The Daily Word in Lo Ultimo de Nuevo Mexico
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.
The Daily Word in terrorism, stolen UFOs and expensive ships
A Seattle man has climbed an 80-foot tree and won't come down.
The Navy's new destroyer costs $4.4 billion.
Astronauts may find Easter eggs in newest supply shipment to the International Space Station.
Is there any logic to suicide bombings?
Las Cruces police officer gets nine years for sexual assault; City settles for $3 million.
A UFO has been stolen from a Roswell museum.
A five-year-old girl saved her mother from drowning.
The search for the Brussels attack suspects is on.
ISIS understands propaganda and how to use the media to its advantage.
Still trying to think up a decent April Fools prank?
The Daily Word in hero bloggers, Mitt Romney and the iGeneration
Rapper Suge Knight was arrested early this morning on suspicion of a hit-and-run that killed a man.
The aggravated assault case against George Zimmerman (who was acquitted for the killing of unarmed teen Trayvon Martin) was dropped after his girlfriend recanted her story.
As gay rights acceptance is becoming de rigeuer in modern America, religious conservatives believe they're being persecuted. As Wayne Campbell would say, “yeah, and monkeys might fly out of my butt.”
Blogger Brandon Stanton started an Indiegogo campaign that raised over $1 million to send Brooklyn students on field trips to Harvard.
The Two Eagles balloon flying over the Pacific (carrying Burqueño Troy Bradley) has beaten a duration record!
We are living in the iGeneration, and the American Academy of Pediatrics wants government-issued guidelines on how to manage children and social media.
Juan Galindo was found guilty of sexually assaulting and murdering a 4-week-old baby.
For the first time ever, Spaceport America will host a Private Pilots Fly-in on Valentine's Day in Las Cruces. Road trip!
A man who has been dead for over two years was recently reappointed to a county industrial authority board in Uniontown, Pa.
The Daily Word in police errors, guns and standing while peeing
What were the “errors” made by Cleveland Police that led to the fatal shooting of 12-year-old Tamir Rice?
Thousands are gathering in Riyadh to pay their respects to Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz al Saud, who passed away yesterday.
66-year-old Rodney L. Halbower is being charged with two counts of murder in connection with the serial killings of six women in 1976.
TSA seized a record 2,212 firearms from carry-on luggage in 2014, 83 percent of which were loaded. Hot damn!
Tai Chan, a New Mexico deputy being charged for the murder of a former fellow deputy, is asking the judge to let him go home to Santa Fe while he awaits trial.
A kidnapping phone scam is plaguing New Mexico residents.
Since the GOP now has the majority in the New Mexico House, bishops want to restrict late-term abortions.
A special needs educational assistant at Belen High School is being charged with having a sexual relationship with one of her students.
A German judge rules: The man can pee standing up!
The Daily Word in border bills, CIA spies and a penis cloud
A three-day truce between Israel and Palestine was interrupted after Israel reported one of their soldiers went missing in the southern Gaza Strip.
The House Republican leadership will present a new border bill today that “further tightens a 2008 trafficking law.”
The FBI are assisting authorities in Oregon in trying to find a mother who went missing seven days ago.
Former president Bill Clinton says he had the chance to kill Osama bin Laden hours before the 9/11 attacks.
After an internal investigation, it was confirmed that the CIA spied on the Senate Intelligence Committee.
Bernalillo County deputies took down an alleged drug and prostitution ring on Second and Alameda streets.
A nationwide warrant has been issued for a Las Cruces teen accused of voyeurism.
Teenager Tony Day is expected to plead guilty for the 2012 murders of his adoptive mother and her daughter in Tucumcari.
Low Culture, genre-palooza and popular music
This week’s Music to Your Ears dishes up the 411 on shows in genres ranging from poppy garage-punk to doomcream R&B to indie rock to folk. Listen to tracks from featured acts below. Synchro Studio • Low Culture • Pregnant, Again • Harbors • Downplay Music • Sat Jan 12 • 7:30 pm • $6 • ALL-AGES!
Music to Your Ears
Far Corners, four sisters and Dirty Rotten Imbeciles
Read all about three divergent concerts happening this week in Burque, Las Cruces and Santa Fe. From post-punk to folk to thrashcore, everything you need to know is in Music to Your Ears. Check out music from featured bands after the jump.
Music to Your Ears
Guns, drug cartels, federal agents and the apocalypse collide in a Deming firearms store
It was an overcast winter day when Mexican President Felipe Calderón stood at the main international crossing in Ciudad Juárez and unveiled a massive sign aimed at the U.S. side of the border. It made for a dramatic photo opportunity. A white sheet billowed behind billboard-sized letters fashioned from the twisted remains of guns that Calderón said were confiscated by law enforcement. They spelled out the words “No More Weapons.”
