Today's News

  • Let the festivities begin!
  • ARMAS wins White House honors

    By Sean Weaver
    Highlands University
    A New Mexico Highlands program designed to increase the number of Hispanic students earning a bachelor of science degree received recognition from the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics.
    ARMAS, or Achieving in Research, Math and Science, has helped more than 1,100 students since its start in 2009. Fifty-four percent of the students ARMAS serves are Hispanic.

  • In Brief 9-23-15

    The Associated Press
    Obesity rates up slightly in NM
    New government data show that in most states, the rate of adult obesity is not moving.
    Results from a telephone survey show obesity rates stayed about the same in 45 states last year. There were small increases in Kansas, Minnesota, New Mexico, Ohio and Utah.
    Some experts said they are glad, overall, that obesity rates aren’t getting worse.

  • Experts clash over teacher eval system

    The Associated Press
    Two experts have given different views on New Mexico’s teacher evaluation system amid a challenge from two unions to scrap it.
    Arizona State University professor Audrey Amrein-Beardsley testified Monday that student test scores have not been proven effective in gauging whether teachers should receive bonus pay or face disciplinary action.

  • Pope Francis heads for U.S.

    By Nicole Winfield
    and Rachel Zoll
    The Associated Press
    Pope Francis headed for Washington on Tuesday for the first visit of his life to the United States, bringing his “church of the poor” to the world’s wealthiest superpower and a country polarized over issues closest to his heart: immigration, social injustice and economic inequality.

  • Looking Back-9-23-15

    Monday, Sept. 20, 1965 — The freshman class at Highlands University this fall is the largest in the history of the institution, according to James H. Elliott, registrar and director of admissions. Tentative and incomplete admission figures show that during the first week of registration, there are 628 freshmen on campus, an increase of 28 percent over the 1964 class. Other classes also show substantial gains: sophomores are up 18.6 percent; juniors, 23 percent; seniors 7 percent. Over 1,450 students are registered, compared to 1,322 in 1964.

  • Monarch madness
  • Noticias 9-23-15

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    n Casa de Samaritan Homeless Shelter at 716 Grand Ave. is operating every night, providing meals, laundry and hot showers from 6 to 8:30 p.m. The shelter is open for overnight stays Nov. 1 to March 31. The Thrift Store, at Seventh and Legion, offers vouchers for clothing. Samaritan House offers a food pantry distribution every second and fifth Wednesday. Applications for rental services for those who may qualify are available call 454-1390.

  • Que Pasa 9-23-15

    10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.
    Carnegie Library Story Time takes place in the children’s area of library. This week’s book is “Wangari’s Trees of Peace” by Jeanette Winter. All programs are free and open to the public.

    1:30 p.m.

  • Absentee officials

    Imagine a job where you’re paid top dollar, and you continue to receive your paychecks regardless of whether you show up for work.
    New Mexico elected officials don’t have to imagine it because that’s exactly the kind of jobs they have. It’s particularly troubling because elected officials tend to be among the highest paid individuals in our state.