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  • Que Pasa 9-25-15

    1:30 p.m.
    Robertson High School parade will take place starting at 5th Street and Friedman. Parade lineup starts at noon. Later that evening the Robertson High School football team will square off the Jaguars of Capital High School at Veterans Field at Cardinal Stadium.
    7 p.m.

  • Breaking: Hubble dies; two facing felony charges

    Hubble, the emaciated dog whose plight galvanized animal lovers around the world and prompted city officials to beef up how they handle animal abuse and neglect cases, has died.

    NMDOG, the Rio Rancho nonprofit that was paying the vet bills for Hubble, announced that he had died on its Facebook page.

    "RIP our Hero Dog HUBBLE," the organization posted. "I am so sorry Village ... but I am without words. Please allow us some time to grieve."

  • City to focus on animal welfare

    The Las Vegas Optic

  • Let the festivities begin!
  • ARMAS wins White House honors

    By Sean Weaver
    Highlands University
    A New Mexico Highlands program designed to increase the number of Hispanic students earning a bachelor of science degree received recognition from the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics.
    ARMAS, or Achieving in Research, Math and Science, has helped more than 1,100 students since its start in 2009. Fifty-four percent of the students ARMAS serves are Hispanic.

  • In Brief 9-23-15

    The Associated Press
    Obesity rates up slightly in NM
    New government data show that in most states, the rate of adult obesity is not moving.
    Results from a telephone survey show obesity rates stayed about the same in 45 states last year. There were small increases in Kansas, Minnesota, New Mexico, Ohio and Utah.
    Some experts said they are glad, overall, that obesity rates aren’t getting worse.

  • Experts clash over teacher eval system

    The Associated Press
    Two experts have given different views on New Mexico’s teacher evaluation system amid a challenge from two unions to scrap it.
    Arizona State University professor Audrey Amrein-Beardsley testified Monday that student test scores have not been proven effective in gauging whether teachers should receive bonus pay or face disciplinary action.

  • Pope Francis heads for U.S.

    By Nicole Winfield
    and Rachel Zoll
    The Associated Press
    Pope Francis headed for Washington on Tuesday for the first visit of his life to the United States, bringing his “church of the poor” to the world’s wealthiest superpower and a country polarized over issues closest to his heart: immigration, social injustice and economic inequality.

  • Looking Back-9-23-15

    Monday, Sept. 20, 1965 — The freshman class at Highlands University this fall is the largest in the history of the institution, according to James H. Elliott, registrar and director of admissions. Tentative and incomplete admission figures show that during the first week of registration, there are 628 freshmen on campus, an increase of 28 percent over the 1964 class. Other classes also show substantial gains: sophomores are up 18.6 percent; juniors, 23 percent; seniors 7 percent. Over 1,450 students are registered, compared to 1,322 in 1964.

  • Monarch madness