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  • Looking ahead - News - May 11, 2015

    Anti-bullying meeting is Tuesday
    An anti-bullying committee meeting will take place at 5:15 p.m. on Tuesday, May 12 at Travelers Cafe on the Plaza. This meeting is open to the public and for anyone interested in serving on the committee.

  • Weather - May 11, 2015

    Sunny, with a high near 66. South wind 5-15 mph. Isolated showers at night. Partly cloudy, with a low around 42. Southeast wind 10-15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 10 percent.

    A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 62. South wind 10-20 mph. Showers and thunderstorms likely at night. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 45. Chance of precipitation is 60 percent.


  • A survivor’s welcome
  • PED: Teacher attendance up due to evaluations

    By Russell Contreras
    The Associated Press

    Overall teacher attendance has jumped in New Mexico schools, an improvement state officials say is largely due to the new evaluation system, the Public Education Department announced this week.

    Nearly 32 percent of teachers who had an “exemplary” attendance record missed less than two days of work, according to state data. Students saw 18,000 additional instructional hours from a licensed teacher instead of a substitute, statistics also showed.

  • In Brief - News - May 11, 2015

    The Associated Press
    Remains found in mountains
    SANTA FE — Investigators are trying to determine if human remains found in the mountains above Santa Fe belong to a man missing since December.
    The Santa Fe New Mexican reported Friday the state Office of the Medical Investigator is trying to positively identify the badly decomposed body.
    A hiker near the Santa Fe Baldy summit discovered the body Sunday, a day after someone else found a campsite and car keys that match the vehicle belonging to Laurence Longwell.

  • Preserving O’Keeffe’s home, studio

    By Susan Montoya Bryan
    The Associated Press

    Georgia O’Keeffe’s home and studio is just the way she left it, from the record player in the living room to the spices in the kitchen and the pebbles the painter collected while on her walks through the high desert.

    Preservation of the historic adobe property has been the charge of Agapita Judy Lopez and her family for three generations. Her grandfather was O’Keeffe’s gardener, her mother cooked and kept house and she and her brother also worked for the artist.

  • Wrong-way driver charged

    Motorists traveling on Interstate 25 near Las Vegas Tuesday evening were forced to take evasive action in order to dodge a wrong-way driver with a history of DWI arrests.

  • Surviving tragedy - Fatality doesn’t deter HU grad

    Tina Sione has defied odds  stacked against her as a result of a tragic accident. On Saturday afternoon, the 42-year-old will walk across the stage of John A. Wilson Complex with a masters in social work degree — an accomplishment that marks a goal that she finally reached despite the tragic death of her husband in a car accident and its aftermath.

  • Zabel would focus on value of degrees

    Highlands presidential finalist Darcy Zabel didn’t initially plan a career in academia.

    The daughter of first generation college graduates, Zabel thought she might want to be a lawyer or go into some other profession that would allow her to live in a big city.

    She ended up majoring in English and graduating from Mount Holyoke College for Women in 1990 then landed a position as an editorial assistant at St. Martin’s Press in New York. She would later become an assistant acquisitions and development editor at Garland Publishing, also in New York.

  • States move to quash limits on drilling

    By Emily Schmall and Will Weissert
    The Associated Press

    MANSFIELD, Texas  — Lawmakers in Texas and energy producing states across the nation are rushing to stop local communities from imposing limits on oil and gas drilling despite growing public concern about the health and environmental toll of such activities in urban areas.