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Today's News

  • Looking Ahead - Dec. 5, 2011

    SynergyFest planning meeting is Wednesday

    The first planning meeting for the ninth Annual SynergyFest will be at 5:15 p.m. this Wednesday, Dec. 7, at the New Mexico Highlands University Donnelly Library room 325. For more information, call Cheryl Zebrowski at 718-6932.

  • Weather - Dec. 5, 2011

    Monday
    Snow; could be heavy at times. High near 17. East wind 10-15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80 percent. New snow accumulation of 3-7 inches possible. A 50 percent chance of snow showers at night, with a low around 2. Wind chill values as low as -5. East wind 5-10 mph.

    Tuesday
    A 20 percent chance of snow showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 20. East wind around 5 mph becoming south. Mostly clear Tuesday night, with a low around 3.

    Wednesday

  • Bear badge achievement
  • HU’s Sigma Xi chapter wins award for research program

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    The New Mexico Highlands’ Sigma Xi chapter earned a program award for its Student Research Fund, making it one of only seven chapters worldwide to receive this honor in 2011.

    Sigma Xi is an honorary scientific research society with 522 chapters in more than 100 countries.

    The Highlands chapter has a long track record of being named for program awards and other honors, such as the 2007 – 2008 Certificate of Excellence awarded for exceptional chapter activity.

  • Que Pasa - Dec. 5, 2011

    UPCOMING & ONGOING
    EL PORVENIR

    • First planning meeting for the 9th annual SynergyFest, 5:15 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 7 at the NMHU Donnelly Library, Room 325. For more information, call Cheryl Zebrowski at 718-6932.

  • Noticias - Dec. 5, 2011

    Submit your calendar items and notices to mlopez@lasvegasoptic.
    com

    • Las Vegas Cub Scouts Pack 60 has begun its annual popcorn sales. Cub Scouts is a nonprofit organization that uses the proceeds as a fundraiser. Cub Scouting promotes a boy’s character, citizenship and fitness in a positive and educational manner. To purchase popcorn or for more information, call Ida Sue at 617-0849.

  • Highlands’ mixed bag

    The latest Performance Effectiveness Report — a report card of sorts for the state’s universities — is a mixed bag of good news and bad news for Highlands University. It points to some things that the school is doing right, and to places where improvements need to occur.

  • Editorial Cartoon - Dec. 5, 2011
  • Publisher's Note: Perspectives

    Maybe it started with Mark Twain’s “The Prince and the Pauper,” the tale of a couple of look-alikes who inadvertently switched identities so that the prince became a pauper and the pauper a prince.

  • RHS boys debut in Taos tourney

    Robertson boys’ basketball is back for a promising winter season, and the Cardinals split their first two games at the Taos Invitational before having to forfeit the third-place game due to bad weather.

    The Cardinals routed the Escalante Lobos 80-45 on Thursday in their season debut under head coach David Bustos.

    Senior guard Dalan Abreu accounted for a game-high 15 points and was one of three Cardinals in double digits. Josh Brito provided the other significant backcourt punch, collecting 14 points and 10 assists. And Ryan Tafoya had 13 points.