Today's News

  • Acreage for chile production likely falling

    The Associated Press

    LAS CRUCES — Experts suspect that green and red chile acreage in New Mexico may have shrunk again this year in the Hatch and Mesilla Valley regions.

    The Las Cruces Sun-News reports that farmers in Dona Ana County are thinking twice about committing to growing because they are having a rocky time competing with prices from foreign producers, who face fewer regulations and have a large supply of cheap labor to work the time-intensive crop.

  • In Brief

    The Associated Press

    2 new wolf packs in NM
    Federal wildlife managers have designated two more Mexican gray wolf packs in New Mexico, bringing the number of packs in the American Southwest to 14.

    The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has been trying to return the predators to their historic range in New Mexico and Arizona for more than a dozen years, but the program has been troubled by issues such as politics, illegal shootings and courtroom battles.

  • Sunrise ... Sunset - July 16, 2012

    5:58 a.m. to 8:16 p.m.

  • Weather - July 16, 2012

    Scattered showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 86. West wind 5-15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30 percent. Scattered showers and thunderstorms at night. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 58. West wind 5-10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30 percent.


  • Looking back - July 16, 2012

    In 1962

  • Anthropology professor receives writer award

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    New Mexico Highlands University cultural anthropology professor Mario Gonzales was honored with the Hispanic Writer Award to attend the Taos Summer Writers’ Conference that started on Sunday and finishes on July, 22.
    Named as one of the top ten writers’ conferences in the country, the event is now in its 14th year.

  • QuÉ Pasa - July 16, 2012

    • Investment Fraud Seminars, 5:15 p.m. on Monday, July 16 and noon on Tuesday, July 17, both at the Council Chambers in City Hall. For more information, call Tasha Martinez at 426-3286.

    • Municipal Court will be closed half day on Tuesday, July 17 and all day from Wednesday, July 18 to Friday, July 20 so court staff may attend a Judicial Conference. For questions, call municipal court at 425-9403.

  • School grades and GPAs

    New Mexico education officials have released their final scores for the 2011-2012 school year, gleaned from their new approach to evaluating school performance. For each school in the state, the Public Education Department has started tallying up points from five categories, then adding in bonus points where applicable to come up with a single A-through-F grade for each of the state’s school — thereby replacing Adequate Yearly Progress assessments that was previously being used as part of the federal No Child Left Behind initiative.

  • Editor's Note: Hog-wild for your vote

    Did you miss me?              

    I returned to work last week after several days in my native state of Arkansas, where we relaxed under a globally warmed summer sun, spent time with my dear ol’ pa and ma, and other family members and old friends, and traded in tamales for pork rinds.

    I tell you this as context for my participation in a fundraiser — and to solicit your vote.

  • ‘Two out of three ain’t bad’

    The Nasty North owned Friday night — and came pretty close to making it a clean sweep of the Dirty South on Saturday.

    In this past weekend’s Class 2A-3A North-South All-Star games, the action followed the traditional script, with the North teams holding court in basketball and the South taking care of business on the gridiron.