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Today's News

  • Legislature: Regent reform proposal stalls

    By Andrew Oxford, Santa Fe New Mexican

    SANTA FE — A state Senate committee on Monday blocked a proposed constitutional amendment that backers argued would have helped depoliticize the often partisan process of selecting regents for the boards of New Mexico’s public universities.

  • Campaign season going

    Democratic candidate for governor Jeff Apodaca, wearing a vest, stopped in both Mora and San Miguel counties Sunday to meet with delegates and others as part of his campaign.

    Apodaca took questions on a number of topics while at Hatcha’s in Mora, ranging from education, where he hopes to raise the minimum starting New Mexico teacher’s salary to well above $40,000 per year, to small business regulations, where he feels there is not enough state-level investment.

    Tuesday was the final day for 2018 statewide office candidates to turn in petitions. 

  • Legislature In Brief from Monday, Feb. 5, 2018

    Here's the Santa Fe New Mexican's Legislature notes from Monday, Feb. 5, 2018:

    PAC man: The political action committee for the House Democrats is walking back a fundraising email sent over the weekend, smack dab in the middle of what is known as the “prohibited period” -- the time around each session when legislators are barred from soliciting campaign donations.

    The email from the New Mexico House Democratic Campaign Committee touted the caucus’ work at the 30-day session’s halfway point.

  • New Mexico in Brief, Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018

    The Associated Press

    Lawmakers: No  new money for APD

    ALBUQUERQUE  — Two key New Mexico Democratic lawmakers are pouring cold water on Albuquerque Mayor Tim Keller’s plea for state help to hire 400 officers.
    KOB-TV reports Sen. John Arthur Smith and Rep. Patty Lundstrom say the new mayor shouldn’t expect any new appropriations to fulfill a campaign promise to increase police staffing.

  • Qué Pasa, Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018

    Thursday, Feb. 8

    The monthly board meeting of the El Creston Mutual Domestic Water Consumers Association will be held at 7 p.m., 49 Mira Sol, Ojitos Frios Ranches subdivision. The public is welcome to attend. The agenda will be posted 72 hours in advance on www.elcreston.org.

  • ‘A zero chance of precip’

    And for the zillionth time this winter, KFUN’s Joseph Baca has announced, “There is zero chance of precipitation today.”
    Can’t this station manager come up with better announcements?
    But we ought not blame him, as his job is only reporting the news, not determining it.

    Each day that I hear that dismal announcement I long for the days of yore when Mother Nature used to provide beneficence. Or at least some snow.

  • Editorial cartoon, Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018

    Editorial cartoon, Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018.

  • District champs: Martinez guides Cardinal wrestlers to the banner

    When he put on his singlet Saturday morning, Leon Lujan couldn’t have known his match — the last one of the day, no less — would be the one that would decide a district wrestling championship.

    But sure enough, Lujan’s match in district duals vs. Taos became essentially a winner-take-all tug of war for the team championship banner.

  • College roundup: Highlands grapplers 6th in RMAC

    Logan Pine advanced to the 141-pound championship match to highlight a solid sixth-place team finish for the New Mexico Highlands wrestling team over the weekend at the Rocky Mountatin Athletic Conference championships in Colorado Springs.

    Pine, a freshman, pinned opponents from California Baptist and Colorado Mesa to reach the final on Saturday. In the final Pine lost a 3-2 nailbiter to Austin Solari, the top seed out of San Francisco State.

  • Prep roundup: Redbirds fade late in upset bid vs. Portales

    A 12-0 Robertson run — featuring baskets by Antonio Padilla and Caleb Marrujo plus two free throws and a bucket each from Arjay Ortiz and Emiliano Berged — reduced a 13-point deficit to a one-point toss-up.

    But visiting Portales, the No. 6 boys’ basketball team in Class 4A, got back to form in the last six and a half minutes of the ballgame Saturday evening. With Tyrese Dawson and Braden Bridges busting up the RHS zone with 3-pointers, the Rams didn’t allow Robertson to complete the comeback, rebuilding their lead for a 64-54 win at Mike Marr Gym.