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Today's News

  • Audit: department overbilled

    By Barry Massey
    Associated Press

    SANTA FE, N.M. — New Mexico’s prison system agency was overcharged by contractors and made nearly $4 million in questionable payments during former Gov. Bill Richardson’s administration, according to a state audit that found potential corruption in the handling of contracts.

  • In Brief

    From The Associated Press

    Veterinarians: keep pets inside

    SANTA FE, N.M.  — The New Mexico Veterinary Medical Association recommends that people keep their pets inside and close windows and doors as much as possible to limit exposure to smoke from wildfires.

    The group issued a statement Wednesday about potential health problems for animals because of smoke from a large wildfire in eastern Arizona.

  • Que Pasa - June 10, 2011

    TODAY HOY
    • Luna Community College is offering enhanced college credit summer programs for high school students and 2011 graduating seniors. For information, call 454-5377 or 1-800-588-7232 ext. 175. Registration is on-going through June 10.

  • Las Vegas native graduates

    The University of Michigan’s flagship campus celebrated its spring commencement today, awarding degrees to more than 3,000 bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral candidates.

  • Thumbs - Our high country lowdown on the news

    THUMBS DOWN! DISTURBING CHARGES. A Las Vegas couple was charged with child abuse after employees at the Red Lobster in Santa Fe called police concerned about the safety of a 5-month-old child they had with them. Steven G. Vigil, 32, and Linda M. Vigil, 29, were also charged with receiving or transferring a stolen vehicle after authorities discovered the car they are driving had been reported stolen.

  • Editorial Cartoon - June 10, 2011
  • Nuestra Historia - El Distrito de las Escuelas: The Jesuits

    In September 1874, five years after the arrival of the Sisters of Loretto, an order of Italian Jesuits from Naples came to  Las Vegas and established a private school for boys.  

  • Orgullo del Norte - Gettysburg of the West

    “If I owned Texas and Hell, I’d rent out Texas and live in Hell.”
    — Gen. Phillip H. Sheridan

    The Battle of Glorieta was not called the Gettysburg of the West because of the large number of casualties. It was compared to the Battle of Gettysburg because it just may have determined the outcome of the Civil War.

    Had the Confederates from Texas reached California, they would have had an entire coastline of blockade-free ports and all the gold they needed to finance their army.

  • Editorial Roundup

    The Lincoln (Neb.) Journal Star on ethanol energy policy (June 6) —  If Congress ever gets around to making the sort of spending cuts needed to put the country's finances on a sustainable path, the ethanol industry justifiably will be required to do its share.

    As critics have pointed out, the industry currently enjoys a rare trifecta of government support. It’s subsidized. Its use is mandated. It’s protected from foreign competition.

  • Graham, Sedillo: Scholar-Athletes

    Angella Graham and Cruz Sedillo, both New Mexico Highlands University senior athletes, are getting to close their undergraduate careers with a notable academic achievement.

    Graham and Sedillo are Highlands’ choices for Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Scholar-Athlete for 2010-11.

    The league office announced the full list of honorees this past Thursday.