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The Daily Word in Lo Ultimo de Nuevo Mexico

By August March [ Wed Dec 7 2016 3:14 PM ]
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Senator Tom Udall isn't running for governor of the land of enchantment.

State economists here have revised revenue expectations after data showed the state falling behind in employment, wages and economic growth.

According to 24/7 Wall St, we're one of the worst-run states in the nation called America.

Elected officials residing in a town in Northwest New Mexico want to keep their 10 Commandments monument.

The British tabloid press got a hold of a report from KRQE about a Las Cruces cop, aprés-shower nakedness and Domino's Pizza. Starkers?! Really.

In Alamogordo (which means fat cottonwood, btw) there's an exhibit of New Deal Art, courtesy of the National New Deal Preservation Association.

UNM President Bob Frank may be in trouble.

Safety concerns continue to trouble the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant in Carlsbad.

UNM's Lobo football team is headed for post-season play for the second year in a row.

A human from Farmington caught a 25 inch brown trout using a size 24 black foam wing midge.

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Sunday, Dec 4: Third Annual Nelson Mandela Commemoration

By August March [ Sat Dec 3 2016 10:00 AM ]
Learn more about the life and ideals of the South African patriot and president who changed the world.
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The Daily Word in Noticias de Nuevo Mexico

By August March [ Thu Dec 1 2016 11:30 AM ]
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Pete Domenici is back!

Lobo men's hoopsters beat Abilene Christian by nine.

A Las Cruces woman allegedly attacked her boyfriend with a chainsaw.

A man from Albuquerque died in Califas.

State Game and Fish officers nabbed an alleged poacher.

Hanna Skandera likes Betty DeVos.

There was a deadly police chase near Clovis.

As the Facebook Data Center in Valencia County begins construction, issues have arisen regarding the hiring of local subcontractors and laborers.

Doña Ana County Treasurer David Gutierrez was found guilty of "gross immorality."

Mountainair's only grocery store closed in April, but is set to reopen before Christmas.

A member of the Breitbart News editorial team will speak at UNM in January.

When humans vacate the state of Oklahoma, they rarely land in the land of enchantment.

New Mexico is among five US states with the highest rates of death from opioid overdose.

The US Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals dismissed a claim of pay discrimination claim emanating from New Mexico.

Un Burqueño caught a rainbow trout at Tingley Beach, while fly-fishing with an egg pattern.

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The Daily Word in the Freakiest Show

By August March [ Thu Nov 24 2016 8:40 PM ]
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An underground ice deposit was discovered on the planet Mars. It has an area equal to that of New Mexico.

Meanwhile on planet Earth:

Some sections of the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant are so contaminated after a 2014 accidental release of radiation that they should be permanently closed; housed behind "a series of steel barriers" for eternity, say state and federal officials.

Down in Belize, Trevor Jerry Guy got busted for being in possession of weed and undersized conch.

While further out to sea, the marine environment around Ascension Island will be designated a protected area.

The government of Zimbabwe has issued a new currency whose value remains contested and controversial.

Thirteen years on, the effects of the Liberian Civil War are still being felt.

Amble has a new lifeboat and it will be called "Elizabeth and Leonard."

The long arm of the law caught up with a Salt Lake City man and his "pill press."

Navajo Nation President Russell Begaye wrote to US President Barack Obama asking him to intervene in Standing Rock.

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The Daily Word in the UNM Seal, the wind, nuclear waste, controlled explosions and a large rattle lure

By August March [ Thu Nov 17 2016 12:16 PM ]
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The regents of the University of New Mexico have decided to begin the process of redesigning the school's official logo.

There will be much wind flowing through the state and into our lives today.

Officials from the United States Department of Energy are busy inspecting the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant. They are doing this in order to determine if the nuclear waste storage facility is capable of resuming operations after a radiation leak in 2014 forced the facility's closure.

Senator Tom Udall (D-New Mexico) is the new vice chairman of the U.S. Senate Committee on Indian Affairs.

An armed student at New Mexico State University was shot in the leg by campus police after he refused to put his gun down.

Here's some information about the new federal regulations governing driver's license issuance and renewal in the land of enchantment, care of the Los Alamos Monitor.

The University of New Mexico Lobo football team hopes to continue its winning ways.

On Tuesday, Sandia Labs conducted a controlled explosive test at the Coyote Test Field south of town.

Duke City Fix blogger Scot Key examines pedestrian deaths in Burque, using bubbles as metaphors, Roman numerals as references and car culture as a culprit.

A dude from Burque with a healthy beard and a kind heart caught and released a 43-inch northern pike at Navajo Lake recently. He was using a large rattle lure.

