Today's News

  • Court blocks plan to extend overtime pay

    By Michelle Rindels
    The Associated Press

    LAS VEGAS, Nev. — In a blow to the Obama administration’s labor-law plans, a federal court has blocked the start of a rule that would have made an estimated 4 million more American workers eligible for overtime pay heading into the holiday season.

  • Gov: Permanent fund off limits

    By Morgan Lee
    The Associated Press

    Gov. Susana Martinez wants state lawmakers to know that the state’s permanent investment fund should be off limits from efforts to resolve a state budget deficit.

  • In Brief - News - Nov. 27, 2016

    The Associated Press

    Blaze set to  pro-life offices  
    ALBUQUERQUE — The FBI and Albuquerque Fire Department need help finding the person responsible for arson at a pro-life Catholic organization on Wednesday.

    Authorities say someone set several fires at the office of Project Defending Life, a Catholic-based ministry that offers help to pregnant women.

    The office and a chapel inside the building were damaged.

    Firefighters quickly put the blaze out and nobody was injured.

  • Looking Back - Nov. 27, 2016

    Tuesday, Nov. 22, 1966 —  New Mexico Highlands University’s Cowboys, the nation’s highest-scoring football team, are set to take on Waynesburg, Pa., in the NAIA Champion Bowl semi-finals. The game is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Saturday, at University Stadium in Albuquerque. Highlands has a season record of 8-1, and the Yellowjackets stand at 9-0. The Cowboys are averaging almost 50 points per contest and are led by Carl Garrett, who tops all college players in scoring this year with 158 points.   

  • Weather - Nov. 27, 2016


    HIGH 48° / LOW 23°
    Mostly sunny, with a high near 48. Sunday night — partly cloudy, with a low around 23.
    6:49 a.m. to 4:48 p.m.


    HIGH 43° / LOW 20°
    Mostly sunny, with a high near 43. Monday night — partly cloudy, with a low around 20.
    6:50 a.m. to 4:48 p.m.


  • NMHU professor leads geoscience funding panel

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    A Highlands University geology professor will help lead a nationwide National Science Foundation panel to determine grant funding for geoscience research.

    Michael Petronis will serve at NSF’s Earth Sciences: Instrumentation and Facilities funding meeting earlier this month in Berkeley, Calif.

  • Que Pasa - Nov. 27, 2016


    10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.
    Carnegie Library Story Time takes place in the children’s area of the library. All programs are free and open to the public.

    5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
    United World College-USA and Luna Community College students will participate in a panel to discuss “A World Divided: Understanding Global Conflict” at the Allied Health Lecture Hall on the LCC campus. For more information, contact Cindy Armijo at 454-2558 or carmijo@luna.edu.

  • Editorial Cartoon - Nov. 27, 2016
  • Facebook Fake news

    Editor’s note: The following editorial is from The Free Press of Mankato (Minn.) and was originally published on Nov. 16.

    Facebook and Google have a “fake news” problem. Other people invent some sort of nonsense and scam social media and search engines into promoting it.

    It was particularly evident late in the presidential campaign. “You can text your vote and avoid the lines!” ‘’Trump wins popular vote!” ‘’Pope Francis endorses Trump!”

  • Straight from the City: ‘Waste not’

    Sludge. It’s really not a glamorous topic. But on the other hand, any farmer can tell you it’s the earthy things that are the most fertile.

    The city’s wastewater department is doing good things with sludge.

    Used to be, the sludge by-product of our wastewater treatment system was wet, and heavy, and city employees were hauling it out to the airport by semi truck to dump it, 12 to 20 times a week.