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  • Weather - June 17, 2011

    Friday
    Sunny, with a high near 89. Breezy, with a west wind 20-25 mph,, with gusts as high as 35 mph. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 54. West wind 10-20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.

    Saturday
    Sunny, with a high near 89. Breezy, with a west wind 10-15 mph, increasing to 20-25 mph. Winds could gust as high as 35 mph. Partly cloudy and windy at night, with a low around 57.

    Sunday

  • FYI - News

     Health officials are warning residents that smoke from wildfires is resulting in poor air quality conditions, according to The Associated Press. Smoke from the Wallow fire burning in eastern Arizona and western New Mexico is  expected to drift to the northeast over the next two days. People with heart or lung disease, older adults and children should reduce prolonged or heavy exertion in the areas affected by the smoke.

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  • Que Pasa - June 17, 2011

    SATURDAY SÁBADO
    • Clay and Bronze exhibition featuring art works by Paul Volckening and Harry Leippe, runs through July 27. There is an artist reception from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday, June 18 at the Ray Drew Gallery on the first floor of Donnelly Library. For more information, call Bob Read at 454-3338.

  • Editorial Cartoon - June 17, 2011
  • Thumbs - Our high country lowdown on the news

    THUMBS DOWN! HOT SPOTS ALL OVER. The fire in Arizona that we’ve been breathing and the one near Raton that led to the Zia gas-line shutoff are the two most pressing examples, but they’re only part of a super-intense wildfire season. The acreage burned so far this season is more than twice the 20-year average for New Mexico, and it’s not showing signs of letting up.

  • Nuestra Historia - The Jesuit College — Part II

    Instruction at the Jesuit College was offered concurrently in both Spanish and English, perhaps making the school one of the first in the country to establish a bilingual curriculum.  

  • Orgullo del Norte -Statehood and the Spanish-American War

    “A patriot must always be ready to defend his country against his government.”
    — Edward Abbey

    When the American Revolution took place, a large group of people declared war on their home country, their own government, and their fellow countrymen. All those who took up arms against Britain were not called traitors or rebels; they were called “patriots.” This act set the historical bar for what it means to be a patriot.

  • Editorial Roundup

    The Oklahoman, Oklahoma City, on states trying to consolidate agencies (June 13) — Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin spent time during the 2011 legislative session asking lawmakers to approve cost-saving consolidation measures. She wasn’t alone. A number of governors took the same course this year as they sought to deal with budgets considerably smaller than in years past. As was the case in Oklahoma, results were mixed. ...

  • NMAA chief Tripp to leave post

    Gary Tripp, a Las Vegas native, has announced he is stepping down from his position as executive director of the New Mexico Activities Association, the organization that governs sports and a number of other extracurricular activities in high schools across the state.

    Tripp, who succeeded Dan Salzwedel in March 2004, said his planned departure is effective at the conclusion of the 2011-12 school year.