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Today's News

  • Clock ticks on Valles Caldera

    After jumping through 24 months of bureaucratic hoops, the management at Valles Caldera National Preserve is poised to become part of the National Park System.
    Management of the 89,000-acre dormant volcano field by a troubled private sector trust has had activists campaigning for its inclusion this year, to stave off possible indefinite postponement by a new Congress January 1.

  • Council rejects muni ordinance

    The saga of the new municipal building continued Tuesday night with a majority of county council opposing Councilor Vincent Chiravalle’s attempts to introduce an ordinance to replicate the original building at its former location on Ashley Pond.
    Chiravalle and Councilor Robert Gibson voted in favor of its passage.
    With the recent lawsuit seeking an injunction to stop an all mail ballot election on the subject, which was filed by local attorneys Chris and George Chandler, Chiravalle said he was concerned that the election might not happen.

  • Pelosi expected to remain House Democrats' leader

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Despite suffering near-historic election losses this month, House Democrats moved closer Wednesday to keeping their leadership team intact, with Nancy Pelosi of California still in the party's top job.

    Her allies predicted she would win overwhelmingly, particularly given the 129-68 vote to defeat an effort by Pelosi's critics to postpone the leadership election until next month.

  • The '87 truck isn't that swank

    I came to a sharp fork in the deeply rutted road of my life this fall.
    I had to decide if I would continue to limp around on Saturdays in my beloved but inefficient ’87 pickup, or sell it off to some poor soul in more need of it than I.
    My eight cylinder American-made truck has a relatively small engine in it, the most petite offered in its day.
    Still, you can feel the engine torque the body of the truck when you turn it on. Perhaps that’s why is gets only about a dozen miles to the gallon, and that’s at 50 mph with a strong tail wind.

  • Match employees with the right job to reap a win-win

    When it comes to hiring people, small businesses usually don’t have the resources of large corporations, which have human resources specialists who are trained to recruit employees and to monitor their performance with regular performance appraisals.
    A small-business owner usually has to rely on gut instincts, observation and pointed questions when hiring a new employee and thereafter has to monitor how the employee is doing to make sure she is a good fit for the job and is performing at the height of her abilities.

  • Men's basketball: Lobos pick up second win to open season, beat Sun Devils

    ALBUQUERQUE — The University of New Mexico Lobos got 18 points from senior Dairese Gary and 15 from freshman Kendall Williams as UNM rolled the visiting Arizona State Sun Devils 76-62 Tuesday night in The Pit.
    The Sun Devils ignored UNM’s rowdy Pit and cut through the UNM defense for a quick 10-3 lead. UNM then went on a 20-0 run to take a lead the Lobos would never let go.

  • Sports Update 11-17-10

    Annual Green-Gold hoops set for Friday

  • Golf: Sanchez, Schmitt finish 9th in ESPN national tournament

    Local golfers Eddie Sanchez and Barbara Schmitt tied for ninth place in the Senior Division of the National ESPN Golf Challenge in Las Vegas, Nev.
    Sanchez and Schmitt competed in the tournament Oct. 22-23. In all, 36 two-person teams competed for the Senior Division crown. Senior Division play used net scoring.
    All the participants in the tournament reached the national tournament by qualifying earlier in local and regional events.
    The tournament was played at Paiute Golf Resort.

  • Women's basketball: UConn wins 80th in row, topping No. 2 Baylor

    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Maya Moore missed, and suddenly Connecticut's grip on women's college basketball was in jeopardy.

    Baylor had one more shot to topple the No. 1 Huskies and end their record winning streak. But the No. 2 Lady Bears simply ran out of time, their last try a little too short and a little too late.

  • Utility: No guarantees on northwest NM power plant

    FARMINGTON (AP) — An official of the company that runs the coal-fired Four Corners Power Plant near Farmington is offering no guarantees about its future.

    Arizona Public Service Co. announced plans last week to close three of the plant's generating units and seek majority ownership of the remaining two units from Southern California Edison.