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  • Looking Ahead - News - April 20, 2012

    Wind and Jazz Ensemble performs tonight

     New Mexico Highlands University Music Department Wind and Jazz Ensemble will be performing at 7 p.m. tonight, April 20, in NMHU’s Sala de Madrid. They perform a wide variety of repertoire including classic concert standards and new music. Tickets for this event are $5 and free for students with ID.

  • Weather - April 20, 2012

    Isolated showers, with thunderstorms also possible after noon. Mostly sunny, with a high near 66. North wind around 10 mph becoming southeast. Chance of precipitation is 10 percent. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 40. South wind around 5 mph, becoming west.

    Sunny, with a high near 72. West wind 5-10 mph, becoming south. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 44.

    Mostly sunny, with a high near 78. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 47.

  • Baby abandoned at fire house

    The Associated Press

    ALBUQUERQUE — A couple who had been watching a friend’s baby for weeks has dropped the child off at an Albuquerque fire station.

    Albuquerque police spokesman Officer Robert Gibbs says the couple weren’t able to take care of the child any longer because they both work.

  • Jail Log - April 20, 2012

    The following individuals were booked into the San Miguel County Detention Center between April 9 and April 16:

  • TV icon Dick Clark dead at 82

    By Lynn Elber
    AP Television Writer

    LOS ANGELES — Dick Clark stood as an avatar of rock ‘n’ roll virtually from its birth and, until his death Wednesday at age 82, as a cultural touchstone for boomers and their grandkids alike.

  • In Brief - Obituary - April 20, 2012

    From The Associated Press

    Musician found dead in home
    SYDNEY — Greg Ham, a musician with the iconic Australian band Men at Work, was found dead in his Melbourne home on Thursday, Australian reports said.

    Victoria state police confirmed that the deceased was the 58-year-old resident of the house but did not identify him by name, in keeping with local practice. Ham was 58 and neighbors said he was the lone occupant of the house.

  • Thumbs - Our high country lowdown on the news - April 20, 2012

    THUMBS UP! IMPRESSIVE TURNOUT. It’s not often that one sees a runoff turn out more voters than the election that created the runoff, but that’s exactly what happened with the Las Vegas runoffs, which concluded earlier this week. The 2,604 votes cast were 65 voters more than turned out for the eight candidates on the March 6 ballot. Likewise, 25 more voters turned out for the runoff than before.

  • Editorial Cartoons - April 20, 2012
  • Nuestra Historia - Taft made it official: NM statehood!

    It was almost two months before New Mexico determined the election results for its first state officials, as several won by razor-thin margins, and those contests consumed many weeks of legal argument. Finally, on Dec. 30, 1911, the Nov. 7 election was certified to Washington.

  • WLV teams smash Taos

    Pancho Caro’s masterful pitching performance Tuesday against Taos was not only stingy, it was efficient.

    The West Las Vegas junior held the visiting Tigers to one hit, no runs and no walks — a near-perfect effort in a 6-0 win — and through seven complete innings his pitch count only hit 73.

    “Pancho controlled them,” said West coach Dean Gallegos. “He did a good job; he hit spots and threw the off-speed and breaking pitches.”

    As well as Caro pitched, he did have ample help.