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  • Hispanidad show is this Saturday

    Highlands University

    The 19th Annual New Mexico Highlands University Fiesta de la Hispanidad brings music and dance center stage at Ilfeld Auditorium this Saturday for this popular community celebration of Hispanic culture.

    Doors open at 5:45 p.m. Mariachi Cardenal Juvenil, directed by Martín Sena, starts the evening of entertainment with a pre-show performance from 6 to 6:30 p.m.

    The cost for the event is $5, and there will be free refreshments and door prizes.

  • In Brief - Local News - March 22, 2013

    Reward offered for suspect

    The Mora Independent School District sent a message to parents Tuesday notifying them that a reward is being offered for credible information that will assist law enforcement in their investigation into the bomb threat that interrupted mandatory state testing on Tuesday.

  • Jail Log - March 22, 2013

    The following individuals were booked into the San Miguel County Detention Center between March 12 and March 19:
    Joe Lucero, 18, possession, delivery or manufacture of drug paraphernalia, shoplifting
    Joseph Montaño, 26, failure to comply with conditions of release, aggravated battery
    William Valencia, 59, Mora Magistrate Court warrant
    Michael Valdez, 21, Adult Probation Office warrant, possession with intent to distribute marijuana, trafficking a controlled substance
    Raul Sanchez, 22, criminal trespass, shoplifting, larceny

  • Looking Back - March 22, 2013

    In 1963

    Tuesday, March 26 — An Air Force jet pilot has bought the Vegas Bowl, including the land on which it stands, and will take over active management of the alleys soon. Capt. Bob Schopfer, who is presently stationed at Hunter AFB, Savannah, has completed arrangements with Harold Stone of Phoenix and Bud Bartick for the control of the bowling center. The new owner will leave the Air Force in which he has been a pilot and instructor. He has recently been flying the KC-97s the large jet tankers which cruise thousands of miles.

  • Looking Ahead - News - March 22, 2013

    Easter egg hunt set for Saturday

    Las Vegas Dollies are hosting an Easter Egg Hunt and Kite Flying Fun event from noon to 1:30 p.m. this Saturday at the NMHU Golf Course. Special appearance by the Easter Bunny with musical entertainment by Against the Grain. Free and open to the public

  • Weather - March 22, 2013

    A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 55. East wind 5-10 mph, becoming southwest 15-20 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 30 mph. A 10 percent chance of snow showers at night. Partly cloudy, with a low around 29. Breezy, with a west wind 15-25 mph, with gusts as high as 35 mph.

  • Música de Amor recital Sunday at NMHU

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    The New Mexico Highlands University Department of Music presents Música de Amor, a recital of Spanish music at 3 p.m. on Sunday, March 24 in the Margaret Kennedy Alumni Hall, 905 University Ave. The cost is $5.

    Music professor Andre García-Nuthmann, a tenor vocalist, and guest vocal soloist José Daniel Apodaca, a baritone, will perform bolero music popular in Spain, Mexico, Cuba and elsewhere  in the 1930s and 1940s.

  • Thumbs: Our high country lowdown on the news - March 22, 2013

    THUMBS UP! FIESTA DE LA HISPANIDAD. It’s the show that everyone seems to look forward to this time of year. Fiesta de la Hispanidad is this Saturday at Ilfeld Auditorium.
    This is former Highlands professor Sara Harris’ 19th year organizing the spectacular event. Proceeds go into a scholarship fund for Highlands students.

  • Editorial Cartoon - March 22, 2013
  • Nuestra Historia - The two-hour break that saved Highlands

    On Monday, Feb. 6, 1893, Highlands University was born, only because John DeWitt Veeder and Felix Martinez were able to outmaneuver those who would have established only one normal school for the Territory, in Silver City, or none at all. It was a momentous day for Las Vegas, which would be forever transformed as the home of one of New Mexico’s early institutions of higher education.