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City looks to CVB hire to make changes

People in the local tourism industry say the city made the right move by hiring Randy Randall as the new director.

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NBA playoffs looking more wide-open than expected

Before the season started, a poll suggested that the Miami Heat were the overwhelming favorite to win the NBA title, collecting a whopping 76 percent of ballots cast.

New shared lab is big opportunity for small biotech startups

But a nanowire gadget under development at the new BioScience Laboratory in Santa Fe could soon help medical professionals diagnose traumatic brain injuries in less than three minutes with a small blood sample.

James Beard Award finalist turns mescal into a world-class liquor

Ron Cooper and his company, Del Maguey Single Village Mezcal, bottles and imports artisanal, certified-organic mescal from Oaxaca, each one produced by individual family producers, each mescal with it’s own distinctive flavor signature.

NNMC teachers vote ‘no confidence’ in administrators

The action comes on the heels of a faculty letter charging President Nancy “Rusty” Barcelo and others with fostering a state of “financial chaos" and "fear of retaliation."

The risks and rewards of cruising families

My husband and I are raising a child while traveling aboard our 40-foot sailboat Ceilydh. The world has two types of responses to our parenting choice: “Lucky kid!” and “That’s crazy!”

Wood Gormley’s Panther Run returns for its 10th year

The starting point for the Wood Gormley Panther Run doesn’t begin when the calendar turns for the new year. It begins in a physical education class taught by Lori Palmer on a warm August day.

Huge Big Boy steam locomotive coming back to life

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — In its prime, a massive steam locomotive known as Big Boy No. 4014 was a moving eruption of smoke and vapor, a 6,300-horsepower brute dragging heavy freight trains over the mo…

Cyber cops: Target hackers may take years to find

WASHINGTON — Secret Service investigators say they are close to gaining a full understanding of the methods hackers used to breach Target’s computer systems last December.

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