Today's News

  • Looking Ahead - News - March. 8, 2013

    Casting call this Saturday

    An open background casting call will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. this Saturday at the Best Western Plus Montezuma Inn & Suites, 2020 Grand Avenue. They’re looking for all ages, all types for the second season of Longmire and for a film called The Homesman, starring Tommy Lee Jones. Men with mustaches especially needed.

  • Weather - March 8, 2013

    A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 11am. Mostly sunny, with a high near 58. Windy, with a southwest wind 15-25 mph, increasing to 25-35 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 50 mph. A chance of rain showers before 11p.m., then a chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy at night, with a low around 30. Windy, with a southwest wind 25-35 mph, with gusts as high as 50 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40 percent.


  • FYI - News - March 8, 2013

    Daylight saving time begins this Sunday, so don’t forget to set your clocks ahead one hour before going to bed on Saturday night.

  • Man acquitted in murder case

    The Associated Press
    SANTA FE — A Santa Fe jury acquitted a man late Wednesday of murdering a preschool teacher who intervened to stop a fight with his girlfriend, but he could be retried on two lesser charges.

  • Thumbs: Our high country lowdown on the news - March 8, 2013

    THUMBS DOWN! YOU JUST KNEW IT WAS COMING. John Singletary, who lost his homes in a gas explosion two years ago, is suing the city of Las Vegas. The suit seeks an unspecified amount in compensation for damages and other costs.

  • Editorial Cartoon - March 8, 2013
  • Nuestra Historia - Martinez and Veeder: Fathers of NMHU

    Many readers have asked why Felix Martinez is considered the father of Highlands University, as recognized by the University and mentioned in prior columns. As we continue the story of La Voz del Pueblo, the newspaper Martinez founded here in 1890, we will answer that question — and also tell the story of John DeWitt Veeder, who together with Martinez, helped establish Highlands.

  • Our Watershed - Natural processes and the human impact

    Editor’s note: This is the second in a series running over several consecutive Fridays. It is written by members of the Hermit’s Peak Watershed Alliance, which seeks to foster land stewardship in the Gallinas, Sapello and Tecolote watersheds.

    The atmosphere and climate play a huge role in our water supply, but typically we cannot control the rain. The land is also critical and it is within our power to influence. We are the stewards of the land, our actions can support the land so it can provide us with the things we need.

  • Reception for Fort Union Monument chief Tuesday

    The Citizens Committee for Historic Preservation is hosting a reception from 4 to 6 p.m. on Tuesday to formally welcome the new superintendent of Fort Union National Monument.

    Charles Strickfaden, a 28-year veteran of the National Park Service, took over as the park’s superintendent on Dec. 30. He succeeded Marie Sauter, who is now superintendent of White Sands National Monument.

    As superintendent of the 720-acre Fort Union National Monument, Strickfaden manages a staff of 13 and an annual operating budget of more than $1.2 million.

  • Que Pasa - March 8, 2013

    • Iron Tribe events — Closing Reception, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday, March 8, Burris Hall Gallery. Local restaurants are donating food for the reception. Production Casting Session, starting at 9 a.m. until completion on Saturday, March 9 at the Highlands art foundry. For more information about Iron Tribe, contact David Lobdell at 454-3570 or dlobdell@nmhu.edu