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Today's News

  • Luna eases nepotism rules

    The Luna Community College Board of Trustees voted unanimously Friday night to exempt themselves from the school’s nepotism policy, a move that opens the door for the hiring of any of their relatives.

  • H.U. community greets provost

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    The New Mexico Highlands University campus community turned out to meet Teresita Aguilar, the university’s new provost and vice president of academic affairs, at a reception Feb. 6.

    The university’s Women Studies Program sponsored the reception for faculty, staff and students. Sociology professor Erika Derkus and history professor Kristie Ross co-direct the program.

  • State budget fails in House on tie vote

    By Barry Massey
    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — A $6.2 billion budget proposal failed in the House on a tie vote Friday as Republicans and Democrats clashed over education spending and school-improvement initiatives advocated by GOP Gov. Susana Martinez.

    Republicans were joined by one Democrat — Rep. Sandra Jeff of Crownpoint — in opposing the measure.

  • Alleged DUI driver facing 3 felonies

    Las Vegas Optic

    A 30-year-old Las Vegas woman was arrested and charged last week with driving drunk and three counts of felony child abuse after she crashed her vehicle into the Highlands University golf course last Monday evening, according to court documents.

    Police say Krystle R. Alarcon had her three young children — ranging in age from 2 to 5 — in the vehicle with her at the time of the accident.

    The children were transported to the hospital by ambulance and all were medically cleared and released to a family member.

  • Weather - Feb. 10, 2014

    Monday
    A slight chance of rain and snow. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 44. South wind 10-15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 10 percent. A 40 percent chance of snow at night. Cloudy, with a low around 16. Southeast wind 5-10 mph, becoming light and variable in the evening.

    Tuesday
    A 10 percent chance of snow. Partly sunny, with a high near 45. Southwest wind 5-15 mph. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 26.

    Wednesday
    Mostly sunny, with a high near 56. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 34.

  • In Brief - New Mexico - Feb. 10, 2014

    The Associated Press

    Ambulance hijacked

    ALBUQUERQUE — Authorities say an Albuquerque ambulance worker catching some sleep in the back of his vehicle woke up to find himself the victim of a carjacking.
    Police have arrested a man and a woman accused of driving off in the ambulance around 3 a.m. Saturday while it was parked outside Lovelace Medical Center in downtown Albuquerque.

  • Que Pasa - Feb. 10, 2014

    TODAYHOY

  • A step back in DWI fight

    Anyone in New Mexico who picks up a newspaper or watches television news knows that we have a major problem with repeat DWI drivers in this state.

    The list of repeat DWI drivers who have killed or maimed someone in New Mexico is long, and it grows by the day.

    That’s why it’s unfortunate that the House Transportation and Public Works Committee voted 5-2 last week to table a bill that would have imposed stiffer penalties on repeat DWI offenders, a move that one of the bill’s sponsors says effectively killed the legislation.

  • Program opens door for youth

    By Jon C. Boren

    NMSU Associate Dean

    While New Mexico State University’s Cooperative Extension Service is well known for providing research-based education in traditional areas like agriculture, nutrition and 4-H, Extension programs also bring powerful STEM and health-related educational programs each year to thousands of youth across New Mexico.

  • West’s depth overwhelms RHS

    The largest basketball crowd at Mike Marr Gym this winter witnessed a game effort from the host Cardinals, as well as a pretty decent clinic of hoops from the victorious West Las Vegas Dons on Saturday night.

    West won 88-54 to remain unbeaten in District 2-3A boys’ basketball this season under David Bustos. The Dons are 15-6 overall and 5-0 in 2-3A.

    Robertson (9-14, 2-3) saw its win streak end at two games. Manuel Romero’s group had won at Socorro 63-53 on Tuesday and at Pojoaque Valley 63-46 on Thursday.