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Today's News

  • This week’s Youth Activity Center schedule

    Monday: Kickball in White Rock; origami ghosts in Los Alamos
    Tuesday: Scarecrow design contest
    Wednesday: Movies and munchies
    Thursday: Kickball in Los Alamos; origami ghosts in White Rock
    Friday: Boo! birthday board

  • Garden care tips for autumn

    Autumn signals the end of the growing season, leaving gardeners with mixed feelings; no more pests or weeds, but it is sad when the first frost zaps the tender plants.
    Some autumn duties gardeners share include:
    • Pull used leaves off shrubs
    • Plant spring flowering bulbs
    • Divide perennials
    • Fertilize cool season grasses
    • Cut back on watering at the end of September
    • Renew mulch on perennial beds
    • Cut out canes on raspberry plants that bore fruit this season

  • Devastating budget cuts coming

    Now the fun part begins. Former state Rep. John Mershon of Alamogordo isn’t with us anymore but that’s what the conservative finance chairman would say right now as state lawmakers begin to wrestle with devastating budget cuts.
    Two years ago lawmakers implemented the easy cuts, raiding our hefty reserves, removing unused money from capital outlay projects and searching out hidden slush funds throughout state government.
    Last year, it got more serious.
    A hiring freeze began reducing the number of state employees.

  • Comedian's testimony on immigration deemed an embarrassment

    WASHINGTON (AP) - The House's No. 2 Democratic leader said Sunday that comedian Stephen Colbert's testimony last week on immigration was "inappropriate" and "an embarrassment."

    Democratic Rep. Zoe Lofgren of California invited Colbert to appear before the House Judiciary Committee. But other Democrats weren't happy about her decision.

  • Still waiting for Abu Ghraib amends

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Fending off demands that he resign over the Abu Ghraib prison scandal, then-Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld told Congress in 2004 that he had found a legal way to compensate Iraqi detainees who suffered "grievous and brutal abuse and cruelty at the hands of a few members of the United States armed forces."

  • Kansas cruises past New Mexico State 42-16

    LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — D.J. Beshears was a defensive back last season as a Kansas freshman, but he played multiple roles on offense Saturday night.

    Beshears was a running back, wide receiver and kick returner as he scored three touchdowns, including a 96-yard kickoff return, in the first half to propel Kansas to a 42-16 victory over the New Mexico State.

    "I guess we've going to have to give him slash, slash," said Kansas quarterback Jordan Webb.

  • UNLV storms to 45-10 victory over New Mexico

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Omar Clayton hit Michael Johnson for three touchdown passes in leading UNLV to an 45-10 win over New Mexico on Saturday night.

    The two connected for scores from 10, 43, and 35 yards as coach Bobby Hauck won his first game with UNLV (1-3, 1-1 Mountain West).

    Clayton finished 14 of 20 with 194 yards passing, while Johnson had 138 yards on eight catches as the Rebels scored 45 straight points after trailing New Mexico (0-4, 0-2) by a touchdown in the first quarter.

  • Diamond Drive construction stops for season

    Commuters get a much-needed reprieve from Diamond Drive roadwork as the project winds down for the season. 

    “The first part of Phase 4 is essentially complete,” said Pavement Division Manager Tom Roach. “Phase 5, which is the utilities portion, ran pretty much concurrently with Phase 4 and as of this week is substantially complete as well. We’ve got one more stretch of the project to complete from where we are now to the Omega Bridge starting next spring.”

  • Eagles run over Hilltoppers

    While the Hilltoppers offense showed flashes of where it can be when it grows up, the defense had no answer for Belen’s running attack.
    Daniel Jarmillo rumbled for 178 yards on 19 carries behind a monster line led by 338-pound Samson Chavez in just three quarters.  The Eagles other first-team running back, Steven Contreras, also found plenty of openings in the Hilltoppers porous defense.

  • State roundup of prep football scores: Hilltoppers lose in homecoming matchup

     

    PREP FOOTBALL

    Belen 62, Los Alamos 21 Check Sunday's Los Alamos Monitor for the full game rundown...

    Albuquerque Academy 28, Raton 21

    Artesia 42, Carlsbad 24

    Aztec 63, St. Pius 28

    Bernalillo 48, Gallup 7

    Canadian, Texas 42, Clayton 14

    Capitan 60, Mescalero Apache 6

    Cleveland 42, Hobbs 26

    Clint Horizon, Texas 35, Alamogordo 28

    Clovis 28, Rio Rancho 7