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Today's News

  • Explore folk healers Thursday

    Since he was a boy growing up on the border of Texas and Mexico, Eliseo Torres, known to everyone as ‘Cheo,’ has been fascinated by the folk traditions and ways of Mexico and of his Mexican-American roots.

    Both of his parents were versed in aspects of herbal lore and healing, and as he matured he learned from them a love and respect for the history and folk knowledge of the ancient art of curanderismo, or Mexican folk healing.

  • Author discusses writing, inspiration for Newberry Honor book

    Author Jacqueline Kelly will sign her 2010 Newberry Honor Book, “The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate,” at 1 p.m. Thursday at Otowi Station. Not only can readers meet with Kelly, but they can share a lunch with her as well. There will be a dutch-treat luncheon at 11:30 a.m. Thursday at the Hill Diner.

  • Like peanut butter and jelly, folk and fine art mesh well together

    Like oil and water, black and white, night and day, fine art and folk art seem to have nothing in common. They’re complete opposites.

    Fine art is formal, professional, and feature traditional themes such as landscapes and still life. While folk art is untraditional and democratic – anyone can create a piece of folk art.

  • On the budget, Denish leaves Martinez in the road

    Last week the Legislative Finance Committee warned that the state could see another revenue shortfall, even with the combined cuts and tax increases delivered in the last legislative session, even with federal stimulus money. The governor is presently ignoring the committee’s Nervous Nellies and waiting for consensus estimates by government economists.

    You will recall that if we see red ink, the ball – tossed to him by legislators – is in the governor’s court.

  • Bomb test no surprise in LA

    SANTA FE — Mid-July is a momentous time in New Mexico’s history. On July 14, 1881, Pat Garrett shot Billy the Kid. The Kid is arguably the world’s most famous outlaw. The news quickly traveled around the world.

    On July 16, 1945, the world’s first nuclear explosion occurred at Trinity Site, north of Alamogordo. According to history, news of that event traveled nowhere but Los Alamos, Washington, D.C., London, Potsdam and Moscow.

  • Softball: WR splits its tournament games, stays alive at state

    SANTA FE — The White Rock Senior Softball All-Stars finished on both ends of a pair of nail-biters Saturday, but remain alive in the state Little League championship tournament.

    White Rock split its two games at Franklin Miles Park Saturday, falling in the first contest to Silver City in the morning and defeating Isleta in an elimination game a few hours later.

  • Baseball: WR tops Metro in 9-10 final

    The White Rock Little League 9-10 All-Stars came back from a big late hole to top the Santa Fe Metro All-Stars for the District 1 title Friday.

    Metro led 7-3 heading into the final inning of the contest, but White Rock came up with five runs in its final at-bat to earn an 8-7 victory at Byers Field.

    Down to its final two outs, White Rock batters drew five straight walks, pushing in two runs before back-to-back base hits closed out the contest.

  • News Alert: Bandelier to close Frijoles Canyon Wednesday

    Frijoles Canyon at Bandelier National Monument will be closed to vehicles for one day on Wednesday for a paving project in the visitor center parking area. The paving project is part of the ongoing rehabilitation of the Visitor Center.

    Visitors will not be able to drive into Frijoles Canyon and all visitor services also will be closed.

    Trails at the Monument will be open to those wishing to day hike; however, overnight hiking permits will not be issued that day.

  • Police Beat: Car window smash and grabs leave victims with only shattered remains

    It's been a busy week over at the cop shop... Check out this week's Police Beat here.

  • News Update: Obama to send 1,200 troops to US-Mexico border

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama will send 1,200 National Guard troops to boost security along the U.S.-Mexico border, officials said Tuesday, pre-empting Republican plans to try to force votes on such a deployment.