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Today's News

  • LCC’s welding program taking steps forward

    By Jesse Gallegos
    Luna Community College

    The Luna Community College welding program has been upgrading curriculum and technology in efforts to keep up with the growing industry, said Luna Community College Vocational Director Gary Martinez, who has been overseeing the trades area for the last four years.

  • Que Pasa - March 14, 2014

    SATURDAY
    SÁBADO
    • El Creston Mutual Domestic Water Consumer’s Association Annual Meeting, 5 p.m. on Saturday, March 15 at Sheridan Fire Station on the Ojitos Frios Road. Everyone is welcome. For questions or further information, email Lupita Gonzales at lupitagonzales2002@yahoo.com.
    • Las Vegas First Independent Business Alliance Eighth Annual St. Patrick’s Day Dinner, 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday, March 15 at Hillcrest Restaurant’s Flamingo Room. Tickets are $15 per person.

    SUNDAY
    DOMINGO

  • Thumbs Our high country lowdown on the news - March 14, 2014

    THUMBS UP! NEW LEADERSHIP AT ALTA VISTA
    We’re glad to see that Alta Vista Regional Hospital moved quickly to fill its top position. The hospital announced last week that Chris Wolf is Alta Vista’ new chief executive officer. Wolf has impressive credentials. He previously served as CEO of Payson Regional Medical Center in Payson, Ariz, a position he held since 2002. We welcome Wolf to the community.

    THUMBS DOWN! CAMPOS ACCEPTS EXTENSION

  • Nuestra Historia - New regents faced agonizing choice
  • Editorial Roundup - March 14, 2014

    Compiled by The Associated Press
    The Augusta (Ga.) Chronicle on 100-year checkup (March 9):
    Audits are a fundamental tool to hold government and quasi-government entities accountable.
    Without thorough examination by independent parties, citizens would have to rely on the agency’s word that its operations and accounting are above-board.
    When it comes to the activities of the Federal Reserve, the nation’s central bank, verbal assurances just aren’t good enough.

  • Editorial Cartoon - March 14, 2014
  • Searchers scour gas explosion rubble

    By Verena Dobnik
    The Associated Press

    NEW YORK — Rescuers working amid cold, gusty winds and billowing smoke pulled four additional bodies overnight from the rubble of two Manhattan apartment buildings, as the death toll rose Thursday to at least seven from a gas leak-triggered explosion that reduced the area to a pile of smashed bricks, splinters and mangled metal.

  • Ex-cop also texted in movie theater

    By Tamara Lush
    The Associated Press

    DADE CITY, Fla. — A former police officer accused of killing a man in a movie theater during a dispute over texting had used his own phone to send a message to his son moments before the incident, according to documents released Thursday by Florida prosecutors.

  • HU students design cultural center exhibit

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    Two New Mexico Highlands University media arts students designed the Getting Up Pa’L Pueblo exhibit that opened late last month to acclaim at the National Hispanic Cultural Center in Albuquerque.

    The exhibit features woodblock prints and stencils created by the Assembly of Revolutionary Artists of Oaxaca or ASARO, a contemporary artists collective in southern Mexico. The University of New Mexico owns the ASARO art collection featured in the exhibit.

  • Mora County Notebook - Watershed Alliance conducts study

    The Mora Watershed Alliance began the three-part study of the Mora Watershed Threats and Opportunities earlier this month. Edward A. Martinez, an associate professor at New Mexico Highlands University in the Department of Natural Resources, Watershed Management class were present. They will study the data collected and report their findings at the last class in May.
    About 40 people participated in the study held at the Buena Vista Fire Department.