the new machines at its Fordo facility and could not say whether it was planning to.

  • Can't touch this: ABQ strip clubs in council's crosshairs

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Strip club owners in Albuquerque would have to be licensed and their performers could no longer touch their customers under a proposal being drafted by several city council members.

    Councilors Dan Lewis, Debbie O'Malley, and Isaac Benton plan to present the bill next week.

    If it passes it would also ban VIP rooms at the strip clubs and they would be required to post signs with a phone number for a human trafficking hotline.

    Lewis tells KOB-TV in Albuquerque that the bill could help curb prostitution and human trafficking. He says outlawing strip clubs in the city isn't possible but tougher regulations would protect children.

  • Mesilla Valley shelter trying to place puppies

    LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Officials at the Mesilla Valley Animal Services Center say they are struggling with an unusually high number of puppies.

    The shelter says it has more than 40 puppies, ranging in age from day-old newborns to 12 weeks. Population Supervisor Curtis Herring says some were brought in with their mothers as strays, while others were motherless - surrendered by their owners.

    He said the shelter is not a good place for puppies as the threat of disease is high.

    The shelter said it is working with local and national rescues to try and place the puppies. And it is hoping to find homes for some over the weekend.
     

  • VIDEO: Officials discuss LANS investments in education

    This video outlines how LANS, LLC provides financial and technical support to improve the lives of New Mexico's students through the University of New Mexico, Los Alamos.