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Today's News

  • Cartels using rural counties

    From The Associated Press

    ESTANCIA — Officials say smaller, rural New Mexico counties are becoming staging areas for Mexican drug cartels because of their major interstate highways and back roads.

    KRQE-TV reports that New Mexico sheriffs recently heard about the increased cartel activities at a conference near the U.S.-Mexico border.

  • NMHU professor presents at composer’s workshop

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    New Mexico Highlands University music professor Tatiana Grecic Dutoit presented a composer’s workshop at the 10th Annual Hawaii University International Conference on Arts and Humanities earlier this month.

    Academics and professionals from more than 30 countries gathered for the arts and humanities conference.

  • Que Pasa - Feb. 10, 2012

    TODAY HOY
    • Barter Hours will have an introductory discussion starting at 9 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 10, at Mary Ann's Famous Burritos. Anyone interested in finding out about the Barter Hours Organization is welcome. Also, come to share your ideas about how bartering can benefit the community. Call Dianne Lindsay 426-1468 for questions.

  • Thumbs - Our high country lowdown on the news

    THUMBS DOWN! TRAGEDIES ON OUR STREETS. On Friday, a Mora resident lost his life in a two-vehicle collision at Grand and Lincoln avenues. The driver of the vehicle he was in, who was injured in the crash, was arrested on suspicion of driving while intoxicated.

    Reportedly, he ran a stop sign directly into the path of a southbound pickup truck, injuring two others in the process.

    That same day, a familiar pair on our city streets were struck by a car.

  • Editorial Cartoons - Feb. 10, 2012
  • Nuestra Historia - Lamy ends leadership of Hispanic clergy

    The little priest from old Albuquerque, who could neither speak nor understand English, won the election to become the Territory’s delegate to Congress in 1853. When he arrived in Washington, Padre José Manuel Gallegos requested an interpreter, a gesture truly symbolic of the great divide between New Mexico and its new American sovereign.

  • Editorial Roundup - Excerpts from editorials around the nation

    The Globe and Mail, Toronto, on Canadian law and HIV (Feb. 7) — At the heart of the HIV disclosure case before the Supreme Court of Canada is the notion that those infected have a right to privacy and autonomy, a right that manifests itself in not having to tell a prospective sex partner that they have HIV: If the infected individuals are receiving effective treatment or if they use a condom, it’s their right to remain, as it were, silent.

  • Cowgirls crack NCAA top 10

    For the first time in program history, the New Mexico Highlands University women's track and field program is ranked among the top 10 teams in the nation.

    The Cowgirls moved from No. 11 to No. 9 in the newest rankings released Tuesday by the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association.

  • District wrestling Friday at Marr

    Robertson High School’s Mike Marr Gym will be the setting for this year’s District 2 wrestling tournament on Friday, Feb. 10.

    First matches are set for 3 p.m.

    The district includes local schools RHS and West Las Vegas, along with Pecos, Taos and Tucumcari.

    Top individual finishers — and top four teams — move on to the state tournament Feb. 17-18 at the Santa Ana Star Center in Rio Rancho.

  • State polls: Seven area teams ranked

    Several area basketball teams continue to enjoy top-10 rankings by the New Mexico High School Coaches Association.

    Mora remains No. 2 in Class 2A girls’ hoops. Mark Cassidy’s Rangerettes nabbed 85 points and three first-place votes. Texico got 95 and seven.

    Pecos is 10th in the classification.