Today's News

  • Officials: Suspected Paris mastermind died in raid

    By Angela Charlton
    and Raf Casert
    The Associated Press

    PARIS — The Belgian extremist suspected of masterminding the deadly attacks in Paris died a day ago along with his female cousin in a police raid on a suburban apartment building, French officials said Thursday, adding it was still not clear exactly how he died.

  • Editorial Cartoon Nov. 20, 2015
  • Thumbs Nov. 20, 2015

    Kudos to Villanueva State Park employees Ramon Gallegos and Gilbert Baca for not hesitating to act when a woman fell into the Pecos River over the Easter weekend. That woman is likely alive today because the two men jumped into the chilly water themselves to pull her to safety. The New Mexico State Parks Division recently recognized Gallegos and Baca for their actions during a ceremony in Santa Fe.


  • Attacks on Paris another chance to get the war right

    ROSWELL — War is a man-made institution, the worst thing we ever created. But there are times in which it’s either kill or be killed, so it becomes a necessity for survival.

    It’s no surprise that, last week, when terrorists killed civilians in one of the most culturally enriched cities on earth, the world took notice. It highlights the fact that if the world doesn’t quash ISIS, which claimed responsibility for the attacks on Paris, they’ll spread their brand of terrorism across the globe.

  • Looking Back Nov. 20, 2015
  • Weather Nov. 20, 2015


    HIGH 58° / LOW 20°

    Sunny, with a high near 58. West wind 10 to 15 mph. Friday night — partly cloudy, with a low around 20. North wind around 10 mph becoming east after midnight.

    6:41 a.m. to 4:51 p.m.



  • New center for excellence to host open house

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    Increasing student success through ongoing faculty development is the aim of the new Center for Teaching Excellence at Highlands University.

    There will be an open house at the Center for Teaching Excellence from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. today (Friday), with opening remarks at 10 a.m. The center is in the Victoria D. Sanchez Teacher Education Center, Room 102, 1031 11th St.

  • Qué Pasa Nov. 20. 2015


    10 a.m to 3 p.m.
    Open house for new Center for Teaching Excellence at Highlands University located in room 102 in the Victoria D. Sanchez Teacher Education Center located at 1031 11th Street.


    9 a.m to 3:30 p.m.

  • Singers present Jazz and Laughs

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    The Highlands University HU Singers will present Jazz and Laughs at 7 p.m. on Saturday and at 3 p.m. on Sunday in the university’s Ilfeld Auditorium.

    Andre García-Nuthmann, director of the Highlands choral and vocal program, will direct the musical production and accompany on piano. Don Evans is the artistic director. 

  • Kirui hunts national XC title

    It’s about 9,000 miles from Kenya to the New Mexico Highlands University campus.

    So the next leg of Collins Kirui’s journey — the 10 kilometers of the NCAA Division II national cross country championship course in Joplin, Mo. — should be comparatively easy.