Today's News

  • Highlands develops technology for NASA

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    New Mexico Highlands University developed new hydrazine abatement technology that could dramatically change the way NASA cleanses decommissioned spacecraft like the space shuttle Discovery, which flew its last mission in March.

    NASA is conducting the final tests required by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection to permit the space agency to safely dispose of treated hydrazine down the drain when using Highlands’ technology.

  • Students of the Month
  • LCC launches new website

    Calling it “accessible, engaging and user friendly,” Luna Community College has launched a new website.

    The last time LCC had done this was about three years ago.

    “It’s easier to find what you are looking for,” says LCC website developer Adam Caldwell. “We’re constantly improving it with multimedia including photo galleries, videos and live updates.

  • Gov. Martinez signs education bills

    By Susan Montoya Bryan
    The Associated Press

    ALBUQUERQUE — Gov. Susana Martinez on Wednesday signed into law legislation aimed at increasing transparency among New Mexico’s public school districts and strengthening oversight of charter schools.

    Among the four bills signed by the governor during a ceremony at Albuquerque’s Sandia High School was a measure that requires financial information about school districts and charter schools to be posted on a government website known as the “sunshine portal.”

  • Students, employees attending competition

    Taking its largest group ever, 28 Luna Community College students and staff members will be taking their talents to the state Skills USA competition from Thursday, April 7 to Saturday, April 9 in Albuquerque.

    “I predict that Luna Community College will have at least three state champions,” said LCC collision repair instructor Anthony Baca. “We have a good caliber of students.”
    Earlier this year, Baca was elected to the board of directors for SkillsUSA.

  • Murder suspect arraigned

    Suzanne Aguilar called 911 at about 7:26 a.m. Friday and told the dispatcher that she had stabbed her husband.

    When police arrived at the home on the 1400 block of Salazar Street, they found Michael Martinez lying on a bed and could see that he had been stabbed. He wasn’t breathing, and his body was cold. Officers tried to revive him but were unsuccessful.

    Those are among the scant details contained in court documents filed in San Miguel County Magistrate Court on Monday charging Aguilar, 45, with an open count of murder and tampering with evidence.

  • School on the Rise

    Two years ago, Paul D. Henry Elementary was designated as a school in need of improvement. Now it’s being recognized by the state for its success in student achievement.

    What a difference two years make.

    “Paul D. Henry is now one of only 15 schools in the state that was named a ‘School on the Rise’ by Gov. Susana Martinez,” Principal Aylene Romero-Griego said.

  • Looking Back

    In 1968

    Tuesday, Nov. 12 — The seventh annual Brown Extemporaneous Speaking Contest will be held Thursday, Nov. 21, at 8 p.m. in University Hall, according to Walter Brunet, faculty member of the Highlands Speech Department. Presented by the Delta Sigma Rho-Tau Kappa Alpha speech fraternity and the Highlands University Forensic Club, the contest will have six finalists competing for one of four (cash) prizes (ranging form $15 for first to $5 to fourth) and trophies from Melvin R. Brown, sponsor of the contest.

  • Looking Ahead

    Running Dry trilogy to be shown Sunday

    NMHU’s Sustainability Club, Sustainable Las Vegas and the Las Vegas Community Water Board will host filmmaker Jim Thebaut and present a special screening of his Running Dry “call to action” film trilogy at 7 p.m. Sunday in the Leveo V. Sanchez Lecture Hall, adjacent to Donnelly Library. For more information, call 425-6008.

  • Weather

    Mostly sunny, with a high near 63. South wind 5-15 mph, becoming northwest. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 35. Northwest wind 10-15 mph.

    Sunny, with a high near 73. Northwest wind around 10 mph, becoming southwest. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 37.

    Sunny, with a high near 69. Clear at night, with a low of 43.