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Today's News

  • Weather - June 24, 2011

    Friday
    Sunny, with a high near 95. West wind10-20 mph. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 60. West wind10-20 mph.

    Saturday
    Sunny and hot, with a high near 97. West wind 10-20 mph. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 59.

    Sunday
    Mostly sunny, with a high near 93. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 59.

    Monday
    Mostly sunny, with a high near 92. A 10 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms at night.

  • FYI - News

    Level III fire restrictions remain in place in San Miguel County. Under the restrictions, campfires, white gas stoves, open fires, controlled burning, charcoal grills and fireworks are prohibited. All Terrain vehicles without spark arresters and motorcycles and vehicles with catalytic converters are restricted to maintained roadways. Anyone found violating the restrictions could be fined up to $1,000.

  • 33,000 troops due to leave

    By Ben Feller and Julie Pace
    Associated Press

    WASHINGTON  — The U.S. military’s top officer told Congress on Thursday that President Barack Obama’s decision to withdraw up to 33,000 troops from Afghanistan by next summer is risky but keeps the U.S. and its allies on a path toward stabilizing the country.

  • Student receives scholarship

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    New Mexico Highlands University RN-BSN Program nursing student Felipe Baca was awarded a $2,500 scholarship from the Alta Vista Regional Hospital Auxiliary.

    Baca is the first RN-BSN student from Highlands to receive a scholarship from the Auxiliary since the nursing program was established at the university in 2008.

  • Que Pasa - June 24, 2011

    TODAY HOY

  • Thumbs - Our high country lowdown on the news`

    THUMBS DOWN! STILL BURNING ... Last week in this space we decried the wildfires burning in Arizona, Colorado and here in New Mexico, then, the next day, another one broke out even closer to home. The Pacheco Canyon fire just north of Santa Fe — and not too many miles west of Las Vegas — spread quickly, billowing smoke across the Santa Fe National Forest. By Monday morning, you could smell it in the Las Vegas air.

  • Nuestra Historia - Placitas grew with Las Vegas

    Soon after its founding in 1835, other settlements flourished around Las Vegas, the earliest of these along the Gallinas River south and east of our town.

    These placitas were self-sustaining villages and hamlets, whose early settlers farmed and ranched, many irrigating off the Gallinas River. Most had their own church and cemetery, many of which still exist, and several boasted a general store and, in later years, a post office.  

  • Orgullo del Norte - The Great Depression, traditions and culture

    “Tradition means giving votes to the most obscure of all classes, our ancestors. It is the democracy of the dead. Tradition refuses to submit to that arrogant oligarchy who merely happen to be walking around.”
    — G. K. Chesterton

    The stock market crashed on Oct. 29, 1929. This day became known as Black Tuesday. Wall Street executives and bankers were jumping to their deaths as the masses were being stripped of their savings.

  • Editorial Roundup

    Loveland (Colo.) Reporter-Herald on that state’s water law (June 18) — Colorado water law is well known for being idiosyncratic. Who can use what water, and when, confounds even the most experienced attorneys, sometimes.

  • Editorial Cartoon - June 24, 2011