September, 2012

Mild week ahead, some changes

September 30th, 2012 at 6:23 pm by under Latest Posts, Weather

Storms fired over eastern New Mexico Sunday afternoon with much of the west staying dry.

Monday will mean even less in the way of storm coverage, with a few possible over the northeast.

High pressure to the west will help to keep the state rain free for a good portion of the week.

Most of us will have above normal temps as well, with Albuquerque hovering in the low 80s all week.

As Thursday approaches, a cold front will enter the northeast, dropping temps 10 to 15 degrees.

The front will not be packing moisture with it, but a second one for the weekend may.

It is too early to tell if it will bring rain for Balloon Fiesta, but cooler temperatures are in store.


Plastic Grocery Bag Ban

September 30th, 2012 at 4:40 pm by under Latest Posts

A push to ban plastic grocery bags is moving forward in Santa Fe.

A city advisory committee is now considering an ordinance prohibiting plastic bags and ordering stores to collect fees if they provide paper bags.

The idea is facing opposition from the plastics industry and large scale retailers.

Albertson’s officials have said they would prefer a recycling program instead.

The city committee meets Monday.


LANL plutonium facility doomed

September 30th, 2012 at 4:39 pm by under Latest Posts

Plans for a massive new plutonium facility at the Los Alamos National Laboratory appear doomed.

The lab has already spent more than $400 million on designs but still there are no plans to actually begin building.

The project has been delayed for years.

The federal budget proposal, that begins Monday, cuts funding for the program.

Estimates to build the project sit between $3.7 billion and $5.8 billion.

A project manager says about $80 million has been sent to close out operations.


Lobos strike again

September 29th, 2012 at 6:59 pm by under Sports

Lobos score after a turnover and trail Boise State 32 to 29.

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Lobos strike again

September 29th, 2012 at 6:50 pm by under Sports

Quarterback Cole Gautsche scores from 8 yards out. Lobos trail Boise State 32 to 21 in the 4th quarter.

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