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Today's News

  • Looking Ahead: Sports, April 8-10

    SUNDAY (April 8)
    Baseball

    • Albuquerque Isotopes at Salt Lake Bees, 1:05 p.m., Salt Lake City
    • NMHU at CSU-Pueblo, noon, Pueblo, Colo.
    Soccer
    • Las Vegas Youth Soccer League games, 1:30 and 3 p.m., UWC campus, Montezuma
    Softball
    • NMHU at Fort Lewis (DH), 11 a.m., Durango, Colo.

    MONDAY
    Baseball

    • Albuquerque Isotopes at Salt Lake Bees, 12:05 p.m., Salt Lake City

  • Middle ground

    All is in ready mode — thriving, growing and vibrant — in the 60-foot greenhouse located since 2005 at the closed Memorial Middle School building.

    There are rows of strawberry and raspberry plants; amaryllis and pink and red geraniums show off their bold colors among the sea of green. The green cabbage thrusts its big leaves out from its pot, and grafted apples await transplanting. Even the worms in the three big bins continue munching biodegradable material into nutrient-rich fertilizer. 

  • Voters warm to idea of paying lawmakers

    The Associated Press
    SANTA FE  — Voters in New Mexico may be warming to the idea of professionalizing the nation’s only unsalaried Legislature.

    A poll commissioned by the watchdog group Common Cause found that just over half of registered voters statewide support paying state lawmakers a yearly salary so that they can focus more on public service and less other employment.

  • Qué Pasa, Friday, April 6, 2018

    Friday-Saturday, April 6-7
    The AAUW Annual Spring Used Book Sale will be held at Sala de Madrid on the Highlands University campus at Eighth and University. The sale is from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday. Proceeds support scholarships for Highlands women and AAUW-sponsored educational programs.

    Friday, April 6

  • Thumbs: Our high country lowdown on the news, April 6, 2018

    THUMBS DOWN: SLOW DOWN FOR PILGRIMAGE
    Folks who’ve lived in New Mexico their entire lives know there are pilgrimages in the spring. Whether it’s the walk to Chimayo or one of the more local pilgrimages, even the drivers who know the least about the specific tradition know there are walkers by the side of local roads during Holy Week, and that these walkers require driving slower and more caution than usual.

  • Confessions of a neurotic media consumer

    I’ve been about three months without television and it’s made my life quieter. Couple that with the fact that I hardly ever get on Facebook anymore and I’m a veritable hermit.

    Sorry, friends, but I got tired of social media years ago. I keep a presence out there, and I check to see what’s up with friends from time to time, but I don’t really contribute to the social media conversation out there anymore.

  • Editorial cartoon, Friday, April 6, 2018

    Editorial cartoon, Friday, April 6, 2018.

  • County attorney, others wrap up testimony in water use hearings

    San Miguel County’s attorney made many trips to Santa Fe last month for a particular case.

  • Highlands track ranked 14th in nation

    Just two weeks into the outdoor track and field season, the New Mexico Highlands University women’s track and field squad is back knocking on a top-10 national ranking.

    The Cowgirls entered the NCAA rankings at No. 14 after a solid meet at the Spank Blasing Open on March 31. In that meet, three NMHU women produce marks putting them among the top four nationally in their event.

    The Cowgirls moved up 44 spots from last week and have now been ranked among the top 15 in the nation in each of the last six seasons.

  • Prep roundup: Just plain stingy

    Brandon Lucero limited West Las Vegas to two hits and a walk (with two late hit-by-pitch reaches) on his way to an 11-0 complete-game shutout Tuesday, and the host Cardinals improved to 12-1 overall and 2-0 in District 2-4A baseball.

    A few miscues proved costly for the Dons (6-7, 0-3).

    After Zach Jordan’s double to lead off the RHS half of the first, WLV pitcher James Archuleta was able to get the next two batters out. But Jordan ended up scoring on a passed ball, and it was 1-0 Robertson.