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Today's News

  • Teacher evaluation system gets mixed reviews

    The Associated Press
    New Mexico school districts are giving mixed reviews on this year’s new teacher evaluations.
    Roswell Superintendent Tom Burris told The Albuquerque Journal that his school district only discovered a small percentage of its evaluations contained errors. That affected about 4 percent of its 700 teachers.
    “I thought (the switch to the new evaluations) went pretty well,” he said.

  • Looking Back - June 23, 2014

    In 1964

  • Looking ahead - News - June 23, 2014

    Synergy Fest
    10th Annual Synergy Fest, 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday, June 27 and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, June 28 at the Gene Torres Golf Course. Free and open to the public. For more information, visit www.synergyfest.com.

  • Weather - June 23, 2014

    Monday
    A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 81. North wind 5-10 mph, becoming southeast in the afternoon. A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms at night. Partly cloudy, with a low around 55.

    Tuesday
    A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 82. A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms at night. Partly cloudy, with a low around 54.

    Wednesday
    A 10 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 84.

  • Leippe to be recognized at NMHU summer reunion

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University
    Legendary Highlands University fine arts professor and renowned sculptor Harry Leippe will be honored at the Summer Alumni Reunion Friday.
    The distinguished emeritus professor and longtime Las Vegas resident will be recognized at the alumni dinner at 6 p.m. in the ballroom of the Student Union Building at the northwest corner of National Avenue and 8th Street.
    Leippe’s 28-year tenure at Highlands began in 1962, during the university’s visual arts renaissance.

  • QuÉ Pasa - June 23, 2014

    UPCOMING &
    ONGOING
    • New Mexico Highlands University swimming pool is offering swim lessons for children 4 and older starting June 30. The lessons run Monday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. for two weeks for the cost of $30 for eight lessons. Registration takes place on Monday, June 23 through Monday, July 10 before each session. If you have any questions, call the pool at 454-3073.

  • Include educators

    Gov. Susana Martinez has made it clear that she wants to reform New Mexico’s education system, and we applaud that goal.

    Having an effective education system is critical to so many quality of life issues, economic development being chief among them. So it makes sense that the governor and her administration are making education a top priority.

    But wanting to improve the education system in this state and actually doing it are two very different things.

  • Editorial Cartoon - June 23, 2014
  • Just a Thought - May the winds be always at your back

    By Rick Kraft

  • Train Robbers dip to fourth

    Dropping their second game in as many nights to begin a series at White Sands in Alamogordo, the Las Vegas Train Robbers sank to fourth place in the Pecos League Northern Division on Friday.

    It was the fourth consecutive loss for the Train Robbers and their sixth in seven games.

    Las Vegas is 12-22 under first-year manager D.J. Stinsman.

    White Sands is the last-place team in the Southern but actually owns a better record (15-21) than all but the top two clubs in the North (Santa Fe and Trinidad).