The Daily Word in Etan Patz, wildfires, Unabomber status update
Man arrested after confessing to abduction and murder of NYC boy in infamous case dating back to 1979.
Wildfires are back.
Ted Kaczynski fills Harvard classmates in on what he’s accomplished since graduating 50 years ago.
A pilot flying the governor last night forgot to put down the landing gear.
Chinese police investigating whether arrested man is a serial killer who targeted teenage boys.
Burglars flee Las Cruces area home invasion after shooting a 10-year-old who was protecting his family
Miami Heat move on to the Conference Finals.
International Space Station successfully captures commercial SpaceX Dragon capsule.
Celeb photographer realizes he is intersex after going to hospital with a kidney stone.
Apparently Andy Milonakis is still around and reviewing wine.
The Daily Word in eclipse pics, SpaceX, literal skull camera
Photos from yesterday's solar eclipse. Albuquerque is represented at 21 and 24.
The story of how Pixar almost deleted Toy Story 2.
Former Las Cruces basketball coach facing sex exploitation charges.
3 dead and 2 missing after a rush of climbers took on Everest over the weekend.
SpaceX hopes to try a second time on Tuesday to send a commercial spacecraft to the International Space Station.
Why organic food may turn you into a jerk.
These creepy photos were creepily taken with a creepy human skull.
Ah, the Fresh Prince.
These parents put their kid in a washing machine to scare him ... so of course the machine's automated system kicked in and it turned on.
The Daily Word in Walmart shooting, Zuckerberg, Komen apology
Go ahead and blame it on the liberal media to say it, but it appears that people are getting more jobs.
Watch your whip if you go to school in Las Cruces.
Speculations on a potential war between Iran and the U.S.
Drug smuggling into N.M., via airplane.
Komen Foundation restores Planned Parenthood funding.
Despite a common perception of assholishness, Mark Zuckerberg is still the boss.
For those who refer to cops as "pigs."
Possible (dead) chupacabra sighting in San Diego.
Not that anyone's talking about it, but the Superbowl is only two days away ...
"Breaking Bad," shitty 90s video game style.
In the Pit With Andrew WK at Warped Tour
Sweaty kids, bikini tops, shaved ice, swag and more than 75 bands can only mean one only thing: The Vans Warped Tour.
New Mexico State University's practice field was the stage for this year's tour, its 16th, last Wednesday.
More than 75 bands jammed out all day on seven stages to a mix of kids, punks, metal heads and annoyed parents. One of the most intriguing aspects of the tour, however, is the array of bands playing the shows. "Mainstream" acts such as Face to Face, Alkaline Trio, The Bouncing Souls, The Swellers and Andrew WK travel the country in decked out tour buses with managers, roadies and video game consoles. Other bands are struggling to make it to the next show.
"We're trying to scrounge up enough gas money to make it to the next show in San Antonio," said Roger Esparza, bassist for Dose of Adolescence. "I'm just bombing around the parking lot selling CDs and begging for donations."
The Duke City's own The Harlow Defense was featured on the Local Stage, ripping a 20-minute set.
"It was like having my cherry broken," said Mike Kmenta, guitarist and vocalist in Harlow, "by a huge, sunburned dong,"
"It really was similar to having sex for the first time" Kmenta added. "It was sweaty, sloppy, awkward, and it was over as quickly as it began."
One artist in particular was excited to be back on the tour.
“I did Warped back in '03 and hit a rough patch in my career in '05," said Andrew WK. "When my management called me up to tell me we were doing Warped again, it was such a wonderful and exciting surprise."
Andrew said the Warped Tour is a great institution in the music industry, and is one of his favorite crowds to play in front of.
"There's definitely a unique vibe at these shows," he said. "It's not a hippie festival at all, but there's a lot of love and energy,"
"It's all about fun with aggression." he added. "And so many amazing bands are here to let the music fuel it."
He said it's an absolute departure from his recent public appearances.
"I've been doing a show for Cartoon Network called ‘Destroy Build Destroy’ and motivational speaking events. I've lectured at Harvard and Yale, which is just surreal. I've been around 10 years now and I still can't believe it," he said. "It's like watching a movie that I'm the star of sometimes."
One band on tour feels the Warped climate has shifted over the last half decade.
"We did the tour back in '05 and it's definitely a different scene now." said Nick Diener, front man for The Swellers. "MySpace changed it all,"
"Bands used to record a demo and send it out to every label and try to get on any tour, but now they just put their music on their site and the labels discover them."
He said he definitely misses some of Warped's perennial acts like Bad Religion, NOFX and Pennywise. Diener said he wasn't sure the new crops of bands will still be relevant in 10 years.
"I don't think it's necessarily a bad thing, but it should take more than getting a song on ‘Glee’ to become relevant."
The end of the day was delivered by none other than Andrew WK, who managed to get the crowd dancing after more than nine hours in the hot Las Cruces sun. "Party Hard," indeed.