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Today's News

  • Four candidates consider redistricting

    Normal people do not run for high political offices such as governor, senator and member of congress.

    Think of it. These candidates are expected to know everything. An ability to interact with others is essential. Candidacy is more than a full time job. A day off? Get real. New Mexico’s size brings yet another challenge — Alamogordo one day, Roy the next.

    A candidate is a product. A candidate also is stuck with being a person. Some candidates can’t function in both worlds.

  • Effects of the immigration law

    SANTA FE ­— Arizona’s immigration law will likely have much the same effect on Major League Baseball as its rejection of Martin Luther King Day had on pro football.

    Here’s the history. When the St. Louis Cardinals relocated to Arizona, in 1988, the National Football League wanted to hold a Super Bowl in Phoenix as soon as possible.

    In 1989, the Arizona Legislature approved the state’s participation in the Martin Luther King federal holiday. But opponents of the holiday collected signatures to put the matter on the 1990 Arizona ballot.

  • News Alert: NMDOT teams up for bike safety

    SANTA FE – The New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) has partnered with the Bicycle Coalition of New Mexico (BCNM) to increase the number of bicycle safety trainers throughout New Mexico.

    NMDOT and BCNM recently entered into a two-year, $64,000 agreement to have BCNM provide League of American Bicyclists‚ (LAB) safety trainings across the state.

  • News Alert: Federal election voter guides to be printed in native languages

    WASHINGTON — Citizens who speak Cherokee, Dakota, Navajo and Yup'ik, the most commonly spoken Native American and Alaska Native languages in the U.S., will now have access to federal election voter guides in their native languages.

    The U.S. Election Assistance Commission’s Language Assistance Program translated the guides to improve voting accessibility for Americans who speak these languages and have limited English proficiency.

  • Cerro Grande slideshow now on lamonitor.com

    Be sure to look for our commemorative special pull out section covering the 10th anniversary of the Cerro Grande Fire in Sunday's Monitor.

    Also, check out the Cero Grande slideshow on our homepage.

  • High Wind Advisory in effect until 6 p.m. today

    WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM MDT THIS EVENING...

    THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN ALBUQUERQUE HAS ISSUED A WIND ADVISORY... WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM MDT THIS EVENING.

    * LOCATION... THIS INCLUDES THE NORTHWEST... WEST CENTRAL AND SOUTHWEST MOUNTAINS AS WELL AS THE RIO GRANDE VALLEY... LOWER CHAMA RIVER VALLEY... SANTA FE METRO AREA... AND PORTIONS OF THE SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS.

    * WINDS... WEST 25 TO 35 MPH WITH GUSTS NEAR 50 MPH.

  • News Alert: NM Educational Retirement Board realizes investment boost

    ALBUQUERQUE – Investments by the New Mexico Education Retirement Board realized an impressive 40.4 percent return for the 12 months ended March 31, netting $2.34 billion for the fund that pays retirement benefits for retired teachers and education employees.

    The fund grew from $6.21 billion on March 31, 2009 to $8.55 billion on March 31, 2010, and ranked in the ninth percentile of the Public Funds over $1 billion universe, according to NEPC, the Fund’s advisor.

  • News Alert: Don't throw tax exempt status away

    PHOENIX – A crucial filing deadline of May 17 is looming for many tax-exempt organizations that are required by law to file their Form 990 with the Internal Revenue Service or risk having their federal tax-exempt status revoked.

    The Pension Protection Act of 2006 mandates that all non-profit organizations, other than churches and church related organizations, must file an information form with the IRS. 

  • 05-09-10 Update

    Don’t miss ‘The Spitfire Grill’

      Los Alamos Little Theatre presents the heartwarming musical “The Spitfire Grill” at 2 p.m. today at the Performing Arts Center, 1670 Nectar St. Tickets are $12 for general admission and $10 for students and seniors and can be purchased at CB Fox and at the door. For more information, call 662-4593 or see www.lalt.org.

    Support Senior Night

      Daniel’s Café will donate 10 percent of its sales from 7 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday to Senior Appreciation Night.

  • N.M. county wants Kilmer to explain remarks

    ALBUQUERQUE — County commissioners want actor Val Kilmer to show up in the next 30 days to explain derogatory comments he’s been quoted as making about northern New Mexico, where he’s lived for more than two decades.

    Residents complained about Kilmer at a commission meeting in Las Vegas, this week, alleging he’s made disparaging comments in the past about San Miguel County and has chased away people fishing on the Pecos River at his ranch.