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More Sad Hits From a Blue Earth

Friday, Nov 4: Fortune

By August March [ Thu Nov 3 2016 5:00 PM ]
Listen to the live score for the silent film performed by Damon Krukowski and Naomi Yang.
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The Daily Word in economics, cryptozoology, education, football and fishing

By August March [ Thu Nov 3 2016 12:39 PM ]
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A new teevee show titled "Get Shorty" will be filmed in Albuquerque and Los Angeles, the NM Film Office announced today.

In other economics-related news, Moody's Investors Service has lowered the credit outlook for several New Mexico School Districts and public universities.

And a University of New Mexico official has been criticized for spending state money on a bigfoot conference and expedition.

While over at The Atlantic, Emily Deruy writes about cross-border education in the age of Trump.

Up in El Norte, PNM has cancelled plans to build a huge natural gas generation plant and pipeline meant to take the place of the coal-fired monstrosities at the San Juan Generating Station.

New Mexico Democrats are up in arms about false claims made by a Republican PAC associated with La Tejana and her main minion, Jay McCleskey.

An important device on NASA's Curiosity Mars Rover was developed by scientists at Los Alamos National Labs and is managed by staff from the University of New Mexico.

If UNM's Lobo Football team wins this weekend against a similarly named Nevada sports outfit, they might get to go to a bowl game!

Someone stole Johnny Mango's Hillary Clinton for President placard.

Finally in fishing news, an Albuquerque resident caught a 23-and-half-inch rainbow trout on the pecos river recently, using cherry PowerBait

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The Daily Word in Udall, the flu, the legislature and hotdog-eating catfish

By August March [ Thu Oct 20 2016 12:59 PM ]
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Yesterday, US Senator Tom Udall (D-NM) campaigned for Clinton in the Beehive state.

This year's piñon harvest is the best our state has seen since 2005.

Over at USA Today, former KUNM reporter and current Penn State journo lecturer Cindy Simmons makes fun of Gary Johnson.

NM Department of Health officials confirmed the first cases of influenza for the 2016-2017 flu season here in New Mexico. Department of Health Secretary Designate Lynn Gallagher used the announcement to reiterate an important scientific concern about this phenomenon, saying, "... I want to remind New Mexicans about the importance of getting influenza vaccine as the best way to protect yourself, loved ones, and the community from flu."

Heath Haussamen of NMPolitics.net reports on the aftermath of legislation that made it to La Tejana's desk as a consequence the recent special session of our state's glorious legislature.

Stephanie Gurule-Leyba has been named New Mexico's Teacher of the Year.

A recent survey conducted by ZiaPoll indicates that a heroic HRC is favored over misogynist monster and Putin plaything Donald Trump by 10 points in New Mexico.

There is a gender pay gap among academics at the University of New Mexico, says a report issued by the school's office of the provost.

The 550th Special Operations Squadron at Kirtland Air Force Base was deactivated earlier this month. The squadron specialized in combat search and rescue.

Dig catfish? Well, they dig hotdogs! Check out this week's NM fishing report to find out how you can make your angling dreams come true at Burque's Tingley Beach or any number of cool water holes around the state.

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Saturday, Oct 15: Mr. Gnome • indie, rock • Leeches of Lore • stoner rock, psychedelic • Italian Rats

By August March [ Fri Oct 14 2016 3:00 PM ]
Mr. Gnome won't stop short of brilliant.
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The Daily Word in Saveur, Low Riders, Abelardo's Coke, Hummingbirds and Salmon Snagging

By August March [ Thu Oct 13 2016 1:17 PM ]
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Over at a lifestyle magazine called Saveur, reporter David Tanis reports on a thing called New Mexico green chile.

Meanwile, at NM Politics, Gabe Vasquez writes about herencia.

And the mighty Lobo Football team faces off against the Air Force Falcons on Saturday ... in Tejas.

This weekend, celebrate the poetic mythos of the lowrider at the NM Museum of History.

A Texas man named Abelardo allegedly brought 10 pounds of Peruvian marching powder into New Mexico. He pleaded guilty to those charges on Wednesday.

The Capitol Bar in Socorro has been in business for 120 years.

DCF Blogger Johnny Mango takes a trailer named "Happy" to Alamogordo.

Folks in Arkansas are debating the pros and cons of medical cannabis. As part of one teevee station's examination of an upcoming ballot initiative on the issue in the Natural State, former NM top cop Darren White was consulted.

Apparently, UNM Associate Professor Christopher Witt is friends with the agents of Huitzilopochtli.

Finally, in this week's much-awaited fishing report, salmon snagging is a thing in our state during the autumn.

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