Today's News

  • Mining laws should accomodate community wishes

    Green jobs get most of the attention these days, but lately there’s news from an old and not-so-green industry, mining. Here, we have good news, bad news, and no news.

    Good news: Lea County will get its first new potash mine in four decades, Santa Fe Gold Corp. will begin processing ore near Lordsburg, and reclamation will begin soon at abandoned coal mines near Raton.

  • Martinez worries state workers

    SANTA FE - If you like political surprises, you should love the next six months of the 2010 campaigns.

    Sure, attack ads will fill the air. They’ve already started in the gubernatorial race and we will be able to add the 1st and 2nd congressional district races to that soon. But expect some almost unpredictable twists also.

    Remember the last gubernatorial race in 2006? Gov. Bill Richardson was sailing toward his second term when Republicans suddenly switch horses after they already had nominated Dr. J.R. Damron as their candidate. That was an all- time first.

  • A natural adventure

    A horse kicked up dirt with its foot, a cloud of fine dust billowed up from the ground with every swipe. It was if the animal was waiting to receive one of the lassos a nearby group of children was swirling above their heads. Further up, several children scaled a large outcropping of boulders.

    All of this activity took place in the immense expanse of land at the Valles Caldera National Preserve.

    The youngsters were taking part in the Nature Odyssey program, which the Pajarito Environmental Center offered to fourth through sixth graders June 7-11 and June 14-18.

  • Adventure awaits

    There are adventures to experience and sites to marvel at – all that is required is to step outside your front door.

    I recently took this advice. I walked outside my own front door and found myself, along with my traveling companions in Nambé. Despite living here for more than three years, it was the first time I had ever ventured to this community. The first stop on the trip was the House of Old Things, a local antique store located at 111 N.M. 503.

  • Softball: WR teams advance in tournaments

    The White Rock Senior League All-Star softball team actually had to come from behind to win Saturday morning’s contest against Pojoaque.

    But the 1-0 deficit after half an inning Saturday would be about as much trouble as White Rock would get into through the first two games of its tournament.

    White Rock’s Seniors rolled to two crushing wins over their two tournament opponents, Santa Fe National and Pojoaque and can close out a District 1 Little League championship and a trip to the state tournament with a victory today.

  • Art Center displays a different kind of exhibit

    When Village Arts co-owner Ken Nebel saw that quite a few people were coming into his business requesting spray paints, his interest was peaked in what they were creating.

    Then Nebel met artist Marshall Jansen and became inspired.

    Graffiti, tattoos, video, vinyl art and industrial jewelry are just a sample of what this inspiration has lead to at the Fuller Lodge Art Center.

    Nebel said when he saw this artwork he knew “it was something I just had to show off.”

  • Softball: Seniors, Majors All-Star brackets

    Here are the schedules for the District 1 Seniors and Majors All-Star softball tournament. All game will be played at Overlook Park in White Rock).


    Senior All-Stars (all games at Minors A Field)

  • Running: Rees has best prediction at pace race

    It was a tough night of predicting for the pace race runners Tuesday, but Dan Rees made the best guess of the race.

    The New Pipeline Gutbuster course in North Community made for difficult predictions in Tuesday’s pace race. Only five runners finished within 50 seconds of their projected finish time, only one of which came on the 3-mile course.

    The pace race is a weekly event hosted by the Atomic City Roadrunners.

    Rees had an error of just 11 seconds to earn the victory.

  • Fishing: Trout taken from Polvadera Creek

    ABIQUIU — More than 270 native Rio Grande cutthroat trout were removed from Polvadera Creek Tuesday to protect the population from possible eradication by the 16,257-acre South Fork Fire.

    The South Fork Fire is burning approximately 20 miles west of Española. Crews with the Department of Game and Fish and the Santa Fe National Forest used electroshocking equipment to stun the fish so they could be transported to Seven Springs Hatchery.

  • Serving up some comfort

    Ice cream and Frito pies may look like two types of comfort food but next week, these treats will serve a higher purpose.

    The Trinity on the Hill Episcopal Church’s House of Hope and the Rainbow Trail Day Camp, which is held at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, are joining forces to offer the community a Frito pie dinner and an ice cream social from 5:30-7 p.m. July 1 at Trinity on the Hill.