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Today's News

  • Golden anniversary
  • Que Pasa - March 7, 2014

    TODAY HOY
    • Public Hearing on San Miguel County Planning & Zoning Department’s revisions to proposed ordinance to regulate gas/oil operations in San Miguel County, 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday, March 7 at the County Commission Chambers in the county courthouse at 500 W. National Avenue.

  • NMHU Sigma Xi chapter recognized for excellence

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    The New Mexico Highlands University Sigma Xi Chapter was named one of the top chapters in the world for this honorary research society.

    The university’s chapter was tapped for the Sigma Xi Chapter of Excellence award, an honor earned by only two-to-three percent of the organization’s global network of more than 520 chapters in 100 countries.

  • Chief to release curriculum

    By Russell Contreras
    The Associated Press

    ALBUQUERQUE — New proposed state police training material that critics say gives officers more leeway to use deadly force will be released to the public next week, New Mexico Police Chief Pete Kassetas said Wednesday.

    In an interview with The Associated Press, Kassetas said drafts of the New Mexico Law Enforcement Academy curriculum will be made available as soon as officials get them ready. The creator of the curriculum originally said he’d rather burn the materials than release them.

  • In Brief - New Mexico - March 7, 2014

    The Associated Press

    State lifts maintenance tax
    SANTA FE — New Mexico will no longer tax parts and labor for maintaining aircraft under a measure that Gov. Susana Martinez has signed into law.
    The governor said Thursday in Santa Teresa that the tax break, which takes effect in July, will help keep aircraft owners from having repairs and maintenance performed by shops in neighboring tax-free states, including Texas, Colorado and Arizona.

  • Thumbs Our high country lowdown on the news - March 7, 2014

    THUMBS UP! A WELL-RUN ELECTION

  • Editorial Cartoon - March 7, 2014
  • Nuestra Historia - Martinez and King strike deal for HU regents

    By Jesus L. Lopez

    It would happen over a firm handshake between two politicians. One wanted to be governor of New Mexico, the other wanted sweeping change at Highlands University, and each would achieve his goal.

  • Editorial Roundup - March 7, 2014

    Compiled by The Associated Press

    The Denver Post on the Keystone XL pipeline (March 3):
    It may be the most overhyped controversy of the past few years: to build or not to build the Keystone XL pipeline.
    Those in favor of the proposed 1,700-mile pipeline from Canada to the Gulf Coast to transport oil from the Alberta tar sands have sometimes exaggerated the project’s potential for economic development, and particularly new jobs.
    Those who oppose the project have exaggerated its potential impact on the environment.

  • Mora County Notebook - As the winds blow in Chacon

    The strong winds recently blew a barn down and scattered the parts all over. It is now just a pile of rubble as all of the pieces have been gathered up and put in a pile by some of the family.

    They did not want the boards to destroy other property as they blew around in the strong winds.