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  • Weather - April 4, 2014

    Friday
    Mostly sunny, with a high near 56. Breezy, with a south wind 5-15 mph, increasing to 15-25 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 35 mph. Mostly cloudy at night, with a low around 30. Breezy, with a south wind 20-25 mph, decreasing to 10-15 mph after midnight.

    Saturday
    Isolated showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 57. South wind 10-15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20 percent. A 20 percent chance of snow showers at night. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 29.

    Sunday

  • Jail Log - April 4, 2014

    The following individuals were booked into the San Miguel County Detention Center between March 23 and March 28.

  • Thumbs Our high country lowdown on the news - April 4, 2014

    THUMBS UP! WELCOMING LOCAL KIDS

  • Editorial Cartoon - April 4, 2014
  • Nuestra Historia - San Miguel was Port of Entry to New Mexico

    By Jesus L. Lopez

    For the Optic

  • Editorial Roundup - April 4, 2014

    Compiled by The Associated Press

    The Dallas Morning News on religious freedom challenge to Affordable Care Act (March 30).

    Religious freedom is a personal freedom, not an employer choice
    It is hard to imagine anyone, from conservative to liberal, who would want their employer’s religious beliefs imposed on their workforce or insurance coverage. Religious freedom is a personal freedom, not an employer choice.

  • Army: Gunman showed no previous violence

    By Paul J. Weber and Will Weissert
    The Associated Press

    FORT HOOD, Texas — The soldier who killed three people before committing suicide in an attack on the same Texas military base where more than a dozen people were slain in 2009 had shown no recent risks of violence, authorities said Thursday.

    The shooter, identified as Ivan Lopez by Texas Rep. Michael McCaul, chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, opened fire at Fort Hood on Wednesday afternoon. He wounded more than a dozen others.

  • Educational adventure - Highlands students to present on home countries

    A small glimpse of Pakistan will be available for the public on Monday. New Mexico Highlands University students Ejaz Karim and Yawar Hayat Kuan, both of Pakistan, will host an information session about their home country as part of a give back portion of The Global Undergraduate Exchange Program sponsored by the U.S. Department of State.

  • H.U. singers to present Dido and Aeneas opera

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    The New Mexico Highlands University Madrigal Choir presents a production of the Dido and Aeneas opera at 3 p.m. Sunday in Ilfeld Auditorium, 900 University Ave.

    Dido and Aeneas is a tragic opera written by Baroque era English composer Henry Purcell that was performed for the first time in 1688. It tells the stormy love story of Dido, Queen of Carthage, and the Trojan hero Aeneas.

  • Que Pasa - April 4, 2014

    SATURDAY
    SÁBADO
    • Habitat for Humanity Spring Blossom Fair, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, April 5 at Sala de Madrid on the NMHU campus. Spaces are available. Contact Inez Gallegos-Lujan at 454-4434 or 505-652-6973 for more information.

    SUNDAY
    DOMINGO
    • The New Mexico Highlands University Madrigal Choir’s production of the Dido and Aeneas opera at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 6 at Ilfeld Auditorium. Tickets are $5 each.