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2014-05-29 16:25:15

DURANGO, Colo., May 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Ballantine Communications Inc., ("Ballantine") announced today that it has completed a merger with Rio Grande Publishing based in Las Cruces, New Mexico. "This merger provides the Directory Plus Division of Ballantine Communications with access to rapidly growing markets in Albuquerque and Las Cruces, New Mexico" said Douglas Bennett, Chief Executive Officer of Ballantine Communications. "Rio Grande Publishing brings to Ballantine a large...

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2011-07-05 08:21:38

NASA's Aura Satellite has provided a view of nitrogen dioxide levels coming from the fires in New Mexico and Arizona. Detecting nitrogen dioxide is important because it reacts with sunlight to create low-level ozone or smog and poor air quality. The fierce Las Conchas fire threatened the town and National Laboratory in Los Alamos, while smoke from Arizona's immense Wallow Fire and the Donaldson Fire in central New Mexico also created nitrogen dioxides (NO2) detectable by the Ozone Measuring...

2008-07-28 03:00:29

By Michael D. Hernandez, El Paso Times, Texas Jul. 28--RUIDOSO -- The rainstorms from Hurricane Dolly that drenched El Paso on Saturday took a heavier toll Sunday on Ruidoso, where two people are missing and are presumed drowned in widespread flooding that destroyed several homes and businesses in the mountain resort community. "I have lived here 40 years and this is the worst I have ever seen," Ruidoso Mayor L. Ray Nunley said about the sustained downpour that dropped 3-6 inches of rain...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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