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'Time' Magazine Names Donald Trump Person Of The Year

Time magazine has named President-elect Donald Trump as the 2016 Person of the Year, a title Trump called "a tremendous honor" in an interview on the Today show.Trump was selected from a shortlist that included prior winners Mark Zuckerberg and Vladimir Putin, as well as first-time candidates the Flint water crisis whistleblowers and Beyoncé Knowles.Previous winners include Pope Francis and Pope John Paul II, ground-breaking scientists and groups or archetypes such as "the protester" and ...
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Filming In Roswell May Produce Noise Of Gunfire, Explosions

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Roswell officials say a local movie-production company's filming in the city involves use of explosives and firing of blank gunshots so residents in the area of the filming may hear explosions and gunfire.

The filming by Roswell-based Relicwood is for the movie "Astro."

It's described as a "science-fiction story of a billionaire's private space exploration program returning to Earth with an abducted extraterrestrial from a newly discovered planet."

City officials say filming Wednesday is scheduled near the Berrendo River bridge along North Main Street.

Ex-Albuqueque Officer Aquitted In Wife's Death Eyes License

52 minutes ago

A former Albuquerque police officer acquitted of killing his wife in 2013 wants his law enforcement license back.

KRQE-TV reports Levi Chavez asked the New Mexico Law Enforcement Academy said getting his law enforcement certification reinstated would help with his personal and professional goals.

The former officer was fired in 2011 following his indictment in connection with the death of his wife, Tera Chavez.

UNM Regents Call Special Meeting To Discuss President's Fate

54 minutes ago

The University of New Mexico Board of Regents has called a special meeting to discuss possibly suspending or firing UNM President Bob Frank.

Wednesday's meeting is the latest development between Frank and the regents, who last week met in closed session for two hours.

Frank has been UNM president since June 2012.

He announced in September that he won't seek to renew his contract when it ends on May 31, 2017.

Imagine if a child or family member was painfully and ill and sick - but you couldn’t be there to support them or take care of them. That is the case for millions of mixed immigration status families. Yesterday immigration advocates gathered at Us Immigration offices in El Paso Texas to petition for the reunification of one separated family.

The New Downtown Master Plan was approved by city council by a vote of 6-0. The new plan includes plans for mixed-use development, a form-based code, and economic development that focuses on retail, residential, and hotel and hospitality markets.

City Councilor Greg Smith says new plan gives the city an idea of what it can do to help grow development downtown.

Managing diabetes during the holidays

2 hours ago

There’s no question the holidays are the hardest part of the year for many of us to maintain a healthy diet. It’s even worse though for the hundreds of thousands of New Mexicans who live with diabetes.

There’s food temptations all around from holiday pies, to that co-worker that always brings home-baked cookies to work, to parties to travel and more – all of can easily disrupt our diets. That means it's also the season when eating healthy, staying active, and taking medication on schedule is harder to do.

Silver City Report

2 hours ago

Time now for the Silver City Report with Edmundo Resendez and Silver City Press and Independent reporter, Christine Steele. This week, an armed robbery, the CEO of the local hospital resigns, and WNMU students make plans to travel to Standing Rock. 

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Former Las Cruces Bus Driver Convicted On Rape Charges

12 hours ago

LAS CRUCES, N.M. – Today, District Attorney Mark D’Antonio announced that a former Las Cruces school bus driver has been convicted of having sex with a 15-year-old student.

Darien Pete, now 27, pleaded no contest with no agreement to sentencing or reduction in charges to two counts of criminal sexual penetration of a minor, both fourth-degree felonies. 

As a result, the defendant is facing three years in prison and will have to register as a sex offender.

Superintendent F. Gus Sanchez is pleased to announce that on Wednesday, December 21 at 7:00 p.m. Chamizal National Memorial will host a free screening and discussion of the film In the Light of Reverence in the indoor theater. This event is a collaboration with POV, the award-winning independent nonfiction film series on PBS. (

NMSU expects more than 1,000 grads at fall commencement

16 hours ago

More than 1,000 students are projected to participate in the fall commencement ceremony at New Mexico State University at 10 a.m.Saturday, Dec. 10, at the Pan American Center.

Commencement activities will begin Friday, Dec. 9, with a doctoral hooding ceremony at 7 p.m. at Pan American Center. NMSU will recognize Pat and Lou Sisbarro as the honorary degree recipients during the ceremony. They will speak to the doctoral degree candidates following their hooding.


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Pearce Leads Effort To Protect Tribal Artifacts

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Rep. Steve Pearce (R-NM 2)

Commentary: Congress agreed to H Con Res 122, Congressman Steve Pearce’s PROTECT Patrimony Resolution. This resolution makes it the policy of the United States Congress to condemn the theft, illegal possession or sale, and export of cultural and religious tribal artifacts, while also calling on the federal government to do more to combat these actions. As a leader in Congress on Native American issues, Congressman Pearce issued the following statement on H Con Res 122’s adoption:

  Commentary: There is no more avoiding it. Thanksgiving is in the past and even the leftovers are gone. The stores brook no complaints: it is retail's high season, Christmas songs and baubles are up, and at my wife's insistence a dead pine tree will soon occupy its designated space in our home where the fire hazard will be adorned with decorative glass balls.


Stephanie Ly-AFT NM President / aft photo

  Commentary: American Federation of Teachers New Mexico President Stephanie Ly released the following statement: 

“The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development’s (OECD) annual Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) report was released today and describes the performance of 15-year-old students across a variety of countries.

Lily Eskelsen García-President, NEA / NEA photo

  Commentary: Earlier today the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) released the latest results from the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA), a test of reading, mathematics, and science given every three years to fifteen-year-olds in more than sixty countries. This year’s results showed that mathematics literacy scores for U.S. students declined, whereas science and reading literacy scores were not measurably different from previous years. 

Below is a statement from NEA President Lily Eskelsen García.


Congressional Progressive Caucus: Carson is Unfit to Lead HUD

Dec 5, 2016
Rep. Raul M. Grijalva

Commentary: Congressional Progressive Caucus Co-Chairs Rep. Raúl M. Grijalva (D-AZ) and Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN), and First Vice Chair Rep. Mark Pocan (D-WI) made the following statement today after President-elect Trump nominated Dr. Ben Carson as Secretary for the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

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