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  • Lawsuits fly in fight to redraw districts

    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — New Mexico’s redistricting battle has moved to the courts.
    The Santa Fe New Mexican reports that a flurry of lawsuits was filed Monday over redistricting plans.

    Santa Fe’s State Democratic Rep. Brian Egolf and several voters sued in 1st Judicial District Court in Santa Fe over plans drawn up in the recent special session. Meanwhile, three Republican lawmakers, including state House Minority Whip Donald Bratton, filed a separate lawsuit in the 5th Judicial District Court in Lea County.

  • Looking Back - Sept. 28, 2011

    In 1911

    Wednesday, Sept. 27— Indications are that Secundino Romero, chairman of the Republican county central committee and sheriff of San Miguel County, in which he is a leader among the Republican workers, will be nominated for governor of the new state of New Mexico at the first state convention, which will be called to order tomorrow morning in the Duncan Opera House. Mr. Romero has the undivided support of all northern New Mexico. He is also strongly supported in the central and southern counties.

  • Looking Ahead - News - Sept. 28, 2011

    Carnegie hosts story time on Wednesday

    Story Time at Carnegie Library is at 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 28, in the children’s area of the public library. This week’s book is “The Berenstain Bears Hug and Make Up” by Stan and Jan Berenstain” and the theme is “Happy Birthday, Mr. Stanley” All programs are free and open to the public.

  • Weather - Sept. 28, 2011

    Wednesday
    Mostly sunny, with a high near 82. Northwest wind around 5 mph, becoming calm. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 49. North wind around 5 mph.

    Thursday
    Mostly sunny, with a high near 76. East wind 5-10 mph. A 10 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms at night. Partly cloudy, with a low around 44.  

    Friday

  • 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.