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  • NM regulators chart course for coal plant closure

    The Associated Press

    ALBUQUERQUE— New Mexico regulators on Wednesday decided on a course for how they will handle a major utility case that marks the beginning of the end for coal-fired electricity generation in the state.

    The state’s largest utility, Public Service Co. of New Mexico, recently submitted its application for closing the San Juan Generating Station.

  • Highlands to help develop new early childhood assessment

    By Margaret McKinney, N.M. Highlands University

    The Center for the Education and Study of Diverse Populations at New Mexico Highlands University will play a lead role in developing a statewide early childhood learning needs assessment.

    The New Mexico Early Childhood Development Partnership contracted with CESDP to help develop the State of New Mexico’s Early Learning Needs Assessment and Strategic Plan.

  • Vegas man dies in rollover crash on I-25

    A Las Vegas man died last week after the SUV he was riding in crashed on Interstate 25 near Wagon Mound.

    Larry Charles Romero, 56, of Las Vegas died from his injuries and was pronounced deceased at the scene of the accident by the Office of the Medical Investigator.

    The accident took place July 1. The vehicle, a 2000 GMC Yukon, was driven by an unidentified 51-year-old Las Vegas man while Romero sat in the passenger seat. While traveling north, the driver swerved to try to avoid an elk in the road.

  • Speaker says crash site material unknown alloy

    By Lisa Dunlap, Roswell Daily Record

    ROSWELL — An aerospace alloy not known to have been produced on Earth was found at the site of the famous 1947 “Roswell Incident,” according to a local geologist.

  • Groups appeal ruling over Santa Fe forest thinning plans

    The Associated Press

    ALBUQUERQUE — Environmentalists went back to court Monday in hopes of putting the brakes on plans to thin thousands of forested acres in the mountains bordering Santa Fe.

    Wild Watershed and others filed their appeal with the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver, arguing that a district court judge erred when allowing Santa Fe National Forest to move ahead with its plans for Pacheco Canyon and areas near Hyde Memorial State Park.

  • Mexican president gets little backlash for migrant crackdown

    The Associated Press

    MEXICO CITY — Mexican police, soldiers and National Guard are raiding hotels, buses and trains to round up migrants, creating scenes of weeping Central American mothers piled into police vans along with their children and overflowing detention centers with deplorable conditions.

  • US nuclear museum, nonprofit team up for preservation

    The Associated Press

    ALBUQUERQUE— The National Museum of Nuclear Science and History and the Atomic Heritage Foundation are teaming up.

    Officials say their new partnership will ensure that the foundation’s collection of oral histories and other materials about the top-secret Manhattan Project will remain available to the public.

    The nonprofit foundation is closing its Washington, D.C., office. Officials say it’s been hard to sustain a fully staffed office as supporters have dwindled over the years.

  • Venegas solidifies career path to social work policy

    By Margaret McKinney, N.M. Highlands University

    Diana Venegas, the new student body president at New Mexico Highlands University, solidified her career path to develop social work policy during a new Legislative Fellowship program the university sponsored.

  • U.S. national team wins World Cup

    By Anne M. Peterson, Associated Press

    LYON, France — After every goal celebration and all the confident posturing, the U.S. national team backed up its swagger at the Women’s World Cup by winning it all.

    The Americans also took a swipe at gender inequity, too.

    The United States won its record fourth Women’s World Cup title and second in a row, beating the Netherlands 2-0 Sunday night when Megan Rapinoe converted a tiebreaking penalty kick in the second half. Rose Lavelle added a goal to seal it.

  • Musical acts praise this year's Fiestas

    When Fiestas de Las Vegas rolls around every year, it means one thing: it’s time to hear from some of the best musicians from around the state.

    This year was no different. But beyond that, Fiestas also affords the opportunity for first-timers to come get a taste of the Meadow City, were music aficionados embrace all sorts of music.

    Local artist Reyes Montoya is no stranger to Fiestas, having performed various times in his youth.