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Today's News

  • Tourism ad campaign: Gasp, horror

    For cattle growers, branding has a specific meaning.
    For the rest of us, not so much. For citizen-consumers, branding, like sustainability, is a word bandied about with little attention to meaning.
    As a topic, branding gets attention these days around New Mexico because the Department of Tourism has just selected Vendor Inc. of Austin, Texas, to execute a $2 million advertising campaign “based on the brand essence” the department sees for the state, says Monique Jacobson, Taos native and tourism secretary.
    A brand is made up of a set of characteristics that, together, produce warm feelings from consumers for the thing, person, firm, whatever.

  • Sports Update 01-24-12

    Topper wrestlers finish third at Atrisco Heritage

    The contingent of Los Alamos Hilltopper wrestlers that headed to a tournament at Atrisco Heritage this weekend came out with a third-place finish.
    Los Alamos split up its squad, sending half the team to Atrisco Heritage junior varsity meet and the other half to the Aztec Duals.
    At Atrisco, the Hilltoppers grabbed two second-place finishes individually and a third-place finish. Grant Washburn and John Dermer both earned runner-up honors, while Mitchell Carson took third for the Hilltoppers.

    Smith joins local YMCA staff

  • LA boys, girls are runners-up at Artesia

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper boys and girls swimming teams both finished second at this weekend’s Artesia Invitational.
    Los Alamos’ girls finished with 405 points at the eight-team meet, hosted by the Artesia Bulldogs, while Los Alamos’ boys finished with 396 points.
    Despite the healthy point totals, the Hilltoppers still finished some distance behind the meet winners. The Hobbs Eagles finished with 450 points on the boys side while the Alamogordo Tigers were tops in the girls competition with 523 points.
    Ashlynn Bennett won the 200-yard individual medley Saturday with her time of 2:25.86, the top finish on either Los Alamos team. Bennett was one of the top-performing individuals at the meet, also finishing second in the 500 freestyle.

  • Police seek suspect in SF shootings that left 2 dead

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say a second person has died after a double shooting in Santa Fe.

    Sheriff's officials say 51-year-old Theresa Vigil died of a gunshot wound to the head. A 16-year-old was found dead at the scene of the shooting Monday in south Santa Fe.

    Sheriff's officials say they are looking for a man they believe shot and killed the two after confronting the woman about rent. A warrant has been issued for the arrest of 54-year-old Arthur Samuel Anaya on two open counts of murder. Authorities say the suspect has a long criminal record and has been diagnosed with mental problems.

  • VIDEO: Heated Charges, Counter-Charges in Fla. Debate

    Republican presidential contenders Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich clashed repeatedly in heated, personal terms Monday night in a crackling campaign debate in Tampa, Fla.

  • Winter Weather Advisory Through 5 p.m. Today

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

    * SNOW ACCUMULATIONS... 2 TO 4 INCHES BELOW 7500 FEET... 3 TO 7 INCHES ABOVE 7500 FEET. LOCALLY UP TO 8 INCHES WILL BE POSSIBLE IN THE MOUNTAINS ON WEST AND SOUTHWEST FACING SLOPES.

    * TIMING... PERIODS OF MODERATE SNOW WILL CONTINUE EARLY THIS MORNING AND INTO THE AFTERNOON. ACCUMULATING SNOW WILL DECREASE IN AREAL COVERAGE AND INTENSITY FROM WEST TO EAST LATE THIS AFTERNOON.

    * WINDS... INCREASING NORTHWESTERLY BY AFTERNOON WITH SPEEDS OF 15 TO 25 MPH AND OCCASIONAL GUSTS TO 35 MPH.

    * SNOW LEVELS... SNOW LEVELS WILL LIFT TO AROUND 7500 FEET LATE THIS AFTERNOON.

  • RIM's Future Lies With New CEO's Decisions
  • 2 Dead, 100 Hurt in Ala. As Storms Pound South

    Severe storms and possible tornadoes pounded the South on Monday, injuring more than 100 people and killing at least two in Alabama, including a man who lived in an area devastated by a deadly twister outbreak in the spring.

  • VIDEO: Rep. Giffords to Resign From Congress This Week

    Rep. Gabrielle Giffords of Arizona says in a video on her campaign website she intends to resign from Congress this week to concentrate on recovering from wounds suffered in an assassination attempt a little more than a year ago.

  • Fired Penn State coach Joe Paterno dead at 85--VIDEO EXTRA

    STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Joe Paterno, who racked up more wins than anyone else in major college football but was fired from Penn State amid a child sex abuse scandal has died. He was 85.

    His family released a statement Sunday morning to announce his death.

    Paterno's son Scott announced Nov. 18 that his father was being treated for lung cancer, which was diagnosed in mid-November during a follow-up visit for a bronchial illness.

    The storied career of "JoePa" included 409 wins in 46 seasons and two national championships.