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Today's News

  • Officials fix campaign spending glitch

    The Associated Press
    New Mexico’s top elections officials say a glitch in the state’s electronic campaign finance reporting system has been fixed.

    Ken Ortiz with the secretary of state’s office said Thursday the vendor corrected the problem after it was brought to the agency’s attention the day before by one of the candidates running for secretary of state.

    Ortiz said the software was using the occupation of the individual or business listed in the expense report rather than the purpose of the expenditure.

  • Jail Log - Aug. 12, 2016

    The following individuals were booked into the San Miguel County Detention Center between Aug. 3 and Aug. 9:
    Phillip Lucero, 31, four-day commitment. San Miguel Magistrate Court
    Ralph Lovato, 22, failure to pay child support. San Miguel Magistrate Court
    Matthew Trujillo, 28, bench warrant: aggravated battery, negligent use of a deadly weapon, Mora
    Dolores Jacquez, 27, bench warrant: failure to appear, District Court/San Miguel Magistrate Court
    Kalvin Dimas, 21, bench warrant: expired registration, San Miguel Magistrate Court

  • Trump stands by false claim that Obama founded the Islamic State

    By Josh Lederman
    The Associated Press

    MIAMI — Donald Trump repeatedly accused President Barack Obama of founding the Islamic State group on Thursday, refusing to take back a patently false allegation even when questioned about the logic of his position.

  • Weather - Aug. 12, 2016

    Friday

    HIGH 83° / LOW 54°
    Scattered showers and thunderstorms, mainly after noon. Partly sunny, with a high near 83. Northeast wind 10 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50%.
    SUNRISE…SUNSET
    6:18 a.m. to 7:53 p.m.

    Saturday

    HIGH 74° / LOW 52°
    A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 74. East wind around 10 mph.
    SUNRISE…SUNSET
    6:19 a.m. to 7:52 p.m.

    Sunday

  • Looking Back - Aug. 12, 2016

    In 1966
    Wednesday, Aug. 3, 1966 — (Photo) Hard at work evaluating textbooks to be used during the coming year in the Mora School System are Mrs. Mary V. Walck, Ojo Feliz; Mrs. Agatha Aragon, Las Vegas; Mrs. Estella Aragon, LeDoux; and Mrs. Ruth McFate Fort. The teachers are participants in the Mora Reading Institute being conducted on Highlands University campus this summer. The instructors for the course are Mrs. Dorothy Beckett and Charles May.

  • HU dean helps author early childhood textbook

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    The Highlands University School of Education dean edited a textbook that will give teachers new tools for improving early childhood mathematics and language education.

    Education Dean Lora Bailey edited Implementing a Standards-Based Curriculum in the Early Childhood Classroom and also authored a chapter in the book about helping young learners build vocabulary.

    The Taylor-Francis Group, a higher education publisher, will release the textbook in 2017.

  • Que Pasa - Aug. 12, 2016

    8.12.2016
    FRIDAY

    8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
    The San Miguel/Mora County Fair will take place until to Saturday, Aug. 13 at the fairgrounds located just north of Las Vegas. Friday’s events start at 8 a.m. with a pig show followed by goats, lambs, steers and heifers. A horse show is scheduled for 4 p.m. followed by a watermelon-eating contest at 6 p.m. and wrapping up Saturday’s events is a branding iron social at 7 p.m. There is no charge to attend the fair on Friday. For more information, call 575-760-0169 or 505-652-8419.

  • Thumbs: Our high country lowdown on the news - Aug. 10, 2016

    THUMBS DOWN! CHASE ENDS WITH GUNFIRE
    A 52-year -old man is facing multiple felonies after he allegedly carjacked someone near San Felipe casino and then led a state police officer on a chase on northbound Interstate 25. William Wilson was shot by the officer in San Miguel County. His gunshot wound isn’t life-threatening. It’s a blessing that no one else was injured or killed. Wilson deserves his day in court, but if he is found guilty, the judge presiding over his case should throw the book at him.

    THUMBS UP! NMHU EXHIBIT ENGAGES THE SENSES

  • Editorial Cartoon - Aug. 12, 2016
  • Dispatch New Mexico - Gary Johnson’s presidential bid gaining momentum

    Gary Johnson’s 15 minutes of fame has finally arrived.

    The former New Mexico governor and current Libertarian Party candidate for president is getting some attention by the national media as an alternative to Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. Polls are showing, and have been for some time now, that the majority of Americans don’t like Clinton or Trump, and Johnson’s subtle but important rise in the polls suggests that he, more so than Green Party candidate Jill Stein, is a legitimate third choice.