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Today's News

  • In Brief - New Mexico News - Sept. 16, 2013

    The Associated Press

    Abortion vote set for Nov. 19

    ALBUQUERQUE — Albuquerque will hold a Nov. 19 special election on proposed abortion restrictions.
    The City Council voted 5-4 Monday night to conduct the special election as part of a potential Nov. 19 runoff for mayor and council races.
    That’s if a runoff is needed.
    If a runoff election isn’t needed, the abortion measure would be considered through a mail-in vote.

  • Looking Back - Sept. 18, 2013

    In 1963
    Thursday, Sept. 12 — The West Las Vegas High School Dons football team’s line may be light, but it’s also tough. The Dons prepare to take on the Cuba High School Rams. The starters are Pete Lucero, Reynaldo Gonzales, Herman Martinez, Max Madrid, Mike Tejada, Danny Ciddio and Mike Chavez. Only Tejada weighs more than 160 pounds. They are coached by Frank Herrera.
     

  • Looking Ahead - News - Sept. 18, 2013

    Kimberly Reed-Deemer Art Exhibit

    Kimberly Reed-Deemer Art Exhibit containing 25 works will be on display through Oct. 10 at Burris Hall Gallery on the campus of Highlands University. A reception with light refreshments will take place from 4 to 6 p.m. this Thursday at the gallery. The gallery is open from 8 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. weekdays. Free and open to the public.

  • Weather - Sept. 18, 2013

    Wednesday
    Isolated showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 79. Southwest wind around 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 10 percent. A 10 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms at night. Partly cloudy, with a low around 55. Southwest wind 10-15 mph.

    Thursday
    A 10 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 78. Northwest wind 5-10 mph, becoming south in the afternoon. A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms at night. Partly cloudy, with a low around 52.

    Friday

  • Que Pasa - Sept. 18, 2013

    TODAY HOY
    • Story Time at Carnegie Library will not take place on Wednesday, Sept. 18.

  • Many shined during crisis

    It goes without saying that we all wish the flood-waters that raged through Las Vegas and San Miguel County Friday and throughout the weekend could have instead been channeled into Storrie Lake. The massive amounts of water coming down Gallinas Canyon surely would have gone a long way toward replenishing the lake, which in recent years has looked more like a pond due to the extreme drought.

    Unfortunately, it just wasn’t meant to be.

  • Editorial Cartoon - Sept. 18, 2013
  • Work of Art — It’s a shared experience

    Something clicks when people are faced with a kind of commonality that matters. The flooding in Las Vegas proves  that such is true.

    Let me explain:

    I first noticed this we-have-something-in-common phenomenon when I was a few years younger and a student at the University of Missouri. The Columbia campus is so spread out that a bicycle becomes the main means of transportation.

    Have a car? Forget it! Some dormitories are a mile from the classrooms.

  • Chavez, Ohoueu lead HU charge

    Henrique Chavez was the first native-born American runner to cross the finish line — and the fifth overall — in the Red Raider Open this past Saturday in Lubbock, Texas.

    The Buena Vista native and former Mora High state champion led New Mexico Highlands to a second-place team finish in the collegiate men’s race. Fourteen teams competed in the meet.

    Paris native Marie-Josiane Ohoueu paced NMHU’s women, helping them finish fourth as a team.

    Chavez finished the 8K course in 25:57, 26 seconds ahead of the sixth-place finisher, Dylan Doss of West Texas A&M.

  • Cowgirl spikers match 2012 win total

    With a second straight weekend winning three of four matches in a tournament, the New Mexico Highlands University volleyball team has already equaled its win total from 2012.

    The Cowgirls are 6-2 in their second season under Bryan Crawford. Highlands went 3-1 over the weekend in its own I.C. Bhakta Invitational at the Wilson Complex.