I am writing today to announce the closure of the New Mexico Independent. After three and a half years of operation in New Mexico, the board of the American Independent News Network, has decided to shift publication of its news…
TODAY’S TOP STORIES: Snow shuts down N.M. — and more is on the way
New Mexicans woke up to a blanket of the white stuff this morning. Now they can look forward to more snow as a bigger storm heads toward the Land of Enchantment, the Albuquerque Journal reports.
Meanwhile, in government news, New Mexico’s soon-to-be-senior U.S. Senator, Jeff Bingaman, has been picked to head up a health care reform working group in Washington, D.C., according to the Santa Fe New Mexican.
Elsewhere in the Land of Enchantment, the Albuquerque Journal reports that staff at the University of New Mexico are opposing the university’s decision to proceed with $40 million in capital projects. They say it’s bad timing given the nation’s financial situation.
And the leader of a northeastern N.M. apocalyptic sect was convicted Monday of criminal sexual contact of a minor and two lesser charges, the Associated Press reports.