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Today's News

  • State eyes opening deadly prison riot site as museum

    By Russell Contreras
    The Associated Press

    New Mexico state officials are hoping to make a tourist attraction out of an unusual place: a prison where one of the nation’s deadliest riots took place in 1980.

    In February 1980, inmates at New Mexico’s “Old Main” prison killed 33 fellow prisoners in a violent clash that included beheadings, amputations and burned bodies. More than 100 other inmates and guards were hurt in the 36-hour riot fueled by overcrowded conditions.

  • Firm will defend Mora County

    The New Mexico Environmental Law Center has agreed to represent Mora County if it is sued over the Community Rights Ordinance that the commission majority adopted earlier this year, board chairman John Olivas announced recently.

    The ordinance bans oil and gas extraction within the county and also seeks to strip corporations that want to drill of rights that courts have said they enjoy.

    Olivas said in his release that the New Mexico Environmental Law Center has agreed to defend the county on any constitutional claims that might arise.

  • Looking Back - Aug. 7, 2013

    In 1963

  • Looking Ahead - News - Aug. 7, 2013

    Beer and Chili Fest
    Heritage Week continues through this weekend. Among the events taking place is a Beer and Chili Fest from 5 to 7 p.m. this Thursday at El Fidel Courtyard.

  • Weather - Aug. 7, 2013

    Wednesday
    Scattered showers and thunderstorms, mainly after noon. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 80. North wind 10-15 mph, becoming south in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 30 percent. Scattered showers and thunderstorms at night. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 55. North wind 5-10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30 percent.

    Thursday

  • Que Pasa - Aug. 7, 2013

    TODAY HOY

  • Editorial Cartoon - Aug. 7 , 2013
  • Evaluate teachers fairly

    There’s no question in our minds that the system used to evaluate teachers needs to change.

    Effective teachers have the power to change the course of a child’s life, and they deserve to be recognized for the great work they are doing. But there are also teachers who struggle in the classroom, and that, too, needs to be brought out in the evaluation process. A good evaluation system would flag those individuals who are struggling so that they can be given the opportunity to get additional training in hopes of turning them into effective teachers.

  • Work of Art — They fought the bypass

    It was in the early 1950s when then-President Dwight D. Eisenhower pushed through an act that created our Interstate Highway System.

    With any new construction there are fears — usually economic — that whatever project is being undertaken, things will change. Not convinced? Read out-of-town newspapers that frequently contain articles of this group, or that group opposing the construction of a new Wal-Mart.

  • Run ends in regional

    SANTA FE — One of the deepest runs ever made by a Little League team from the Meadow City has come to an end.

    The New Mexico All-Stars of the Juniors (age 13-14) softball division went 1-2, unofficially finishing third, in the Southwest Regional Championship tournament this past week in Santa Fe. The run came to an end with Monday’s 8-2 loss to Texas West at Bicentennial Park.