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Today's News

  • LAHS girls win Joe Vigil Invitational; boys finish 2nd

    BY DAVID VASQUEZ
    lasports@lamonitor.com

  • Hilltoppers pound Pojoaque

    BY DAVID VASQUEZ
    lasports@lamonitor.com

  • ABQ holds first annual Prickly Pear Festival

    BY NATTY DEANNA
    New Mexico Daily Lobo

  • A Taos close encounter of the hunters and aliens kind

    BY STACI MATLOCK
    The Taos News

  • Friends of Folklore: For the night is dark and full of terrors

    BY MATT WARD
    Columnist

  • Tea Party & Show raises $3,000 for charity

    It was a pretty swanky affair Saturday as invitees to a tea and fashion show at the Trinity on the Hill Church dined on scrumptious lavender scones with apricot jam, buttery smooth lemon cheesecake, salmon and cucumber finger sandwiches and of course, tea.
    Girls and boys and adults alike practiced dining etiquette while nibbling on cucumber sandwiches and sipping tea. Meanwhile, community leaders, including New Mexico Land Commissioner Stephanie Garcia Richard, State Rep. Christine Chandler (D-46) School and UNMLA board member Steve Boerigter, YMCA Teen Center Director George Marsden, and others, strutted their stuff modeling clothing from the church’s thrift store for a good cause.
    Money raised through sales of the clothing, the event’s silent auction and the $25 admission fee went toward the church’s home building mission trip volunteers take every year to Juarez, Mexico.
    According to event chair Lynn Finnegan, the tea party and fashion show started through a building group at the church in 2005. The group was called House of Hope women.
    They were the first all-women building group to take part in the home building mission at the time. They first raised funds through home shows, before eventually switching to the tea and fashion show.

  • New Mexico Senate leader to wait on lawmaker’s fate

    SANTA FE (AP) — New Mexico legislative leaders apparently will take a wait-and-see approach on whether embattled Democratic Sen. Richard Martinez gets to keep his post on a key Senate committee.
    Senate President Pro Tem Mary Kay Papen tells the Albuquerque Journal that Senate leaders are waiting for a resolution in Martinez’s court case on drunken driving charges.
    Martinez pleaded not guilty to aggravated DWI and reckless driving charges following a June arrest. Police said he slammed into the back of another vehicle that was stopped at a red light in Española.
    Police lapel video showed Martinez responding to officers with slurred speech following the crash. He refused a breath test to determine his blood-alcohol level.
    Martinez said after a recent court hearing that he has no plans to resign, even if convicted.
    A retired Rio Arriba County magistrate judge, Martinez is chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee. The veteran senator said he feels he can still serve ably as chairman, suggesting the experience could end up making him a “better senator.”
    Ultimately, the decision on whether Martinez retains his chairmanship will be made by the Senate Committees’ Committee, an 11-member group that includes top-ranking senators from both political parties.

  • NASA scientist returns to McCurdy

    BY KYLE LAND
    Rio Grande Sun

  • Ed secretary greets ‘immense challenge’ with optimism

    BY MORGAN LEE
    The Associated Press

  • Hearing for alleged car thief Friday

    A status hearing for a Mexican national who violated her conditions of release will be held Friday in Los Alamos Magistrate Court, according to court documents.
    The suspect, Nancy Y Enriquez-Portillo, 22, was arrested in Los Alamos at the Smith’s gas station on July 19 for allegedly being in possession of a stolen vehicle.
    On Sept. 9, the Española probation department issued a probation violation report in connection with her July 22 arrest.
    The report said on that day she tested positive for opiates and “benzos.”
    Los Alamos police initially came in contact with Enriquez-Portillo when dispatch received a report of an allegedly drunk driver parked at a gas pump at the Smith’s gas station on Trinity Drive.
    When police ran the license plate of the Toyota Highlander vehicle Enriquez-Portillo was in, the vehicle was listed as stolen out of Santa Fe, according to the police report. Police also reportedly found illegal drugs, drug paraphernalia instruction in Spanish and a forged social security card in the vehicle.