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  • Looking Ahead - News - March 22, 2013

    Easter egg hunt set for Saturday

    Las Vegas Dollies are hosting an Easter Egg Hunt and Kite Flying Fun event from noon to 1:30 p.m. this Saturday at the NMHU Golf Course. Special appearance by the Easter Bunny with musical entertainment by Against the Grain. Free and open to the public

  • Weather - March 22, 2013

    Friday
    A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 55. East wind 5-10 mph, becoming southwest 15-20 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 30 mph. A 10 percent chance of snow showers at night. Partly cloudy, with a low around 29. Breezy, with a west wind 15-25 mph, with gusts as high as 35 mph.

  • Música de Amor recital Sunday at NMHU

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    The New Mexico Highlands University Department of Music presents Música de Amor, a recital of Spanish music at 3 p.m. on Sunday, March 24 in the Margaret Kennedy Alumni Hall, 905 University Ave. The cost is $5.

    Music professor Andre García-Nuthmann, a tenor vocalist, and guest vocal soloist José Daniel Apodaca, a baritone, will perform bolero music popular in Spain, Mexico, Cuba and elsewhere  in the 1930s and 1940s.

  • Thumbs: Our high country lowdown on the news - March 22, 2013

    THUMBS UP! FIESTA DE LA HISPANIDAD. It’s the show that everyone seems to look forward to this time of year. Fiesta de la Hispanidad is this Saturday at Ilfeld Auditorium.
    This is former Highlands professor Sara Harris’ 19th year organizing the spectacular event. Proceeds go into a scholarship fund for Highlands students.

  • Editorial Cartoon - March 22, 2013
  • Nuestra Historia - The two-hour break that saved Highlands

    On Monday, Feb. 6, 1893, Highlands University was born, only because John DeWitt Veeder and Felix Martinez were able to outmaneuver those who would have established only one normal school for the Territory, in Silver City, or none at all. It was a momentous day for Las Vegas, which would be forever transformed as the home of one of New Mexico’s early institutions of higher education.

  • Our Watershed - Mother Nature’s water system

    Editor’s note: This is the fourth in a series running over several consecutive Fridays. It is written by members of the Hermit’s Peak Watershed Alliance, which seeks to foster land stewardship in the Gallinas, Sapello and Tecolote watersheds.

    The city of Las Vegas and its residents depend on water in the Gallinas River for more than 90 percent of its municipal needs. Storrie Lake Water Users Association receives almost all its water from the Gallinas River. That’s a serious dependency.

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  • Que Pasa - March 22, 2013

    SATURDAY SÁBADO
    • The 19th Annual Fiesta de la Hispanidad will take place on Saturday, March 23 in Ilfeld Auditorium on the campus of NMHU. Doors open at 5:45 p.m. Event starts at 6:30 p.m. Sponsors are Community 1st Bank, NMHU President Jim Fries, and the NMHU Foundation Office. Admission is $5 with ticket availability starting March 18 across the street from Ilfeld from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call Donna Martinez at 454-3238 for ticket information or Sara at 454-0438.