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Today's News

  • Halloween sightings
  • Study touts economics of proposal

    By Susan
    Montoya Bryan
    The Associated Press

    ALBUQUERQUE  — Bringing the National Park Service on board to manage an 89,000-acre preserve in northern New Mexico could mean dozens of jobs and millions of dollars more for the local economy, according to a study released Monday by two nonprofit groups.

  • Lawmakers look to capital projects to help economy

    By Barry Massey
    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — With New Mexico’s economy continuing to sputter, the Legislature and Republican Gov. Susana Martinez face tough decisions next year on whether to spend every dime of available bond financing for capital projects to help create construction jobs but potentially risk a backlash from voters who could be hit with property tax increases.

  • Looking Back - Oct. 26, 2011

    In 1911

  • Weather - Oct. 26, 2011

    Wednesday
    A 30 percent chance of showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 56. West wind 5-15 mph, becoming southeast. Snow likely at night. Cloudy, with a low around 27. East wind 10-15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70 percent.

    Thursday
    A slight chance of snow showers before noon, then a slight chance of rain showers. Mostly sunny, with a high near 46. East wind 10-15 mph, becoming southwest. Chance of precipitation is 20 percent. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 29.

    Friday

  • FYI - News - Oct. 26, 2011

    Las Vegas is in Stage IV water restrictions. Under the restrictions, residents are not allowed to water their lawns at all. At-home car washing is also prohibited. Local car washes may remain open as long as they are using recycled water. Fines range from a warning for a first offense to a $450 fine for a third and subsequent offense.

  • Bomb being dismantled

    By Betsy Blaney
    The Associated Press

    AMARILLO, Texas — The last of the nation’s most powerful nuclear bombs — a weapon hundreds of times stronger than the bomb dropped on Hiroshima — is being disassembled nearly half a century after it was put into service at the height of the Cold War.

  • 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.

  • Blown down