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Today's News

  • Technology tested at White Sands

    The Associated Press
    LAS CRUCES — Some 3,800 Fort Bliss troops have descended upon White Sands Missile Range with orders to carry out a massive test of cutting-edge technology that could soon find its way into the hands of American soldiers on the battlefield. The devices include smartphones to monitor soldiers' positions, map out areas or locations of the enemy and send real-time reports to higher-ups.

  • Looking Back - Nov. 18, 2011

    In 1911

    Wednesday, Nov. 15 — At the annual meeting of the Commercial club of Las Vegas held last night in the spacious club rooms in the Masonic Temple, W.J. Lucas was re-elected to the office of president for the fourth consecutive term, and W.E. Gortner was chosen to succeed M.W. Browne in the office of vice president. Following this occurred the election of ten directors. John D. Hess, secretary of the club, in his report of the condition of the organization stated that the debt on the club is gradually being reduced...

  • Weather - Nov. 18, 2011

    Friday
    Mostly sunny, with a high near 63. West wind 15-20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 33. West wind around 15 mph.

    Saturday
    Mostly sunny, with a high near 58. Windy, with a west wind  20-30 mph and gusts as high as 40 mph. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 30.

    Sunday
    Mostly sunny, with a high near 55. Mostly cloudy at night, with a low around 33.

  • FYI - News - Nov. 18, 2011

    The San Miguel County Commission has designating today, Nov. 18, as Wear Your Pearls Day in an effort to bring attention to November being lung cancer awareness month. The county is holding a walk in support of New Mexicans with lung cancer, beginning at 3 p.m. today at the new county bike path on Cinder Road.

  • Fundraising being investigated

    By Barry Massey
    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — A federal grand jury is investigating whether former Gov. Bill Richardson violated campaign finance laws during his unsuccessful bid for the 2008 Democratic presidential nomination by raising money to settle a threatened lawsuit by a woman who worked in state government, the Albuquerque Journal reported Wednesday.

    The Journal attributed its report to unnamed lawyers who said the grand jury has been hearing testimony in Albuquerque since at least September.

  • In Brief - News - Nov. 18, 2011

    From The Associated Press

    State OKs bond sales for projects
    SANTA FE — The state Board of Finance says it is netting a nearly historic low rate on bonds to finance almost $51 million in capital improvements across New Mexico.

    The board on Tuesday accepted bids from JP Morgan Securities that provide for a “true interest cost” of 1.68 percent on state bonds backed by severance tax revenues.

  • Regulators consider disclosure rule

    By Susan Montoya Bryan
    The Associated Press

    ALBUQUERQUE — New Mexico oil and natural gas producers would be required to disclose the fluids used in hydraulic fracturing operations under a proposal pending before the state Oil Conservation Commission.

    A public hearing before the commission started Thursday in Santa Fe.

  • Thumbs - Our high country lowdown on the news

    THUMBS DOWN! POLITICAL WINDS SHIFT. Las Vegas City Council member Andrew Feldman is ready to hang it up. Fellow councilor Diane Moore is too. Neither will seek re-election next year, and Feldman, who announced last summer his intention to run for mayor, has decided not to run for that position either.

  • Editorial Cartoon - Nov. 18, 2011
  • Nuestra Historia - Highlands’ Eyring left office in his chair

    We conclude our myth, legend or fact series with the bizarre departure of a Highlands University president 60 years ago.

    On Nov. 23, 1951, the Highlands University board of regents fired university president Edward Eyring, who had served in that position since 1939. Eyring had apparently served well for more than a decade, but in the last year had become erratic, according to the board.