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  • Mayor’s ball on tap for Saturday

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    The New Mexico Highlands University Department of Music will present a medley of songs from Les Miserables at the 3rd Annual Las Vegas Mayor’s Charity Ball this Saturday at the university’s Student Center Ballroom.

    Andre Garcia-Nuthmann, who directs the choral programs at Highlands, is the music director and piano accompanist for the production. Don Evans, speech and theater professor, is the artistic director.

  • Looking Back - News - Sept. 24, 2012

    In 1962

    Monday, Sept. 24 — The call for all Democratic precinct committees was termed successful by observers present. Highlight of the gathering Sunday afternoon was a talk by Ivan J. Hilton, who stressed the importance of politics in the economy of the area. He said that many referred to the term "politics" as a dirty word, but little do they realize that without politics our area would be nil in terms of economics and survival.

  • Looking Ahead - News - Sept. 24, 2012

    Community fair slated for Saturday

    A Community Fair hosted by Adolescent and Family Services in partnership with OptumHealth, will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. this Saturday at the Abe Montoya Recreation Center. For more information, call Kathy at 454-8151.

  • Weather - Sept. 24, 2012

    Monday
    Isolated showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 81. Southwest wind 5-10 mph, increasing to 10-15 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 20 percent. A 10 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms at night. Partly cloudy, with a low around 50. West wind 10-15 mph.

    Tuesday
    A 10 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 75. Southwest wind 10-15 mph. A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms at night. Partly cloudy, with a low around 48.

  • Vegas undercover: Dirty money

    Editor’s note: This is the second article in a series about Las Vegas’ drug problem. The initial stories will focus on how undercover agents infiltrated what they’re calling a heroin and crack cocaine distribution network operating in San Miguel County.

    Three months before an army of federal, state and local officers stormed in and conducted a massive drug raid in Las Vegas, Robert Padilla, was nervous.

  • Interim fracking ban OKd

    The City Council by a 3-1 vote on Wednesday evening passed a moratorium on all oil, gas and geothermal drilling within city limits following a rancorous exchange between members of the public and city officials.

    City Attorney Dave Romero characterized the moratorium as insurance against fracking, a process whereby a large amount of pressurized water with chemicals is injected into wells and bores to crack rock and free oil or gas. The previous moratorium expired about six months ago.

  • UWC through the years - 30 years later, still a beacon for peace

    It was the late 1970s, and millionaire businessman Armand Hammer was on a mission to find a campus in the U.S. to house a United World College.

    The philanthropist’s quest ended in the early 1980s with his discovery of Montezuma and the castle that less than a decade earlier had housed a Catholic seminary.

  • The Montezuma Castle’s storied history

    By Francesca Annicchiarico and Ruaidhri Belfry Crofton
    United World College-USA

    1841: Mr Donaldson becomes the first known owner of the campus area, having been granted the rights to the land by the Mexican government. The area is popular because of the hot springs.

    1846: The land is purchased by the U.S. Army. The Army builds a military hospital near the hot springs to serve soldiers injured in the Mexican-American War.

  • Looking Back - News - Sept. 21, 2012

    In 1962
    Monday, Sept. 24 — (Headlines): Lost Weekend for All Local Teams: Dons Lose Game 19-0 to Menaul; Raton Jeeps Hex on RHS Cardinals With a 25-7 Win; Highlands Cowboys Suffer Second Week Shutout, 20-0 at Gunnison, Colo.

  • Looking Ahead - News - Sept. 21, 2012

    Fort Union tours to be given Saturday

     Fort Union National Monument annual First Fort Tours on Saturday, Sept. 22. Tours available from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. It’s an opportunity for the public to visit the site of the original fort and see the ruins of the third fort arsenal. Visitors should wear sturdy walking shoes and bring a hat, sun block, snacks and water. For more information, contact Fort Union National Monument at 425-8025.