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Today's News

  • Co-op manager resigns

    Rudy Romero, manager of the Mora-San Miguel Electric Cooperative, recently turned in his letter of resignation. His last day is today.

    Carlos Lovato, chairman of the utility’s Board of Trustees, said Romero didn’t give a reason for his departure.

    “He handed in a one-line letter of resignation. We’re going to start a search,” Lovato said.

    Romero confirmed that he was resigning and that he would issue a statement later.

  • Shakespeare 'round the clock

    The first year Theatre Arts Students at UWC-USA will shake up Shakespeare on The United World College campus, in Montezuma, on Wednesday, April 23.

    The students will perform both The Merchant of Venice (in the Kluge Auditorium at 7 p.m.) and Twelfth Night (beside the Sasakawa Center at 5 p.m.) as part of Shakespeare 24, the largest ever international youth Shakespeare festival.

  • The geography of light

    Carrie Newcomer sits in silence each morning in her Indiana home, in meditation, in gentle prayer, her music set aside for deliberate contemplation.

    A practicing Quaker, the folk musician believes in the power of love and reflection to overcome violence and injustice, and in the ways that our spirits are revived by spending time in solitude.

  • swinging with the band

    Lively numbers by Chuck Mangione, Duke Ellington, Dean Sorenson and Dizzy Gillespie will ring Ilfeld Auditorium during the Swing and Latin pulse of the New Mexico Highlands University Concert Band and Jazz Ensemble in a concert on April 18 at 7 p.m.

    Featured pieces include Fly Me to the Moon, Caravan and Birdland. This semester’s concert and jazz band includes students who major and minor in music performance and education.

  • The best part of life

    Music has always been a large part of my life.

    Since I was little my dad used to make me watch the movie Amadeus with him, so I could learn about Mozart and classical music. We watched musicals together, such as My Fair Lady, Grease, Jesus Christ Superstar, and The Sound of Music, which are still all some of my favorites.

  • Singing Sondheim

    The New Mexico Highlands Concert Choir will perform works by one of America’s most distinguished Broadway composers and lyricists for its spring program April 20 at 3 p.m. in Ilfeld Auditorium. directed the program, Singing Sondheim, will include a wide variety of selections from such well known musicals as “Sweeny Todd,” “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum” and “Into the Woods.”

    The program will be directed by Andr Garca-Nuthmann, Music Department program director, with Lydia Madrick at the piano.

  • Luna sponsors multicultural concert

    In an effort to promote leadership and unity, both the Luna Community College and New Mexico Highlands University student government will sponsor a multicultural/spring concert from noon to 7 p.m. on Saturday, April 19 at the LCC campus.

    Admission to for the general public is $5. Luna Community College and Highlands University students get in free.

    Tickets are being sold at the Luna Community College ACCESS Center, Urban Wear, Love Music and Hacienda.

  • Officers arrest 5 in home invasion

    A man and four youths were arrested in connection with a invasion of a home on the east side.

    George Sena, 22, 1028 Second St., was arrested on charges of robbery, conspiracy, two counts of aggravated assault and four counts of contributing to the delinquency of a minor.

    Two 17-year-olds and two 16-year-olds were also charged in connection with the alleged invasion.

    Police said the alleged victim let in Sena as a friend into his house in the 2300 block of Calle Bonita around 11:30 p.m. Monday. Then the four youths came in, officials said.

  • Students: Housing conditions bad

    Students on Tuesday aired their complaints about Highlands University’s housing, including allegations of mold growing on walls and in vents, broken toilets, holes in walls, blood- and urine-stained mattresses and exposed electrical wiring.

    They met with the administration at the university’s student senate chambers.

  • Board gets new president

    Patrick Romero is the new president of the Las Vegas City Schools board after a vote to reorganize.

    Ramon “Swoops” Montao nominated Romero for the position, followed by a 4-1 vote to seat him. Philip Leger, who had nominated incumbent president Elaine Luna, was the lone no vote.