Today's News

  • Wedding Bells
  • Que Pasa - August 8, 2012

    • Story Time at Carnegie Library, 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 8, in the children’s area of the public library. This week’s book is “What To Do If An Elephant Stands On Your Foot” by Michelle Robinson.Free and open to the public.


  • Droughts and denials

    It may not be in dictionaries yet, but there’s a word combination being used these days to explain an increasingly common weather condition — “flash drought.” It’s being used by the media and climatologists alike to describe the current drought hitting the Midwest in particular, because this dry spell arrived in a matter of weeks and quickly destroyed an otherwise promising growing season.

  • Editorial Cartoon - August 8, 2012
  • Work of Art - Can you find another?

    Teaching an honors course in Cuba, N.M., I had the pleasure of being surrounded by some extraordinarily perceptive students. There’s no particular reason why Cuba, of all places, would have had such a bumper crop of bright students; it must have just happened.

  • Makwa demands retraction

    An attorney representing the construction company that had been overseeing the building of the New Mexico Highlands University student center until regents fired it is demanding that a regent retract statements he made about the company.

    Ross Crown, the attorney representing Makwa Builders LLC, sent a letter to Highlands attorneys late last month containing the demands and putting the university on notice that Makwa may pursue legal remedies if its demands aren’t met.

  • Preparing for a crisis - County stages mock disaster

    By Brett J. Phelps
    Las Vegas Optic

    On Interstate 25 north of Las Vegas a semi-truck carrying hazardous household chemicals crashes into a school bus full of teenagers returning from a summer basketball camp.

  • Highlands loses popular program

    A popular New Mexico Highlands University program that exposed thousands of low income students to college has lost its federal funding and been terminated.

    The four-year grant ended on Dec. 30, 2011, meaning that it didn’t offer programs to students this calendar year.

  • $600M generated for schools, hospitals

    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — The New Mexico Land Office says it has earned more than $650 million from state trust lands in the most recent fiscal year.

    The New Mexico Behavioral Health Institute in Las Vegas is the beneficiary of nearly $3 million, while New Mexico Highlands University will get $263,000.

  • Loughner would get life in shooting

    By Paul Davenport
    and Pete Yost
    The Associated Press

    PHOENIX — A possible plea deal in the deadly Tucson shootings that wounded then-U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords would send Jared Lee Loughner to prison for the rest of his life, according to a person familiar with the case.