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Today's News

  • This ain't no scam sister

    Consultants to the Public Education Department have been in the news the past few weeks.
    Use of the consultants has been called everything from a waste of money to insulting to a scam, the latter epithet coming from an Albuquerque Journal columnist.
    Before addressing the charges, consider public education in New Mexico. In general, we spend more money and get less than nearly every state.
    According to the National Education Association, during 2009 we spent $10,999 for each student in our public K-12 schools.

  • Win 10 Arbor Day trees

    Join the Arbor Day Foundation in March and receive 10 free white flowering dogwood trees.
    Dogwoods have showy spring flowers, scarlet autumn foliage and red berries, which attract songbirds all winter long.
    The nonprofit foundation is providing the trees for its “Trees for America” campaign. Join online for $10  at www.arborday.org/March.

  • Workers' Compensation Director Fuller confirmed

    ALBUQUERQUE — The New Mexico Senate has confirmed Gov. Susana Martinez’s nominee Ned S. Fuller as director of the Workers’ Compensation Administration.  
    Having assumed his duties as director designee on Jan. 24, Fuller was unanimously confirmed by the senate Wednesday.

  • So far 92 families seek aid to fix their homes

    ALBUQUERQUE — USDA Rural Development State Director Terry Brunner reported Wednesday that 92 families from across New Mexico have inquired or applied for loans and grants to upgrade and fix their homes due to damages sustained during the recent bad weather.

  • GOP Women

    New Mexico Federation of Republican Women officers were introduced in the House of Representatives by Minority Leader Tom Taylor last Thursday. The officers gathered in Santa Fe for their winter board meeting. From left, Mary Thompson, Las Cruces 3rd vice president; Sadie Boyer, Taos 2nd vice president; Rosie Tripp, Soccoro national committee woman; Dee Robinson,  Hobbs region C director; JoAnn Johnson, Los Alamos 1st VP and Elaine Miller, Albuquerque NMFRW president.

  • Beauty and the Beast Jr.

    Bella Saeger (Beauty) and Isaac Wiens (Beast)  want to invite the public to this weekend’s performance of Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast,” presented by Atomic City Children’s Theater at Smith Auditorium. Performance times are
    7:30 p.m. Friday and 3 p.m. Saturday. Admission is free.

     

  • Poppenguhl feeding Selznick and colleagues 'brain food'

    There has been little to report following “Gone with the Wind” producer David O. Selznick’s announcement last week, concerning the appointment of renowned director Victor Fleming for the long-delayed film project.
    However, according to an interview recently provided by Selznick’s secretary, the producer, Fleming and an unknown screenwriter are currently in the preliminary stages of rewriting the entire “Gone with the Wind” screenplay — to be completed in a matter of five working days.

  • Special Olympics take on Bigfoot

    This year with the help of Special Olympics of New Mexico, Bigfoot will give athletes the opportunity of a lifetime.
    Special Olympics athletes will have the chance to meet Larry Swim and his Bigfoot bad boy monster truck in the Wal-Mart parking lot at Southern and Unser in Rio Rancho.
    In addition, each athlete will be honored with tickets to the Monster Truck Winter Nationals to congratulate them on their hard work.
    The tour prepares to unleash raw, unbridled horsepower at the Santa Ana Star Center in Rio Rancho this Friday and Saturday.

  • Update 02-24-11

    Brisket night
    The Los Alamos High School NJROTC is sponsoring a brisket night from 5:30-7:30 p.m. today at the Posse Shack. The price is $10 for brisket, sides, cookies and a drink.

    Field user meeting
    Spring and Summer Field User Meeting has been scheduled from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. March 24 at the Aquatic Center Training Room. For more information, call Kim Trujillo at 662-8173.

    Leisure pool meeting

  • Grant aims to keep families working

    SANTA FE — The New Mexico Human Services Department is one of nine states to receive a $250,000 planning grant from The Urban Institute to help keep families working.  
    “This planning grant will help New Mexico create an innovative way of streamlining the important work support services that are instrumental in assisting low-income families remain in the work force and improve their self sufficiency,” said Sidonie Squier, Human Services Department Secretary-Designate.