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Today's News

  • Top Democrat predicts Senate will OK arms treaty

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A top Democrat predicted Monday that the Senate will approve a new arms control treaty with Russia, but conceded that it will take "house by house combat" to collect enough votes from recalcitrant Republicans to prevail.

    The comments by Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., came a day after Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., said he would oppose the accord, complicating President Barack Obama's prospects for achieving his top foreign policy priority.

  • Heroin deaths among young worries NM officials

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico health officials say they are worried about a statistically significant rise in the number of heroin overdose deaths among people under age 21.

    Health Secretary Alfredo Vigil says only about 2 percent of heroin deaths were in people in that age group from 2004 though 2007. But the percentage rose to 8 percent in 2008 and 12 percent last year.

    Vigil says in a statement that substance abuse prevention is key to preventing such deaths.

  • WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY THROUGH TUESDAY

    THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN ALBUQUERQUE HAS ISSUED A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW... WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 PM MST TUESDAY. THE WINTER STORM WATCH IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT.

    * SNOW ACCUMULATIONS... CONDITIONS ARE FAVORABLE FOR 2 TO 4 INCHES OF FRESH SNOW THROUGH TUESDAY AFTERNOON.

    * TIMING... SNOW DEVELOPING THIS EVENING WILL INCREASE IN INTENSITY OVERNIGHT... WITH SNOW CONTINUING THROUGH MONDAY AND TUESDAY. ADDITIONAL SNOWFALL IS POSSIBLE WEDNESDAY INTO THURSDAY.

  • WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SATURDAY

    The National Weather Service has issued the following advisory for Saturday:

    A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 PM MST THIS AFTERNOON.

    * SNOW ACCUMULATIONS... EXPECT AN ADDITIONAL 1 TO 2 INCHES OF FRESH SNOW THROUGH THIS AFTERNOON.

    * TIMING... EXPECT SNOWFALL THROUGH THIS AFTERNOON... WITH LIGHT SNOW CONTINUING OVERNIGHT.

    * WINDS... WIDESPREAD SIGNIFICANT WINDS ARE NOT EXPECTED.

  • Company recalls meat sent to NM businesses

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The U.S. Department of Agriculture says a company is recalling thousands of pounds of meat sent to businesses in New Mexico.

    The agency's Food Safety and Inspection Service said Friday that Dallas-based Winn Meat Co. was recalling 25,600 pounds of ground beef products that were improperly labeled and potentially adulterated.

    The agency says in a statement that the meat posed a low health risk and it has received no reports of illness linked to it.

  • Swimming: At 90, Miles still goes strong

    Many people celebrate their birthdays with cake. Dan Miles celebrated his birthday with a dip in the pool.
    Miles, who’s hardly a stranger to the water, went up and back the whole length of the Larry R. Walkup Aquatic Center 90 times for his 90th birthday last week.
    And, just the way any longtime competitive swimmer might, Miles was unimpressed with his performance.

  • Sports Update 12-17-10

    Ski areas pick up plenty of snow

  • A billion here, a billion there

    When discussing the difficulty of defining pornography, Potter  Stewart, Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, said, “I know it  when I see it.”  
    Pornography comes in all forms these days and we  are graced with its ubiquitous presence on television, the internet  and in lyrics of hit songs.  But is it really all that easy to  recognize?

  • Cancer survivor’s Christmas

    Yes it’s that time of year again. It’s the holidays and ‘tis the season to be stressed! Crowded malls, last minute shopping, endless lines, 200 cards to write….what? You mean it’s only me who does that? Bummer! No wonder I never get many back.
    For the average person, there’s enough stress. Add cancer, or illness, into the equation and this season can be the Everest of anxiety.

  • Winter storm hits area with a vengeance

    Old Man Winter seems to be making up for lost time.

    The relatively mild conditions in the Los Alamos area so far this season yielded to a powerful winter storm last night that dumped about 8 to 10 inches of snow on the area based on unofficial estimates.

    The National Weather Service issued a Winter Storm Warning Thursday that expired Friday morning. While skies were beginning to show some breaks in the overcast, snow was still falling at 10 a.m.