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  • Weather - Oct. 30, 2013

    Wednesday
    Mostly sunny, with a high near 56. Breezy, with a southwest wind 20-25 mph, with gusts as high as 35 mph. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 28. West wind 15-20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.

    Thursday
    Sunny, with a high near 54. Northwest wind 15-20 mph. Clear at night, with a low around 28.

    Friday
    Sunny, with a high near 57. Clear at night, with a low around 27.

    Saturday
    Sunny, with a high near 61.

    Sunrise ... Sunset
    7:21 a.m. to 6:07 p.m.

  • Noticias - Oct. 30, 2013

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    • The San Miguel Unit of the American Red Cross helps with any natural disaster and house fires. Persons interested in becoming a member are asked to contact Contact Connie Chavez at 425-6224. Meetings are held every third Thursday at 6 p.m. in Faith Hall.

  • Que Pasa - Oct. 30, 2013

    TODAY HOY

  • Grading teachers

    New Mexico consistently ranks at or near the bottom compared to other states when it comes to educating our children.

    So it’s clear that business as usual is no longer an option when it concerns our state’s public schools. To their credit, Gov. Susana Martinez and the state Public Education Department realize this, and they’re trying to implement reforms that will make a difference. But they need to rethink their unilateral, top-down approach, which is on the verge of sparking a legal battle with the state’s two teacher unions.

  • Editorial Cartoon - Oct. 30, 2013
  • Work of Art — We love being scared

    Tomorrow night, many of us will get the chance to become frightened — and to enjoy it. Is it the rush of adrenalin that gives people a “high?”

    Thursday night, Halloween, will of course feature spooky costumes as kids go trick-or-treating. If history holds out, they’ll congregate mostly in the newer, better-lighted areas of town. Streets like Vegas, Mountain View, Dalbey, Legion and Lee drives are likely gathering places.

  • Cowgirls upset No. 10 Metro

    DENVER — The New Mexcio Highlands University women’s soccer team rode an impressive three-goal performance by freshman Anyssa Dagnino to upset the No. 10 Metropolitan State University Roadrunners 3-2 on Sunday.

    Dagnino’s hat trick began with a header in the 18th minute.  She followed up with breakaway goals in the 22nd and 46th minutes.

  • It’s back to Boston as Red Sox regain control

    By Ben Walker
    AP Baseball Writer

    ST. LOUIS — Jon Lester pitched the Boston Red Sox within a whisker of yet another World Series championship.
    Lester bested Adam Wainwright once again, journeyman David Ross hit a tiebreaking double in the seventh inning and the Red Sox downed the St. Louis Cardinals 3-1 Monday night to take a 3-2 Series edge.

  • Frankie the coach
  • West’s Coca takes title in Santa Rosa

    With the District 2-3A cross country championship meet just ahead, local distance runners got in one last regular-season competition this past Thursday at Santa Rosa.

    No stranger to the front of the pack all season, West Las Vegas’ Moises Coca earned his first individual meet championship of the fall, striding across the finish line in 17 minutes and 27 seconds.

    In the girls’ race, Robertson standout Annabella Miller was a solid second in 21:46.

    And the deep, talented Pecos Panthers took home another team title in the boys’ run.