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  • FYI - News

    A researcher working at the Jornada Experimental Range in southern New Mexico has been awarded $400,000 for her part in a large study on summer rainfall patterns, according to The Associated Press. The study will look at how changes in the amount and timing of monsoons are likely to affect vegetation and fire frequency in the Southwest.

  • Monument reopens archaelogical sites

    By Susan Montoya Bryan
    The Associated Press

    FRIJOLES CANYON — The prehistoric Native American archaeological sites that fill the heart of northern New Mexico’s Bandelier National Monument have reopened to visitors, three months after the largest wildfire in the state’s recorded history sent employees scrambling to save rare artifacts and irreplaceable artwork.

  • In Brief - News - Sept. 28, 2011

    From The Associated Press

    Feds pick up 140 warrant arrests in NM
    ALBUQUERQUE — A coordinated effort between 33 county police officials and U.S. Marshalls has led to the arrest of more than 140 convicted criminals across New Mexico.

    KOB-TV reports that the arrests came thanks to a three-month long investigation called Operation Zia aimed at catching criminals on the run.

    Police arrested men and women with felony convictions like sexual offenses and violent crimes.

  • AP news analysis: Redistricting replays 2001 battle

    By Barry Massey
    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — Democratic divisions in the House doomed the Legislature’s chance to approve a plan that would revamp the boundaries of New Mexico’s congressional districts.

    The Legislature ended a special session this weekend without the House and Senate agreeing on a congressional redistricting plan. But in the end, it may not matter.

    A court almost certainly will determine the makeup of the three congressional districts. That’s what happened a decade ago.

  • In Brief - News - Sept. 28, 2011

    From The Associated Press

    Losses, lack of support cited in Locksley firing

    ALBUQUERQUE — University of New Mexico athletic director Paul Krebs says the football team’s bad record, a lack of fan support, and off-the-field events led to the firing of head coach Mike Locksley.

    Krebs said at a news conference Monday that he told Locksley on Sunday about his decision because he didn’t "see any good ending to this story."

  • Robbery suspect captured

    A Las Vegas man being sought by police for allegedly robbing a KFC manager earlier this month was arrested Thursday night following a standoff with police.

    Walter Padilla Jr. barricaded himself inside a residence, Las Vegas Police Chief Christian Montaño said in an e-mail. The e-mail doesn’t say where the residence was.

    San Miguel County Magistrate Chris Najar had previously signed off on a warrant for Padilla’s arrest. Padilla is charged with robbery, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and tampering with evidence.

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  • Bullying initiative launched

    Casa de Cultura is partnering with Common Sense New Mexico and community leaders to combat youth violence and bullying in schools.

    The groups are launching a series of community meetings this week geared toward getting to the root causes of the problem.

    The first one will be from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. this Thursday at the West Las Vegas High School cafeteria. The second one will be held at 5:30 p.m. on Oct. 4 at McFarland Hall.

    Rock Ulibarri, with Casa de Cultura, said students, parents and community members are all encouraged to attend.

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