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  • Looking Back - Sept. 4, 2013

    In 1963

    Tuesday, Sept. 3 — Local hopefuls turned out on the first day of practice of the Highlands University Cowboys. They are Albert LeFebre, former West Las Vegas tackle; Emilio Aragon, former Dons’ end; Eddie Valdez, West Las Vegas All-State guard; Jake Vasquez, former tackle for Robertson High School, George Esquibel, blocking back for the Dons; Phil; Sperry, Robertson halfback, Manny Montano, who has been a Cowboy team member for two seasons and who played for Robertson High; and Sammy Blea of St. Gertrude’s of Mora.
     

  • Looking Ahead - News - Sept. 4, 2013

    Legal Fair to take place in Mora

    A Legal Fair is planned for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. this Saturday at the Luna Community College Satellite Office in the David Cargo Library Building in Mora. Attorneys and civil legal service providers will be available to provide free consultations in the areas of divorce, guardianship, public benefits, wills and estates, bankruptcy and foreclosure, creditor/debtor, landlord/tenant and custody. Open on a first-come, first-served basis.
     

  • Weather - Sept. 4, 2013

    Wednesday
    Sunny, with a high near 86. South wind 5-10 mph. A 10 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before midnight. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 58. South wind 5-10 mph, becoming light after midnight.

    Thursday
    A 10 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after noon. Sunny, with a high near 84. Light south wind increasing to 5-10 mph in the morning. A 10 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms at night. Mostly clear, with a low around 58.

    Friday

  • Tying the knot - Dream comes true for local couple

    Joseph Lovato and Spencer Gallegos never thought the day would come in their hometown. Gallegos and Lovato were one of the six couples to pay a visit to San Miguel County Clerk’s office last week to obtain a same-sex marriage license.

    The two, both originally from Las Vegas, were married Thursday morning. For the two, it was a dream come true.

  • GOP sues to halt marriages

    By Barry Massey
    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — A group of Republican legislators has brought the first lawsuit to try to block gay marriage in New Mexico since six counties began issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples in the past week.

  • Highlands awarded NSF grant

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    New Mexico Highlands was awarded a National Science Foundation grant for a state-of-the-art Luminescence Dating Laboratory to chronologically date Earth sediments and archaeological artifacts, making it the first university in the state to offer this research capability onsite.  

  • Disruption in services bemoaned

    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — Services to drug addicts and mentally disabled residents are being disrupted as New Mexico nonprofits are taken over by companies brought in by state authorities, critics of a state audit say.

    The Albuquerque Journal reports that callers told federal officials in a “listening session” Wednesday that the upheaval has created fear, uncertainty and distrust among clients.

  • State Medicaid system being retooled

    By Barry Massey
    The Associated Press
    SANTA FE — As New Mexico prepares to provide medical services to more uninsured residents, Gov. Susana Martinez’s administration is retooling the state’s largest health care program in hopes of achieving two difficult goals: making people healthier while reining in Medicaid costs.

  • Looking Back - Sept. 2, 2013

    In 1963
    Tuesday, Sept. 3 — New City Schools teachers were honored at the annual reception and informal tea at Robertson High School were Margaret Rubio, Lil Anderson, Sonia Chapa, Louise Drlik, Clemencia R. O’Neill, Shirley Roberts, Sally Bible, Barbara Wetzel, William Clements, Vonnie  Wester, Brenda Johnson, Juanita Ortiz, Dale Carlson, Marie Hanson, Janet Cain, Nick DiDomenico and Marilyn Baca.

     

  • Looking Ahead - News - Sept. 2, 2013

    Eagles flea market planned for Saturday
    The Fraternal Order of Eagles #3815, women’s auxiliary, will host a flea market this Saturday at the FOE lodge on Grand Avenue. Tables are $10. For more information, call Sandra at 429-8937.