Today's News

  • FYI - Nov. 25, 2013

    Permits go on sale this week for cutting Christmas trees in the Santa Fe National Force. Federal officials said the permits will be available for cutting trees or digging up a live tree through Dec. 24. The cost is $10 for each tree up to 10 feet. An additional permit is needed for larger trees. Permits can be obtained at district offices,  Laguna Vista Quick Stop; and in Pecos at Griego’s Market and Pancho’s Minute Men station.

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  • Que Pasa - Nov. 25, 2013

    • New Mexico Parent Teacher Association and New Mexico Public Education Department Community Education Initiatives Forum, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 25 at room 100 in Sininger Hall on the NMHU campus. The forum is an open dialogue focussing on the state’s education initiatives.


  • Offices, schools and banks closing for Thanksgiving

    Below are some of the government agencies, banks and schools that will be closed on Monday in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday.

  • A life well lived

    As we get older we begin to ponder questions like whether the world is a better place because we are here.

    Judging by the outpouring of grief and the wonderful stories being shared, there is no doubt that educator and coach Mary Bustos made a huge difference in her short 51 years on this earth. Bustos, a West Las Vegas math teacher and head volleyball coach, died November 13 after battling a rare blood disease for nine months.

  • Editorial Cartoon - Nov. 25, 2013
  • Just a Thought - A special thank you to mom, dad

    By Rick Kraft

    As the holiday season approaches, we all have so much to be thankful for. At the top of the list is family. What a blessing it is to be able to spend time with family members.

    Between my wife, my children, my brother and sisters, my wife’s parents, and my extended family including in-laws, aunts, uncles, nephews, and nieces, I am most fortunate to be related to the entire clan. But in today’s column I want to share my thankfulness for my parents.

  • The Perfect Storm - Robertson freezes St. Mike’s win streak with 22-13 upset in 3A state football quarterfinals

    Breaking a win streak that had reached 23 games, the Robertson Cardinals stunned No. 1 St. Michael’s 22-13 on a frigid Saturday afternoon at Christian Brothers Athletic Complex in Santa Fe.

    Robertson’s ouster of the defending state champions set up a trip to Taos in the Class 3A state football semifinals this coming weekend.

  • NMHU runners 24th at nationals

    Boasting the first lineup consisting entirely of native New Mexicans ever to qualify for nationals, the New Mexico Highlands University men’s cross country team finished 24th of 32 schools in Saturday’s NCAA Division II national championships held in Spokane, Wash.

    The Cowboys landed two runners in the top 100 — Mora native Henrique Chavez and Rio Rancho’s Jesus Mendoza.

    Chavez, a senior All-Regional competitor in his final collegiate event, finished 88th in 32:03.9. Mendoza ran close behind, clocking a 32:13.1 to finish 98th.

  • Carr burns Lobos for 527 yards, 7 TDs

    The Associated Press

    FRESNO, Calif. — With the running game grounded because of injuries to its two leading rushers, New Mexico had no chance of keeping up with Derek Carr and Fresno State.

    Carr threw for 527 yards and a school-record seven touchdowns in his final regular-season home game to help the Bulldogs clinch a spot in the Mountain West title game with a 69-28 victory over New Mexico on Saturday.