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  • In Brief - News - Oct. 26, 2011

    From The Associated Press

    UNM orders protesters out
    ALBUQUERQUE — Protesters from Albuquerque’s version of the national Wall Street rallies say they plan to rally outside of the University of New Mexico president’s office after the school opted not to renew protesters’ campus permit.

    “(Un)occupy Albuquerque” members vowed to hold a number of events on campus Tuesday and will decide at a general assembly whether they will leave a makeshift campsite following four straight weeks of protesting.

  • Baby rescued after Turkish quake

    By Selcan Hacaoglu
    Associated Press

    ERCIS, Turkey — A 2-week-old baby girl, her mother and grandmother were pulled alive from the rubble of an apartment building in a dramatic rescue Tuesday, 48 hours after a 7.2-magnitude earthquake toppled some 2,000 buildings in eastern Turkey.

    Television footage showed a rescuer, Kadir Direk, in an orange jumpsuit squeezing into the hulk of crushed concrete and metal to free the baby.

  • Water taps probe ID’s 73

    The problem with suspected illegal water taps appears to be more extensive than announced last month.

    City Utilities Director Ken Garcia told the City Council on Wednesday that 73 letters have been mailed to people who appear to have illegal water taps.

    The letters are the result of an audit requested by City Manager Timothy Dodge of potentially illegal taps outside city limits. Garcia said the utilities department completed the audit on Aug. 15.

  • Attorney: New charges are baseless

    One of the attorneys representing Rebecca Montoya in a bitter custody dispute with the father of her two children says the criminal charges recently filed against Montoya are a joke.

    “She is innocent. These charges are baseless. They’re going to be defended, and she’s going to be proven innocent,” said Santa Fe attorney Bea Castellano Lockhart.

  • Pumpkin Festival
  • Powell: White Peak to stay accessible

    New Mexico State Land Commissioner Ray Powell and his staff updated a group of nearly 90 people on the status of White Peak area in northern New Mexico on Wednesday evening.

    In April, Powell reversed a land swap of mountainous land in Colfax and Mora counties that his predecessor, Patrick Lyons, had approved.

  • Iraq may mark shift

    By Robert Burns
    AP National Security Writer

    BALI, Indonesia — In the final days of the U.S. war in Iraq, the outlook for America’s military entanglements is markedly different from the confusing, convulsive first days.

    Early on Iraq looked, to many, like one in a string of big conflicts in a “war on terror.”

  • CCHP Annual Dinner
  • Looking Back - Oct. 24, 2011

    In 1911

  • Looking Ahead - Oct. 24, 2011

    West hosting open house today

    West Las Vegas High School is hosting an open house from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.and from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 24. All parents, guardians and community members are encouraged to attend.