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  • Weather - March 19, 2014

    Wednesday
    Sunny, with a high near 54. Southwest wind 5-15 mph. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 26. West wind 5-15 mph.

    Thursday
    Sunny, with a high near 64. West wind 10-15 mph, increasing to 15-20 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 30 mph. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 35.

    Friday
    Sunny, with a high near 64. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 27.

    Saturday
    Mostly sunny, with a high near 60.

    Sunrise ... Sunset
    7:06 a.m. to 7:12 p.m.

  • Another green building

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    New Mexico Highlands University’s new Student Union Building was certified as LEED Gold for its state-of-the-art green building features like ground-source technology to help heat and cool the building and large computerized external shades that maximize natural light while helping regulate building temperature.

    The 67,000-square-foot student union opened in Spring 2013 at the northwest corner of National Avenue and 8th St.

  • Charlie Brown revisited - ‘Peanuts’-based play set here

    For years, Charles M. Schulz’s “Peanuts” comic strip appeared in newspapers throughout the globe. But what would Charlie Brown and company of the comic strip be like as teenagers?

    The answer may possibly be found within the upcoming theater production of “Dog see God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead.” The play is an unauthorized parody based on Peanuts characters, but with different names, written by Bert V. Royal.

  • Mistrial declared in murder trial

    Editor’s note: This article is being reprinted with the permission of The Free Lance-Star.

    By Keith Epps
    The Free Lance-Star

    Almost immediately after a jury was unable to make a decision in the Arthur Gonzales murder case, Stafford’s lead prosecutor said he would put the FBI special agent on trial again.

    Gonzales, 43, is charged with second-degree murder and using a firearm in the commission of a felony.

  • Gov: State DWI deaths at record low

    By Russell Contreras
    The Associated Press

    Alcohol-related traffic deaths in New Mexico have reached a record low after falling sharply over 10 years, Gov. Susana Martinez announced Thursday.

    Martinez said preliminary numbers show the state saw 133 fatal alcohol-related crashes last year, a nearly 14 percent drop from 2012. That’s the lowest number of annual alcohol-related traffic deaths recorded in the state and marked a 38 percent decline from a decade ago, the governor said.

  • 5 AGs plan trip to Mexico

    The Associated Press
    SACRAMENTO, Calif.  — Attorneys general from five U.S. states plan to visit Mexico for three days starting March 24 to discuss cross-border crimes.

    California Attorney General Kamala Harris’ office said Sunday that she will be joined by Colorado Attorney General John Suthers, Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi, Nevada Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto and New Mexico Attorney General Gary King.

  • In Brief - New Mexico - March 17, 2014

    The Associated Press

    Lights out for burglar

    ALBUQUERQUE — A 16-year-old Albuquerque boy is credited with helping stop two burglary suspects by packing quite the punch.
    KOAT-TV reports that Patrick Luna was alerted to a robbery at his sister’s home Wednesday and began inspecting the house.
    The teen told authorities that he noticed another man across the street from the home and went to confront him.

  • Looking Back - March 17, 2014

    In 1964

  • Looking Ahead - News - March 17, 2014

    Dia de Los San Patricios event is today
    Rio Gallinas Middle School & Casa de Cultura are hosting an educational celebration for Dia de Los San Patricios from 1:30 to 5:30 p.m. today at Plaza park. Event will include poetry, interior monologues, beans, chile, corn beef, cabbage, drinks and fun.

  • Weather - March 17, 2014

    Monday
    Sunny, with a high near 69. Windy, with a west wind 10-20 mph, increasing to 20-30 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 45 mph. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 32. Windy, with a west wind 25-30 mph, decreasing to 15-20 mph in the evening. Winds could gust as high as 40 mph.

    Tuesday
    Mostly sunny, with a high near 55. Northwest wind 10-15 mph. A 10 percent chance of snow showers. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 25.

    Wednesday