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  • Looking Back - Sept. 28, 2012

    In 1962

    Thursday, Sept. 27 — Two Highlands University professors, Dr. Stuart Boyd, head of the department of psychology, and Dr. Harry Saslow, also of the psychology department, were invited to appear on the program of the American Association of Mental Deficiency’s Rocky Mountain Regional meeting to be held in Albuquerque today.

  • Weather - Sept. 28, 2012

    Friday
    Scattered showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 70. North wind 5-10 mph becoming south in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 30 percent. A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms at night. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 45.
    Saturday
    A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 71. West wind 5-10 mph becoming east in the afternoon. A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms at night. Partly cloudy, with a low around 45.

    Sunday

  • Jail Log - Sept. 28, 2012

    The following individuals were booked into the San Miguel County Detention Center between Sept. 14 and Sept. 24:

  • Thumbs - Our high country lowdown on the news - Sept. 28, 2012

    MARTIAL ARTS IN THE RIGHT HANDS. Las Vegas Police Chief Christian Montaño personifies the respect and discipline that comes with a training in the martial arts, but his level of skill in jiu-jitsu is far greater than these humble traits. He’s world class, as his upcoming trip to Long Beach, Calif., demonstrates.

  • Dulcey Amargo: Seems just like yesterday

    Talk about blasts from the past. It doesn’t matter whether you’re talking about 1964 or earlier, or even later. The prospect of getting together with old friends, classmates from either high school or college — there’s a certain mystique associated with “the reunion” concept.

     

    You and I have been hearing the refrains lately — Class of X,Y or Z Reunion coming up! Reunions are often scheduled during homecoming season at schools. My advice to you is, do it!

  • Land grant prompted Town of Las Vegas in 1903

    Following the 1884 dissolution of the combined city of Las Vegas, New Town established itself as a separate and independent municipality. Old Town did not incorporate for another 20 years, during which time the original west-side settlement continued under the governance of San Miguel County.

  • Feds deny project’s request

    By Susan Montoya Bryan
    The Associated Press

    ALBUQUERQUE — A $350 million transmission project aimed at funneling renewable energy from eastern and central New Mexico to other Western markets could be in jeopardy due to a decision by federal regulators.

    The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has denied a request by New Mexico’s Renewable Energy Transmission Authority and others that sought a one-time change in the way requests for transmission access are processed so the Power Network Project could be expedited.

  • In Brief

    From The Associated Press

  • Police force has gone to the dog

    By Russell Contreras
    The Associated Press

    VAUGHN — A drug-sniffing dog now is the only certified member of the police force in the small eastern New Mexico town of Vaughn.

    Police Chief Ernest “Chris” Armijo decided to step down Wednesday after news stories reported that he wasn’t allowed to carry a gun because of his criminal background.

    “He decided the attention was distracting,” said Dave Romero, an attorney for the town.

  • NMHU hosts faculty lecture series next week

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    New Mexico Highlands University presents a faculty lecture series on a wide variety of topics  Oct. 4-5 during homecoming week. The lectures are free and open to the public.

    The Oct. 4 lectures include:

    Belinda Laumbach, Ph.D., education professor, presents on “The Latest Middle School Drama: New Common Core State Standards and Research” at 10 a.m., Margaret Kennedy Alumni Hall, 905 University Ave.