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Today's News

  • Elk numbers flourish in one area and remain unchanged in another

    Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge — long known for its birds — is seeing more elk; however, the numbers at the Valles Caldera National Preserve appear to be unchanged.
    “Fifteen years ago they were very uncommon, and now they’re very common,” said John Vradenburg, a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service biologist at the wildlife refuge south of Socorro.
    Estimates of the Bosque del Apache’s elk population now range from 30 up to 100, he said.

  • Blustery winter weather on tap to bring colder temps

    The National Weather Service has issued the following special weather statement for the area:

    BLUSTERY BLASTS OF WINTER HEADING INTO NEW MEXICO THROUGH THE WEEK...

    BLUSTERY WINDS... A DOZEN DEGREE TEMPERATURE DROP... AND MOUNTAIN SNOWS NEAR THE COLORADO LINE WILL COMBINE FOR A SHARP WINTRY WEATHER CHANGE OVER WESTERN AND CENTRAL NEW MEXICO TUESDAY.

  • 1-win Dallas Cowboys fire coach

    IRVING, Texas (AP) — Jerry Jones never wanted to change coaches this season. As the blowout losses mounted, and Wade Phillips' defense was mostly to blame, the owner of the Dallas Cowboys had no choice.

    Jones fired Phillips on Monday and promoted offensive coordinator Jason Garrett to take his place on an interim basis. Defensive line coach Paul Pasqualoni was promoted to replace Phillips' other role as defensive coordinator.

  • Al-Awlaki's father sues to stop son's targeted killing

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorneys for the father of a cleric trying to inspire Muslims to kill Americans argued in court Monday to keep his son from being targeted for death by President Barack Obama.

    U.S. District Judge John Bates heard arguments in the case of Anwar al-Awlaki on the same day that the American cleric made a renewed call for jihad against U.S. citizens in a video posted on extremist websites.

  • LA resident named to Martinez' engineer search committee

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Gov.-elect Susana Martinez has named a former state Environment Department secretary to help in selecting who will serve as New Mexico's top water policy official.

    Martinez announced Monday a search committee that will identify and recommend candidates to become state engineer.

    One committee member is Peter Maggiore (Ma-JOAR'-ee) of Los Alamos, who was environment secretary under former Republican Gary Johnson.

    The search committee chairman is Albuquerque developer and contractor Jack Westman.

  • New Mexico-born radical Yemeni cleric calls for killing Americans

    CAIRO (AP) — A U.S.-born Islamic cleric linked to attacks by al-Qaida in Yemen on U.S. targets called for Muslims around the world to kill Americans in a new video posted on extremist websites Monday.

  • Hybrid business format appeals to new owners

    Many businesses new to the game choose to organize as a limited liability company, or LLC — a hybrid of a partnership and corporation that attempts to reap the benefits of both.
    The owners in an LLC are called members and each member holds a membership interest — similar to stock or shares — in the company.
    These membership interests are sometimes broken down into units.

  • Bipartisan leadership wins

    The Republican tide that swept the nation made New Mexico about as Republican as it has been since the Great Depression.
    We’ve had several Republican governors during that period and once or twice Republicans have captured one of the other statewide offices. But this is the first time a Republican has been elected secretary of state since Jesusita Perrault held the office in 1930.

  • CIP proposals may yield improvements

    Whether it’s the aging golf course, cracked tennis courts or other facilities, members of the community and county staff are well underway in the process for determining which capital improvement projects are most pressing.

  • Laboratory lauds leaders for innovation

    Jagdish Laul’s work will save an estimated $5 million per year in surveillance and maintenance costs at six nuclear and non-nuclear laboratory sites.