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Celia Raney

Student Reporter

Celia Raney is a native New Mexican raised in a home full of newspapers. She is in her third year at the University of New Mexico where she is studying Multimedia Journalism and English. She is an avid reader, a coffee connoisseur and a plant mom extraordinaire. Celia plans to one day become a war correspondent. She has bylines in the Daily Lobo, where she was a News Editor, the Albuquerque Journal and Talk Media News, for whom she interned with in Washington, DC. Some of her multimedia work has been republished by national news and entertainment outlet Circa, New Mexico broadcast groups KOB, KRQE and KOAT, and the Albuquerque Journal.

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When is the deadline to register to vote in the Nov. 6, 2018 election?

The deadline to register to vote in New Mexico this year is Oct. 9, 2018. You can register online, in person or by mail.

Who is eligible to vote?

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Several severe storms have rattled New Mexico this summer, one of which closed Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument.

The Bureau of Land Management in Albuquerque made a special trip on Monday to clear debris that had floated over the the access road, into the slot canyon trail and across other areas at the monument, which had been closed since Aug 11.

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The University of New Mexico Board of Regents voted again Friday to cut four sports teams at the university because of lack of funding and a lack of equal opportunity for women athletes.  

Elizabeth Lee in Santa Fe


Santa Fe emergency management officials are bracing for another big thunderstorm Thursday just days after 2 to 3 inches of rain fell in a monster storm on Monday.

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More than two inches of rain fell across Santa Fe in just hours Monday night. That’s almost 15 percent of New Mexico’s annual rainfall. During storms like this roads can be just as dangerous as arroyos.

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When temperatures start to climb in the summer, the mountains in New Mexico can be both dangerous and in danger.

The Sandia Ranger District and Bernalillo County East Mountain Open Space announced closures this week due to extreme fire danger, joining a growing list of national forests and recreation area closures around the state.