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Today's News

  • Ex-manager of New Mexico studio sued

    ALBUQUERQUE — A lawsuit alleges three former managers of Albuquerque Studios, which has seen filming of such movies as “Terminator Salvation” and “Book of Eli,” were funneling business to a competitor, costing the studio more than $50,000, the Albuquerque Journal reported Friday in a copyright story.

    The lawsuit, filed in Los Angeles by Pacifica Mesa Studios LLC, alleges Nick Smerigan and brothers Jeremy and Jason Hariton caused the losses but does not describe when and what business was routed to other studios.

  • Honored to serve the people

    Gov. Bill Richardson appointed David Thomson to the First Judicial District Court Division 7 in late February to fill a vacancy created by the retirement of Judge Daniel A. Sanchez.

    “Dave Thomson has been serving the people of New Mexico through his work at the Attorney General’s Office for more than 10 years and I am certain that his experience will be valuable to the court,” Richardson said at the time.

  • Ordinance threatens to hamstring future councils

    There’s a noxious odor swirling around a proposed ordinance now pending county council approval. Ordinance No. 555 would give the electorate the opportunity to vote thumb’s up or down on a charter amendment that calls for an annual election on all capital projects of $1 million or more.

  • Nuts and bolts of health reform, so far

    Meeting organizers explained that they didn’t intend to debate health care reform.

    “We’re here to discover how New Mexico can get the maximum benefit,” said Dick Mason, of Health Action New Mexico, a nonprofit, consumer advocacy group.

    Amen to that, I thought. That declaration and the meeting venue – a church sanctuary – were effective. No shouting, no posturing. A large, diverse, polite crowd really did want to learn how the new law was going to work. I wanted to know how it would affect New Mexico.

  • News Alert: Governor appearing on “Meet the Press” Sunday to discuss immigration

    Gov. Bill Richardson will appear on NBC’s “Meet the Press” this weekend to discuss immigration, financial reform and other issues on the show’s Sunday roundtable.

    On Monday, Richardson will attend in the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s 2010 Governors Summit during which the Chamber will release its Enterprising States study.

  • Softball: LA closes out regular season with sweep

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  • News Alert: Police launch DWI checkpoints across county

    The Los Alamos Police Department has begun conducting DWI checkpoints around the county, which will continue throughout the summer.

    The public can help reduce the threat drunk drivers pose to motorists by calling the Drunk Busters hotline anytime they spot a suspected drunk driver, Los Alamos Police Sgt. Andrew Goldie said.

    The number to call from a cell phone is simple: Pound-D-W-I, or Pound-3-9-4.

  • News Alert: NMED/LANL HazWaste Permit Hearing enters final days

    The NMED/LANL hazardous waste permit hearing begins again at 9 a.m. Wednesday, at the Courtyard by Marriott, 3347 Cerrillos Rd. in Santa Fe. 

    The hearing and the public comment period may end Friday. 

    The public comment period begins at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. 

    Anyone wishing to comment must be there at that time. If no comments, the Hearing Officer will return to the hearing process.

  • Absentee voting kicks off today for June 1 primary

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Absentee voting for New Mexico's June 1 primary begins Tuesday.

    The primary election is open only to registered Republicans or Democrats, who are allowed to vote only in their own party's primary.

    Voters can apply for an absentee ballot by contacting the county clerk in the county in which they live.

    The primary election decides the Republican and Democratic nominees for the Nov. 4 general election.

  • UPDATE: Boys earn No. 2 draw in state tennis

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper boys tennis team was seeded No. 2 in the boys Class AAAA state championship draw.

    Both the Hilltopper boys and girls will be in action Friday in the team championship tournament. Los Alamos' boys will play the winner between Santa Teresa and Artesia.

    The Hilltopper girls, meanwhile, grabbed the No. 4 seed in the team playoffs and will play Piedra Vista, the No. 5 seed in Friday's first round.

    The tennis playoffs start Wednesday with the first round of the individual and doubles championships.