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  • Looking ahead - News - Dec. 15, 2014

    115th Christmas Bird Count
    The annual bird count will take place on Saturday, Dec. 20. Participants are asked to meet at Charlie’s Bakery and Cafe at 7 a.m. For more information, contact Chris and Cassidy Ruge at chrisruge1971@gmail.com or 429-7744.

  • Weather - Dec. 15, 2014

    Monday
    Sunny, with a high near 46. West wind 5 to 10 mph. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 22. South wind around 5 mph.

    Tuesday
    Mostly sunny, with a high near 50. South wind 5-10 mph. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 28.

    Wednesday
    A slight chance of rain and snow showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 48. Chance of precipitation is 10 percent. A 10 percent chance of snow showers at night. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 24.

    Thursday

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  • Que Pasa - Dec. 15, 2014

    WEDNESDAY
    MIÉRCOLES
    • Story Time at Carnegie Library is at 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 17 in the children’s area of the public library. This weeks’ book is I Love Christmas! by Hans Wilhelm. Free and open to the public.

    UPCOMING & ONGOING
    • 115th Christmas Bird Count, meet at Charlie’s Bakery and Cafe at 7 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 20. For more information, contact Chris and Cassidy Ruge at chrisruge1971@gmail.com or 429-7744.

  • U.S. is above use of torture

    The revelations contained in a Senate report on “enhanced interrogation” techniques used by the CIA in the wake of the 9/11 attacks are dismaying. The report, made public last week, makes it clear that the CIA resorted to torturing prisoners at secret prisons around the world.

    To be clear, some of the prisoners the CIA was dealing with at the time were despicable people who had a hand in the 9/11 terrorist plot. They were people like accused Sept. 11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed.

  • Editorial cartoon - Dec. 15, 2014
  • Dispatch New Mexico - New Mexico Tourism is a matter of economics, pride

    Since moving to New Mexico a decade ago, I’ve had a lot of family and friends come out for a visit, and they’re often quite curious about this land and its people.

    On such occasions, I like to play tour guide, taking my visitors around to see various historic and cultural sites, all while bending their ears with what I’ve learned over the years about my adopted state and its citizenry.

  • Cards runner-up at Sandia Prep

    Las Vegas Optic

    The season’s first victory turned out to be just the first part of a three-course meal that almost included a tournament championship as the main course.

    The Robertson boys’ varsity basketball team went 2-1 over the weekend at the Sandia Prep Sundevil Invitational, surprising many by reaching the tournament championship Saturday in Albuquerque.

  • Capital City Invite: RHS, WLV girls finish 6th, 7th

    SANTA FE — Meadow City girls’ teams both endured tough losses against sturdy competition in going 1-2 over the weekend in the Bobby Rodriguez Capital City Invitational.

    Robertson and West Las Vegas finished sixth and seventh, respectively, in the three-day tournament.

    Robertson (4-3) rebounded from a day one loss to reach the consolation final but saw its furious comeback fall short 43-39 against Class 5A Belen on Saturday at Toby Roybal Gym.

  • Another Carney brother wins big

    By Matthew Lofton
    NMHU Sports Information

    If we are having a JC’s New York Pizza Department Challenge and your last name is Carney, apparently you are a shoe-in for the prize.

    After Charlie Carney won the pass, punt and kick $10,000 prize during football season, brother and Highlands punter Patrick Carney — who held the ball on Charlie’s winning kick — showed off his basketball skill on the opening weekend of Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference play.