Today's News

  • HU plans discussion on impact of watershed fire

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University
    New Mexico Highlands University is presenting a panel discussion this Wednesday on the impact of a wildfire in the Gallinas Watershed.
    The science café will be at 5:30 p.m. in the Margaret Kennedy Alumni Hall, 905 University Ave. The university chapter of Sigma XI, a scientific research society, is sponsoring the event as part of its science café series.
    Light refreshments will be served.

  • NMSU veep to step down

    The Associated Press
    LAS CRUCES — New Mexico State University executive vice president and provost Wendy Wilkins is stepping down.
    The Las Cruces Sun-News reports that NMSU interim President Manuel Pacheco announced Tuesday that Wilkins will be replaced by Jay Jordan, a former NMSU administrator.
    Officials say Wilkins, who started at the university in July 2010, will remain on annual leave at NMSU until Jan. 1, when she’ll retire.

  • Hispanic voters carry president to NM win

    These are the highlights of results of exit polls conducted in New Mexico for The Associated Press and television networks:
    WHY OBAMA WON: President Barack Obama scored well among first-time voters and younger voters, and he nearly split votes with Republican challenger Mitt Romney among voters over 30.
    The newly re-elected president had a commanding lead among Hispanic men and women, but white voters favored Romney.
    Both candidates maintained votes within their political bases.

  • Given 2nd term, Obama facing new urgent task

    By Nancy Benaca
    and Nedra Pickler
    The Associated Press
    WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama faces a new urgent task now that he has a second term, working with a status-quo Congress to address an impending financial crisis that economists say could send the country back into recession.
    “You made your voice heard,” Obama said in his acceptance speech, signaling that he believes the bulk of the country is behind his policies. It’s a sticking point for House Republicans, sure to balk at that.

  • Victory for Obama

    By David Espo
    AP Special Correspondent

    WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama rolled to re-election Tuesday night, vanquishing former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and prevailing despite a weak economy that plagued his first term and put a crimp in the middle class dreams of millions.

  • Mixed results on tax hikes

    Voters in San Miguel County appear to have narrowly defeated a proposed increase in the gross receipts tax to pay for ambulance, emergency dispatch and behavioral health services, delivering a blow to county officials who had hoped to use the money to bolster emergency dispatch services.

  • Obama wins second term

    By Mike Hammer

    The Associated Press


    WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama has been re-elected to a second term, defeating Republican Mitt Romney in a hard-fought race in which the economy was the dominant issue.

    Voters decided to give Obama another four years of stewardship over an economy that is slowly recovering from the recession.

    Obama captured battleground states including Ohio, Iowa and Colorado on his way to the 270 electoral votes he needed.

  • Obama wins re-election

    By David Espo
    AP Special Correspondent

    WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama won re-election Tuesday night despite a fierce challenge from Mitt Romney as well as a weak economy and high unemployment that crimped the middle class dreams of millions.

    "This happened because of you. Thank you" he tweeted to supporters" as he secured four more years in the White House.

  • BREAKING: Networks declare Obama winner

    Fox News, NBC, ABC and CNN have all declared Barack Obama the winner in the hard fought race for president.

  • Lujan wins re-election in NM's 3rd District

    The Associated Press

    ALBUQUERQUE — Democratic Rep. Ben Ray Lujan has easily won re-election in New Mexico's 3rd Congressional District.

    In early returns, Lujan beat Tucumcari rancher Jefferson Byrd 68 percent to 32 percent to win a third term to the seat representing northern New Mexico.

    Lujan is the son of the longtime speaker of the New Mexico House, Ben Lujan.