Today's News

  • Looking Back - April 17, 2015

    In 1965

    Tuesday, April 13, 1965 — San Miguel County Commissioners adopted a 10 p.m. curfew rule patterned after that of the City of Las Vegas, during the Monday meeting at the Court House with Tony Montoya, chairman, presiding. Juvenile Officer Manuel A. Valdez, Sheriff Frank Delgado and District Attorney Donald A. Martinez appeared before the commissioners to explain the need for the curfew. The curfew applies to all people of the age of 17 years or under.

  • Looking ahead - News - April 17, 2015

    ‘Oh, The Places You’ll Go’ exhibit on display

    “Oh, The Places You’ll Go” photography exhibit featuring works by Joe and Martha McCaffrey will be on display until June 10 at Kennedy Hall Gallery on the Highlands campus. An artist’s reception will take place from 3 to 5 p.m. on Saturday, April 18.

  • Weather - April 17, 2015

    Partly sunny, with a high near 58. Breezy, with a southwest wind 15-25 mph, with gusts as high as 35 mph. Mostly cloudy at night, with a low around 33. Breezy, with a southwest wind 20-25 mph, decreasing to 10-15 mph after midnight.

    A 10 percent chance of showers after 7 a.m. Partly sunny, with a high near 59. West wind 10-15 mph. A 10 percent chance of showers before 7 p.m. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 34.


  • FYI - News - April 17, 2015

    Sales to the public, including passes, maps and firewood permits, will be suspended at all Santa Fe National Forest offices for one day only on Tuesday, April 21. The temporary suspension is due to required training for customer service staff.  Sales of permits, passes and maps will resume at 8 a.m. on Wednesday, April 22. 

  • Thumbs Our high country lowdown on the news - April 17, 2015

    We marvel at the athleticism displayed by Highlands track and field star Salcia Slack, whose performance in a recent heptathlon places her third in the world. She turned in a stellar performance in hurdles, long jump, high jump, javelin and shot put. As if that weren’t enough, she ran the 200-meter dash with a time of 23.92. We also salute her coach, Bob DeVries, who knows how to attract and cultivate talent.


  • Editorial cartoon - April 17, 2015
  • Another perspective - Senate Dems kill capital outlay with gridlock and dysfunction

    By Jason Harper

    The $264 million capital outlay bill that would have jump-started job growth, fixed roads, and repaired schools died an unnecessary death at the hands of the Democratic-controlled State Senate.

    But to hear Senate Majority Leader Michael Sanchez’s slanted version of events, you’d never know that. So here is what I witnessed, first-hand.

    On Day One of the legislative session, Senator Sanchez proclaimed, “Bills have always come to die in the Senate.”

  • Just a Thought - It is all Greek to me

    By Rick Kraft

    I just bought a book on Greece titled “Learn Greek in 25 Years.” I think it is going to push me. For the first time in my life I can truly understand the meaning of the phrase, “It is all Greek to me!”

  • Another perspective - Preparing kids for financial success

    By Ben White

  • Editorial Roundup - April 17, 2015

    Compiled by The Associated Press

    McCook (Nebraska) Daily Gazette on Obama penalty finally getting real (April 10):
    “Why should I pay for something I don’t need,” one young worker was heard to remark when she found out the Affordable Care Act requires her to purchase health insurance.
    That’s the whole idea of Obamacare — if everyone has to buy it, the cost of health care will be spread out among more people, theoretically making it “affordable” for everyone.